SEPTEMBER 2021 | VOLUME 207
A PASSPORT TO THEATRE
Dear theatre lovers and friends,
With the fall theatre season upon us, there’s a lot of uncertainty—again—about how and even whether theatre going will unfold. It looks like we’ll have a passport system so that only the vaccinated will be allowed to enter theatres, as it should be. That’ll be an additional pain in the ass for companies that will have to enforce the rules at the door. But I’m sure we’ll all make it work somehow. We’re good at improvising in this business. It’s just too bad it had to be this way. Of course, it DIDN”T have to be this way. Anyway, bottom line: theatre is back. Just look at the extensive list of ongoing extra-theatrical activities below.
And check out all the live and online offerings on our On Now and Coming Soon pages, including Fringe Festival shows. We constantly update as we receive information from the companies.
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre is presenting a public online reading of Ins Choi’s new play, Bad Parent, Sept. 10, 10 AM via Zoom. Free. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HTNE-mjyQH6K_pMo3voWJQ.
Gateway Theatre’s Songs of Summer musical concerts continue outside their Richmond theatre. Next up: Sept. 11. http://gatewaytheatre.com/summer-concerts
Bard on the Beach has announced this year’s Bard Explored series with SFU Professor Paul Budra and Shakespearian scholars from around the world. Livestreamed Saturdays at 11 am: Sept. 11, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. Free. https://bardonthebeach.org/whats-on/bard-explored/
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
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/
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 now announced its upcoming season. https://pacifictheatre.org/the-2021-22-season-is-here/
United Players will have a five-play season at the Jericho Arts Centre. https://unitedplayers.com/opportunities/.
Metro Theatre has announced an 8-play 2021-22 season: https://metrotheatre.com.
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/
Touchstone Theatre invites proposals for its 2021-22 Flying Start program for emerging playwrights and creators. Deadline: Sept. 19. https://touchstonetheatre.com/flying-start-call-for-proposals/
The frank theatre company’s Telling It Bent Youth Showcase, new work by LGBTQ2S+ youth is now online. Watch 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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