Chutzpah! Festival

Ben Caplan in the 2b theatre company production of Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.
Ben Caplan in the 2b theatre company production of Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.

The Chutzpah! Festival returns with an exciting lineup of performances this November 21-28, 2020, all available online, with special opportunities to attend intimate shows live-streamed from the stage of the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre.

The Chutzpah! Festival celebrates its 20th milestone year of presenting Vancouver audiences with new and exciting, critically acclaimed artists from all over the world working in comedy, music, theatre and dance. This will be the first Festival presented in a digital format, and the first helmed by new Artistic Managing Director, Jessica Mann Gutteridge.

Artists will present work from the U.K., Israel, U.S.A., and Canada. The lineup will include concerts, comedy, new dance works, and previews of theatre works-in-progress, paired with stimulating conversations and opportunities to interact with creative artists. Audiences will have the opportunity to attend special live music, dance and comedy performances, with safety protocols in place, or to alternately enjoy simulcasts from the comfort of their own homes.

“As a festival devoted to the excitement of live performing arts, the global pandemic has presented us with new challenges in how we come together to share artistic experiences,” says Jessica Mann Gutteridge. “COVID-19 has upended our usual ways of bringing work to our audiences, but the performing arts remain as vital as ever – perhaps even more so. Connecting to one another despite the distance between us is critical to our health and well-being, not to mention nourishing to our souls. Our 20th festival, at a time of challenge and transition within our organization, is the perfect time to bring together artists who have graced our stages in the past along with those who are new to our audiences.”

Check the Chutzpah! Festival for this year’s complete line-up.

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