SEPTEMBER 2020 | VOLUME 195
LOCAL THEATRE IS (INCHING) BACK
Dear theatre lovers and theatre friends,
We’re excited to see that live theatre is returning to our region this fall – inching its way back to a new, shrunken normal. One-person shows with a maximum of 50 audience members at a time are very much better than nothing. So let the plays begin!!
Take a look at our On Now and Coming Soon pages for more specific information about shows between now and mid-October.
Ruby Slippers Theatre and the Vancouver Fringe Festival present Advance Theatre: New Works by Diverse Women, a series of readings of new plays by Indigenous women: utszan by Yvonne Wallace, Sept. 14; The In-Between Place by Nyla Carpentier, Sept. 15; Turtle’s Island by Brenda Prince, Sept. 17; The Seventh Fire by Lisa B. Ravensbergen, Sept. 18. All readings live at 1:30 pm at Performance Works. Suggested donation $10 at the door. Readings will also be live-streamed. www.rubyslippers.ca
United Players’ five-show season has begun. www.unitedplayers.com
Langley’s Theatre in the Country has begun. www.theatreinthecountry.com
The Vancouver Fringe Festival has begun, with additional events in Oct. and Nov. in a combination of live and virtual performances. www.vancouverfringe.com
The Arts Club’s three-show fall season begins Sept. 24. www.artsclub.com
The Cultch’s online fall season starts Sept. 24. www.thecultch.com
The Firehall is presenting four productions, Oct.-Jan: www.firehallartscentre.ca
Langara’s Studio 58 will offer free performance events online only. www.studio58.ca
Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre presents Fall Speakeasy Sessions, a variety of live performances. https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/fall-speakeasies/
Realwheels Theatre is offering a virtual Fall Playwriting Circle, offering beginning and emerging writers who identify as disabled training and experience in writing for live performance. Saturdays Sept. 19-Dec. 5, 1-3 pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Firehall Arts Centre presents Music in the Courtyard, weekends through Sept. 27. $20. For info, go to www.firehallartscentre.ca
Richmond’s Gateway Theatre has cancelled its upcoming production season but is offering a free salon series, beginning. Building Bridges will showcase emerging artists and culturally diverse companies in conversations about how to build a better theatre community. http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/upcoming-events/salon-series
Gateway is also offering theatre classes for kids 6-18. Fall session: Oct.-Dec. Info and registration HERE: http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/gateway-academy/theatre-class-registration?mc_cid=6b7e1d5bee&mc_eid=26d6afa70e
Bard on the Beach has launched a Bard Beyond the Beach website with loads of virtual information. https://bardonthebeach.org/whats-on/bard-beyond-the-beach/
The Arts Cub’s Digital Content Platform offers performances by Arts Club actors plus interviews with its artists and company history. Each Wednesday, an Arts Club instructor will present a Zoom workshop. Info HERE.
VirtualFeast.ca is a new Indigenous-led online platform to highlight and support the online streaming of contemporary Indigenous performances in the summer of COVID-19. VirtualFeast.ca is a collaborative project of 2 Rivers Remix Society, Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Savage Productions Society, and Vines Arts Festival. www.VirtualFeast.ca
Surrey Civic Theatres’ Digital Stage presents a variety of online performances: https://www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-civic-theatres/digital-stage
Please stay safe and healthy, and practice responsible social behaviour.
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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