SEPTEMBER 2021 | VOLUME 207
SEPT 20-OCT 3
A PASSPORT TO THEATRE: SO FAR, SO GOOD
Dear theatre lovers and friends,
The fall theatre season is up and running, and so is the new vaccine passport system. And by all reports it’s working pretty well, more easily and smoothly than a lot of us thought—and feared. Bottom line: live in-person theatre is back, even if only at part-capacity, even with hassles galore. Woo hoo!
Check out all the extra-theatrical activity below and all the live and online offerings on our On Now and Coming Soon pages. We continuously update as we receive information from the companies.
Serendipity Theatre Collective in association with the PHT Creative Hub presents a staged reading of a new play, Driving Me Crazy by Linda A. Carson and Suzanne Ristic. Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver, Sept. 25, 7:30 and Sept. 26, 2:00 pm. $20/$10. www.phtheatre.org
Bard on the Beach’s Bard Explored series with SFU Professor Paul Budra and Shakespearian scholars from around the world islivestreamed Saturdays at 11 am: Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. Free. https://bardonthebeach.org/whats-on/bard-explored/
Stories That Transform Us, a documentary film by Urban Ink artistic director Corey Payette, celebrates Urban Ink’s 20th anniversary with interviews and clips from plays by Payette, Margo Kane, Marie Clements and Omari Newton. Stories That Transform Us plays at VIFF (Vancity Theatre) fromOct. 6,$15. Congrats to Corey and Urban Ink. https://viff.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=fs696-viff-talk-out-of-the-box#tickets
Presentation House Theatre is holding its 6th annual all-star Stand-Up Comedy Night as a fundraiser for the company. Oct. 4, 7:30, $70. https://www.phtheatre.org/6th-annual-all-star-stand-up-comedy-night-oct-4-2021/
North Van’s First Impressions Theatre is holding a fundraiser featuring Roy Forbes, celebrating his 50th anniversary in the music business and a new album, Edge of Blue. Oct. 22-23, 8 pm at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. $35. www.firstimpressionstheatre.com
Firehall Arts Centre has announced its ambitious 9-show season. www.firehallartscentre.ca
The Arts Club has announced a five-show 2021-22 season at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage from November-July. https://artsclub.com/season-tickets/packages-2021-2022#shows-stanley
Pacific Theatre has announced its upcoming season. https://pacifictheatre.org/the-2021-22-season-is-here/
United Players’ five-play season at the Jericho Arts Centre has already begun.www.unitedplayers.com
Metro Theatre has announced an 8-play 2021-22 season: https://metrotheatre.com.
Théâtre la Seizième has announced a six-show season. www.seizieme.ca
New Westminster’s Massey Theatre has also announced a season of live music, comedy and theatre. https://www.masseytheatre.com/massey-theatre-2021-2022-season/
The frank theatre company’s Telling It Bent Youth Showcase, new work by LGBTQ2S+ youth is now online at https://www.instagram.com/thefranktheatre/channel/ or https://www.facebook.com/145026452215311/videos/206372234482137
Little Mountain Lion Productions presents 41 Stories Written by Kids. Five professional theatre artists perform stories written and directed by elementary school kids. Online at https://littlemountainlionproductions.com/41stories/
Realwheels Theatre has launched the Realwheels Acting Academy, a professional actor training program customized for individuals who self-identify with disability. The program is completely FREE. Info HERE.
Studio 58 at Langara College is offering a new three-year Production Diploma Program. Info at www.studio58.ca. Studio 58 has also announced its 2021-22 season: https://langara.ca/studio-58/current-season/index.html.
Please stay healthy and get vaccinated!
THE ARTS ARE NOT SOMEHOW APART FROM OUR NATIONAL LIFE,
THE ARTS ARE THE HEART OF OUR NATIONAL LIFE.
— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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