Monday
Nov072016

Theatre 215 AE Intro Scriptwriting!

So pleased to announce this!  My new online scriptwriting course, Theatre 215AE, will be available through URegina Media Arts and Performance (MAP)--starting Winter 2017. It combines on-line at-home work with three live-on-video writers' workshops, and individual consultation and dramaturgy with me. It's gonna be fun! 

Sunday
Oct232016

Selkie Wife continues its UK premiere run with Apollo Theatre on the Isle of Wight

New blog post from the director Ginnie Gledhill:

The Apollo Theatre presents The Selkie Wife by Kelley Jo Burke

Oct 21-19 2016

The cast

(scroll down to see production photos)

Director Ginnie Orrey  
Assistant Director Kate Fysh  
Mary Maureen Sullivan maureen-thumbnail
Cal Ian Moth ian-thumbnail
Gen Sue Edwards sue-thumbnail
Brigit Esther Poucher esther-thumbnail
Dylan Josh Pointing josh thumbnail
The Singer Anthea Weekes anthea-thumbnail
The Musician Nick Cane nick-cane-thumbnail

 

 

Photos from the production:

 

 

 

 

 Book The Selkie Wife by Kelley Jo Burke and playscripts for companies available through the playwright. 

 

 

Wednesday
Oct192016

The Selkie Wife opens this week at the Apollo Theatre of the Isle of Wight

Follow the blog from this wonderful UK premiere of my play The Selkie Wife. 

 

From the Apollo web page:

Our director introduces.....The Selkie Wife.

The next production at the Apollo Theatre will be ‘The Selkie Wife’, a play by Canadian author Kelley Jo Burke.  Her work is well known in her home country but the Apollo is proud and delighted to announce that this will be the UK premiere of this particular play.
The director is Ginnie Orrey.  More usually seen on the Apollo stage, Ginnie has chosen to direct this complex and beautifully written play after seeing it in a tiny theatre on the Canadian prairies and subsequently meeting the author, who is ‘absolutely thrilled’ that her play will be travelling to the Isle of Wight.  She found her inspiration in the Celtic myth of ‘selkies’ – seals who shed their sealskins to come on to dry land, find a mate and have children and then return to the sea.  Kelley Jo has turned the myth on its head by focusing on a selkie who chooses to keep her human form and stay on land with her husband and family, and the difficult decisions she has to make when another selkie comes to take her back to the water.
The cast includes Apollo stalwarts Ian Moth and Sue Edwards, alongside relative newcomers Esther Poucher and Maureen Sullivan, and introduces Josh Pointing, from the Isle of Wight Shakespeare Company. 
‘The Selkie Wife’ opens on 21 October and runs to 29 October.

 

Monday
Jun132016

What a rush!

Had the most amazing time performing with Jeffery Straker (my partner-in-crime who I adore) sharing our musical in progress called "Us". A million thanks to everyone who came out , including Marilyn Turnley and Janna Kathleen Wood for all their great help, to my darling Eric Eggertson for giving up his whole Saturday to help and take photos, to the hosts with the most Roberta McKay and Elmer Brenner, for letting us turn Roberta's gorgeous office into a concert hall and as ever my deep gratitude the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Camp FYrefly Sask for their support of the project. Word fail me- it was amazing.

And the press is taking notice!

 

Monday
Jun062016

House Concert: Stories and songs from "Us" by KJB and Jeffery Straker

Tickets available at the door , or by emailing Jeffrey or me. 80% sold out but will definitely make room for you! Check the poster for details and contact information.