The Concessions

THE CONCESSIONS by Briana Brown - June 2014 - Firehall Arts Centre

June 5th – 14th, 2014
Firehall Arts Centre
280 E Cordova Street

Tues  to  Fri 8pm
Preview Thurs  Jun 5 8pm
Sat Jun 7 & 14  4pm & 8pm
Matinee Sun  Jun 8 2pm
PWYC Matinee Wed Jun 11 1pm
Post-Show Talkback Thurs  Jun 12 8pm

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By Briana Brown

Part mystery and part psychological drama, The Concessions is a haunting piece of Canadian gothic centred around an inexplicable act of violence in a rural community. It showcases the emerging talent of local playwright Briana Brown.

The Concessions is the latest installment of Touchstone's FLYING START program  

Flying Start is a program of Touchstone Theatre that gives a stage to new playwrights who have yet to be professionally produced. The selected play is developed over a period of two years culminating in a small scale, fully professional showcase production. The playwright receives a writing stipend to support their work over the course of the process. The goal of the program is to launch into production the next generation of West Coast playwrights.

Originally from rural Ontario, Briana Brown spent several years in Toronto after graduating from York University (B.A. Honours, Theatre Studies). Her plays have been workshopped through Factory Theatre’s LabCab Festival, Tarragon Theatre’s Spring Arts Fair, and Nightwood Theatre’s Write from the Hip program. Cassandra, a comic one-act, toured fringe festivals across Canada, was remounted as part of Winnipeg's FemFest, and had a second production at the London Fringe Festival in 2010. It was recently included in One for the Road, an anthology of one-person performances, edited by Kit Brennan (Signature Editions). Her one act comedy, Almost, Again (Toronto Fringe, Best of Fringe, 2010) was included in the anthology Out on a Limb, and is now being developed into a feature film through the Producing Program at the National Film and Television School in London, UK. Also a theatre director, Briana recently directed The Way Back to Thursday, a world premiere production in Theatre Passe Muraille’s 2013/2014 season. This spring she proudly receives her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.


Magnolia Hotel & Spa VictoriaMany thanks to Magnolia Hotel & Spa for their generous raffle donation of a 2 night stay at their luxurious location in the heart of downtown Victoria. 

Production Credits

In Association with the Playwrights Theatre Centre and the Firehall Arts Centre

Directed by Katrina Dunn
Dramaturgy by Kathleen Flaherty
Set by David Roberts
Costumes by Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh
Lighting Design by Adrian Muir
Sound Design and Original Music by Mishelle Cuttler
Cast: Jillian Fargey, Sebastian Kroon, Marilyn Norry, Emma Slipp & Alec Willows
Stage Managed by Rebecca Mulvihill
Production Manager: Adrian Muir
Assistant Stage Manager / Props: Carol Macdonald
Assistant Director: Stephanie Izsak