Spine is a pan-generational and heart-breaking call to arms for our modern age that charts the explosive friendship between a ferocious, wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow. Mischievous activist pensioner Glenda is hell-bent on leaving a political legacy and saving Amy from the Tory scrapheap because “there’s nothing more terrifying than a teenager with something to say”.
In this bold one-man multi-media show, writer and theatre-maker Javaad Alipoor explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech – and weaves together their stories. The Believers are But Brothers is an urgent political riff on young men and the internet, weaving together the story of masculinity, fantasy, violence and reality.
Ten years ago, four artists in their late 20s and early 30s travelled across the country to interview 100 people, aged 1 to 100 about what they believed in. What resulted was the widely acclaimed national treasure KISMET, one to one hundred. Now, a decade later, and in a new place in life (with parental death, marriage, children, career changes and relocation) the same team set out to find the surviving people and interviewed them again.
“In Mort’s Village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang! Down comes Beep from the sky. Who is this noisy robot, and how will she find her home? A story about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit, and learning how to mix things up.”
Elections, mass demonstrations, climate change, impeachment scandals and perennial Vancouver favourite – ‘affordable housing’ – dominated the news headlines in 2019. Bid farewell to all that doom and gloom as Vancouver TheatreSports™ takes an improvised look at these top stories with 2019 Year in Review from Thursday, December 26 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island.
Celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, is setting itself up to be the ultimate comedy event on the West Coast this winter, running from February 13-25, 2020.
An Arts Club Silver Anniversary Commission penned by award-winning playwright Jenn Griffin, House and Home is a biting, comedic take on Vancouver’s current real estate crisis where property values are high, rental vacancy rates are low, and owning your own home is unaffordable for the average home buyer.