She said, "Let there be female heros and anti-heros," and there were.
Since 1995 the company has had more than 500 performances. The majority of our productions have premiered in Vancouver and then gone on to tour Canada and the Pacific Northwest. We have performed in six Canadian provinces and four American states. Our first original play, Sonofabitch stew: The Drunken Life of Calamity Jane, was recently remounted and continues to tour. Our next creation, Bedtime Stories for AMAZONS, received two Jessie Richardson award nominations. In '98 the original play Bonnie Dangerously; fast times with that guy Clyde, earned two more Jessie nominations for the company. In '99 we premiered Susan Miller's play My Left Breast in Vancouver, receiving the Vancouver Sun People's Choice Award. Our original play about women's suffrage Woman Idiot Lunatic Criminal premiered in 2000. It was re-imagined by writer Terri Tatchell to suit a highschool audience, opened at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in January 2007 and is still in our touring repertoire.
Our production of Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor has toured three times in BC and Alberta since we mounted it's Vancouver premiere in 2003. shameless hussy introduced Vancouver audiences to Moira Buffini, an award winning British playwright with our Canadian premieres of both Loveplay and Silence. We opened Summer of My Amazing Luck by Chris Craddock in 2006 to critical acclaim. Adapted from the novel by Miriam Toews, this roller coaster ride through the welfare system went on to tour up until 2010. In a partnership with Theatre at UBC during 2009, we we introduced yet another Vancouver Premiere, Byrony Lavery's Frozen. Anthony Ingram earned a Jessie Richardson Award "Best Actor in a Lead Role" for his searing portrayal of "Ralph" in the production.