One circus artist. Two ropes. Climb is a journey through four stages of life on two axes.

The Cultch, 1895 Venables St

1. Tell us about your show.

Climb doesn’t have a traditional plot. The show is a narrative collage; four monologues that highlight moments throughout the lifespan. We start in childhood with a myth about space and time and then reinterpret that myth for adolescence, adulthood and old age using text and aerial movement. The stories are all very different but are linked thematically. This is not a traditional play, but that’s what I think makes it’s really exciting!    

2. Why should someone come see your show?

Climb is, at its heart, a really cool, unique show. We’ve got an incredibly skilled aerialist and slack rope walker in Esther de Monteflores. She’s a really exciting contemporary circus artist. Her tricks, her movement, her dance and choreography all have a personal touch. And she performs some really athletic, daring and striking stuff throughout! Even if you don’t like theatre, I think you’ll be excited and entertained by what she can do.

Our composer, Aaron Read, really created something special as well. His music is moody, thoughtful and plays with our themes in really exciting ways and there are moments of really striking beauty. He’s a real talent!

I wrote the monologues, so I can’t get too swoony about them, but I’m a published, almost award-winning fiction writer and I’ve also written for television. This is my first foray into the world of theatre, but I can say that we got some really great performances from our cast. Ultimately, I think we have a stellar team and have created something really unique and special and we’re really excited to debut it at the Vancouver Fringe!

3. If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Ooh. Good question. Probably Ant Man because I think you’ll be surprised by what our show can do!

4. If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, besides your own, what show would that be?

Personally, I’m really excited about The OC Musical! It sounds hilarious

The 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 10-20 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit for tickets and information.