Projects Currently in Development

Prison Dancer by Romeo Candido and Carmen de Jesus

We are honoured to have received $130,000 in funding from the prestigious National Creation Fund from the National Arts Centre for new development of this innovative multi-platform story that is based on the Filipino prisoners who became a viral YouTube sensation as the “Dancing Inmates of Cebu.” Citadel Theatre will work with the creators to redevelop the existing stage musical, as well as interactive content.

Break Horizons by Kim Senklip Harvey

The Citadel has co-commissioned this work about an Indigenous women’s healing lodge, with Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company. Harvey, who comes from the Syilx, Tsilhqot'in, Ktunaxa, and Dakelh Nations, is an inspirational advocate for Indigenous-led artistic practices. As part of this collaboration, we’ve also committed to creating a de-colonized new play development process. The agreements for this partnership were collected within a Living Treaty, signed by Harvey as an Indigenous artist, and Ashlie Corcoran, Artistic Director of the Arts Club Theatre Company, and Daryl Cloran, Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre.

Fall On Your Knees adapted by Hannah Moscovitch

From Ann-Marie MacDonald’s award-winning novel. Moscovitch, a prominent Canadian playwright whose show Old Stock had a very successful run at the Citadel Theatre last season, is adapting the novel into three interconnected plays with director Alisa Palmer.

Jane Eyre adapted by Erin Shields

The Citadel has commissioned Canadian playwright Erin Shields to adapt Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, Jane Eyre. The first English novel to be written in first-person narrative, Jane Eyre was ahead of its time in its approach to class, sexuality, and feminism. Shields’ adaptation will be set in the early Victorian age of the novel, but will bring a fresh take to this story of romance, deceit, and psychological intrigue.

Almost a Full Moon by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman

Commissioned by the Citadel, Almost a Full Moon is an interpretation of the beloved Christmas album by well-known Canadian singer/songwriter Hawksley Workman. Written and developed by Canadian playwright Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman, this play will incorporate Workman’s songs in three different storylines that chase in and out of different ages of Christmas, love, and family, winding together for a timeless story.