Onelight Theatre

Projects

A portfolio of our original productions


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Tell It On The Mountain

December

Onelight Theatre’s holiday show! An original re-telling of the Nativity story featuring the unforgettable words of poet Clyde A. Wray, infused with live gospel music performance by Nova Scotia’s own Sanctified Brothers.

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Chess with the Doomsday Machine

Available for Touring

Wars not contained, violence beyond borders, civilians in crossfire, Chess with the Doomsday Machine is a ceremonial meditation drawing you into the minds and bodies of civilians who would not flee their city under siege

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Hawk Or How He Plays His Song

September 2012

There are many lives to live and paths to take under the sky. We gather and separate, fight and love, live and die under the sky; the trees stand by and witness our human attempts…

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Return Ticket

November 21–28, 2009

Written and Directed by Shahin Sayadi Set and Costume design by D’Arcy Morris-Poultney Lighting design by Michael Mader Music/Composition by Dinuk Wijeratne Stage Manager: Michael Mader Cast: Theo Pitsiavas, Marty Burt, Bridget Bezanson Imagine that…

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The Toxic Bus Incident

April 7–24, 2009

Written by Greg MacArthur Directed by Shahin Sayadi Set and Costume design by D’Arcy Morris-Poultney Lighting design by Mike Mader Sound design by Jeremy Parker Music/Composition by Dinuk Wijeratne Stage Manager: Krisi Bruce Cast: Pamela…

The Veil

2007 & 2009

“The Veil is visually stunning and totally engrossing…The story and images will stay with you long after you leave the theatre” – Kate Watson, The Coast – full review “The audiences were intrigued with seeing Canadians…

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Death Of Yazdgerd

October 2005

Written by Shahin Sayadi – original translation of Bahram Beyzaie’s Mard Yarzdgerd Directed by Shahin Sayadi Set design by Shahin Sayadi Costume design by Shahin Sayadi and Joan Smith Lighting design by Shahin Sayadi Sound design…

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My Own True Love: War

September 2005

Written by Shahin Sayadi – based on poetry by Clyde A. Wray in Cause Everybody Ain’t a Hero Directed by Shahin Sayadi Music/Composition by Dawn Negus Cast: Keri Riddell, Dawn Negus, Jake Dambergs and Aaron…

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Josette

April 2004

Written by Shahin Sayadi – based on novels by Eugene Ionesco Directed by Shahin Sayadi Music/Composition by Dawn Negus, Andrea McNiven Cast: Elizabeth Elliott, Darcy Lindzon, Dawn Negus, Natasha MacLellan, Andrea McNiven Other: Keri Riddell…

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Lady MacPunch

December 2003

Written by Shahin Sayadi – adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and inspired by Eugene Ionesco’s Macbett and the Punch and Judy puppet shows Directed by Shahin Sayadi Music/Composition by Dawn Negus Cast: Dawn Negus, Dustin Harvey,…

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Woyzeck

March 2003

Written by Shahin Sayadi – original adaptation of Georg Buchner’s work Directed by Shahin Sayadi Music/Composition by Dawn Negus Cast: Luke Brown, Jeannie Webber, Jake Dambergs, Elizabeth Elliott, Dawn Negus, Steven Manuel Other: Tianna Lepage…

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Medea

November 2002

Written by Shahin Sayadi – adaptation of works by Jean Anouilh, F. Nietsche, F. Farrokhzad Directed by Shahin Sayadi Music/Composition by Dawn Negus Cast: Elizabeth Elliott, Dawn Negus, Jeannie Webber, Clyde A. Wray Other: Jake…