In She Has A Name, a young lawyer poses as a john to build a legal case against a brothel trafficking young girls from Malaysia to Thailand. His investigation centres on Number 18, a young Cambodian girl working in a Bangkok brothel, whose testimony could make or break the case.  The play is haunted by Voices who usher Number 18 to her fate.

Play Information: 2 Acts | Running Time – 90 minutes | Male Cast: 2 | Female Cast: 8 | Doubling: 5 actors can play a total of 10 roles

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In She Has A Name, a young lawyer poses as a john to build a legal case against a brothel trafficking young girls from across Central America to Mexico. His investigation centres on Number 18, a young Guatemalan  girl working in a Mexican brothel, whose testimony could make or break the case.  The play is haunted by Voices who usher Number 18 to her fate.

Play Information: 2 Acts | Running Time – 90 minutes | Male Cast: 2 | Female Cast: 8 | Doubling: 5 actors can play a total of 10 roles

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Joseph, a young man in his first year at Bible College is forced to come to terms with his mental illness. As Joseph’s life unravels, he resists medical treatment with the desire to be healed by faith. Joseph’s growing love for Becky, a girl from school and the one person committed to his wellness, is threatened by Cindy, his lifelong companion who both haunts and captivates his imagination.

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Play Development:  Andrew adapted Joseph into a one act play in 2008.  It was selected for SAW 2008 and was workshopped with prolific playwright and film actor Daniel Libman and directed for a public reading in 2008 at the Red Deer College by Eric Rose of Calgary.

Bryan falls into love with Jenny as simply and easily as a feather fell from the sky on a magical, unexpected afternoon.  Janet, fifty-something and deflated, is focused on one painful spot in the past until a pair of tulip bulbs sort of save her life.  Sarah risks it all for Eric, a poem-quoting English major, before he abandons her at sea.

Three monologues that explore the reasons we fall in love, life’s unexpected surprises, and the choices we make when love, life and loss meet.

Production History: Commissioned by the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre for their 25th Anniversary Gala in November  2013. The Unveil Studios production was brought to life under the direction of Stephen Waldschmidt by Aaron Krogman, Sue Backs and Amy Burks through multiple roles. Performed November 2, 2013 in Red Deer, Alberta and March 1, 2014 in Didsbury, Alberta.

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Little Will Harrison’s dying wish is to help homeless people in Alberta by organizing a food drive. With the help of their neighbours and close friends the Welsh family, the Harrisons work hard to help Will realize his final wish.  As the families gather produce donated from the town of Sunrise, they dig up more than just potatoes: a surprise engagement and a secret affair promise to bring the two families closer together and rip them apart, forever.

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Play Development: Shelter, Andrew’s first play, was an official selection of the 2007 Scripts at Work (SAW) workshop in Red Deer, Alberta. The play was workshopped with acclaimed Canadian playwright, actor, and director Mieko Ouchi and directed by Vanessa Porteous for a public reading at the Margaret Parson’s Theatre in April of the same year.  The play was also read, under the direction of Tanya Ryga, at the 2008 Nextfest Festival of the Arts in Edmonton.

A surprising conversation between Christ and the devil before the Crucifixion.  A Good Friday play.

Play History: First performed on Good Friday at CrossRoads Church in Red Deer, Alberta by Aaron Krogman and Kelsey Krogman.

This short play is a great illustration tool for teachers and communicators.  Written for two actors, it’s a powerful exploration of the stakes for Christ as he goes to the cross, through a frank conversation with the devil.

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Imprisoned in solitary confinement behind the Iron Curtain of post-war Romania, Elsie’s only companions are two other prisoners she cannot touch or see, tortured like Elsie for their beliefs. As they tap out messages in Morse code from the confines of their lonely cells, the unseen companions trigger memories from her former life, especially her love affair before the war. Past and present collide as Elsie is forced to imagine a future without torture or faith.

We Are the Body had its World Premiere in Red Deer, Alberta in May 5-9, 2015 followed by a Premiere tour to Calgary, Alberta(May 13-23) and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (May 26-31).  Produced by Burnt Thicket Theatre of Calgary, during it’s tour the play was nominated for 3 Calgary Theatre Critics’ Awards, including Best New Script (Andrew Kooman, Best Performance by and Actress (Heather Pattengale) and Best Performance by an Actor (John McIver).

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Delft Blue

When Holland falls to the Nazis in May of 1940 after a brief but surprising resistance, Machiel and Sophie van Leeuwen prepare for a long and difficult occupation in a war they and the rest of the country never dreamed Holland would enter.  They are soon faced with decisions they never would have imagined, choosing between resistance and passivity, family and friendship, faith, tradition and violence.

Delft Blue was workshopped in a Playwright Circle under the guidance of Conni Massing in 2011 through Scripts At Work in Red Deer.

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After Hymn!

In After Hymn!, 15 year old Martin Pewbury dreams of being a rock star. His life is disrupted when he’s dragged by his father to the estate of his great Aunt Anna in order to receive an unexpected inheritance. When Martin meets the elusive Mr.Watts, his dream to be a famous rock star takes him on a musical journey that’s so much more than he bargained for.

After Hymn! is the follow up production to last year’s That Towering Cross which helped to raise more than $85,000 for charity during its 4 performances at Easter. This year’s production is also a commissioned work for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre and promises to be some great family entertainment.

What We Didn't KNow

What We Didn’t Know is a unique Easter story that explores key moments of decision in the lives of four historical figures: William Wilberforce, Hannah More, Rosalind Goforth and Eric Liddell.

Told through powerful dramatic performances the story is threaded by an exciting selection of songs, sung by a live choir. The unique mix of music includes choral arrangements and solos with a song list that features Spirituals, a haunting tune from the popular film series The Hunger Games and the unforgettable theme from Chariots of Fire.

An Easter event for the whole family, this is a story you won’t soon forget. What We Didn’t Know reminds us that that every act of sacrifice, faith and love is only possible because of the consequential decision made that first Easter. The play premiered in Red Deer April 6 – 8 at the Memorial Centre.  The play helped to raise more than $130,00 for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre.

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