New TYA play under construction!

WE NOW KNOW: The Complete History of Science is under construction!

Writers Peter Carlone and Ryan Gladstone have been hard at work, periodically, for almost 4 years. It turns out that converting complex scientific material into entertaining, clear, fun material for young audiences isn’t as easy as it might sound. But “sciencing to do they did!” and with the script finally complete, we are ready to launch into production development.

Thanks to generous support from both the BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver, we’ve been able to conduct a series of workshops to test out the material.

WE NOW KNOW is jam packed, like protons in a nucleus, with projections. While co-writer Peter will be handling a lot of the animations, local artist Nima Gholami. He has begun the process of creating original art assets for the hundreds of individual projections. Here’s a short bio so you can get to know him!

Nima Gholamipour is an Iranian-Canadian artist, animator, comedian and film maker living and working in Vancouver British Columbia. He is currently working as a part time artist at a mobile game studio and can be seen regularly performing improv and sketch comedy at various underground comedy shows in the city. One of his favorite scientists is Stephen Hawking.

 

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THEATRE UNDER THE GUN is returning to Vancouver!

It’s deadline driven, insomnia fuelled creation at its best.

Theatre Under the Gun is a 48 Hour Play Creation Competition. 6 Vancouver Theatre Companies receive an inspiration package, and have only 48 hours to race against the clock and create an original piece of theatre! Hosted by Monster Theatre and co-presented by The Vancouver Fringe, Theatre Under the Gun is one of the most epic, exciting, surprising and electric theatre events of the season.

The energy is electric, the creativity spawned from the pressure of the time limit is dizzying, the evening is unforgettable. After 7 years of hibernation, it’s back in Vancouver, with a brand new batch of young, talented, ground-breaking artists.

THEATRE UNDER THE GUN

@ Performance Works Theatre

Saturday, Feb 9 @ 8pm

www.monstertheatre.com

Tickets $25 available through Theatre Wire

TICKETS!

Stay Tuned for Application Deadlines and forms!

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Who Killed Gertrude Crump? at the Vancouver International Puppet Festival

Agatha Christie Returns from the Dead to perform a Puppet Show.

Feb 13-18 @ Performance Works

Tickets here!

It’s New Year’s Eve 1899. One by one, an enigmatic cast of characters arrive by boat to the haunting and isolated Monkswell Manor. That night, famous murder mystery author Gertrude Crump is murdered… mysteriously! No one can leave until the truth is uncovered.

As the characters investigate, accuse, suspect, confess, plot, flash-back and engage in general hubbub, the audience is charged with the task of answering one simple question: Who Killed Gertrude Crump?

“…the most impressive acting feat in the festival!” ★★★★★-Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press

“A standing ovation followed Travis’ tour-de-force performance.”- ★★★★★ London Free Press

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SHAKESPEARE’S DREAM headed back on the road

A (mostly) brand new cast will be touring our TYA production of Shakespeare’s Dream to schools and theatre’s across BC from January 22nd to May 3rd. Sydney Hayduk will be returning in her roles as Hermia, Lysander and Titania. Carly Pokoradi will be playing Helena, Demetrius and Oberon. While Mack Gordon will be playing Shakespeare, Puck, Egeus and of course, Helena’s ex-boyfriend Tony.

For performance dates and times check out our new Show Calendar

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