Who Says Women Don’t Brawl?!

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Are you tired of seeing men in all the quirky, action-packed lead roles on our stages?  And Bella Sang With Us, a fast-paced historical drama about women, features breathtaking fights between flawed women, fights that have been choreographed by a very talented man.  A man who is not afraid to don a skirt in the service of his work.  Thank you, Derek Metz!

Derek Metz             Derek demos alley fight move in skirt

Derek Metz, a Jessie award nominated and winning actor, as well as nominated producer, is enjoying a resurgence as fight choreographer.  Other ‘scraps’ guided by Metz: West Side Story (Theatre Under the Stars),  Macbeth (Pound of Flesh), Cowboy King (Caravan).  The reason Derek became an actor was, in large part, due to Simon Webb (playing Constable Fields, Alderman Crane, and Connor O’Rourke in And Bella Sang With Us) and he is relishing this opportunity to work with his acting idol!   We are relishing the opportunity to work with Derek.

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In rehearsal above from left to right: Sarah May Redmond as Bella Boychuk, Leanna Brodie as Constable Harris and Derek Metz as, well, Fight Choreographer.

And Bella Sang With Us, written by Sally Stubbs and  directed by Sarah Rodgers with Ian Harmon, runs at the Vancouver Fringe from September 9 to 17.  Tickets are moving fast. For information or to purchase tickets click Here.

Stay tuned for our next post featuring actor/dancer/choreographer Amanda Testini.

 

 

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Look around.

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CONSTABLE HARRIS:  Look around.  How many of these doorways are fronts for somethin’ foul?  Prostitution, gamblin’, narcotics.  This is war.

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Leanna Brodie and Sarah Louise Turner in rehearsal for And Bella Sang With Us.

Brodie, as Constables Harris, and Turner, as Constable Miller, get a good look at Vancouver’s Dupont Street (now East Pender St.) in Chinatown, 1912.

And Bella Sang With Us opens at the Vancouver Fringe Festival on September 9.  For information & tickets click:  Here.

 

 

 

 

They’re Fighting for Tickets to ‘AND BELLA SANG WITH US’!

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Okay, maybe not, but tickets for And Bella Sang With Us
at the Vancouver Fringe Festival ARE ON SALE NOW!

tickets.vancouverfringe.com

Only six shows.  Don’t miss out!

Bella and Constable Harris Fight

Sarah May Redmond as Bella and Leanna Brodie as
Constable
Lurancy Harris duke it out in rehearsal
under the expert eye of fight choreographer,
Derek Metz.  Thanks Derek!

Please tune in for updates on And Bella Sang With Us.
I’ll be posting on rehearsals – music with Matt Grinke
coming soon – and the rest of the brilliant cast and
creative team.

Not long until opening now!

Tickets $14.  tickets.vancouverfringe.com

VanCity Culture Lab, Vancouver East Cultural Centre

Show Dates & Times:
Friday, Sept 9, 7:25 pm (opening)
Saturday, Sept 10, 10 pm
Sunday, Sept 11, 2:55 pm
Wednesday, Sept 14, 7 pm
Friday, Sept 16, 5:15 pm
Saturday, Sept 17, 2:45 pm (closing).

 

 

Welcome to my new website.

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Hi! I’m Sally Stubbs.

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I’m so glad you stopped by.

Honestly, I was beginning to think this day would never come, but here it is folks.

Right now I’m busy getting ready to produce my play–

AND BELLA SANG WITH US–in the up and coming Vancouver Fringe Festival.

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The inimitable Sarah Rodgers is directing a stellar cast and creative team.  You can read about them here.

This production  is ridiculously important to me. The script is the result of extensive rewrites of an earlier– and very different play– Kid Gloves. The new  production  will be part of the Dramatic works series at the Cultch.

I’ve posted some production photos here so come have a look.

If you would like to read about my writing adventures in 2015/2016, click on my News page here. 

If you’re interested in my Current Writing Projects, click here.

And thanks again for visiting.

I’d love to hear from you, so please leave me a note in ‘comments’ and say hello.

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