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Podcast
Mar 6, 2016
Hooker Monologues

The Hooker Monologues

Redeye
A remarkable new production opens next week at the Firehall Arts Centre. The Hooker Monologues will present narratives directly based on the experiences of sex workers and allies.
Podcast
Feb 18, 2016

Play: Riding on a Cloud

Redeye
Yasser Mroué was shot in the head by a sniper's bullet during the Lebanese civil war. Writer and director Rabih Mroué puts his brother on stage to tell the story of his life, before and after the war.
Podcast
Jan 13, 2016
Seeds

Seeds: Percy Schmeiser vs. Monsanto

Redeye
Annabel Soutar is a playwright who brings a journalistic awareness to her theatre production, with the dialogue taken verbatim from interviews and news stories. Her latest play is Seeds.
Blog
Nov 19, 2015

Nirbhaya! Raise your hand and be silent no more!

Doreen Nicoll
Violence against women spans every age, income, level of education, nationality, race, ethnicity and country in the world. Farber, through her testimonial play, bears witness to this truth.
Podcast
Oct 25, 2015

Death in a Dumpster: The Musical

Redeye
Death in a Dumpster is based on a short play by renowned anti-poverty activist and author Sheila Baxter. It's been written, composed and performed by a group of street-involved youth.
Podcast
Jan 11, 2015

Kayak: A play about climate change

Redeye
Annie is a wealthy middle-aged woman lost in a kayak. As she floats aimlessly on the water, she is haunted by memories of Julie, a radical environmentalist and girlfriend of her son, Peter.
Podcast
Jan 20, 2014

Night

Redeye
One of the plays at the PuSH festival this week is set in the far North. It tells the story of the encounter between a museum worker from Toronto and a woman who lives in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.
Podcast
Jan 19, 2014

Medicine

Redeye
Writer and performer TJ Dawe’s newest monologue recounts what happened when he attended a week-long group therapy retreat where participants took the Amazonian psychotropic plant ayahuasca.
Podcast
Dec 16, 2013

Jack and the Beanstalk: An East Van Panto

Redeye
Pantomime is a popular Christmas theatre tradition in the U.K. where audiences shout back at the characters and enjoy humour that ranges from bawdy to political to slapstick.
Podcast
Oct 1, 2013

Play: 'You Should Have Stayed Home'

Redeye
Playwright Tommy Taylor was one of 900 people arrested and held in detention during the G20 summit in Toronto in July 2010. He’s turned the Facebook post he wrote about it into a play.
Podcast
Mar 19, 2013

Play: How Has My Love Affected You?

Redeye
Marcus Youssef is well-known for his plays on political issues from the invasion of Iraq to Canadian involvement in Afghanistan. His most recent production moves into more personal territory.
Podcast
Jan 17, 2013

Human Library at the Push Festival

Redeye
Checking out a human book gives you the chance to challenge your stereotypes about people very different from you. Some of the titles on offer in Vancouver are Drag Queen, Occupy Activist and Refugee.

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