Past Productions

Theatre Rusticle has been making original work since 1998 when we debuted at the San Francisco Fringe Festival with a little show called Bride’s Albatross. A sell-out at the festival, the show went on to become April 14, 1912, garner five Dora mavor Moore Award nominations including Outstanding Production and one win for Lighting Design for Michelle Ramsay. The show was also featured at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival and played to audiences in Nova Scotia and BC. We’ve been fortunate to workshop, revisit and develop many of our shows

The Shows

The Stronger Variations inspired by Strindberg’s The Stronger

  • 2014 Buddies in Bad Times*
  • 2013 Theatre @ York
  • 2006 Premiere at Harbourfront Centre*
  • 2005 Toronto Fringe

Dinner at Seven-Thirty inspired by Virginia Woolf’s The Waves

  • 2013 Buddies in Bad Times *
  • 2001 Dancemakers

Peter and the Wolf inspired by Prokofiev in collaboration with Artfarm 2011 The Theatre Centre *

Birnam Wood inspired by Macbeth 2010 Theatre Passe Muraille *

April 14, 1912 inspired by Harold Bride’s account of the sinking of the Titanic

  • 2010 Tour to Kelowna, Salt Spring Island, Victoria
  • 2008 Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Vancouver
  • 2008 SuperNova Theatre Festival, Dartmouth
  • 2007 Premiere at Harbourfront Centre *

Wish inspired by Congreve 2005 Dancemakers Centre for Creation *

And One Night it Snowed inspired by Pierre Trudeau’s walk in the snow 2004 The Theatre Centre 

Now The Day is Over (the seed for Dinner at Seven-Thirty) 2000 Fringe TO & Fringe NYC

Bride’s Albatross (the seed for April 14, 1912) 1998 San Francisco Fringe

*denotes Dora Nominations

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Collaborators since 1998: Erik Kever Ryle, Ian Walker, Fiona Jones, Peter Windrem, Patrick Conner, Siobhan Power, Lucy Rupert, Melinda Little, Glenn Davidson, Viv Moore, Hume Baugh, Paul Major, Brooke Johnson, Noah Kenneally, Mike McPhaden, Emily Hurson, Shauna Japp, Matthew Romantini, Lindsay Anne Black, Michelle Ramsay, William Yong, Sandra Henderson, Katy Murphy, Liam Hanebury, David Smukler, Wesley Connor, Maev Beaty, Susannah Mackay, Jamie Ebbs, Joseph Phillips, Ed Reifel, Shelley Brown, Bethany Bergman, Fraser Jackson, Michael Fedyshyn, Michele Verhuel, David Pell, Eric Paetkau, r.Kelly Clipperton, Charissa Wilcox, Brandon White, Ron Kennell, Andrya Duff, Sarah O’Brien, Thomas Morgan Jones, Chala Hunter, Misha Albert, Liza Balkan, Geneal St.Clair, Michelle Tracey, Dylan Bobier, Sandra Mandich, Matthew Lawrence, Simon Fon, Sarah Gale, Augusto Bitter, Francois MacDonald, Matthew Finlan, Brandon Kleiman, Patric Caird, Paul Humphrey, Misha Albert.