A few new Trampoline Reviews

14 05 2014

There’s been some lovely reviews popping up around Montreal (and one from our recent Perth season) that I thought I’d share.  We still have three shows left May 14, 16 and 17 at Mainline Theatre, tickets available ONLINE or at the door!

“Adamczak’s trademark lighthearted humour will appreciate an interesting change of pace as this dark comedy reveals moments of real heartbreak… But that’s not to say your face won’t hurt from laughing as you leave the theatre. Layered and touching, Trampoline is a gorgeous piece of theatre you won’t soon forget.” -Bloody Underrated

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“This is a well written and cleverly acted play that will delight and amuse but also make you questions your notions of normal” – The Australian Times

“Adamczak again displays his natural ability to completely immerse himself in his characters and draw the audience into his world. Along with the equally excellent performances by Stevie and Vance  the play is both touching and hilarious.” – Culture Plus

Bloody Underrated – Review, May 2014

The Australian Times – Review, May 2014

Culture Plus, Montreal – Review, May 2014

Montreal Rampage – Review, May 2014

Daybreak, CBC Montreal – Interview, Audio (Scroll down to “Fringe Favourite back with feature play” story)


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Photos from the debut Montreal production by by Louis Longpré

Canadian Cast of TRAMPOLINE announced!

11 04 2014

I’m super excited to finally announce the two wonderful performers who will be joining me onstage for the Canadian debut season of Trampoline. I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with both these guys before (You may recognize one from ROCKY HORROR and the other from CAPTAIN SPACESHIP) and am super excited to be working with them both again on my new play!

STEVIE PEMBERTON – Kelly/Dr. Vangillies

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Montreal-based actress Stevie Pemberton is thrilled to be part of the Montreal edition of Trampoline. Graduate of the Dome Theatre Program, credits include: Janet (The Rocky Horror Show), Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Nadine (The Wild Party), Eve (Waiting for the Parade), Miss Prism (The Importance of Being Earnest), Madame Ranyevskaya (The Cherry Orchard).


VANCE GILLIS – Pizza Guy, Cowboy,Cousin Frank, Others

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Vance Gillis is a Nova Scotia-born actor, improvisor and writer. He teaches and performs at Montreal Improv Theartre as a member of troupes Megafauna, Dream Hunks and Monsters. He is also a member of the cast of Wild Heart Acres, a monthly mini-series. He has previously performed in Shane Adamczak’s serialized sci-fi comedy Captain Spaceship and does sketch comedy with 52 Pickup, who performed in Best Of The Fest at the 2013 Montreal Sketchfest. He is lead writer for 2014 Sketchfest troupe Ghost Town and will be directing an improvised mini-series this summer called 1979 about the fall of disco.



6 07 2013

Last week, after ten months and nine amazing “episodes” (including a motherflippin’ XMAS SPECIAL!) the crew of Captain Spaceship just had their final mission at Mainline Theatre (But for HOW LONG!?). The finale was bitter-sweet, funny, silly, spacey, timey-wimey and even a little sentimental; all the things I’ve come to love about this format!

This on-going sci-fi improv series has been one of the funniest and most rewarding shows I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with. The incredibly talented cast, that really was the best of the best, made my stupid idea come alive and took it too places I never thought imaginable. I was thrilled to see how quickly audiences embraced the show and gave us our own little cult following (cult followings are cool). I have had such a blast living out the adventure of these crazy characters, I do hope we get to do this again sometime. Plans are already underway for Captain Spaceship Down-under and a follow up series in Montreal next year, so stay tuned Spaceshippers, the Captain is just locked in stasis…for now.


I want to take this opportunity to thank my incredible cast Lea Rondot, Pat Dussault, Dan Jeannotte, Lise Vigneault, Matt Goldberg, Marc Rowland and Kirsten Rasmussen as well as all the incredible guest stars who appeared throughout the series: Dan Derkson, Jess Fildes, Anders Yates, Colin Munch, Brent Skagford, Vinny Francois and the mighty Vance Gillies!

Thanks also to the fine folks at Mainline Theatre, Especially Amy Blackmore, Al Lafrance and out awesome techie Emily Thorne. Big thanks also to Jeremy Hechtman who got the ball rolling on this project and without whom, it might never have happened.


Here’s a little bonus for hardcore Spaceship Fans (PASSWORD: 0507MLbeta)


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