Plays by Andrew G. Cooper

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, adapted by Andrew G. Cooper

 

Cast: 6 - 16 | 105 min.| Genre:  Mystery/thriller, science fiction, tragedy, period
 

Frankenstein presents the tragedy of young Victor Frankenstein and the grotesque monster who haunts him in this new adaptation of Mary Shelley's spine-chilling Gothic classic. Victor is obsessed with discovering the secrets of science and nature, but nothing can prepare him for what he brings to life one dark night in the heart of winter. So begins a life or death adventure as Victor battles the demon he creates and the demons inside himself.

"Chimera Theatre’s rendition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a chilling look at the dark downsides of science. The production will leave you questioning who is the true monster?” — Cailyn Mocci, The Omega

DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION HISTORY

Workshop and Reading - Red Deer Players, June 2019

Reading - New Vintage Theatre, October 2018

Premiere Production - Chimera Theatre, February 2018

Workshop/Reading - Chimera Theatre, August 2017

Dispatch

 

Cast: 1 - 16 | 10 min. | Genre: Thriller, Tragedy
 

Dispatch explores the work of one of the unseen heroes of our cities: an Emergency Communications Officer. They are there when your worst nightmares come to life and listen when your world comes crashing down…but what is it like on the other side of a 9-1-1 call?

DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION HISTORY

Finalist - King's Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays - June 2020 

Production - Short + Sweet Festival Sydney - January - April 2020

Production - American School of Dubai/Short + Sweet Festival Dubai - January - March 2020

Production - Newmarket National Play Festival - July 2019

Production - 10-Minute Playwriting Competition - Theatre New Vintage, February 2019

The Grind 

 

Cast: 2 | 10 min. | Genre:  Romantic Comedy, Drama
 

She likes reading and coffee. He likes tea and writing. They meet. The grow together. They grow apart. Five years of a relationship goes by in the blink of an eye, and then what?

DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION HISTORY

Production - Short + Sweet Sydney Festival, April 2018

First Place in Judge's Choice and Second Place in People's Choice for Wildcard Series 4

Third Place for Judge's Choice for Wildcard Finals

Production - 10-Minute Playwriting Competition - Theatre New Vintage, February 2017

First Place

Commissioned and Premiere Production - High-Wire Festival of Innovation, Western Canada Theatre, October 2016

Other Deaths of the Universe

 

Cast: 1| 60 min.| Genre:  One-Man Cosmological Exploration
 

All things must die. Plants, people, planets, even the universe itself will one day come to an end. Blending cosmology and storytelling, this performance explores connection and disconnection, relationships and loneliness. Come on a journey of science and sex to explore the universe from its inception to its inevitable fate as Andrew takes the five leading theories on how the universe will end and compares them to how his last five relationships came to an end. 

DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION HISTORY

Production - Hydra Performing Arts Festival, May/June 2019

Production - Common Ground Festival, May 2019

The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm

 

Cast: 6 - 26| 75 min. or 105 min.| Genre:  Fairy Tale Adaptation, Comedy
 

The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm is a fast-paced, zany comedy that involves Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, along with their family, performing five usually untold Grimm Fairy Tales. Over the course of the show, they present over 50 different characters in their epic retelling of these lesser-known Grimm stories. The play is filled with singing, dance, masks, puppets and many memorable characters with everything from soldiers to kings, bears to giants, devils to witches and princes to queens. There's a little bit for everyone! The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm will have you laughing out loud and begging for more.

"Cooper’s script was well-written, entertaining and funny. His untold tales were clever, inventive and creative and seemed fresh in comparison to better-known worlds like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, towing the line between funny and heart-felt.” -- Adam Williams, Kamloops This Week

"What I loved most about this show was the stories. I am definitely not up-to-date on my Brothers Grimm, and I enjoyed both the hearing of new stories and the verve with which they were presented." — The Marble

DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION HISTORY

Production - Victoria Fringe Festival, August 2015

Premiere Production - Chimera Theatre, April 2015

Workshop Production - Thompson Rivers University Drama and Theatre Club, April 2014