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In collaboration with Rumble Productions and Touchstone Theatre, we have created an audience feedback form to hear from you, our valued audience members. Now is your opportunity to tell us what you think about what we're doing now and how we can do it better! Be as honest as you like. All answers are entirely anonymous.

To show our appreciation of your feedback, those who respond before April 16th, will be entered into an early-bird prize draw for two tickets to "A Last Resort" at Rumble Productions' TREMORS Festival. All respondents are eligible to be entered into a draw for two tickets for...

Hello, everyone! My name is Catherine Ballachey and I've been working as Pi's Administrative Intern through the Prime Placements program since September. Becky, the General Manager, asked me to introduce myself and say a few things about what I hope to do in theatre, what I'm learning through the internship and anything else interesting about me.

To start, I'm a graduate of SFU's Contemporary Arts program in Performance Theatre and French. Since graduating, I've been working wherever I can in theatre, which includes front of house, stage managing, admin, directing, writing, producing and even...

Do you like eating delicious food, sampling artisan beer, and making new friends? Then join us for our upcoming Pi Dinner Circle, on February 10th, 2012.

This dinner circle is a six-course meal, held in the home and studio of a prominent Vancouver theatre artist. Each course will feature an artisan beer pairing by local brewmaster Claire Connolly.

Tickets are only $100, and include dinner, beer pairings and a tax receipt for $35. We can also offer a dinner-only option for $80.

Past dinners have sold out quickly and seating is quite limited. If you would like to book your tickets or if you...

As many of you know, in 2009 it was decided that adult arts and cultural organizations would no longer be eligible for funding through Gaming grants. Pi was just finishing the last year of a three year commitment from Gaming as the cuts were announced. Between Gaming eligibility changes and cuts to the BC Arts Council, Pi lost over 20% of our funding between 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. The past two years have been undeniably challenging. We've been incredibly fortunate in our fundraising, and are hugely grateful for our amazing community of supporters for helping us get through.

After a months...

Pi Theatre staff and board had a lovely dinner at Nuba in downtown Vancouver on December 19th to mark the end of the year. Great food. Great company. Bring on 2012!

(In the photo: Pi GM Becky Low, Secretary Dawn Padget and President Ben Unterman.)

Pi's playwright in residence Sean Devine unveiled his newest work-in-progress at CBC Studio 700 Thursday night in front of an enthusiastic crowd of more than thirty people. "Except in the Unlikely Event of War" takes a look at whether peace is actually desirable or is war, in fact, better for us all.

The actors from left to right are Alex Ferguson, Vincent Gale, Kathleen Duborg, Todd Thomson and Richard Wolfe. Except will have its second workshop this summer.

Thanks to all who came out to support Sean and new play development in Vancouver.

Tired of buying people things they don't need? Fed up with spending money on more useless tat? This year, avoid waste, give theatre. This holiday season, give ethically with Pi.

We have a wide variety of gifts for everyone on your list. You can buy a gobo for your landlord, fifteen sound cues for your aunt and an actor for a day for your sister. With items starting at $5, it's affordable for everyone to contribute, and play a vital role in creating contemporary theatre. For gifts over $20, you will receive a tax receipt for the full value of your donation. Finish your holiday shopping now at...

Carmen Aguirre is recently returned from London where she was promoting her new book Something Fierce.

Read a wonderfully written profile of Carmen in The Guardian.

Obstructions was launched at last night's AGM-apalooza which took place at PL 1422.

Following three sold-out iterations of the Hive party series, Vancouver's Progress Lab network of indie theatre-makers are coming together to test the theory that creativity feeds on limits. Inspired in part by The Five Obstructions by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, the core artists of each participating company will submit, a few at a time and under a cold spotlight, to a list of obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee. The companies will then be commanded to create their next production around those...

Back in late August the Pi office received an email from the folks at Groupon in Chicago telling us about a new initiative that they were launching in Vancouver called G-Team. Groupon were interested in using their service as a way to create awareness and raise funds for mission-based organizations. The lovely folks at Groupon had done some research into mission-based organizations in Vancouver and they wanted to invite Pi to be one of their first campaigns. And so, here we are!

Here's how the deal works. Pi is hoping to raise money to support the development of our Playwright-in-Residence...

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