Last season Pi went global to bring our audiences stories by some of the most exciting international voices in theatre. This year we’re focusing on the local by supporting seven remarkable Canadian playwrights through commissions, presentations, residencies and productions. We’re honored and delighted to be able to share the work of these extraordinary artists with you in our 2011 / 2012 season.
Livepod – Visions of Vancouver
New Plays by Dennis Foon, Kevin Loring, Michele Riml and Michael St. John Smith, and Adrienne Wong
October 5th – 15th, 2011
CBC Studio 700
In the spirit of New York I Love You, and Pairs je t’aime, sets of short films inspired by the theme of place, Pi Theatre will bring you four new short plays written by five of Vancouver’s most exciting contemporary playwrights, each expressing their unique vision of Vancouver. Part of the Vancouver 125 celebrations, Livepod: Visions of Vancouver will be performed live and recorded for internet broadcast, reconsidering live theatre for our mediated age.
Except in the Unlikely Event of War
By Sean Devine
Workshop Performance – December 15th, 2011
CBC Studio 700
Set in a world where war and waste are necessary and authoritarian power is the binding force of society, Except in the Unlikely Event of War is scathing satire on the politicization of art and media and the instability of truth. Developed over the course of Sean Devine’s artistic residency with Pi Theatre, this will be a workshop of the play in-progress.
Almighty Voice and His Wife
By Daniel David Moses
February 1st – 4th, 2012
The Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island
One of the great plays of Canadian theatre, Almighty Voice and His Wife tells the story of a Cree man arrested for killing a cow without a license. In his escape, Almighty Voice becomes a martyr and a legend. Native Earth Performing Arts Society’s revival of this 1991 work has been touring since 2009, garnering rave reviews nationally and internationally.