Workshop Announcement! Scene Work.

Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’

Exploration through Scene Work for Directors and Actors, with Colleen Wheeler.

This weekend workshop will allow actors and directors to examine, through scene work, Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’. The workshop will be lead by one of Vancouver’s foremost actors, seven time Jessie Richardson award winner, Colleen Wheeler. Her long-time association with Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach will add an extra dimension to our understanding of the Bard, and how to play him.

Colleen Wheeler is a long-time member of Bard on the Beach, having been last seen in Coriolanus, for which she received a Jessie nomination. She is the winner of 7 Jessie awards. Other recent Theatre: Timon of Athens (Bard on the Beach); The Party/The Candidate (Citadel); Forget About Tomorrow and The Valley (Arts Club/Belfry). Recent Television and Film: Head of The Snake, Twilight Zone, Altered Carbon, Tully, and Hailey Dean Murder Mysteries. Colleen graduated from the University of Alberta’s BFA (Acting) Program.

When: Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4 – 12pm to 6pm each day

Where: This is a zoom event with break out rooms. There are very few spaces left, so register soon!

Cost: TBC/ Fraser Valley Zone members – $100 per person or $400 per group.
Non-members $150 per person or $500 per group.

Click here to register online, and someone will contact you regarding payment.

For more information email:

Emerald Pig PITCH NIGHT for 2020-2021

Calling all directors, producers, and theatre fans!

Is there a show that you’ve always wanted to see and be a part of in your community but never had the opportunity? Well, here it is!

The Emerald Pig Theatrical Society is hosting our spring ‘Pitch Night’ on Saturday, March 21, to choose productions for our next season of community theatre in the Ridge Meadows area.

We are looking for ideas and volunteers for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 productions, as well as Bard on the Bandstand 2021 – our summer Shakespeare in the park show.

Pitch Night offers a friendly, casual environment to pitch your ideas in person to the Emerald Pig Society board members and other attendees. If you have an idea but you’re not able to make it to Pitch Night, please send a write-up of your pitch to by Friday, March 20.

Pitches should be well thought-out and include:

  • The title and description of the play or other performance piece
  • Ideas about where it could be performed (theatre, church, park, arena, etc.) and the target audience
  • An estimate of the total number of cast and crew of volunteers that would be needed to make it happen
  • An estimate of the budget and ticket prices, if any

The performance ideas that are most likely to win over the board are those that are well thought-out and viable for an inclusive, volunteer-run community theatre group with modest financial resources.

The passion, creativity, and teamwork of Emerald Pig’s volunteers has carried us through over 16 fantastic seasons — please join us to help make our 17th season even better!

Emerald Pig Pitch Night 2020
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 5pm to 8pm

Please send your RSVP to for the location details.

We look forward to seeing you! Feel free to bring snacks!

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