The rEvolver Theatre Festival (May 23-Jun 4) celebrates its fifth anniversary with twelve days of fresh new works from emerging and early mid-career artists.

A one-stop-event to see what is happening in the interdisciplinary theatre arts, the festival will present works created by local artists, and from across Canada.

Here are five shows we think you should not miss:

1Tombstone: A Cardboard Western

Yukon’s Ramshackle Theatre returns to rEvolver with a one-of-a-kind puppet show combining live video capture and projection inside a world of puppets made almost entirely of cardboard. With an eclectic story mixing a wild west amusement park, a cyborg love triangle, and an army of cowboy robots, Tombstone: A Cardboard Western is guaranteed fun for all ages.


For the first time in the festival’s history, contemporary dance will be part of the mainstage program with (i.m)position. Luciterra Dance Theatre presents this all-woman ensemble work about connectivity.


Performed in English and Japanese (with English subtitles), NeOn-ね音 is a personal work about ​love and family from playwright Mayumi Yoshida.

4Last Train in

Last Train In. Photo by Adam Grant Warren.

rice & beans theatre presents the world premiere of Adam Grant Warren’s Last Train in. While born with Cerebral Palsy, this is not your typical story of disability and triumph over adversity. Instead, it’s about travel, romance, career expectations, and the all-too-human tendency to embellish.

5Vampires in Barcelona

Do you believe in Vampires? You just might after taking in Brian Cochrane’s Vampires in Barcelona. Through theatrical storytelling, Cochrane tells a fantastic tale of meeting a Hungarian magician who insists he visit the Spanish city’s only vampire bar.

Vancouver Presents!