Tag: Winnipeg Fringe


When Brandon University professor Dale Lakevold attended an on-campus reading of The Seat Next to the King four years ago, he felt right away that the play should be given a full production for Manitoba audiences.

Steven Jackson’s play explores the politics of being gay in the 1960s and will be given that full production at this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival, where it opens this Friday, July 21.

Jackson, a former drama student at BU, first had his play produced at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2017.