Productions

Cabaret presented by Studio 58/Langara College (Studio 58, Vancouver, Jan. 31-Feb. 24)  

The Sound of Music presented by Chemainus Theatre Festival (Chemainus, Feb. 15-Apr. 6)

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story This show features the rocking, rolling story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame as the world’s top recording artist, including over 20 of his greatest hits (Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, Feb. 21-Mar. 2)

No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, a poet and icon of American literature who was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. This stunning production was written by poets Eve L. Ewing and Nate Marshall with a live score composed by Ayanna Woods and Jamila Woods, and will be brought to life onstage by multimedia troupe Manual Cinema (Chan Centre, Vancouver, Feb. 24)

Peter and the Wolf Produced by National Theatre of Iceland (Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver, Feb. 26-28) 

The Good Bride A one-woman comedy about a Quiverfull Christian girl (Firehall Arts Centre, Feb. 27-Mar. 9)

Metamorphosis Co-Produced by National Theatre of Iceland and Worlds of Puppets (Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver, Mar. 1-2)  

Mo Willem’s Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in A Play!” presented by Carousel Theatre for Young People (The Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver, Mar. 2-31)

Reverberations Written by Brian Linds; co-produced by Presentation House Theatre and Reverberations Collective (Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver, Mar. 7-17)   

GoldRausch A film within a play, premiered in 2017, GoldRausch is a comedy with music journeying through film director Oskar’s efforts to make a film about the man who started the Gold Rush Fever of 1848: the “Emperor of California”. Presented by UBC Theatre & Film. (Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC, Mar. 14-30)

Marine Life by Rosa Laborde, presented by Ruby Slippers Theatre (Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, Mar. 15-23) 

Arts Club - Circle Game reinterprets the iconic songs of Joni Mitchell (The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Mar. 15)

Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas (Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, Mar. 28-Apr. 6)

Jack and the Magic Bean Written by Linda A. Carson, produced by Presentation House Theatre (Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver, Apr. 11-28)  

The Foreigner presented by Chemainus Theatre Festival (Chemainus, Apr-May 9)

News & AnnouncemenTs

PTC Announces 2019 Block P (Producing for Theatre) Participants Mairy Beam, Kagan Goh, Rebecca Walters and Ilana Zackon, join the producer of the Fringe New Play Prize 2019 winning project (Mx) Shanae Sodhi.

Announcing the 2019 Fringe New Play Prize Winner Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) and the Vancouver Fringe Festival are pleased to announce that Lili Robinson has won the Fringe New Play Prize with her work MxThe Prize includes a free Mainstage spot at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival in September. 

Workshops & EVENTS

hən̓əm̓stəmxw tə syəθ – Using Tradition: Activating Indigenous World Views Industry Series Be part of the 18th Annual Talking Stick Festival – western Canada’s premiere Indigenous performing arts festival – by attending this four-day forum that invites art presenters, artists, scholars, funders, and audience members together to build upon the previous Industry Series events, further imagining and demonstrating the strength, significance, and importance of Indigenous performing arts. (SFU Woodwards, Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown, Feb. 22-25)

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