Notable Acts Theatre Festival’s 2021 Lineup

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NotaBle Acts is New Brunswick’s leading festival dedicated to new and emerging playwrights, new plays and artist development. After a highly adapted season in 2020, the festival returns with full schedule of public performances in Fredericton July 22-31.

NotaBle Acts is back. After an adapted season that included the festival’s first play performed entirely as a live streamed event with Jean-Michel Cliche’s Space Girl, New Brunswick’s only festival dedicated to new and emerging playwrights returns to its familiar programming model with performances July 22-31. 

This year’s festival lineup features a wealth of new and returning playwrights including past NotaBle mainstays Alexa Higgins and Ian Goff who will co-direct this year’s featured Mainstage production 81 Minutes. Muriel Falkenstein and Madeline Savoie, two young playwrights who made their NotaBle debut in 2020, have also returned this season with new works of their own.

This year’s complete lineup can be found below. Mark your calendars and watch for more details and special features on this year’s festival in the coming days.  


81 Minutes by Falling Iguana Theatre Company (co-directors Alexa Higgins and Ian Goff)
July 22-25, 7:30 p.m., at Theatre New Brunswick’s Open Space Theatre

One Acts 

Life Goes On by Muriel Falkenstein, director Julianne Richard
MAD about Van Horne by Ron Kelly Spurles, director Alexander McAllister
July 29-31, 7:30, Memorial Hall, UNB

Site Specific 

Concrete and Plaster by Neomi Haliva, director Madigan Downs
July 26-28 9 p.m. with possible additional performances, venue TBA

Taking it to the Streets (street theatre) 

Marionettes by McKenna Boeckner, director Nolan Goguen
A Reunion of Lovers by Brandon Hicks, director Hirad Hajilou
Closure by Monika Rennick, director Kaylee MacNeil
Graffiti by Madeline Savoie, director Cat McCluskey
July 26-28 7:30 p.m. with possible additional performances, Officers Square

Play Out Loud (readings) 

One Act Runner Up readings:
Limbo by Madeline Savoie, directed by Megan Murphy
Ill-Advised Capital by Sana Hashmat directed by Carter Scott
Go Ahead and Make me the Happiest Woman in the World by Vy Phan, directed by Anthony Bryan

Middle and High School Contest Winners (readings)

Middle School Contest Winner reading:
The Mushroom Prince by Ava Chamberlain, directed by Raine O’Connor
High School Contest Winner reading: 
She Sssaid by Alex Dawson, directed by Kaitlyn Adair
July 24 & 25 and/or 31, 2 p.m., venue TBA


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