2023-24 Season Announcement

September 16, 2023

The flavours of tomatoes and carrots just picked from the garden never cease to amaze us. We hope you’re savouring the fruits of the land around you in this harvest time!

Check out the transformative plays and events growing in Burnt Thicket's soil for the 2023-24 season:


Every Briliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe
featuring Sarah Robertson 

Sept. 6-17, 2023

We've already been raving about this show, and if you're in greater Vancouver, you still have three shows left to see it at Bez Arts in Langley!

Audiences are captivated by this exhilarating solo performance like-no-other, a deep dive into emotional well-being through wit, wisdom and hilarity. Theatre’s power to bring people together in loving respect is vividly alive in this play, undoing the stigma around depression and mental illness. 

My Little Plastic Jesus created & performed by Tim Bratton

Oct. 5-6 in Saskatoon & Oct. 12-21 in southern Ontario
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Feb. 29 - Mar. 17, 2024 in SK, southern AB & across BC

Our hit comedy returns to living rooms! Tim Bratton finds hilarity and heartache as he unpacks his upbringing in evangelical pop culture, examining its folly and redeeming its faith. Experience an insider’s quest to unravel his own existential crisis by deconstructing the culture he grew up in, with both satire and love.

Part confession, part history lesson, part multimedia extravaganza, discover this surprisingly poignant coming of age story from a subculture that’s so little understood even as it impacts global politics and the perspectives of millions.

The Unplugging by Yvette Nolan

postponed to Winter 2025 - Dates TBA
The Refinery in Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Premiere

When all the world’s technology ceases to function, it is time to find a new way of living—or an old way. Two women—exiled for being too old to bear children, trudge across the desolate winter prairie, clinging to traditional wisdom for survival. A charismatic stranger appears, seeking their aid, but will they share their knowledge of the past and provide hope for the future to the community that branded them “useless”?

“…The Unplugging is so funny, smart, and nuanced…” –The Snipe, Vancouver

“…a gentle, emotional, immediate morality tale…timely, fascinating, and necessary.” –Toronto Star


Rastros - A Latin American Festival
October 14 - 7pm

Rastros (which means paths) is a one of a kind celebration of Latin American Heritage month - a fun night with music, food, drinks, round table discussions, vendors and more! Produced by Ay Caramba! Theatre, in partnership with Burnt Thicket.

We Treaty People presented by Native Earth Performing Arts
All 18 episodes of our audio play podcast will be featured in the Weesagachak Begins to Dance festival of Indigenous work. Based in Toronto, Native Earth Performing Arts is Canada's oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. November 6-19, 2023

Christmas Presence 2023 - early December

Our annual, unique mashup of stories, poetry and songs that explore the nativity with a messy but joyful hope. Bring the whole family for a beautiful celebration.

Breathe by Sienna Holden

We've been developing this new musical that explores recovery from opioid addiction within a family and asks, does one moment define a life? Look for an invitation to the first public reading so you can join the workshop process and help us bring this show to life!

Every Brilliant Thing will also be presented at the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council's Showcase in Regina on Oct 14th, in preparation for a provincial tour next season!

We hope you'll join us to experience all of these enlivening stories this new season!

And would you partner with us to create more life-altering theatre and keep it accessible for everyone? Click here or on the Play It Forward image below to make a donation (securely online, by etransfer or cheque). Join us in telling stories that matter. 

May you be inspired to kindle hopeful change,

Brooklynn Bitner, marketing associate
and Stephen Waldschmidt, artistic director

Donate now to create more life-altering theatre.