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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Before The Curtain Goes Up: The Identity Bureau

The Identity Bureau plays at the Roundhouse Performance Centre in Vancouver from April 28 through May 2.

Created by diverse Metro Vancouver youth with playwright and director Valerie Methot and several industry professionals, Some Assembly Theatre Company presents The Identity Bureau, a timely theatre piece stemming from conversations with youth who spoke about the damaging effects when their identity is disrespected.

Set in the very near future, the Identity Bureau is a place that assigns identities and traits to all citizens. It’s the last day citizens can make identity updates and pay fines before the big system rehaul. Meant to create a calm, the Bureau creates chaos as we witness the absurdity of not simply deciding to be who we truly are.

In this edition of Before The Curtain Goes Up, Vancouver Presents contributor David C Jones speaks with playwright and director Valerie Methot to learn more.

Some Assembly Theatre Company presents The Identity Bureau at the Roundhouse Performance Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver) from April 28 through May 2. Visit someassembly.ca for tickets and information.

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