First up is co-artistic director Pedro Chamale's solo show, Small Town Hoser Spic. Pedro grew up as a person of Hispanic descent in a small-town in Northern BC. As the first-generation son of an immigrant, his father told him to abandon his Guatemalan heritage, his mother refused to learn English, and he grew up with hockey and beer – what could be more Canadian? This time, we are proud to present a brand new incarnation of the show's famously beer-soaked premiere at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2015. Missed it two years ago? Here's your chance!
May 23 and May 24, Intrepid Theatre Club, Victoria BC
Then, we've got Adam Grant Warren's solo show Last Train In. We first met Adam in 2015 at the PTC Playwrights Colony. Moving back and forth in time – from the winter of 2007 to present-day – Last Train In follows Adam through his first year as a high school teacher in a small town just outside of London, England. It was a year that ended with Adam literally trapped in a UK train station, between two flights of stairs and without an elevator, for over an hour. That’s where audiences find him at the opening of the play. Because now, almost ten years later, there is still a part of him that’s trying to leave that station behind.
ASL Interpretation available.
May 24 and May 25, Metro Studio Theatre, Victoria BC
After Victoria, we are bringing back Last Train In to Vancouver as part of the rEvolver Theatre Festival, together with shows such as Vampires in Barcelona and NeOn. Don't miss this amazing festival- there's something for everybody!
ASL Interpretation and VocalEye Description available.
May 30 to June 4, Vancity Culture Lab, Vancouver BC
rice & beans is in residency at The Fishbowl on Granville Island with Boca del Lupo from Nov 29 to Dec 12, 2016. We are continuing our development of a new piece - Pick a Number.
Pick a Number was created in the summer of 2016 during a creation residency at Progress Lab 1422. Climate change was the focus of this residency, and over the course of a week, this piece was born.
Pick a Number is a piece of speculative fiction set 100 years in the future. We find ourselves on the eve of a great event that has become an instrumental tradition in sustaining our futuristic way of life.
Stay tuned for future development of this piece!