July 9, 2015 — Vancouver is a creative powerhouse with brilliant, independent theatre openings practically every week. The problem is finding all these theatre happenings. The solution? Theatre Wire: a one-stop shop for all your independent theatre needs.
In addition to offering discounted subscriptions to a series of independent theatre shows, Theatre Wire’s website will be filled with news, local performing arts history, and comedian Sara Bynoe (Say Wha?: Reading of Deliciously Rotten Writing) interviewing Vancouver’s theatre personalities, including the Georgia Straight’s theatre critic, Colin Thomas and 2015 Jessie Award winner Cameron Mackenzie (Ray Michal Prize for Most Promising New Director).
Theatre Wire will connect audiences to local, independent theatre artists and the theatre community. Theatre Wire will even sell tickets!
As part of the First Vancouver Theatrespace Society’s mission to celebrate theatre by supporting emerging and established artists, the producers of the Fringe started presenting shows year-round in 2014. Theatre Wire is another way to meet that goal—by promoting the work of Vancouver’s independent theatre makers—many of whom got their start at the Fringe.
“The thing that makes independent theatre so exciting is that the artists have their moment of inspiration and then it’s on stage only a few months later. You’re so close to that spark,” Fringe Festival Executive Director, David Jordan says. “Theatre Wire is a place where audiences who are interested in theatre like that can find it—a place that supports audiences and artists alike.”
Theatre Wire’s first season runs till May 28, 2016. See below for a full list of shows:
The Rap Guide to Religion
By Baba Brinkman
July 23, 2015 at Waterfront Theatre
Fresh from a critically-acclaimed seven-month run at the Soho Playhouse off-Broadway, this multimedia one-man show traces the roots of faith from tribal animism to radical Islam to Justin Bieber thanking god at the MTV Teen Choice Awards. One night only!
By Philip Ridley (Twenty Something Theatre)
October 23 – November 8, 2015 at Havana Theatre
Explosive and poetic, Tender Napalm weaves a compelling tapestry that re-examines and re-defines the language of love.
Dressing for a Wedding
By Aaron Bushkowsky (Solo Collective)
November 12-29, 2015 at Performance Works
A dark comedy with music about a mother’s attempt to run her daughter’s wedding (without losing her mind—or her family).
By TJ Dawe& Rita Bozi (Twenty Something Theatre)
November 13-29, 2015 at Havana Theatre
52 scenes are written on a deck of cards and performed in an order determined by fate, revealing a hilarious and heartbreaking love story. No two performances are the same!
Peter n’ Chris and the Kinda OK Corral
By Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson (Peter n’ Chris)
December 3-5, 2015 at Studio 1398
Peter n’ Chris have been pleasing Fringe audiences for years… prepare to be pleasured again in this wild-west adventure!
The Unfortunate Ruth
By Tara Travis (Sticky Fingers Productions)
February 2-7, 2016 at Studio 1398
Identical twins Ruth and Ruthie share an undeniable psychic connection… but only one of them was actually born!
One-Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody
By Charlie Ross
February 18-21, 2016 at Waterfront Theatre
Why so serious? From the madmen behind One-Man Star Wars Trilogy and One-Man Lord of the Rings Trilogy comes a brand new irreverent parody and homage to The Dark Knight Trilogy.
By James and Jamesy
April 11-17, 2016 at Studio 1398
James struggles to hold onto reality as Jamesy’s fantastical imagination eclipses conventional logic. Tea fills Jamesy’s apartment until its pressure breaks the fourth wall, inundating the audience and the entire world with a sea of tea. An uproariously playful and interactive show.
By Brad Fraser (Ruby Slippers and Zee Zee Theatre)
May 12-28, 2016 at PAL Studio Theatre
When Olivia loses control at her 50th birthday party, her three best friends decide to intervene. A bold examination of addiction and intervention—and of the friendships we can’t live without.
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