Announcing Our 2022 Mainstage Production

It’s time for some major excitement over the next few days as we officially announce this year’s NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival lineup of 100% new plays by New Brunswick playwrights! First, our Mainstage production, A Canyon Contained by Jena McLean!

The morning after an eventful high-school party, two distant sisters find themselves trapped together on the drive back home. On one side, Jessica is glad to leave her reality behind for the sake of a new cause and a chance to build a bridge. On the other side, Regan struggles to make sense of her night and uncover the agenda behind her sister’s new interest in connecting. As confessions, callouts and questions around consent come into play, the ride turns rocky and the political and personal intertwine.

Directed by Natasha MacLellan and featuring Lara Lewis and Megan Murphy, with production design by Trent Logan. 

A Canyon Contained will run July 20th-23rd at the Open Space Theatre on 55 Whiting Road (Theatre New Brunswick) at 7:30PM nightly. 

Jena McLean is a graduate of Mount Allison University in Sackville and the Playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada, and is Theatre New Brunswick’s Playwright in Residence.

Graphic by Mary Walker