My name is Linda Pitt and I am joining Pi as the Associate Producer, through a BC Arts Council Early Career Development grant.
My journey with Pi started around this time last year when I joined Pi as the Community and Audience Engagement Coordinator for Blasted. I also had the opportunity to assistant direct the production. Working on Blasted was a hugely rewarding learning experience for me, both as an emerging artist and administrator. It solidified my commitment to create and support work that is thought provoking, risky and that expands people’s notions of what theatre...
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.
In honour of what would have been Sarah Kane's 44th birthday, we thought we would share some information about her and her life.
After growing up in Essex, UK, Sarah Kane went to study drama at Bristol University. After graduating in 1992, she moved on to receive her MA in playwriting at the University of Birmingham. At the age of 23, Kane wrote her first full-length piece, Blasted. This provocative young playwright went on to complete 4 more plays and a short film in less then 5 years. Most of her works explored human relationships and graphic dramatizations of violence and sex.
Pi just went on tour! This past weekend, our production of Between the Sheets by Jordi Mand traveled to Victoria, BC. We were welcomed in by George Jay Elementary School (currently working out of Richmond Elementary School), and loved re-creating Miss Stewart's classroom once again. We're thrilled we were able to work on Between the Sheets once again, and we hope that we get the chance to tour it again sometime soon. Where do you think we should tour to next?
Between the Sheets is hitting the road! Pi is heading to Victoria from January 29 to 31 for just FOUR performances.
We’ll be performing at George Jay at Richmond Elementary School, 8pm every evening, with a 4pm matinee on Saturday the 31.
Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets is a dynamic work, an after-school drama that Pi has set in a real classroom. It’s a nails-on-chalkboard lesson where fiction meets reality. Taking place in a classroom combines the seating and stage into one intimate space, which allows for a fly-on-the-wall experience to occur.