We are a company that challenges form, always asking not just what play we want to do, but how: we have often produced silent physical works without words, pieces blending text and physical theatre, or pieces adopting highly technological concepts in their presentation. At Surreal, we are always asking “what will be the best way to convey this story, and how will this way be new and innovative?”

COMPANY HISTORY

We have produced over ten original plays, and have been nominated twelve times for the Edmonton Sterling Award for Theatre excellence, receiving two, two Calgary Betty Mitchell awards, and have worked in over 11 cities. Past projects include Big Shot (over 10 productions, including a bilingual production in Montreal), Dog (Multimedia spectacle, winner of best independent production in Edmonton), Beckett’s Shorts (8 directors interpreting the dramaticules of Samuel Beckett), Sartre’s Shorts (6 writers adapt the short literary works of Jean Paul Sartre; a bilingual theatre production), and The Genius Code (multimedia spectacle putting audience members on headphones, with the ability to choose which character to follow in the story). In Montréal, Surreal SoReal produced their first workshop of a Quebecois translation: Killer Joe, by Tracy Letts, translated by Frederic Blanchette, and presented at théâtre La Licorne.

Bonhomme, the company mascot

Bonhomme, the company mascot