Curling up with a great book is a perfect part of a holiday break.
The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate by Peter Brook
Our Executive Director, David Jordan says this book is his top recommendation for books about theatre. Influential director Peter Brook explores the issues facing any theatrical performance, drawing on his life of experience with the stage.
The Flick by Annie Baker
The Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theatre.
Not my Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
Acclaimed actor Alan Cumming shares his relationship with his father and how it informed his career. His wit and insights come through in this new and highly recommended memoir.
Connecting Flights by Robert Lepage
Another recommendation from David, in which the Quebec actor, director, and theatre maker Robert Lepage looks back at his work, his influences, his audiences, and more.
Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama by Jordan Tannahill
Governor General’s Literary Award winner Jordan Tannahill takes readers inside the art of creating a play. He asks playwrights from around the world about what makes some plays bad, others good, and the rare one completely unforgettable—and how we can create inspired, engaging theatre for everyone.
Winners and Losers by Marcus Youssef & James Long
In this play, long-time friends and giants of the Vancouver indie theatre scene, Marcus Youseff and James Long discuss the ruthless logic of capitalism, and test its impact on our closest personal relationships with a made-up game in which they name people, places, or things and debate whether they are winners or losers.