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