A One Trunk Theatre production presented by Theatre Projects Manitoba in partnership with Prairie Theatre Exchange.

A collaboration led by Andraea Sartison and GMB Chomichuk

Written by Rick Chafe and Kristian Jordan


May 8-18, 2019 at Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd Floor Portage Place



RED EARTH is a five year graphic novel and theatre investigation resulting in the world premiere of a new play, and the launch of its companion piece: a graphic novel by GMB Chomichuk. The play is performed in an illustrative aesthetic where the set becomes the pages of a graphic novel. It’s a page turner- the story unfolds with the well-loved surprise and adventure of a sci-fi book. As earth self-destructs, the audience witnesses the final effort of the human species’ survival: three astronauts sent to start over on Mars. While each has their own reason for accepting the mission, none are prepared for the consequences that await them on the red planet. A story of legacy, discovery and what makes us human.

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Directed by Andraea Sartison

Assistant Directed by Ross McMillan

Technical Direction by James Thurmeier

Stage Managed by Jane Buttner

Projection and Animation by GMB Chomichuk, Matthew Waddell and Laura Anzola

Lighting by Itai Erdal

Sound Design by jaymez

Set and Costume Design by Daina Leitold

Design Mentor by Brian Perchaluk

Featuring Dutchess Cayetano, Gwendolyn Collins, Alicia Johnston and Toby Hughes

With guest appearances by Arne MacPherson, Ardith Boxall, Victoria McNeil, Natalie Stefanson and more!


May 8, 8:00pm- Opening Night!

May 9, 8:00pm- Industry Night, talk back to follow performance

May 10, 8:00pm

May 11, 8:00pm

May 12, 2:00pm- Bring your Mom, 2 for 1 tickets for Mother’s Day

May 14, 7:00pm- Student Night, talk back to follow performance

May 15, 8:00 pm

May 16, 8:00pm

May 17, 8:00pm

May 18, 8:00pm- Pay what you decide closing night

One Trunk is thrilled to premiere this piece in partnership with longtime friends Theatre Projects Manitoba, who were the original hosts of One Trunk as company in residence- premiering I Dream of Diesel in their 2015/16 season. The production is also made possible through the generous support of Prairie Theatre Exchange, where One Trunk has been in residence for the past three years developing Red Earth and carrying out a number of other great rehearsals, productions, classes and workshops.

One Trunk is grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council, Garden Variety Audioworks, CTRentals, and 5468796 Architecture for helping to launch the show, and a special thanks to Walter Chomichuk and Dave for keeping us in orbit.


Read our interviews with the creators here!

Learn about the creation process via our visit to the Super Pulp Science Podcast!

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