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2009 marks Pi Theatre's 25th Anniversary! We're thrilled to celebrate 25 years of bringing you dynamic, provocative and entertaining theatre experiences.

Pi Theatre began life as the Pink Ink Co-op in 1984, and led by Sandhano Schultze it quickly built a reputation for producing edgy, challenging scripts. Some highlights from the last quarter century include:

1992 Pi produces the first production of Polygraph, (with Théâtre la Seizième) to be mounted outside the auspices of Robert Lepage’s own company.

1997 Pi joins with several independent Vancouver theatre companies to found See Seven...

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

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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...

Pi Theatre, in association with, Tant per Tant Saskatoon, PTC Vancouver and Playwrights' Workshop Montreal present: Catalan Connection.

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 with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York presents Radoslaw Rychcik and the Stefan Zeromski Theatre of Poland's production of In the Solitude of Cotton Fields.

Director Radosław Rychcik’s contemporary vision of French playwright Bernard-Marie Koltes' play In the Solitude of Cotton Fields features 2 actors in black suits backed by the talented musicians of The Natural Born Chillers. The action follows the Dealer and the Client as they conduct an seemingly illicit and unnamed deal. Featuring Wojciech Niemczyk & Tomasz...

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In the spirit of New York, I Love You, and Paris Je T'Aime, sets of short films inspired by the theme of place, Pi Theatre brings you four short plays inspired by our fair city.

The plays were written by five of Vancouver's most exciting playwrights as part of the Vancouver 125celebrations, Visions of Vancouver is inspired by the style of old-time radio broadcasting.

Pi has created podcasts of the live performances and they are now available to stream or download from our website free of charge here.

Visions of Vancouver

Featuring:

Carmen Aguirre, Patrick Keating, Jennifer Mawhinney and...

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...

Pi teams up with Vancity Theatre to present a very special screening of INTERMISSION, a movie written by Mark O'Rowe that Leonard Maltin calls "FEROCIOUS, FRESH AND FUNNY".

The film will be Introduced by Richard Wolfe, artistic director of Pi Theatre.

 

Feb 19 -  08:30 pm
(2003, 106 mins, 35mm)

In the tradition of Irish black comedies like "In Bruges" and "The Guard", this was the first screenplay by playwright Mark O’Rowe. From its gobsmacking opening to the bravura climax, it's a movie with such verve, energy and surprise it will knock you sideways. One of those films where strangers’ destinies...

Inspired by the style of old-time radio broadcasting, Visions of Vancouver is a series of four short plays commissioned to celebrate Vancouver's 125th anniversary.

The plays were performed live at CBC Studio 700 in October 2011. Recordings of those live performance are available here free of charge.

Gather the family around the computer and listen together or download them and listen to them on the go. Each play will only be available for six months so listen while you can!

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The Thin Veneer by Kevin Loring

The Thin Veneer takes an...

Terminus

Pi Theatre presents Terminus, Mark O'Rowe's nightmarish vision of one night in Dublin. A serial killer dreams of singing Bette Midler tunes, a teacher races to save a former student from a barbarous gang, and a young woman finds love in the arms of a demon.

Commissioned by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2007, Terminus has astonished and thrilled audiences around the world.

February 28th - March 17th (opens March 1st)
7:00 pm Tuesdays
8:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday
4:00 matinees Saturday and Sunday (no matinee Saturday March 2nd)
1:00 matinees Wednesdays

Join us after the show on March 7th for a...

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...

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