Upcoming & Current Productions

40 Days and 40 Nights

The Theatre Centre, Toronto
April 25 - May 6, 2018

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
May 22 - May 26, 2018

Progress Lab 1422, Vancouver
May 31 - June 2, 2018

A Co-production of Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Electric Company Theatre & The Theatre Centre

Created and Performed By: Daniel Brooks and Kim Collier
Consulting Director and Dramaturg: Jennifer Tarver
Composition and Sound Design: Andrew Creeggan
Additional Composition and Sound: Debashis Sinha
Scenographer: Ken Mackenzie
Assistant Set & Costume Designer: Lindsay Dagger Junkin
Associate Lighting Designer: Jennifer Lennon
Stage Manager: Michelle Galuszka
Creative Assistant: Lucy McNulty

A bell is rung, a glass of water ceremoniously downed, and the audience enters into a gentle, stimulating,  interactive meditation on love. The project was inspired by a challenge to live for 40 days and 40 nights making all choices based in Love, and draws on the magical poetry of Hafez, the philosophy of Alain Badiou, Hindu festivals, Biblical tales, and countless other ruminations on the word Love.  An immersive theatrical experience that will inspire you to believe, even for a moment, that Love is something active and alive in the world. 

Photos by The Theatre Centre

Past Productions

 Stephen O'connell

Stephen O'connell

Co-produced by Necessary Angel & bluemouth inc.
Originally conceived by bluemouth inc.

Created by bluemouth inc. and Jennifer Tarver
Directed by Jennifer Tarver

Featuring performances by:
Susanna Hood
Stephen O'Connell
Lucy Simic
Dan Wild

Sound Design by Richard Windeyer
Lighting Design by Patrick Lavender
Set & costume design by Andjelija Djuric
Stage manager Lisa Humber

August 8 - 20, 2017
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Traverse at the Wee Red Bar

 Photo by Michael Cooper

Photo by Michael Cooper

A world premiere by Greg MarArthur
Directed by Jennifer Tarver

Featuring performances by:
Amy Keating
David Patrick Flemming
Justin Goodhand
Cole J. Avis.

Set and Costume Design by Andjelija Djuric
Lighting Design by Rebecca Picherack
Sound Design by  Lyon Smith

March 16, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Artscape Sandbox


 Photo by Michel Mersereau & Jeremy Mimnagh

Photo by Michel Mersereau & Jeremy Mimnagh

Presented by Necessary Angel, bluemouth inc., and PANAMANIA presented by CIBC.

Written by Jordan Tannahill with bluemouth inc.
Directed by Jennifer Tarver

Featuring performances by: 
Ciara Adams
Stephen O'Connell
Lucy Simic
Richard Windeyer
Gabi Charron-Merritt

Design by Andjelija Djuric & Patrick Lavender
Stage manager Lisa Humber
Asst. Stage Manager Emilie Aubin

July 13-24, 2015
Toronto Island

A Necessary Angel Production presented by Canadian Stage.

Written by Henrik Ibsen
A new adaptation by Jon Robin Baitz
From a literal translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey
Directed by Jennifer Tarver

Featuring performances by:
Aviva Armour-Ostroff
Frank Cox-O'Connell
Steve Cumyn
Hailey Gillis
Kate Hennig
Christopher Morris
Cara Ricketts

Set & Costume Design by Teresa Przybylski
Lighting Design by Kimberly Purtell
Music & Sound Design by E.C. Woodley
Stage Manager: Nancy Dryden
Apprentice Stage Manager: Sam Hale

January 12 - February 7, 2016
Berkeley Street Theatre, Downstairs

Featuring short plays by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Jennifer Tarver
Musical Direction by Dáirine Ní Mheadhra

Featuring performances by:
Jonathon Young
Krisztina Szabó
Shannon Mercer
Paul Fauteux

October 11 - November 6  
Berkeley Street Theatre