The Blazing World – Workshop Sessions at Stages


The Villain’s Theatre partners with Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Theatre Festival to present The Blazing World – A Workshop in two parts

June 15 – 2:00pm – Session 1: The Company House
June 24 – 8:00pm – Session 2: North Street Church
Tickets $8
NOTE: One ticket gets you in to the two sessions


Be a part of the process with two staged readings of a new work in development by Colleen MacIsaac, featuring Laura Burke, Melanie Patten, Dan Bray, and Jessy Rose Matthews. The workshop also features test projection design concepts by Michael Lake and initial development of a score created by Jenny Trites!

The Blazing World was a visionary proto-science fiction epic written in 1666 by philosopher, scientist, and playwright Margaret Cavendish. This modern reimagining by Colleen MacIsaac sets this introspective and surprisingly funny tale in our own blazing world, ravaged by the increasingly dire effects of climate change.

Session 1 will feature a staged-reading of this new work in-development followed by a feedback session with the audience. Over the course of one week, the playwright will rework the piece for a reading (session 2) to take place the following week.


2016-17 season announced

The Villains are pleased to announce our 2016-17 season:
The Alchemist (staged reading)
August 15, 2016
The Spanish Tragedy
November 16-20 2016
The Bus Stop Theatre
Follow Me – written by Dan Bray
The Blazing World – written by Colleen MacIsaac
Fox - written by Dan Bray

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