Pi Theatre has had an incredible year! We celebrated our 30th anniversary with multiple events, including a sold out Sunday Soul Brunch. We took Between the Sheets on tour to Victoria (only the second tour in Pi history). Our playwright-in-residence, Jordan Hall, had her play How to Survive an Apocalypse chosen as the 2016 Firehall Arts Centre, Touchstone Theatre and PTC's Flying Start project, and we blew up the stage in Blasted, which garnered 8 Jessie Richardson Award nominations. *fingers crossed for some wins*
Our 2015/16 season will be just as big, including two works in development, a...
In just a few days, both Richard and I will be heading to Toronto to take part in the Professional Association of Canadian Theatre's annual conference. Pi has been a member of PACT since 1991, and although Richard has attended a number of times, this will be my first conference.
I'm very excited to meet other theatre professionals from across the country, talk to them and learn about what they are doing. It's going to be a busy four days, but I can't wait!
This winter, Pi worked closely with filmmaker Holly Hofmann to create a promotional video that demonstrated who the company really is. With the assistance of Cineworks and Telus for additional support, we are excited to present to you, our short film:
We'd like to thank Holly, Cameron, Cineworks, Telus and everyone who helped create and was featured in the film.
Blasted by Sarah Kane opens on April 11th! Are you ready to be Blasted? Find out more information here or get your tickets here.
It's about time that we introduce you to the fearless team that is working on Blasted. Richard Wolfe, DirectorMichael Kopsa, Ian This is Michael’s first production with Pi Theatre and he is thrilled to be working with Richard and this wonderful cast and designers. Michael is a multiple nominated Jessie Award winner. Recently he appeared in Late Company (Touchstone Theatre); Art (Gateway); and Whose Life is it Anyway (Realwheels). Other theatre: God and the Indian (Firehall Theatre); Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Pound of Flesh / Cultch); Paradise Garden (Arts Club / Stanley Theatre); Almost...
In the 1990/1991 season, Pink Ink used a quote to promote what it was that the company did: “If art does not outrage, does not provoke, then it is of no value.” - Pier Paulo Pasolini Also in 1990, Cindy Block wrote an article about Pink Ink in the Playboard, saying that: “This is what Pink Ink is all about. Since its genesis in 1985, this unique theatre company, under the direction of Sandhano Schultze, has been committed to providing audiences with an intellectual challenge that refreshingly moves beyond mainstream theatre. This commitment to provocative, timulating theatre along with a...
Throwback Thursdays continues with Julia Schofield’s Love on the Plastic, which was produced in January 1990.
This play, which is set in a Mayfair nightclub, is about the purchase and sale of illusion at the expense of human lives – where money is the real aphrodisiac and the ultimate answer. The audience hears the stories of 12 characters as they are skillfully woven into the fabric of a night at the club, and presents us with raw facts about the world of high-class prostitution and insights into why women in our society continue to play this role.