In a media release, The Cultch has announced a fall season with flexibility in mind due to the ever-changing pandemic restrictions.
With current plans to offer its fall season digitally, there remains a possibility of performances presented in-person or a combination of both. Details will be announced closer to each show to comply with the most up-to-date safety standards.
“These past five months have been a true rollercoaster,” says executive director Heather Redfern in the release. “Who knew so much could change in such a short time? I’m immensely proud of and grateful for every person who has been on this journey, and the way we have risen to the challenge of what has been a series of very difficult experiences. The fact that we are able to do a fall season is a miracle. And the fact that we have been able to pivot as an organization so quickly to do so is a double miracle. We’re so proud to be able to honour these artists and, most of all, share their extraordinary work with our community.”
The fall season kicks off in September with TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival. Curated by Urban Ink’s Corey Payette and The Cultch’s Heather Redfern, the Festival features local and international Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in a variety of performance styles including theatre, music, drag, burlesque, circus, comedy, and everything in between.
In October, East Vancouver singer-songwriter Veda Hille presents Little Volcano. Following on a sold-out premiere at this year’s PuSh Festival, the musical memoir is a self-portrait of love, death, and survival.
November sees the return of do you want what i have got? a craigslist cantata. Last seen on a Vancouver stage in 2012, the musical revue based on real-life Craigslist ads gets a pandemic makeover with a new perspective on social isolation and live-streamed from all around The Cultch’s Historic Theatre.
The fall season concludes in December with Panto Come Home! in which an all-star cast from past East Van Pantos remixes the best of the last seven years into a brand new holiday show.
To remain flexible to evolving circumstances, The Cultch will announce its spring line-up later this year.
Subscriptions for The Cultch’s fall 2020 season are on sale now. Visit thecultch.com for more information.