July 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10,11 at the Township 7 Winery in Langley. The Sunday performance is a matinee only and begins at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7:15 p.m.
July 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City. The Sunday performance matinee will begin at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.
July 24, 25 at ECO Dairy 1356 Sumas Way Abbotsford. The Evening performances will begin at 7:00 pm
The audition does not require an appointment but if you would prefer to book a time, please contact director, Emily MacKinnon at email@example.com. Actors wishing to audition without an appointment are asked to arrive at the Douglas Recreation Centre – 20550 Douglas Crescent – on Sunday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m. or on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. to hear an outline of the production, performance expectations, rehearsal commitments, and to complete the audition form.
The read-through is on Sunday, March 29. Rehearsals begin on Monday, March 30. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons 12:00-4:00 and Monday evenings 7:00-10:00 (rehearsals on holiday Mondays will be rescheduled for location and/or time) along with a possible additional weekday rehearsal of smaller groups of actors, the timing of which will be mutually agreed upon by the participants
Everyone auditioning will be asked to do a cold read from the script and will be given time to prepare with a scene partner. Some will be asked to read for specific roles. DO NOT send digital headshots or resumes. Bring a printed hardcopy headshot and resume to the audition to be turned in with the audition form.
This is a non-equity production. Everyone is welcome!
Produced by Diane Gendron
Directed by Darcy J. Knopp
Friday, June 28, Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.
July 5, 6, 7, 12 & 13 at the Township 7 Winery in Langley. The Sunday performance is a matinee only and begins at 2 p.m. There is no evening performance on the Sunday. Evening performances begin at 7:15 p.m.
July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28 on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City. The Sunday performances are matinees only and begin at 2 p.m. There are no evening performances on the Sundays. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.
Darcy J. Knopp will return as director of this summer’s production. This is Darcy’s fourth time directing for Bard in the Valley including 2016s Taming of the Shrew and previous productions Julius Caesar and Comedy of Errors. A graduate of the UFV Theatre Program in 2008, Darcy is an actor, director, and playwright whose most recent credits include When Life Gives You Lemon Waters and Knight of Fools at the 2018 Siloam Festival, as well as, Canadian Content and Domestic Misconduct at the 2017 Dimes for Drama and Rickrack Festival.
The overall concept for this Midsummer Night’s Dream would be to focus on the haunted forest. This is the domain of the faerie folk. This is the place where they twist and warp reality. They create apparitions and visions to bewitch the intruders. The lovers are trespassing on faerie turf and must pay the penalty. They become the unwilling entertainment for the silly games of the Faerie Folk. It is really up to the likes of Oberon, Titania, and especially Puck, whether or not Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius make it out of the forest in one piece. We hope to bring a spooky twisted “Dream” to the stage summer 2019.
Young aspiring actors, aged 11 to 15 years of age, are invited to register now for an exciting thirteen-day theatre workshop this fall. Bard in the Valley and the City of Langley are partnering again to create this opportunity for Langley’s youth. The workshops will be held on 12 consecutive Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:30 beginning on September 18 and ending with a performance on Friday, December 7.
A maximum of 14 young people will be introduced to improv theatre techniques and games, audition techniques, plot development, scriptwriting, costume designing, makeup application, set design, set construction and set decorating, stage managing, production team building, theatre etiquette and back stage cooperation.
The workshops will be held in the theatre at H.D. Stafford Middle School so the young actors will have the thrill of presenting a show on a stage for their friends and family on Friday, December 7. The dress rehearsal will be between 4:30 and 6 and the performance will be between 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Early registration is recommended because these workshops fill up quickly.
The BIV Youth Theatre Program goal is designed to foster in young people a sense of discipline, confidence, critical thinking and pride in accomplishments, so they can become positive contributors to the community.
These workshops will be led by Shane Rochon who will also write the production the children will perform at the final workshop. Shane is a graduate of Dawson College’s Professional Theatre Program in Montreal. He acts professionally as well as with local community groups. Shane directed the 2017 fall production at the Langley Playhouse – Memory of Water. Shane says “What inspires me when working with children is the self-discovery aspect and watching them grow in their self-confidence.”
Cost: $50 for each participant.
Location: H.D. Stafford Middle School, 20441 Grade Crescent, Langley
Participants must plan to attend all 13 days to ensure they realize the best experience from the camp.
For more information and to register, please contact Diane Gendron at firstname.lastname@example.org