welcome to the season!

Welcome to Verb Theatre’s 2017/18 season, which I’m calling “cut here,” because this season has two powerful, cutting-edge new plays all about the scars we leave …and the scars we seek!

From the award-winning BLACKBIRD, which will finally make its Calgary debut after a decade of global acclaim to EASTER ISLAND, a world premiere that is a daring as it is touching, Verb Theatre is proud to continue to offer suprising, provocative, and exciting theatre experiences for Calgary audiences.  2017/18 marks Verb’s 9th season of ground breaking performance, and we couldn’t be more excited to share another stunning year of theatre with you. 

-Jamie Dunsdon, Artistic Director



by David Harrower

Directed by Jamie Dunsdon

Featuring Curt McKinstry and Camille Pavlenko

November 9 -18, 2017 at The Motel Theatre in Arts Commons

8pm evenings | 2pm weekend matinees

Tickets available HERE!

Fifteen years ago Una and Ray had a relationship.
They haven’t set eyes on each other since.
Now, fifteen years later, she’s found him.

In David Harrower’s explosive drama, a man is forced to confront his past when it unexpectedly shows up at his workplace. Love and guilt turn poisonous as the couple recollect a passionate but ill-fated affair they had 15 years earlier.  After star turns in New York, Toronto, and London, this award-winning drama everyone’s talking about is finally coming to Calgary!


“This haunting, powerful, incendiary work is the sort of daring theater far too absent from our stages these days.” —NY Post.

“masterly, mesmerizing…extraordinary…a miracle.” - The New York Times


Contains extremely adult themes.  Not suitable for younger viewers.  Parental discretion is advised.


Easter Island

by David van Belle


Directed by Jamie Dunsdon

March 22 - 31, 2018 at The Motel Theatre in Arts Commons

8pm evenings | 2pm weekend matinees

Tickets avialable soon!

This newly commissioned performance piece by David van Belle explores the damage we do and the scars we leave as we strive for excellence.  An experiential and dazzling female solo show that traces the demise and possible salvation of three characters navigating a world-gone-wrong and coming to terms with their involvement in its creation and inevitable destruction.   

Nominated for the Alberta Playwrighting Award!