Jane's Thumb finishes successful run at Hamilton Fringe

11th Year Productions just wrapped a very successful Hamilton Fringe run of "Jane's Thumb."

In review by the Hamilton Spectator. "A beautifully wrought piece of theatre."

Thank you to the entire company, with a special shout to director Crystal Jonasson.


Ducks on the Moon at University of Saskatchewan

One night only! Ducks on the Moon at the Quantz Theatre, Education 1003, University of Saskatchewan. 



19:30 - 22:00 EDUC 1003
A play by Kelley Jo Burke
“Ducks on the Moon” is CBC writer-documentarian Kelley Jo 
Burke’s “99% true” performance documentary about the first five 
years with her son, who in the play she calls “Noah”, because as 
she says, “My need for anecdotes does not trump my family’s need 
for privacy.”
In a series of stories and movement, the performer reflects on the 
boy’s birth, and early childhood, and attempts to answer the question, 
“when did you first know that Noah was ...different?” Through the 
stories, the audience gets to share Kelley Jo’s learning curve as she 
meets not the child she expected but the child she has. Ultimately, 
the piece is about the passage from denial to acceptance, not just for 
the parent of an autistic child, but any parent, making the transition 
from clinging to her expectations of motherhood, to the realities of 
life with her particular child. It is funny, heart-breaking and both 
entertaining and informative.
A question and answer period by the 
playwright and our own Lana Wilkinson will follow the play. 



Somewhere, SK Opens at Dancing Sky Theatre Apr. 27

The show runs to May 12.  Call Dancing Sky early to get tickets, as the run is selling well. See some photos.




You can get a special preview of Somewhere, SK at a very unique drama festival here in Saskatoon. La Troupe du Jour's Discovery Festival is a multi-lingual theatre festival that explores the creative process and works in progress. We're very excited to be presenting an excerpt from Somewhere, SK at the festival and talking about the project. All works that are not in English have subtitles! Here's the skinny:

Sat, Mar 23
4:30pm Roundtable Discussion
including Somewhere, SK playwright Kelley Jo Burke, director Angus Ferguson and Carrie Catherine, talking with other actors and playwrights about the creative process

8:00pm Public Readings of works in French, Cree and English with a performance of an excerpt from Somewhere, SK!! (Subtitles for non-Eng works)

Sun, Mar 24
1:30pm Public Readings
including Somewhere

For a complete schedule and ticket information, see the website for La Troupe du Jour
All Discovery Festival events take place at La Troupe du Jour located at
914 20th Street West, Saskatoon


I'm excited to announce that yet another part of our vision for Somewhere, SK will become a reality this fall 2013--with the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board's Creative Industries Transition Fund. We will be launching a website that maps out the real people and places that have inspired the story and characters of Somewhere, SK. In addition, we'll invite visitors to upload their own "hidden gems"--those cultural spaces around Saskatchewan where the arts thrive! With video footage of the show, music from the album, the book, and more, this site will be a great insight into Somewhere, SK and (better yet) the innovative, cultural spaces dotting the prairies where the arts are alive and flourishing!


Tickets are now on sale for Somewhere, SK and you can get them by calling Dancing Sky Theatre at 306-376-4445. Here are the show details.

 Somewhere, SK at Dancing Sky Theatre
April 26th to May 12th, 2013
Thursdays Show $ 17.50 8:00 pm
Fridays/Saturdays Dinner $ 23.00 seating 6:30, serve 7 pm
Show $ 27.50 8:30 pm
Sundays Brunch $ 18.00 seating 12:30, serve 1 pm
Show $ 24.50 2:30 pm

Tickets have already been selling fast, so get the date you want! Also, if you're interested in coming out for one of Dancing Sky Theatre's AMAZING meals before the show, there are limited seats in the dining room, so reserve your tickets!




It's all happening! Somewhere, Sk. 

Carrie Catherine got full funding for the recording of our musical Somewhere, Sk.--it is being mixed as we speak.


The show opens April 26 2013 at Dancing Sky Theatre!


I am the happiest little playwright in Saskatchewan!