Hilarious New Play Explores Privilege to Unusual Ends

GQ described Straight White Men as “a look into what happens when we view straight white masculinity not as a default, but as a specific condition of these characters’ lives,” while The New York Times called it “undeniably powerful” and a “smart and thorny Broadway anomaly.”

Introducing Spine – A Fierce and Timely One Woman Play at the Havana Theatre

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”.

The Believers Are But Brothers, Jan 29 – Feb 1 at the Shadbolt

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.

The Cultch presents KISMET, things have changed

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.

BC Premiere of BEEP , A Windmill Theatre (Australia) Presentation.

“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.”

Laugh Out the Old Year and Welcome the New with Vancouver TheatreSports (Dec. 26-Jan. 4)

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. 

Vancouver-Based, Award-Winning Playwright Addresses City’s Housing Crisis in New Play

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.