Our First Family Friendly Show!

We are so excited to present our first family friendly show with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson and directed by Tamara McCarthy.

In this lively Christmas classic, the six Herdman kids, or "the worst kids in the history of the world", take over the annual Christmas pageant. Filled with mayhem and fun, this hilarious and heartwarming story is sure to be a favourite part of your holiday season!

Directed by Tamara McCarthy
Stage Manager/Sound Design: Nico Dicecco
Assistant Director: Sandra Medeiros
Set Design: Daniel Wiebe
Lighting Design: Celeste English
Costumes/Props: Ella Heatley-Mulhall
Set Painting: Hristina Hristozova

Photo by: Angelo Renai

Featuring: Melissa Oei, Maria J. Cruz. Eric Regimbald, Sandra Medeiros, Amelie Love, Madeline Angel, Charlotte Clayton, Milan Gill, Pavel Piddocke, Luciano Leroux, Brendan Clelland, Ana Trajkovic, Olivia A, Vivian Meneley-Brulot, Joanna Piddocke, Aias Dalman, Neven Azad, Peter Gereb & Alix Lefler

Check out our event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/376425789766947/?active_tab=about

Tickets: https://www.showpass.com/o/havana/?fbclid=IwAR3ZMxnHb7BVqf4eyYFZzAoHQ8UHcX8AcjxxLKar4tXcJvdLagBfi-b4YNw

Join us at Havana Vancouver before the show for Cuban food and drinks by reserving a table at www.havanavancouver.com. We recommend booking a minimum of 90 minutes prior to your performance to make sure you get great theatre seats and the best dining experience. Or join us after the show for drinks and dessert.

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Another Jessie Nomination for Naked Goddess!

The Jessie Richardson Award nominees have been announced! We are excited to announce that the lovely and talented Melissa Oei has been nominated for a Best Actress award for her role in our production of A Beautiful View by Daniel MacIvor. A Beautiful View was very well received and we are thrilled that Naked Goddess has been recognized by the Jessie Richardson awards for our last two productions. Not bad for a tiny indie company! Congratulations Melissa and also to our hardworking team – Tamara McCarthy, Nico Dicecco, Sandy Peters and Celeste English.

Ready, Steady, Go!

We are all ready to take our next production to the stage! From March 15-25, Naked Goddess Productions will present Daniel MacIvor’s “A Beautiful View” at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (2305 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver).

Directed by Tamara McCarthy. Featuring Sandra Medeiros and Melissa Oei. Stage Managed by Nico Dicecco. Scenic Design by Sandy Margaret. Lighting Design by Celeste English. Sound Design by Nico DiCecco

Tickets are available to be purchased on the TheatreWire website.

See what Vancouver Presents has written about our upcoming production, here.

We hope that you will Join us for this thoughtful examination of love and friendships.

The Jessies!

​The Jessie Awards are tonight and we are so excited and grateful to have received a nomination for Best Set Design for Wait Until Dark. http://jessies.ca/2016-award-nominees/

Thank you John Taylor for your wonderful design…you transformed the Havana into a 1960s basement suite where intrigue and murder would take place. Thank you also to all the wonderfully hard working people who helped build the set and make this world come alive.

Everybody who worked on this production deserves many accolades and it’s nice to get a little recognition from our local theatre community.

Best of luck to all the nominees and these goddesses are thrilled to be part of such a vibrant arts scene!!

xo
Sandra & Nicole

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The end of a busy year….

The end of a very busy year is coming to a close. This year was both wonderful and challenging, with both of us coming out of hiatus and producing two very different shows on two different coasts. We each followed our hearts and we created…we encourage you all to do the same….

We could only have done it with the fabulous teams who joined us on these fabulously tumultuous journeys. People like us, with busy personal lives, but who have a passion for making human stories come alive on stage. Talented, hard working and very creative people for whom we are so grateful for….

Thank you to the following friends who poured in so much time, heart and energy: Tamara McCarthy, Carlo Marks, Sarah Mabberley, Triane Tambay, Matthew Macdonald-Bain, Graham Oxley, Emily Henney, Susete Helena, Sue Chiu, Angelo Renai, Bulent Hasan, Mercy Cherian, William Macdonald, Lily J. Mills, Laura Sepulveda and Lisa Scianella.

Thank you to all the fabulous people who have been supporting Naked Goddess Theatre from the beginning….and also thank you to those who just discovered us! We are grateful for everyone who helped out in a myriad of other ways – those who contributed time, creativity and resources, those who donated generously and those who bought tickets and shared in our stories.

Thank you to our audiences, filled with people who love theatre, people who love us, people who had never even seen live theatre before….people who laughed, cried and gasped in horror in dark intimate spaces with other strangers…all for that opportunity to be drawn into a human story and to FEEL. That’s what theatre is about. To help us really feel.

Theatre really matters in our world. It helps us to open our hearts. It helps open our eyes to the human condition. It helps us realize that we all do feel and that not one of us is perfect. We are each beautiful and flawed.

Please continue supporting us, Naked Goddess, and other theatre in our communities. Please encourage those you love to be a part of theatre and to come out and be wrapped up in the glory of lives being lived out on stage.

We are so grateful for all your support….in every way that you support us and we look forward to sharing even more wonderful human stories with you in the new year!

We wish you and yours a fabulous new year…filled with heart, delight and creativity!!

xo
Sandra & Nicole

The Wait is Over

We have been keeping you in the dark about what we’re up to next but wait no more….Naked Goddess is excited to present the thriller Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott at the Havana Theatre March 1-12, 2016.

This exciting production will be directed by Michelle Ferguson with Curtis Tweedie designing sound and Cheyenne Mabberley designing costumes. We are so excited with this fabulous team of talented, hard working people!

We are still looking for a set designer, lighting designer and someone to help with props so if you are interested…or know someone who is…please talk to us!

Check back often to learn more about this production….and all things Naked!!

Thanks y’all!

What an exhilarating time it’s been for Naked Goddess! Back from our hiatus and what a whirlwind….in three months we rehearsed and mounted not one, but two, fantastically received shows on two coasts!

Thank you once again to all the fabulous people who worked so hard on In a Forest, Dark and Deep and Ninety…you made the experience wonderful and we will always cherish these memories! Thank you also to everyone who came out and watched the show….your support means so much to us.

Naked Goddess has some exciting plans for our next productions and we can’t wait to start telling you about them! Please keep your eyeballs glued on this space to learn more about our upcoming adventures!

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One More Night in the Cabin….

It has been an intense and incredible journey to bring this play to life and it’s hard to believe that we have only one show left.


Thank you to a very dedicated and committed team who has helped bring this project to life….it’s been wonderful working with you all and many, many thanks and accolades are in order. Much, much love to everyone who gave of their time, talent and tools.

Thank you also to those who have come out and supported local theatre…we appreciate your support, energy and comments.

"Intense and enjoyable with terrific performances."
"…not sure which character is Beauty and which is the Beast. Either way, wonderfully acted!"

"Thank YOU!!! It was great!!! Can’t wait for your next one!"

Also, a big thank you is in order to those who made financial contributions to our production:

Gurjit Ahluwalia
Laureen Block
Tabitha and Frank Lew
Chau Smith


One more night…. in a forest, dark and deep…..

“When parents tell their kids to love each other, I don’t think this is what they have in mind.”

We had a great go the first week and we look forward to beginning our second week of being in a remote cabin In a Forest, Dark and Deep. Reviews are rolling in and we love hearing from our very supportive audience, as well!

​Sandra Medeiros as Betty

Photo by Angelo Renai

Jo Ledingham has a lot to say about Betty and Bobby. Read her intriguing, in-depth review here:http://joledingham.ca/?p=3509

"Strong performances buoy dark, challenging script exploring family ties. This is no Hansel and Gretel story. When parents tell their kids to love each other, I don’t think this is what they have in mind." ~ Jo Ledingham

Carlo Marks as Bobby
​Photo by Angelo Renai

Here are some more recent comments from our audience members:

"Absolutely loved it! (You) both did an amazing job portraying Betty and Bobby. The Havana Theatre was the perfect venue for the performance being that it’s so intimate, it allows for the audience to feel like they’re right there and part of the set. I will definitely be recommending friends to come out and your performance! Bravo!"

"Come check out the fantastic production …. Dark and intense. I sat at the edge of my seat through the entire play."

​The cabin

Designed by Triane Tambay