HomeFirst Theatre was founded by Artistic Director Mary Vingoe and playwright Colleen Wagner in 2010 to produce theatre of social and/or political importance with an emphasis on plays from Atlantic Canada. The company has produced three acclaimed world premieres; Home by Colleen Wagner in 2010 at the Bus Stop Theatre; Refuge by Mary Vingoe in 2013 and Messenger by Wendy Lill in 2015, both with Eastern Front Theatre at Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre. Refuge was nominated for best new play at The Merritt Awards and named a finalist for the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award in 2014.
HomeFirst also produced the Atlantic Canadian premiere of the Governor General’s Award winning It Is Solved By Walking by Sambro playwright Catherine Banks in co-production with White Rooster Theatre in St.John’s NL. The production played Neptune’s Scotiabank studio as part of Open Spaces and the LSPU Hall in St. John’s sponsored by RCA. It Is Solved by Walking was nominated for five Merritt Awards in 2015.
Now, after a producing hiatus, HomeFirst returns with its fifth production – the fourth world-premiere in its history: Some Blow Flutes.
Written and directed by Mary Vingoe, the play tells a profoundly human story depicting memory loss in its many forms. Some Blow Flutes brings memory loss and dementia into the open in a way that explores the possibility of compassion and redemption in the face of overwhelming odds.
Some Blow Flutes plays at the Bust Stop Theatre from October 24th to November 4th. Please click here for showtimes and to purchase tickets.