A history of our projects and what you can expect to see soon!
I am the artistic director of Stages Theatre co. Here you will the shows we’ve made. Stages will be moving on in 2019. it is undergoing a rebrand, an evolution, to reflect our new artistic focuses. Stayed Tuned!
Little One by Hannah Moscovitch, March 2018
Little One by Hannah Moscovitch, was presented March 22nd-24th, 2018, at the Landor Space, London, UK. The production was produced by Stages Theatre Co.. It was directed by Stages artistic director Cory Haas. It was performed by Matthew Cleverly and Natasha Zacher. Live music composed and performed by Josh Haberfield. Production design by Chanel McCartney. Stage management by Becky Fitzpatrick.
A chilling psychological thriller, Little One is the haunting story of adopted siblings Aaron and Claire – one the definition of normal, the other deeply disturbed and unpredictable – and the strange lives of their neighbours, a man and his mail-order bride. Hannah Moscovitch is a Siminovitch Prize and Govenor General’s Award nominee, her plays have received national recognition and has been called ‘the wunderkind of Canadian theatre’ by CBC Radio.
"suburban horror brilliantly rendered…Moscovitch’s splendidly creepy one-act [Little One] is witty, smart and insidious" – the Globe and Mail
Oh Canada F(eh)stival, March 2018
Oh Canada! is a series of events promoting Canadian theatrical content and fostering the development of artistic relationships between the UK and Canada. Whether you haven’t seen any Canadian work, want to broaden your horizons, or just love good theatre, join us throughout the week for readings, scratches, a musical theatre night and our main production LITTLE ONE by Siminovitch prize nominee, Hannah Moscovitch.
With its eclectic programming, this f(eh)stival (get it? We say eh a lot), we are sure there will be something for everyone. We have programmed the best contemporary Anglophone and Francophone content, coming from exciting and innovative playwrights and theatre makers.
Come join us at the Landor Space to see a slew of talent from both sides of the pond! https://www.landorspace.com/oh-canada
Monday March 19th @ 7pm – Scratch Night
Tuesday March 20th @ 7pm – Canadian Musical Theatre Night
Wednesday March 21st @ 7pm – PEAU by Marie-Claire Marcotte, translated by Rebecca Davey
@ 8:45pm – OH MY IRMA written and performed by Haley McGee
Thursday March 22nd – Saturday March 24th @ 7pm – Little One by Hannah Moscovitch
Saturday March 24th @ 2pm – EXTREMOPHILES by Georgina Beatty
@ 4:00pm– NOUS VOIR NOUS by Guillaume Corbeil, translated by John Jack Paterson
(Tickets available for individual readings, or at a discounted rate if you see both on the same day)
Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked by Rob Hayes, May 2016
Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked by Rob Hayes, was presented May 10th-14th, 2016, at Studio 16. The production was produced by Stages Theatre Co.. It was directed by Stages artistic director Cory Haas. It was performed by Cory Haas and Chris Lam. Stage management by Aidan Hammond. Take a look at our Playbill: http://www.playbillder.com/show//Stages_Theatre_Co_/2016/Awkward_Conversations_With_Animals_I_ve_F_ucked_24870
One-night stands are awkward. One-night stands with animals are more awkward. And when you're as desperate to please as Bobby, things get awkward as f*ck. He's just a guy with too much love to give, and a burning desire to give it to consensual adult mammals.
"Hayes’ darkly funny script masks a disturbing psychological examination of mental illness and loneliness…this play is much more subtle and interesting than the brashness of its title." -The Stage
21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda, November 2015
21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was presented November 8th, 2015, at the Backstage Lounge. It was part of Stages Theatre Co. Quits Its Day Job. The production was produced by Stages Theatre Co. and Kevin Woo. It was directed by Stages artistic director Cory Haas and music directed by Kevin Woo. It starred Caleb Di Pomponio, Devon Busswood, Steffanie Davis, David Cohen and Cameron Dunster. The band consisted of Chris King on Keyboard, Monica Sumulong on Bass, Colin Parker on Drums, Peter Serravalle on Guitar, Katie Stewart on Violin and Min Jee D'Angelo on Cello.
STAGES THEATRE CO. QUITS ITS DAY JOB created by Cory Haas. January 2014, November 2015.
STAGES THEATRE CO. QUITS ITS DAY JOB! developed by Cory Haas and based on Studio 54 Below's Don't Quit Your Night Job, is an evening of comedy and music. These cabaret evenings are designed to gather local talent at all stages of their careers and get them to make us forget all troubles with some embarrassing stories, comedic bits, madlibs, kick ass music, etc.. We usually share info about our upcoming projects and raise funds to put those on.
BALLS! by Cory Haas and Gilles Poulin-Denis, May 2015
BALLS! developed by Cory Haas and Gilles Poulin-Denis, was presented May 23rd - 24th, 2015, at The Cultch Historic Theatre. The production was produced by Stages Theatre Co. and Deux Par Quatre. It was developed and directed by Stages artistic director Cory Haas alongside Gilles Poulin-Denis. It was co-created and performed by Tiffany Anderson, Cory Haas, Chris Lam, Julian Legere, Caitlin McFarlane, Andrew Wade and Cathy Wilmot. Stage management by Jennifer Stewart.
So what does it take to make a play? If we strip away all the lines and words, the song and dance, the beautiful costumes and the elaborate set design, what’s left? Just a couple actors on a stage wondering what to do. Not simply actors on a stage, but humans. Humans exploring the notion of risk taking, by doing things they’ve never done or seen on a stage before. Through a collage of scenes, Balls creates an impressionistic view of what it is to take risks.
“Balls is an experiment in the experience of risk. It is a deeply uncomfortable, yet fascinating experience, that you won’t soon forget.”— Vancouver Presents
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, May 2014
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, was presented May 20th - 24th, 2014, at The Shop theatre @ Renegade Studios. The production was produced by Stages Theatre Co.'s artistic associates Devon Busswood and Alex Strong. It was directed by Stages artistic director Cory Haas and starred Andrew Wheeler as Leonard, alongside Jennica Grienke, Riun Garner, Garrett Quirk and Agnes Tong. Stage management by Sarah Mabberley. Take a look at our playbill: http://www.playbillvip.com/show/vip/Stages_Theatre_Co_/2014/Seminar_A_comedy_9117
In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee, Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.
Naked Love by Tiffany Anderson and Cory Haas, September 2012
Naked Love by Tiffany Anderson and Cory Haas, was presented September 5th - 15th, 2012, at Studio 1398 @ The Vancouver Fringe Festival. The production was produced by Stages Theatre Co. and Babushcat Productions. It was co-created by Stages artistic director Cory Haas and starred Tiffany Anderson and Cory Haas. Direction by P.Lynn Johnson.