DISCOVERY SERIES

The Discovery Series is The Port Theatre Society’s presentation series that features emerging artists from our Vancouver Island community. We’re supporting and growing local talent in our region. Discover the wealth of talent as these powerful artists share their musical and theatrical gifts on the Port Theatre stage in Nanaimo, BC! Join us on our adventure to uncover what’s in the hearts and minds of these upcoming artists. Adults $28.50 | Members $23.50 | Students $13.50.

Thank you to our Discover Series sponsors

                 

UPCOMING DISCOVERY SHOWS

THE PORT THEATRE PRESENTS
I Want To Be An Astronaut

Thursday, March 14, 2024
7:30pm

I Want To Be An Astronaut written by Theo Soloway
The story of an autistic young adult, Morgan, and their struggles to determine their place in the world. Inspired by the real life experiences of the autistic author, this play explores the sense of self, mental health issues, and the struggle of finding your path.

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THE PORT THEATRE PRESENTS
TY KOCH

Friday April 5th, 2024
7:30pm

Ty Koch:
Ty Koch is a 24-year-old singer based in Vancouver, Canada who performs a variety of musical genres including musical theatre favourites, Classical art song, crooner tunes, popular ballads, original songs with a blues vibe and vintage rock & roll! He began songwriting at the age 17 performing with his friends. Over the last few years, Ty has been working with several artists performing and recording at theatres, local clubs and festivals including the Nanaimo Big Band Festival and on two Rise Up Reality TV Tours which can be viewed on Roku TV.

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PAST DISCOVERY SHOWS

THE PORT THEATRE PRESENTS
Scenes from the Nanaimo Indian Hospital

Wednesday, January 31, 2024   

Two shows: 2pm & 7:30pm

Scenes from the Nanaimo Indian Hospital:
Reawakening Hul’q’umin’um’, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwak’wala Languages
Dr. Laura Cranmer of ‘Namgis and Haida descent, an Indian hospital and residential school survivor, wrote “Scenes from the Nanaimo Indian Hospital” based on her three-year stay at the hospital as a young child.

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THE PORT THEATRE PRESENTS
Lady-O

Thursday, November 23, 2023   

Show starts at 7:30pm

Orith – (O’wreath) – Lady-O
Vocalist, Bassist, Composer
Lady-O writes songs that promote a sense of well being with themes that touch upon the inner journey, our shared humanity, and sometimes just fruit. Joined by The Omen, Lady-O and the band are going to cook one fat groovy pocket while fusing jazz, world music, pop, and R&B.

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THE PORT THEATRE PRESENTS
Joshua & Frankie's DISTANCE - A New Musical

Wednesday, May 31, 2023   

Show starts at 7:30pm

Joshua and Frankie’s DISTANCE — A New Musical. Josh and Frankie met under unexpected circumstances. They took a leap of faith because they believed — in the era of separation — that falling in love was still possible. From the moment they discovered each other’s music on opposite ends of the globe, to the night they met over video-chat, to the day they saw each other in person for the first time — they followed their hearts every step of the way.

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THE PORT THEATRE PRESENTS
One-woman show ~ SHIELD MAIDEN

Thursday, March 16, 2023   

Show starts at 7:30pm

An original Gabriola Island theatre production, Melanie Teichroeb staged her one-woman show Shield Maiden at the off-Broadway Theatre Row complex in New York’s theatre district. The production, a medieval-style TED Talk on what it means to be a Viking warrior, is now part of The Port Theatre’s Discovery Series.

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THE PORT THEATRE PRESENTS
DOUBLE BILL - Kenton Willem & Danielle Lebeau-Petersen

Wednesday, November 30, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

Two shows… one night! Kenton Willem is a saxophonist, pianist, flutist and composer/arranger from Nanaimo, BC. Kenton is thrilled to be presenting many of his original songs which he has written over the course of his music journey. Danielle Lebeau-Petersen brings Miles of Aisles  – A Tribute to Joni Mitchell – to the Port Theatre stage. Danielle has been crafting a tribute to Joni’s work, alongside solid cast of some of Victoria’s finest musicians to re-invoke Mitchell’s songs.

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Brave New Band

Tuesday, July 5, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

Brave New Band is a quartet of dynamic musicians performing original, genre-bending music. Their compelling performances bridge the gap between classical and jazz, layering carefully crafted through-composed music and free improvisation over the edgy and danceable support of an alternative rhythm section.

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Malakai

Wednesday, June 15, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

Malakai is a 13-year-old multi-instrumentalist with powerfully soulful vocals. As an emerging songwriter, he produces ballads that take the listener on a compelling journey. Accompanying himself on guitar and piano, he has a way of taking any song and making it his own.

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THE PORT THEATRE PRESENTS
SacRED

Friday, June 3, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

SacRED is a modern day digital shape-shifter, storyteller through movement and medicine woman of the heart, on a mission to support all people and the planet to recognize truths of the past and present while returning to a natural rhythm of well-being for the future generations.

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THE PORT THEATRE PRESENTS
Buwa

Wednesday, June 1, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

BC based, Nigerian performer Buwa is an artist you want to keep on your radar. Drawing influences from the late Whitney Houston, as well as Jill Scott, India Arie, Billy Porter, and Brenda Fassie — Buwa is an exciting contemporary soul artist, with pop and R&B sensibilities and a penchant for storytelling.

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