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AUDITION CALL – Sun Jan 14 and Mon Jan 15

Now in its 32nd year, the University of British Columbia presents the Brave New Play Rites Festival, premiering twenty-four short plays at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. We are seeking fifteen female actors and fifteen male actors for our Full … Continue reading

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2018 Program Lineup Announced!

We’re very excited to announce the plays and playwrights chosen for 2018’s Festival. Congratulations to everyone selected! Stage Reading Program, March 11, 2018 (listed alphabetically by playwright’s last name) Runner by Seema  Amin Fountain Heads by Molly Cross-Blanchard Other Men by … Continue reading

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Look Out for Brave New Play Rites 2018!

What an incredibly successful Brave New Play Rites 2017. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible cast, crew, playwrights, and supportive audience. So thank you to all who were involved in the 2017 Festival. It is now time to start … Continue reading

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UBC Celebrates 30 Years of Brave New

When Professor Bryan Wade first landed in the Creative Writing Department in 1986, he had a simple idea: get playwriting students to write short plays as part of their course. Then, find a theatre space. Recruit a few directors and … Continue reading

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Tickets are now ON SALE

Tickets for our Productions are now on sale. BNPR has been known to sell out so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

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2016 BNPR Press Release

Vancouver, B.C. — For its 30th anniversary, UBC’s Brave New Play Rites Festival is premiering twelve short plays at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. The festival’s Staged Reading Series at PTC includes a panel talk on new play development with … Continue reading

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BNPR 2016 seeks Assistant Stage Managers

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Brave New Play Rites (BNPR) is an annual festival of new plays written by UBC Creative Writing MFA and BFA students. The festival runs March 17-20 at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. The festival is a … Continue reading

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