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November 20-30, 2019

The nest on granville island

about this show

A provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.

"Seminar is honest, poignant and riveting [...]

Debut production from Alex&Main is an auspicious start"

Christine Pilgrim

Vancouver Presents

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written by theresa rebeck

Theresa Rebeck is a prolific and widely produced playwright, whose work can be seen and read throughout the United States and abroad. Last season, her fourth Broadway play premiered on Broadway, making Rebeck the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time. Rebeck is the recipient of the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, a Lilly Award and more.


directed by shane leydon

"The actors and I live these character’s truths every day. We’ve worked hard to start from scratch, and build a play into something beautiful. To honour the playwright. We are proud of this. We have to sacrifice a lot for the love of play."

- Shane Leydon



Tim Coderre



Devon Copico



Leah Jacksties



David Lennon



Mark Reinhardt


“Seminar” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.