Chilliwack Foundation Grant Application has been APPROVED!!

The Chilliwack Players Guild applied for a Chilliwack Foundation Grant last fall for funds for infrastructure projects around Guildhall. We were happy to receive news that our application was successful but because we are not a registered charity there was some issues around receiving the funds. We were able to make an agreement with the City of Chilliwack (who is a registered charity) to accept the money on our behalf and to forward the funds to us. A big Thank You to the staff at the City for coming to our aid and working out a solution for us.

The grant amount is $10,000 with the expectation that the C.P.G. will add another $5,000 to the project coffers.

We are happy to announce we have received the funds and Graham Archer and his crew have already begun planning and purchasing items for the building’s projects. The main project is to enclose the props area, similar to the costume area upstairs, a dust collection system for the workshop, kitchen cupboards upgraded and adding more in the green room, a wig cupboard and extension to the library cupboard. Whew!, that is a long list. As you can see there is a lot of work to do and as the saying goes “many hands make like work”. If you would like to help, please contact Graham directly or at info@playersguild.ca.

 

The Chilliwack Players Guild would like to express their gratitude to the Chilliwack Foundation for their generous acceptance of our application and for working with us to ensure our projects success.

 

Executive Board Approves 2020 Fraser Valley Zone Festival Entry – Marjorie Prime


This piece will be directed by Ken Fynn and Produced by Debra Archer for the Zone Festival on May 17-23 in Langley. We hope this piece will carry on to Mainstage in July. There will be 3 performances in Chilliwack, May 7,8 & 9th

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year old Marjorie, a jumble of desperate fading memories has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. Marjorie’s “Prime” relies on the information from her and her family to develop a more complex understanding of his history. As the interactions deepen, the family begins to develop diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct the often painful past.

 

Audition Notice – 2020 Fraser Valley Zone Festival Entry

Auditions for the Players Guilds Festival Entry Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison will be held:

Saturday, February 15 at 2:00 to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00-9:00 pm

Auditions will be held at the Guildhall, 45530 Spadina Ave. Chilliwack.

This piece will be directed by Ken Fynn and Produced by Debra Archer.

Cast includes: Marjorie – 85(ish) woman, Walter – early 30s man, Tess – 55(ish) woman. Marjorie’s daughter and Jon – 55(ish) man. Marjorie’s son-in-law.

For more information please contact info@playersguild.ca.

 

Volunteers Needed

Have you secretly always wanted to be a ‘Tim “The Toolman” Taylor? Can you wield a hammer? Create a stunning mural with one paint brush? Rip plywood with your bare hands? Ya, me neither.

It doesn’t matter your level of ‘builder’, we welcome everyone to the Guild Workshop.

With the Chilliwack Foundation Grant infrastructure improvement list and two productions to create, build and paint there is a whole lot of work to do. Graham and his team would be happy to have you and to find you a job to do.

Anyone interested in spending a few hours to help out please come on down to the Guildhall on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00 pm or Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to early afternoon. Bring your grubby clothes and be prepared to get dirty

 

March Deadline Approaches for Submissions

March 1, 2020, is the deadline for Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season submission.

Submission forms can be found on this website under Resources, Forms.

Please submit the forms by mail to our mailing address listed on the resource page or submit by email to info@playersguild.ca.
If you are a director but do not have a play in mind, contact us at info@playersguild for more information.

 

Our generous sponsors

A Special Thank You To: