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High Water from multidisciplinary performance artist Robert Leveroos, under his moniker Macromatter, is one of six world premieres from local artists and companies at the 16th annual PuSh Festival.

Theatre review: High Water is a treat, not a meal

Light on narrative, heavy on wonder, High Water is a visual delight. Using dollar store tat, co-creator/performer Robert Leveroos (aka Macromatter) takes the rising...
Tom McBeath, Christopher Allen, and Susinn McFarlen in the 2019 Arts Club Theatre Company production of The Birds & the Bees. The Mark Crawford comedy is one of three touring productions as part of the Arts Club's 2020-2021 season. Photo by Moonrider Productions.

Arts Club Theatre Company announces its 2020-2021 season

In her third year as the Arts Club Theatre Company’s artistic director, Ashlie Corcoran has announced the company’s 2020-2021 season she calls “a vibrant...
Members of the cast of the Studio 58 production of Urinetown. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Theatre review: Urinetown cast raises the roof and dances up a storm

The cast and crew of Urinetown confirm that Studio 58 is a breeding ground for some of the finest contributors to Canada’s performing arts. Many...
Kate Besworth in the Backbone Theatre Collective production of Spine. Photo by Robin Toma.

Theatre review: Spine lacks authenticity

Clara Brennan’s Spine attempts to address the chasm and eventual friendship between a teenage spitfire, Amy, and an elderly widow, Glenda, who is hell-bent...
Members of the cast of the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Noises Off. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: Noises Off provides diminishing returns

For anyone unfamiliar with its premise, Noises Off is an outrageously rollicking play-within-a-play that reveals the chaos and pitfalls that beset a second-rate theatre...
Éanna O'Dowd and India Shaw-Smith in the Untold Wants Theatre production of Gruesome Playground Injuries.

Love, friendship and Gruesome Playground Injuries

It seems every couple of years Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries makes an appearance on a Vancouver stage. With local productions in 2014, 2016...
Ben Caplan in the 2b theatre company production of Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.

Theatre review: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story drips with rebellious compassion

Like a folktale dressed as a concert, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story sketches the tragedy of two Romanian refugees with a depth of...
Magical realist work by Carmen Aguirre celebrates Latinx culture and marks the theatrical debut of Juno Award-winning hip hop artist Shad.

Anywhere But Here explores displacement and exile at this year’s PuSh Festival

Among the six world premieres at this year’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, currently underway in Vancouver, is Carmen Aguirre’s Anywhere But Here, a...
Sebastien Archibald, Carlo Marks, and Daniel Martin, and Peter Anderson in the Gateway Theatre production of Straight White Men. Photo by Peter Carlone.

Young Jean Lee sets her sights on white male privilege in Straight White Men

Garnering attention on Broadway for being the first play produced by a female Asian-American playwright and for its subversive take on white male privilege,...
Unikkaaqtuat continues at the Vancouver Playhouse until January 25.

Theatre review: multi-media Unikkaaqtuat is a unique immersive experience

In the groundbreaking multi-media production, Unikkaaqtuat, a remarkable assemblage of musicians, acrobats, actors, singers, drummers, and scenographers, transports the audience to the Arctic and...

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