Resource Centre for the Arts

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Region: 8 – Newfoundland and Labrador

The Resource Centre for the Arts aims to provide accessible, supportive and well-resource programs and venues, with a primary focus on the creation, development and advancement of the performing arts in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Current Season:

Dedication - Runs from November 9-11, 14-18 2017 at 8pm and November 12 & 19, 2017 at 2pm

A Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company production in partnership with The Arts and Culture Centres.

Supported by The City of St. John’s and The Honour 100 Grants Programme.
Written by Edward Riche
Directed by Charlie Tomlinson*
Featuring: David Ley*, Allison Kelly, and Edmund Stapleton*.

On July 1, 1924, Field Marshal Douglas Haig comes to St. John’s to dedicate the National War Memorial. Charles Edgecombe, a groom from the Governor’s stables, helps him dress for the occasion. Haig is then obliged to submit to an interview by local journalist and suffragist, Geraldine Drover. Their meeting sparks a fierce debate about the causes of the World War and its consequences, about the horrors of the past and their hopes for the future.

Dedication will tour the Provincial Arts and Culture Centres from November 22 – December 1. Visit artsandculturecentre.com for more details.

*Appears Courtesy of Canadian Actors Equity

 

Baker's Dozen - Runs from January 25-27, 2018 at 8pm and January 27, 2018 at 2pm

Created and Performed by Adam Francis Proulx
Dramaturgical Assistance by Byron Laviolette
Original Music by Rob Denton
Photo by Dahlia Katz Photography
Produced by The Pucking Fuppet Co.
Presented by Resource Centre for the Arts
55 min

Not your children’s puppet show.

Rub-a-dub-dub, the Baker’s dead in the tub! Now his husband the Butcher is on trial. And what ever happened to this mysterious Candlestick Maker?

A single puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, transforms one puppet into the twelve members of the jury. These are the characters who must decide the Butcher’s fate in this courtroom drama / puppet show / mystery / comedy / one-man show, BAKER’S DOZEN: 12 Angry Puppets.

The jurors struggle with the mystery of Baker’s death, their own personal problems, our flawed judicial system, their fellow jurors, their own gnat-like attention spans, their intolerance of people unlike themselves, and of lactose.

BAKER’S DOZEN: 12 Angry Puppets had a workshop production at the Toronto Festival of Clowns and premiered at the Toronto Fringe Festival in the Summer of 2014. The production has toured across Canada (Best of Fringe TO, Mntrl, Van), opened for Rick Mercer and has even been taped for television. The show was the recipient of the BC Touring Council Award at Vancouver Fringe in September 2015.

 

Fake Nerd Girl - Runs from February 22-24, 2018 at 8pm and February 24, 2018 at 2pm

Written and Performed by Chloe Payne
Directed by Harmonie Tower
Dramaturgy by Liam Karry and Tom McGee
Sound Design/Music Composed by Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski
Set and Costume Design by Claire Hill
Presented by Resource Centre for the Arts
50 min

Trolls are gonna get pwned!

Ridiculously epic and epically ridiculous, Fake Nerd Girl is the story of one girl’s rise to superhero stardom in the face of unrelenting internet trolls. Cheer as she lays waste to alien invaders, applaud as she outwits the undead dragon, and rejoice as she battles the ultimate internet overlord. Fake Nerd Girl is feminist geekery at its finest: hilarious, awkward and totally kick ass.

Created and performed by award-winning comedienne, Chloe Payne, Fake Nerd Girl has toured to festivals across Ontario including the LabCab Festival, the Springworks Festival, the Storefront Festival and the Toronto Festival of Clowns.

 

Almost Baymous - Runs from March 22-24, 2018 at 8pm

Directed by Andrew Tremblett
Produced by Halfhandsome
Presented by Resource Centre for the Arts
2 hrs

A Young Newfoundlander’s Comedy Revue Sketch Hour Theatre Show Yes Now Go On B’y

Almost Baymous is a sketch comedy show written and performed by a group of artistic good-for-nothing millennials. It’s intelligent, risqué, sexually charged, and of course, full of heart. Join us for a night of original sketches, comedic songs, and characters that remind you of your greasy Uncle.

Contact Information:

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1972
  • Season Starts: September
  • Season Ends: August
  • Theatre Tours: Yes
  • Affiliations & Memberships (other than PACT): Atlantic Presenters Association
  • Senior Staff:

  • Suzanne MullettGeneral Manager
  • Nicole RousseauArtistic Animateur

Venue Information:

  • Number of Mainspace seats: 198
  • Number of Studio seats: 50

Rental Information:

  • Venue rental Information:

    Venue rentals: yes
  • Venue rental contact name: Suzanne Mullett
  • Venue rental contact title: General Manager
  • Venue rental contact email: generalmanager@rca.nf.ca