Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable - Edmonton
Jul
18
to Jul 21

Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable - Edmonton

TINY BEAR JAWS

Presents

Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable
Written and Performed by Elena Belyea

July 18-21, 2018 at Fringe Theatre's ATB Financial Arts Barns (Studio Theatre)

Recommended for ages 14 & up                          
Run time apx. 65 minutes

TICKETS ON SALE NOW.

PERFORMANCE TIMES
July 18-21, 2018 at 7:30PM Nightly
July 19, 2018 Matinee at 2:00PM

ABOUT THE SHOW
“Earns its transformation from laughs to tears as it sinks its teeth into weighty subject matter. By the end, Belyea has made us laugh, terrified us, and tugged at our heartstrings. An A+ show!” - Vue Weekly

"There’s no denying this show’s ... gut-wrenching power.” - Montreal Gazette

"You see, boys and girls... bad things happen to good people all the time. So, it’s our job to make sure we’re as prepared as possible for the innumerable threats that can and will come our way. And not just prepared prepared. Miss Katelyn prepared."

Montreal, Columbine, Newtown, Orlando. Welcome to class 3B at Saint Joseph's Elementary School. Your teacher, Miss Katelyn, knows the world is a dangerous place and her life-saving lesson is about to begin. 

Winner of Best Production and Best New English Text at the 2015 Montreal Fringe Festival, Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable is a comedic drama about one woman's desperate attempt to keep her students out of harm's way. Not everything is as it seems in this breakneck investigation of panic, prevention, and paranoia in a post-truth world.

CREATIVE TEAM
ELENA BELYEA - Playwright/Performer
EMMA TIBALDO - Director
TORI MORRISON - Stage Manager & Sound Designer
ALISON YANOTA - Production Designer
JON LACHLAN STEWART - First Production Director and Dramaturgical Support
IRIS TURCOTT - Dramaturg
LAURENCE PHILOMENE - Photo credit

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Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable - Calgary
May
15
to May 19

Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable - Calgary

DOWNSTAGE + TINY BEAR JAWS

Downstage proudly presents
Tiny Bear Jaws' production of

Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable
Written and Performed by Elena Belyea

May 15-19, 2018 at Arts Commons, Motel Theatre

Recommended for ages 14 & up                          
Run time apx. 65 minutes

TICKETS ON SALE IN NOVEMBER

Tickets will be $20 with a limited number of tickets available at no cost through Downstage's Pay-It-Forward program. 

PERFORMANCE TIMES
May 15-19 at 7:30 pm
May 18 at 11:00 pm

ABOUT THE SHOW
“Earns its transformation from laughs to tears as it sinks its teeth into weighty subject matter. By the end, Belyea has made us laugh, terrified us, and tugged at our heartstrings. An A+ show!” - Vue Weekly

"There’s no denying this show’s ... gut-wrenching power.” - Montreal Gazette

"You see, boys and girls... bad things happen to good people all the time. So, it’s our job to make sure we’re as prepared as possible for the innumerable threats that can and will come our way. And not just prepared prepared. Miss Katelyn prepared."

Montreal, Columbine, Newtown, Orlando. Welcome to class 3B at Saint Joseph's Elementary School. Your teacher, Miss Katelyn, knows the world is a dangerous place and her life-saving lesson is about to begin. 

Winner of Best Production and Best New English Text at the 2015 Montreal Fringe Festival, Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable is a comedic drama about one woman's desperate attempt to keep her students out of harm's way. Not everything is as it seems in this breakneck investigation of panic, prevention, and paranoia in a post-truth world.

CREATIVE TEAM
ELENA BELYEA - Playwright/Performer
EMMA TIBALDO - Director
TORI MORRISON - Stage Manager & Sound Designer
ALISON YANOTA - Production Designer
JON LACHLAN STEWART - First Production Director and Dramaturgical Support
IRIS TURCOTT - Dramaturg

FIND THE THEATRE
The Motel Theatre is on the second floor of Arts Commons in downtown Calgary, opposite Olympic Plaza at 225 8 Avenue SE. Check out Downstage's Motel page for directions including travelling by transit and by car. 

MORE TIPS
- There are no assigned seats in this theatre. The doors will open about 15 minutes before the performance time so that you can choose your seat.
- The Motel Theatre is accessible to patrons using wheelchairs and walkers but if you give us a heads up that you or someone in your group uses a wheelchair, we'll be better prepared to welcome you - just get in touch with Danielle at 403.294.7459 or email danielle at downstage.ca. The nearest accessible washroom is currently on the main floor by the Box Office.

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Cleave - Edmonton
Mar
27
to Apr 7

Cleave - Edmonton

FRINGE THEATRE + TINY BEAR JAWS

World premiere of Cleave in Edmonton, produced by Tiny Bear Jaws and presented by Fringe Theatre.

75 minutes, 6 actors.
Written by Elena Belyea
Directed by Vanessa Sabourin

Previews March 27-28, 2018
Runs March 29-April 7, 2018
At the Backstage Theatre (10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton)
Performance times vary. For a detailed schedule, go to Fringe Theatre's website.

For 17-year old intersex Aaron, the new school year means a new chance at life. For Pina, another shot at head cheerleader. For Mark, open season. A stranger intersects with a family in exile from itself. Parents Paul and Carol struggle to keep secrets from their children, desperate to know the truth. Like a surgeon’s knife before a first incision, the scalpel is poised and ready to slice.

FEATURING
Jordan Fowlie
Dave Horak
Emma Houghton
Natasha Napoleao
Elena Porter
Luc Tellier

ADDITIONAL CREATIVE TEAM
Elena Belyea – Playwright, Producer, Artistic Director
Vanessa Sabourin – Director
Tori Morrison – Artistic Associate, Producer, Sound Designer, Production Manager
Sydney Campbell – Assistant Director
Marc Lavallée - Technical Director
Emma Tibaldo – Dramaturg
Ashleigh Hicks – Assistant Producer
Liza Xenzova - Production Designer
Sarah Karpyshin - Assistant to the Production Designer
Caro Vanrensburg - Assistant to the Production Designer
Lisa Dalmazzi - Stage Manager
Erin Hayes - Assistant Stage Manager
Aaron Witherspoon – Consultant

General admission: $25
Group rate (6 or more): $17
Pay-What-You-Can tickets subject to availability. 
To purchase, call 780-409-1910 or visit http://fringetheatre.ca/

Not suitable for children. 
#cleave

Workshop Production in 2015 as part of the National Theatre School of Canada’s New Words Festival, directed by Andrea Donaldson. Developed as part of the ’15 MFA Playwrights’ Workshop presented by the National New Play Network and Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC. 

Winner of the ‘15 Wildfire National Playwriting Competition. Semi-finalist for the ‘15 NNPN New Play Showcase. Shortlisted for the ‘16 APN 50th Anniversary Alberta Playwriting Competition and the ’17 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition.

This Theatre Engaging Communities (TEC) project was made possible through the financial support of the National Theatre School of Canada. 

Poster design by Meags Fitzgerald.

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The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy) - Toronto
Feb
14
to Feb 18

The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy) - Toronto

BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES + TINY BEAR JAWS

World premiere of The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy), produced by Tiny Bear Jaws, as part of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 39th Rhubarb Festival. 

ELENA BELYEA: Co-creator, playwright, performer
LEY DORÉ: Co-creator, choreographer, performer
VICTORIA MORRISON: Co-creator, video and sound design, performer
PHILIP NOZUKA: Co-creator, video and sound design, performer
ALISON YANOTA: Costume design

Home videos, confessions, dance, song, and sentient projections come together as four performers embark on a spontaneous investigation of the politics of feelings in a culture obsessed with positive thinking.

Developed as part of Theatre Junction Grand's TJLab Program. 

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The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy) - Calgary
Dec
1
9:30 PM21:30

The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy) - Calgary

THEATRE JUNCTION + TINY BEAR JAWS

Conducted live before your eyes, The Worst Thing I Could Be Is a spontaneous investigation of the intersection between happiness, queerness, capitalism, oppression and “domestic bliss.” Through text, confessions, youtube, movement, plagerism, dance, home videos, song, and improvised projections, Belyea, Doré, and Morrison delve headfirst into their own discomfort to unearth a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them in a culture obsessed with positive thinking.

PLAYWRIGHT, CO-CREATOR + PERFORMER: Elena Belyea
CO-CREATOR + PERFORMER: Bradley Doré
SOUND/PROJECTION DESIGN AND OPERATOR, CO-CREATOR + PERFORMER: Tori Morrison
VIDEO PROJECTIONS/DRAMATURGY + ARCHIVIST: Philip Nozuka

SHOWTIMES
Pay-What-You-Can public workshop presentation at the Theatre Junction Grand on December 1, 2017 (Time still TBD).

The Worst Thing I Could Be is being developed with support from Theatre Junction Grand's TJLab program.

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Everyone We Know Will Be There - Calgary
Jun
14
to Jun 17

Everyone We Know Will Be There - Calgary

World premiere of Everyone We Know Will Be There: A House Party in One Act in Calgary, produced by Tiny Bear Jaws and presented by Swallow-A-Bicycle

WRITTEN + PRODUCED BY Elena Belyea
DIRECTED BY Andrew Ritchie
PRODUCTION MANAGER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, STAGE MANAGER + SOUND DESIGN: Tori Morrison
ASSISTANT DIRECTED BY Sarah Emslie
MAIN ACTING COMPANY Eva Foote, Ashleigh Hicks, Roland Piers, Gabriel Richardson, Diego A. Stredel
ENSEMBLE: Jaymie Marie Brennan, Michael Cheim, Andrew Cormier, Kloee Huberdeau, Alvan Le, Ezra Warnock, Mac Wood, Jordyn Wood

SHOWTIMES
June 14-17, 2017 at 7:00 & 9:30PM nightly (8 shows total)

Performances take place at 10 Tuscarora Way NW, rain or shine. Audiences should arrive 15 minutes early in weather appropriate clothing. This show travels through a residential house. If you have any specific mobility/access requirements, please let us know at tinybearjaws@gmail.com

Tickets are $15 and available online at http://swallowabicycle.com or at the venue. Please be advised this show has a very limited capacity. Last summer's workshop performances sold out within days and we expect tickets to disappear quickly! 

Support for Everyone We Know Will Be There was provided by Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Canada Council for the Arts, The Nextfest Arts Company, and Common Ground Arts Society.

FACEBOOK EVENT HERE.

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Everyone We Know Will Be There - Edmonton
Jun
1
to Jun 10

Everyone We Know Will Be There - Edmonton

World premiere of Everyone We Know Will Be There: A House Party in One Act in Edmonton, produced by Tiny Bear Jaws and presented as part of NextFest 2017.

WRITTEN + PRODUCED BY Elena Belyea
DIRECTED BY Andrew Ritchie
PRODUCTION MANAGER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, STAGE MANAGER + SOUND DESIGN: Tori Morrison
ASSISTANT DIRECTED BY Sarah Emslie
MAIN ACTING COMPANY: Eva Foote, Ashleigh Hicks, Roland Piers, Gabriel Richardson, Diego A. Stredel
ENSEMBLEMohamed Ahmed, Andrew Cormier, Sarah Culkin, Todd Houseman, Kloee Huberdeau, Candace Job, Hillary Warden, Malcolm Vick
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS: Sydney Campbell, Matt Dejanovic, Bradley Doré, Christina Nguyen

SHOWTIMES
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:00pm
Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm

No show Sunday, June 4. Performances take place at Westridge 230 Road, rain or shine. Audiences should arrive 15 minutes early in weather appropriate clothing. This show travels through a residential house. If you have any specific mobility/access requirements, please let us know at tinybearjaws@gmail.com

General Admission $17. Student/Senior/Industry: $15. Audiences seeing the show a second time pay $15, unless Student/Senior/Industry, in which case, only $12. Tickets available online at Theatre Network's website, over the phone at 780-453-2440, at the venue, or in person at the Roxy until the day before each performance. Please be advised this show has a very limited capacity. Last summer's workshop performances sold out within days and we expect tickets to disappear quickly!

Support for Everyone We Know Will Be There was provided by Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Canada Council for the Arts, The Nextfest Arts Company, and Common Ground Arts Society.

FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

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