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Monday, March 4, 2024

Before The Curtain Goes Up: Advance Theatre Festival

The Advance Theatre Festival plays at Burnaby's Shadbolt Centre for the Arts from February 5-9.

Ruby Slippers Theatre, the Shadbolt and Playwrights Guild of Canada join forces to co-present the Advance Theatre Festival, featuring five new staged readings written and directed by female-identifying and gender non-conforming artists who also identify as Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC).

On stage at the Shadbolt in Burnaby from February 5-9, the Festival is curated by Tricia Trinh and features plays written by Abi Padilla (Grandma, Gangsta, Guerilla), Aki Yaghoubi (Evina’s Barrier), Natasha Chew (A Captivating Woman), Tricia Trinh (Attachments) and Lily Chang (Leila Roils the Seas).

In this edition of Before The Curtain Goes Up, Vancouver Presents contributor David C Jones speaks with Lily Chang about their new play Leila Roils the Seas and the Festival.

Ruby Slippers Theatre, the Shadbolt and Playwrights Guild of Canada, presents the Advance Theatre Festival at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby) from February 5-9. Visit for tickets and information.

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