Off-Leash is on October 30 to November 8 at Studio 16. Get your tickets through Theatre Wire here!
What can audiences expect from a performance?
A good time. Incredible music. Great creative team. A very Vancouver show.
What things do you want your performances to prompt people to think about?
This show is about finding community in an urban environment. It’s about reaching out and connecting with others.
What are you most looking forward to about the performances?
The music, the story, working with the artists.
What is something that people don’t know about your show that they should?
This show was put together on an extremely tight budget. Everybody banded together to make it work. That’s community.
Why does Vancouver need this play now?
In some ways, social media has separated us. We need to find ways to get together again and talk to each other, face-to-face.
Were there any moments in the creation or rehearsal of this piece when you thought you might not make it through?
Definitely. The funding climate is very tough and small organizations have a real challenge getting noticed and properly funded.
Why do you make theatre?
Creativity is fundamental to us as human beings. It makes us smarter, more compassionate, and making theatre is darn fun.
What does Vancouver’s Theatre scene need?
To be marketed in such a way that makes us competitive on the world stage.
If you had an unlimited budget for this show, would you change anything? What?
I would double the cast size of this show and the orchestra. I would also increase the general production budget and have a longer rehearsal period and run.
What is your next project and why are you excited about it?
We are not ready to announce our next project, but it’s a good one!