Exploratory readings of plays by three dynamic new voices from Catalonia, Spain.
The primary purpose of this project is to introduce playwrights and their work to audiences and theatre professionals in the international arena and to create interest in producing their plays. We will co-present three discovery readings of three Catalan plays in Vancouver. The plays will also be read in Saskatoon and Montreal and next year three Canadian plays will be read in...
Pi Theatre kicked off its 2008-2009 season with the Western Canadian premiere of the English translation of Evelyne de la Chenelière's Bashir Lazhar.
Directed by Richard Wolfe
Featuring David Marr
Jessie Richardson Nomination: Outstanding Set Design: Jergus Oprsal
Jessie Richardson Nomination: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role: David Marr
Bashir Lazhar is a substitute teacher from Algeria who must bring his grade six class through a trauma that mirrors his own. This celebration of courage is told with humour and conviction in a new translation by Morwyn Brebner...
Pi Theatre Productions and Persephone Theatre present the return engagement of Carole Fréchette's John & Beatrice, directed by Del Surjik and starring Vincent Gale and Patricia Drake.
Nominated for four Jessie Richardson Awards including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Production, Pi Theatre's John & Beatrice is back by popular demand. Vincent Gale reprises his Jessie-nominated performance alongside Patricia Drake who takes over the role of Beatrice in this highly acclaimed modern fairytale that explores the challenges of making a romantic connection in today's...
Written in 1991, Almighty Voice and His Wife tells the story of a Cree man, jailed for killing a cow without a license for his wedding feast. Upon threat of hanging, Almighty Voice escaped, leading to a man hunt that lasted over a year. In the process, Almighty Voice became a martyr and a legend.
Part love story, part minstrel show, Almighty Voice and His Wife is by turns heartwarming, shocking...
Launched Oct 27, 2011, Obstructionscontinues to test the theory that creativity feeds on limits, as organized and produced by theProgress Labof indie theatre-makers!
Each participating Obstructionscompany submits to to a list of obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee who will command them to create their next production around limitations inspired in part by The Five Obstructions by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier. The obstructions for each company are developed in secret by their peers - a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each artist to adapt to a new approach to making...