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Season One

  • “Time To Talk”
    Featuring In the Beginning by Adam Bergquist
    and Coffee Talk by Val Lieske
    September 2002
  • “Sister Calling My Name”
    By Buzz McLaughlin
    Directed by Blaine MacDonald
    November 2002
  • One Act Festival
    March 2003
  • “Last Train To Nibroc”
    By Arlene Hutton
    Directed by Laurel Lepine
    March 2003
  • “Singles”
    By Gillette Elvgren
    Directed by Blaine MacDonald
    May 2003

Season Two

  • “The Diseased Vignettes”
    By Bryan Coley
    Directed by Val Lieske
    September 2003
  • “Nativity”
    Featuring ‘Tis The Season by Jerry Cohagan and Stephen Hicks and Nativity On The Square by Tom Long
    Directed by Blaine MacDonald
    December 2003
  • One Act Festival
    February 2004
  • “Three On The Seesaw”
    By Luigi Lunari
    Directed by Laurel Lepine
    March 2004
  • “Footprints Of A Pilgrim”
    By Ruth Graham Bell
    Directed by Mark Lewandowski
    May 2004

Season Three

  • “The Top 10,000 Of All Time”
    By Ron Reed
    September 2004
  • “The Beams Are Creaking”
    By Douglas Anderson
    Directed by Blaine MacDonald
    November 2004
  • “Furniture Of Heaven”
    By Ron Reed
    Directed by Mark Lewandowski
    March 2005
  • “Under A Bridge, Along A River”
    By Luigi Lunari
    Directed by Wanda Reinholdt
    May 2005

Season Four

  • “Absence”
    By Val Lieske and Erin Beaubier with Corps Bara Dance Theatre
    Directed by Val Lieske
    September 2005
  • “Blue Like Jazz//Live”
    Written and performed by Jason Hildebrand
    November 2005

Season Five

  • “Wobbling Madonna”
    By Lucia Frangione
    Directed by Leah Hearne
    Performed by Diana-Marie Stolz
  • “Past Tense”
    Written and performed by Val Lieske
    September 2006
  • “Halo”
    By Josh MacDonald
    Directed by Wanda Reinholdt
    November 2006
  • “Waco T. 1953”
    Written by Laurel Lepine
    Directed by Val Lieske
    May 2007

Season Six

  • “Leaving Ruin”
    Written and performed by Jeff Berryman
    September 2007
  • “The God Committee”
    Written by Mark St. Germain
    Directed by Wanda Reinholdt
    March 2008
  • “Craving”
    Written by Delphine Brooker
    Directed by Mark Lewandowski
    May 2008

Season Seven

  • “St. Hilaria’”
    Written and performed by Dennis Hassell
    September 2008
  • “To Forgive, Divine”
    Written by Jack Neary
    directed by Mark Lewandowski
    co-presented by Fully Clothed Nude Productions
    April 2009
  • “Traveler in the Dark”
    By Martha Norman
    Directed by Wanda Reinholdt
    May 2009

Season Eight

  • “Lilia”
    Written and performed by Libby Skala
    October 2009
  • “Second Bloom”
    Written by Wayne Harrel
    directed by Wanda Reinholdt
    January 2010
  • “First Church of Texaco”
    Written by Andrew Libbrizzi
    Directed by Val Lieske
    March 2010

Season Nine

  • “This Waking Moment”
    Written by Christopher Greco
    Directed by Val Lieske
    October 2010
  • “2000 Candles”
    With The Arts Engine (Toronto)
    December 2010
  • “Before The Silver Cord is Severed”
    Created & Performed by Tim Bergmann
    Directed by Val Lieske
  • “The Prodigal Trilogy” (film)
    With Jason Hildebrand
    February 2011
  • “Duty To Warn”
    Written & directed by Val Lieske
    May 2011

Season Ten

  • “A Time to Dance”
    Created and Performed by Libby Skala
    A Co-production with Corps Bara Dance Theatre
    September 2011
  • “A Number”
    Written by Caryl Churchill
    Directed by Barrett Hileman
    November 2011
  • “Faith & Film with Jeffrey Overstreet”
    February 2012 (Speaker Series)
  • “The Big Picture”
    Presented with The Arts Engine
    Written by Denis Hassel
    Directed by Tom Carson
    February 2012
  • “Holy Mo & Spew Boy”
    Written by Lucia Frangione
    Directed by Val Lieske
    May 2012

Season Eleven

  • “Breathe”
    A World Premiere with Jason Hildebrand & live music performed by Mike Janzen
    Directed by Tom Carson
    October 2012
  • “The Savannah Disputation”
    By Evan Smith
    Directed by Barrett Hileman
    November 2012
  • “The Book of Jobes”
    By Dr. Heidi Janz
    Directed Jan Taylor
    March 2013
    Article in Decision Magazine
  • “God’s Man in Texas”
    By David Rambo
    Directed by Val Lieske
    May 2013

Season Twelve

  • “Subway Stations of the Cross”
    Written and performed by Ins Choi
    October 2013
    Watch the Trailer
  • “Here Breaks the Heart”
    By Diane Tucker
    Directed by Mark Lewandowski
    November 2013
  • “Badger”
    By Andrew Torry
    Directed by Barrett Hileman
    February 2014
  • “Sunny Side Up”
    Written and Directed by Val Lieske
    May 2013

Season Thirteen

  • “Halo”
    By Josh MacDonald
    Directed by Mark Lewandowski
    October 2014
  • “Leaving Ruin”
    Created and Performed by Jeff Berryman
    Guest Artist Series
    November 2014
  • “Absence”
    Co-production with Corps Bara Dance Theatre
    Written and Directed by Val Lieske
    March 2015
  • “Three on a Seesaw”
    By Luigi Lunari
    Directed by Barrett Hileman
    April 2015

Season Fourteen

  • “The Amish Project”
    By Jessica Dickey
    Performed by Marianne Savell
    Guest Artist Series
    October 2015
  • “Numb”
    A feature film
    Workshop ‘The Business of Film’ with Jason Goode
    October 2016
  • “Nativity in the City”
    Featuring the play, “Nativity in the City”
    By Tom Long and other writings by Val Lieske
    Directed by Val Lieske
    November 2015
  • “Sarah & the Dinosaur”
    By Ingrid de Santis
    Directed by Mark Lewandowski
    February 2016
  • “Shadowlands”
    By William Nicolson
    Directed by Barrett Hileman
    A Co-Production with Hit & Myth Productions
    May 2016

Season Fifteen

  • “Angry Conversations with God”
    Written and Performed by Susan E. Isaacs
    Guest Artist Series
    October 2016
  • “Falling: A Wake”
    By Gary Kirkham
    Directed by Mark DuMez
    A Co-Production with Chemainus Theatre
    November 2016
  • “How The World Began”
    By Catherine Trieshmann
    Directed by Mark Lewandowski
    February 2017
  • “Un-lable-d”
    An evening of Arts & Disability
    A Co-Production with CSC
    March 2017
  • “An Almost Holy Picture”
    By Heather McDonald
    Directed by Royal Sproule
    April 2017