The 10 year anniversary continues. One month after the closing of their critically acclaimed presentation of ‘ART’, Brave New Productions is proud and honoured to announce their first Summer 2013 production – the Montreal premiere of the ground-breaking “Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays”, a collection of 9 plays by award-winning authors (Mo Gaffney, Moises Kaufman, Paul Raudnick, Neil LaBute & more) exploring the ever-changing landscape of equality and it’s impact on the human experience.

“STANDING ON CEREMONY holds a magnifying glass to the highs and lows, joys and fears, courage and silliness, of people bucking trends and making history. – The New York Observer

“Laughter and tears. This moving and funny program puts a human face on a hot-button issue—from the satire of Rudnick to the bittersweet of Kaufman to the detailed and humorous portraiture of MacLeod and Gaffney.” – Backstage

Standing by their company name, Brave New Productions is excited to announce a unique twist on the production. Working with a unique team of directors consisting of company alumni and directors from the company’s past, each of the show’s 9 pieces is being produced independently with overall artistic direction by Emma McQueen.

“Standing On Ceremony” will play for one special weekend engagement at Theatre Ste Catherine from June 28-29, 2013 and tickets may be RSVP’d  on May 1st. More information regarding ticket price and availability will be available on that date at

Don’t miss this evening of new short plays by an A-list lineup of writers with 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 4 Obies, 1 Emmy® and 3 Tony® nominations. Be there as they offer their unique takes on the moments before, during and after “I do.” Witty, warm and occasionally wacky, these plays are vows to the blessings of equality, the universal challenges of relationships and the often hilarious power of love.

The short plays that make up STANDING ON CEREMONY are:

Traditional Wedding by Mo Gaffney a long-married lesbian couple reminisce about their wedding. Directed by Claudia Laprise.

The Revision by Jordan Harrison, an amusing look at how two men might rewrite their vows to more accurately reflect the limited options available to a gay couple. Directed by J.S. Elie

This Flight Tonight by Wendy MacLeod, which asks if there is any hope for happiness when a lesbian marriage begins in Iowa. Directed by Santiago Espinosa.

On Facebook by Doug Wright, adapted from an actual Facebook thread chronicling one long fight among friends on the subject of gay marriage. Directed by Kenny Wong.

Strange Fruit by Neil LaBute, the story of two men in love whose plans to get married “the old-fashioned way” are stymied when reality rears its ugly head. Directed by Marc Roth.

The Gay Agenda by Paul Rudnick, a sadly hilarious plea for understanding by an Ohio homemaker and member of Focus on the Family. Directed by Alarey Alsip.

My Husband by Paul Rudnick, puts a hilarious gay twist on the stereotype of the Jewish mother desperate to marry off her children. Directed by David Reudelhuber.

London Mosquitoes by Moisés Kaufman, a poignant story in which a widower tries to make sense of the loss of his longtime lover. Directed by Emma McQueen.

Pablo and Andrew at the Altar of Words by José Rivera, a moving play about two men who use their marriage vows to “say the things we never really say.” Directed by Nir Guzinski.



Founded in 2003, Brave New Productions began as a theatre company creating works from the ground up. Anything can be considered art, but not all art is entertainment. At Brave New Productions we want to create a new generation of entertaining theatre for a new generation audience. We’re eager to work with passionate and talented performers to create something new and exciting for the stage. We believe that the process is as important as the result, and that often it is through the journey itself that we find the destination. Our most recent productions include “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later” by Tectonic Theatre and ‘ART’ by Yasmina Reza.


Brave New Productions’ 2012/2013 Season Creative Sponsor is Design Clinic.