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Celebrating Theatre

Diane Brown* directing Scene 1 of "Life Savers"

It has finally arrived!  World Theatre Day is Upon us and Ruby Slippers is joining in with fellow artists and audiences worldwide.  Today, we opened the doors of Life Savers to the public to witness how a play makes it from the page to the stage.

It was a small, tight group of participants for an interesting and important rehearsal.  Guests arrived at 11am and were greeting by Diane Brown, director of Life Savers and Artistic Director of Ruby Slippers.  Following this greeting, the artists got down to work.  Colleen Wheeler and Naomi Wright worked along with Diane to develop and advance Scene 1 of Life Savers, a scene at the prison between their characters, two sisters.  One of the sisters has been accused of murder and this is the first visit between the two since the arrest and trial.  It is a hilarious but intense scene and today’s rehearsal helped advance some key moments.

Following rehearsal the guests were invited to chat with Diane about the rehearsal process and the next steps between today and preview, one week from today!

Happy World Theatre Day one and all!

*appearing courtesy of the Canadian Actors Equity Association

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Multi award-winning Ruby Slippers Theatre produces provocative text-based theatre from the vanguard of the English and French Canadian canon. We further the voices of women in theatre, empowering them on and offstage, and are the only company in Vancouver whose mission includes producing the contemporary Quebecois canon in English. Our work illuminates diverse and underrepresented perspectives and social issues, inspiring independent critical thought, communion, and diversity.


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