2018

Concord Floral is a million square foot abandoned greenhouse and a hangout for neighbourhood kids. But something has happened there. Something nobody wants to talk about. Concord Floral re-imagines Giovanni Boccaccio's medieval allegory The Decameron in a contemporary Canadian suburb, in which ten teens must flee a plague they have brought upon themselves.

DIRECTOR: Mieko Ouchi
ROLE:  1 (Just Joey)
CAST: Michael Anderson, Makram Ayache, Melanie Bahniuk, Helen Belay, Griffin Cork, Sarah Emslie, Lauren Hughes, Marguerite Lawler, Chris Pereira, and Leila Raye-Crofton.
STAGE MANAGER: Roxanne Coté
TECHNICAL DEIRECTION: Don MacKenzie
SOUND DESIGN: Chris Periera

5/5 stars. "Every member of the cast delivers a strong, emotionally vulnerable performance, and there is a strong sense of foreboding and suspense..." - David Breakenridge, The Edmonton Journal

5/5 stars. "The acting is enthusiastic, and the performers stay on top of everything, making great use of the human body to give depth to an otherwise empty stage." Anthony Fortin, VUE Weekly


"Mieko Ouchi directs an ensemble cast of young U of A theatre school grads, who perform with raw  honesty and invention in a production lit by cellphone. A stunning piece of theatre." - Liz Nichols, 12thNight.ca  

"..each character’s vulnerability leaves the audience aching for a deeper sense of vulnerability in their own lives" - Abigail Laforest, The Gateway

2017

DIRECTOR: Mieko Ouchi
ROLE:  1 (Just Joey)
CAST: Michael Anderson, Makram Ayache, Melanie Bahniuk, Helen Belay, Griffin Cork, Sarah Emslie, Lauren Hughes, Marguerite Lawler, Chris Pereira, Leila Raye-Crofton, and Diego Stredel.
STAGE MANAGER: Hayley Craft
TECHNICAL DEIRECTION: Don MacKenzie
SOUND DESIGN: Chris Periera
TECHNICAL OPERATORS: Dylan Maguire and Cooper Zhaoci