The Long Journey to Production

EDEN Is Coming – Hope McIntyre

One of the hardest things about being an artist is asking for support. We are about to premiere my new play and it’s a huge undertaking. We have 20 days left to meet our crowdsource fundraising goal through RocketHub and so are asking for your help. Every $10 donation will make an important difference in being able to fully realize a piece of this scope. It is a play that will inspire dialogue about crucial issues, while being artistically engaging and providing an opportunity for a large cast.

The first seed of EDEN was planted seven years ago. It was a piece that I felt the need to write and that I knew would challenge me as a playwright. Since then it has been read in Jakarta at the Women Playwrights International conference, excerpts read at the Carols Shields Festival of New Works and a full reading done at FemFest. It has been supported by the Manitoba Association of Playwrights Colony and had numerous artists involved at various stages including the public workshop presentations in 2009 under the direction of Kayla Gordon.

Here we are less than two months from production and it is hard to believe it is finally happening. Add to that the amazing artistic team that has been assembled, many of whom are returning from the earlier workshop. I’m honoured to have Sharon Bajer at the helm as director and to be working with Rick Chafe as dramaturg.

The cast includes a mix of established actors well-known on Winnipeg stages and new faces. The show features: Kevin Anderson, Andrea Del Campo, Kevin Gabel, Ti Hallas, Marsha Knight, Tracy Penner, Steven Ratzlaff and Tom Soares.

Our amazing designers include:
Set Design by Kim Griffin
Lighting Design by Dean Cowieson
Costume Design by Kelsey Noren
Video by Jordan Popowich
Sound Design by Chris Coyne

Click here to access the Fundraising Campaign and show your support.

Click here for full bios and go to the EDEN event page for performance times and to book tickets on-line.