FEBRUARY 2020 | VOLUME 188
THEATRICAL VALENTINES TO ALL
What’s the best theatrical show title in town this Valentine’s week: Forget Me Not? Talking Sex on Sunday? How the Other Half Loves? Whatever the title or the subject, theatre makes a great Valentine’s gift for the one you love—or the one you want to love you. Look for our BUY TICKETS button on any preview page. Vancouverplays does not get a cut or commission when you buy a ticket through our website. We do it because we love you!
Continuing this week: The Arts Club’s Noises Off at the Stanley, Straight White Men at Richmond’s Gateway, The Cultch hosts Ronnie Burkett’s Forget Me Not at a secret location, Urinetown, The Musical at Studio 58, Carmen Aguirre’s Anywhere But Here at the Playhouse, and Of the Fields, Lately at the Langley Playhouse.
Gruesome Playground Injuries at The Cultch, Speaking in Tongues at GO Studios, Shrek The Musical at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre, Becky’s New Car at North Van’s Hendry Hall, How the Other Half Loves in White Rock, Drinking Habits 2 in New Westminster, and Valentine’s Week TheatreSports at Granville Island’s Improv Centre.
Opening Feb. 10-16: The Arts Club’s Cipher at the Granville Island Stage, Talking Sex on Sunday at the Firehall, First Impressions Theatre’s Nunsense at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, and First Impressions’ Forever Plaid at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Centre.
Carousel opens BEEP for the kids at the Waterfront, there’s dance at The Cultch with Tentacle Tribe’s Ghost, Steel Magnolias opens at the Nest on Granville Island, Murder on the Nile in Langley, and the Arts Club takes Pacific Theatre’s superb production of Kim’s Convenience on tour to West Vancouver, North Van and Mission.
Opening Feb. 17-23: Kim’s Convenience in New West and Surrey, the Talking Stick Festival at The Cultch and Roundhouse, Big Sister at The Cultch, The Gazebo at Metro, God’s Lake moves to North Van’s Presentation House, Madama Butterfly at Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre, and Rumble presents Sound of the Beast at PL1422.
Coyontura 2020 is a conference on Latinx theatre practice in Canada.” Feb. 14-16 at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre, 149 W. Hastings. $50 pass includes access to all events plus discounts on workshops and admission to Carmen Aguirre’s Anywhere But Here. Tickets & info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coyuntura-2020-an-international-latinx-theatre-gathering-tickets-85443350361.
Mitch and Murray Productions invites you to a Cabaret Party fundraiser, featuring Blind Play Date for actors, comedian Peter Chao and music from China Repair. Blind auction includes a Canucks jersey signed by Daniel Sedin. Sunday Mar. 8, 3-6 pm at The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Tickets $25 HERE. www.mitchandmurrayproductions.com
Ruby Slippers Theatre invites submissions for the 2020 Advance Theatre: New Works by Diverse Women, to be held during next year’s Fringe. Playwrights should send synopsis, brief bio and max. 10-page script excerpt to firstname.lastname@example.org. One submission per person. Deadline: Feb. 15.
Mitch and Murray Productions invites applications for the Trevor Craven Scholarship. An emerging actor 18-25 will receive two months free training in the Working Actors Gym. Deadline Feb. 15. Info and application form at https://mitchandmurrayproductions.com/scholarship-for-young-actors/.
Western Gold Theatre is holding General Auditions for its 2020 season, Feb. 25-26. Actors should bring two contrasting monologues no longer than two minutes. Send headshot and resume to Stephanie Hargreaves at email@example.com. Deadline: Feb. 19.
Aaron Craven is offering an on-camera audition workshop through the Working Actors Gym. Feb. 29, 2:30-5:30 & Mar. 1, 10am-5pm. $225 + gst. Send headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture offers the Geoff McMurchy Artists Development Grant to a BC artist living with a disability. The grant includes a $500 cash award, a $250 Opus gift card and more. Info at email@example.com or 604-343-9141. Deadline: Mar. 1.
Hardline Productions’ Sean Harris Oliver (The Fighting Season, Redpatch) is offering a Writers’ Intensive with work on playwriting, film and TV scripts. Five Sundays in March at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 12th & Hemlock. 20 hours of class time. $300 + cost of materials. For info, email Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are now open for the Siloam Theatre Festival, a one-act new play festival held at the Langley Playhouse, July 23-Aug. 1. Submit your 50- to 90-minute play to email@example.com. Accepted plays only will be charged an entry fee of $125 + $20/actor. Playwrights keep 70% of ticket sales. Deadline: Mar. 20.
Carousel Theatre for Young People has opened registration for their Summer Drama Camps, July 20-Aug. 31, for kids ages 3-6 and 7-12. Info at https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/classes/summer-drama-camps/.
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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