Hound of the Baskervilles at Studio 1398

April 21st, 2014

This hysterically funny and very challenging piece of theatre features three brilliant comedic actors – Mark Carter, Michael Charrois and James Rowley – playing all the characters in this classic mystery, reminiscent of the recent hit ‘The 39 Steps’.“This version of ‘The Hound’ while being immensely entertaining and very funny, nonetheless stays very close to the original plot,” says Ellie King, director.  “Expect thrills, chills and side-splitting comedy!  With costumes by Andrea Hughes, sets by Geoff King and stage management by Stephanie Bruce this is a total dream team of theatre” Read the rest of this entry »

Axis Theatre Company – Artistic Director

April 20th, 2014

Axis Theatre Company  is seeking applications for the position of ARTISTIC DIRECTOR. The closing date for applications is May 2, 2014. Please submit a cover letter with your resume by post or email, with the subject line: Artistic Director Search – Axis Theatre Company. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring News from Neworld Theatre

April 20th, 2014

 

Leftovers: a Community Commission

 

You might know our friend, Charlie Demers.  He’s one of Vancouver’s best-loved comedians, and a socialist who was born in 1980, the year both Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan were elected for the first time. In Charlie’s words, “1980 was the Left’s equivalent of the Mayan calendar’s 2012.” Neworld has commissioned Charlie to write a one-person show about this experience called Leftovers. We need your help. Last year the City of Vancouver suspended its local residency/commissioning program. And so we’re asking our community to help us take its place. Read the rest of this entry »

DREAMS by Psyche Theatre at Little Mountain Gallery

April 13th, 2014
Blog by Alyssa Kostello,
Last night I saw DREAMS by Wajdi Mouawad and Linda Gaboriau at the Little Mountain Gallery on Main and 26th. It was produced by emerging theatre company Psyche Theatre and directed by Kaylin Metchie. First, I must speak to the venue. Little Mountain is such an interesting space to go see theatre! It’s very indie. It’s not built to be a theatre but I’ve seen it transformed in so many different ways that sometimes you forget. DREAMS was very beautifully written and it was great to see a Canadian play like this up on it’s feet! It was an ambitious undertaking for this emerging company, with so much love and work put into it! I myself am an emerging artist in Vancouver and I appreciated that Psyche bit off and chewed this huge project for all of us to see! Read the rest of this entry »

PROUD to be Canadian

April 13th, 2014

Blog by Heather Evens

This play begins shortly after the 2011 Canadian election. It deviates from the reality in several ways, including this way: instead of the NDP winning fifty-nine seats in Quebec, those seats have gone to the Conservatives.”       Message projected onto the pre-show stage curtain

Proud is marketed as a satire of our Prime Minister. Or at least a political leader who resembles our current Prime Minister a lot. But you don’t have to be an angry, anti-Harper left-winger to enjoy this show. I’m a case in point – I’m not angry, and I really enjoyed it. It’s got satire, intelligent dialogue, rich characters, and enough current events to make it believable even though it takes place in a fictional universe. Read the rest of this entry »

ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS NEW SEASON

April 13th, 2014

2014–2015 season features 19 plays, including 5 hit Broadway musicals, and 2 new Canadian works

With the Arts Club’s golden anniversary celebration still in full swing, Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit theatre company begins to look ahead at the next fifty years with today’s announcement of the 2014–2015 season lineup for its three venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, the Granville Island Stage, and the Revue Stage. 16 diverse and entertaining productions—including two premieres by Canadian playwrights—promise to engage Arts Club audiences. Three more productions will tour Metro Vancouver and throughout the province. Read the rest of this entry »

Boca del Lupo Micro Through the Gaze of A Navel: Next Micro Performance Series and Company News

April 13th, 2014

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Axis Theatre – Volunteer Ushers for RIP! A WINKLE IN TIME

April 13th, 2014

Volunteer Ushers are needed for the upcoming presentation of RIP! A WINKLE IN TIME.

Axis Theatre Company is thrilled to let you know about our latest original collaborative creation RIP! A WINKLE IN TIME.

 Set in Canada’s North, Rip! A Winkle in Time is a four-person multi-character play that is loosely inspired by the fable of Rip Van Winkle. Ever feel as though you blinked for a moment and the world completely changed? Imagine the plight of Randall Irving Parson (Rip) whose mysterious encounter with a ghostly crew leads him to fall asleep and stay frozen for over a century. Rip’d from the fabric of time, this young man returns home to recapture the life he lost, but can he?

All has changed and yet all is the same…

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University of the Fraser Valley – Assistant Profession, Theatre

April 13th, 2014

The Theatre Department at the University of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a tenure-track 5/7 position at the Assistant Professor level, effective August 1, 2014. The successful applicant will teach courses in technical theatre and design, supervise the design and technical operations of the Theatre program, and design for the department’s season of theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

Western Canada Theatre – Scenic Carpenter

April 13th, 2014

Job Posting – Scenic Carpenter

Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops BC, requires a Scenic Carpenter beginning Aug 5, 2014.  This is a 37-week contract position.

Western Canada Theatre is a professional theatre based in Kamloops BC (3 ½ hours from Vancouver) playing in the 700 seat city-owned Sagebrush Theatre and WCT’s black box Pavilion Theatre. The coming season will consist of 5 mainstage shows (including 3 imports) and 2 second stage shows. Three of the season’s builds will tour. Maintenance will also be a big element of the season. Read the rest of this entry »