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Pi Theatre, with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Touchstone Theatre presents a Native Earth Performing Arts production of Daniel David Moses's Almighty Voice and His Wife.

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...

A Place Called Whisper

Launched Oct 27, 2011, Obstructions continues to test the theory that creativity feeds on limits, as organized and produced by the Progress Lab of indie theatre-makers!

Each participating Obstructions company 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...

Obstructions

Pi Theatre is bravely rising to the challenge presented by our peers. We've received our obstructions and now, we're going to create theatre for children!

Part of Progress Lab's wildly popular Obstructions series, saw Pi creating a piece according to the following parameters:

  • Pi must make a show for an audience of young children with at least one child under 12 in the cast.
  • The piece must incorporate use of structured improvisation and audience participation.
  • It must be unsophisticated.

A Place Called Whisper: Circus of Stolen Dreams played to sold-out houses for two performances only, the...

Pi Theatre has been creating bold productions for 30 years. Find out more about our past shows here:

The Paradise Arms Reading by Leanna Brodie (La beauté du monde by Olivier Sylvestre)
May 18, 2017


Long Division by Peter Dickinson (Annex)
April 26 - 30, 2017


Genetic Drift by Amy Lee Lavoie
April 5 - 8, 2017


Empire of the Son by Tetsuro Shigematsu (Tour - Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre)
November 1, 2016 - January 29, 2017


Long Division by Peter Dickinson (Gateway)
November 17 - 26, 2016


The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar
April 5 - 23, 2016


Lost Words by Pippa Mackie and Jeff Gladstone...

Pi Theatre's mission is to produce and present bold and uncompromising plays that explore modern life. We connect audiences with theatre that's intellectually alive and emotionally charged.

Pi Theatre began life as the Pink Ink Co-op in 1984, led by Sandhano Schultze.  It quickly established a distinct position in Vancouver’s theatrical ecology, with a reputation for producing the work of Québécois playwrights, as well as works from the world stage.  In 1990 the company began to engage performers under Equity Guest Artist Contracts and in 1991, Pink Ink joined PACT, becoming a signatory to the...

Between the Sheets in Victoria from January 29 - 31.  What secrets will you learn?

Pi Theatre, in association with Theatre SKAM, presents Jordi Mand's Between the Sheets, an intimate after-school drama that takes place in a real classroom in Victoria where you'll witness a parent-teacher interview you won't soon forget. It's a nails-on-chalkboard lesson where fiction meets reality. Drive to George Jay at Richmond Elementary School as the characters would have done. Park in the school parking lot and walk into the building as you might in the course of your normal lives. Feel the tangible...

House/Home

Busy little bees, it is time to return to the HIVE: Twelve adventurous theatre companies deliver twelve distinct performances in continuous rotation.

Presented with

Flutter from one site-specific show to the next, with DJs, dancing and more theatrical social networking.

Pi’s piece, House/Home, will be directed by Artistic Director Richard Wolfe. For House/Home each audience member is given a key to 577½ Great Northern Way and is invited to drop by for a visit. Using music, burlesque, poetry and movement, Pi explores the surreal matrix of our most private spaces.

Starring Todd Thomson and Sasa...

John & Beatrice

Carole Fréchette has written this highly acclaimed modern fairytale that explores the challenges of making a romantic connection in today’s insular society. Beatrice places an ad: “Well-to-do young heiress is seeking a man who will interest, move and seduce her.” She sits in her downtown tower waiting. When John climbs the stairs with an answer to her ad, the games really begin.

Director: Del Surjik

Starring: Vincent Gale and Karen Rae

Set Designer: Yvan Morissette
Lighting Designer: Adrian Muir
Sound Designer: Patrick Pennefather
Projection Designer: Tim Matheson
Costume Designer: Karen...

Arabian Night

On a summer night of stifling and charged heat, five occupants of two adjacent condo towers find their dreams, both romantic and erotic, combining to become tinged with the panic of nightmares.  In a twist on the Arabian Tales, a Sleeping Beauty lies on the 7th floor, entrapping tenants in an unwilling carpet ride manufactured from the fabric of her cursed dreams.  Eros and Death become sensually entwined in a manner that is hypnotic in its power and exhilarating in its terror.   

Arabian Night was written by Roland Schimmelpfennig and translated by David Tushingham. 

This production was co-produced...

Werewolves

Inspired by a wake in a Belorussian village, Werewolves has a possessed and frightening intensity that evokes an Old World spell in its capacity to dissolve the boundaries between the physical, mental, and spiritual worlds. Realism gives way to the fantastic. A wake transforms into a wedding. Mantraps are made – and used. And these events draw not only the attendance of neighbors, but also of three frightening strangers.

Director: Tammy Isaacson

Starring: Tara Goertzen, Ian Harmon, Richard Heaven, Adam Lolacher, Cat Main, David Newham, Jane Noble, Ashley O’Connell, Shana Orlowsky, Liana...

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