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Arts & culture, Theatre

SIPA Short Works Festival

Date & time
Thursday, November 5, 2015 –
Sunday, November 8, 2015
6 p.m. – 5 p.m.

$5.00 regular, $2.00 students and seniors


Department of Theatre
514-848-2424, ext 4555


F. C. Smith Building
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Cazalet Theatre

Wheel chair accessible


Curated by Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer

Concordia Theatre’s annual Student-initiated project assignment (SIPA) / Short Works Theatre Festival is a four-day extravaganza of student created work. Each play is between 20 and 50 minutes long, so audiences can drop by to grab a quick theatre snack, or feast on a smorgasbord of five diverse pieces.  

The performances are scheduled so audiences can see them all over Thursday and Friday evening, or during a single marathon day on Saturday or Sunday, beginning with afternoon matinees and going until late at night.  

Tickets available at the door. $5.00 regular, $2.00 students and seniors. 

The Shows

Doctor, Doctor! Written for this event, this dark musical comedy brings the audience into a world everybody knows for certain: a patient hopes to get some advice from a visit to the doctor, but gets nothing he hoped for, but more than he had expected. 

Little One In this psycho-thriller by award winning Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch, adopted siblings Aaron and Claire struggle to understand love and trauma. Their story, paralleled with that of their neighbours, asks how do we love those who can't, or won't, love us back?

(Me)(You)(Our)Self  This piece showcases performers as themselves, exploring aspects of their lives and personalities in the hopes of creating interpersonal connectivity with the audience through performance. The process of making the performance is as important as the final product itself.

The Story of Mess: Kelsey and Peter Make Soup In their object-based theatre piece, the performers create scenes with everyday objects to explore the themes of the body, resistance, politics, and puppetry. Using play to battle the workaholic progress monster, this duo makes soup and a mighty big mess. 

Vitro Part clown, part reality TV, and part talk show, Vitro explores the inner workings of how media is consuming and manipulating all of us. The show is raising questions gullible viewers often don’t want to think about.

White Noise As part of the Department’s Erlangen exchange, students from both Canada and Germany work collectively to create a post-dramatic work that examines precarious identities. Recent political topics from both Europe and Canada are examined in the culmination of a six-month exchange program. 

Schedule of Performances

Thursday, November 5

7:00 - 7:40 p.m. VITRO

8:10 - 8:40 p.m. (Me)(You)(Our)Self

8:50 - 9:10 p.m. The Story of Mess: Peter and Kelsey Make Soup

9:20 - 10:00 p.m. White Noise


Friday, November 6

7:00 - 7:50 p.m. Little One

8:20 - 8:50 p.m. Doctor, Doctor

9:00 - 9:20 p.m. The Story of Mess: Peter and Kelsey Make Soup

9:30 - 10:00 p.m. (Me)(You)(Our)Self


Saturday, November 7

2:00 - 2:40 p.m. White Noise

2:50 - 3:00 p.m. White Noise Talkback

3:10 - 3:30 p.m. The Story of Mess: Peter and Kelsey Make Soup

3:40 - 3:50 p.m. The Story of Mess: Peter and Kelsey Make Soup Talkback

4:00 - 4:40 p.m. VITRO

4:50 - 5:00 p.m. VITRO Talkback

5:10 - 5:40 p.m. Doctor, Doctor

5:50 - 6:00  p.m. Doctor, Doctor Talkback

6:10 - 6:40 p.m. (Me)(You)(Our)Self

6:50 - 7:00 p.m. (Me)(You)(Our)Self Talkback

7:10 - 8:00  p.m. Little One

8:10 - 8:20 p.m. Little One Talkback

8:30 - 9:10 p.m. White Noise

9:40 - 10:20 p.m. Doctor, Doctor


Sunday, November 8

1:00 - 1:40 p.m. VITRO

1:50 - 2:10 p.m. The Story of Mess: Peter and Kelsey Make Soup

2:20 - 2:50 p.m. (Me)(You)(Our)Self

3:20 - 4:00 p.m. White Noise

4:10 - 4:30 p.m. The Story of Mess: Peter and Kelsey Make Soup

4:40 - 5:30 p.m. Little One

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Doctor, Doctor

6:40 - 7:00  p.m. The Story of Mess: Peter and Kelsey Make Soup

7:10 - 7:50 p.m. VITRO

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