I am proud to once again be the Social Media Sponsor of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards (the Jessies) and as such, I will be featuring a local theatre company every Thursday.
These profiles contain basic information about each company, as supplied by their team, and a list of their upcoming productions that you can check out in the coming season. Today’s feature company is: The Frank Theatre Company:
The Frank Theatre Company
Date Established: Incorporated in BC in 2002 as Screaming Weenie Productions
First Play Produced: The Well of Horniness
Total number of plays/events produced: 17 productions/readings since 2002
Founder: Ilena Lee Cramer
Artistic Producer: Chris Gatchalian
Our mission is to explore the place of Queer (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered) individuals in society, and what it means to be Queer in a “post-gay” world, by developing, producing and presenting theatrical work that places Queer issues on a global canvas, work wherein issues of Queer marginalization intersect with other types of marginalization: i.e. economic, racial, gender, political.
“When our show Lounge, by Tanya Marquardt, provoked a huge debate among Jessie jury members about whether the show qualified as “theatre.” For that show, Tanya ended up winning the Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Script by an Emerging Playwright.”
Jessie Awards 2013
The Frank Theatre Company has two Jessie Award nominations this year:
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Small Theatre
Sean Harris Oliver in Unstuck
- Outstanding Original Script
Jan Derbyshire for Turkey in the Woods (with Cranberry Sauce Equity Coop)
Stay up to date on the latest from The Frank Theatre Company by following them on Facebook.
View all of my Theatre Thursday profiles by browsing the Jessies tag.