We are so excited to see many PT artists in the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year. Here is your 2016 PT-friendly guide.
THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE
Playwright: Deborah Brevoort
After a terrorist’s bomb destroys Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, a battle begins between the women in the town and US officials over the clothing of the victims. In a journey towards healing, the strength and determination of a few vigilant washerwomen bring hope to the grieving, and love out of an act of hate. Inspired by a true story.
Featuring Tina Teeninga (playwright: WOLF AT THE DOOR, AGNES OF GOD), Kate Muchmore (director: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT), Stephen Elcheshen
HOW TO ADULT: THE MUSICAL
By Amy Dauer
Four 20-somethings trying to get their shit together in present-day Vancouver. It’s time to adult the f*ck up.
Directed by Eleanor Felton (director: A GOOD MOTHER)
Written by Amy Dauer (director: NINE)
A DOG AT A FEAST
By Michelle Deines
Diane is a jaded arts critic who glories in writing bloodthirsty reviews for the shows she thinks are sub-standard—which are most of them. Maya is a starlet who has been on a string of luck and therefore sees nothing but possibility. A dark comedy, A Dog at a Feast examines the power of the fear of judgement, and how we are all our own worst critics.
Director: Evan Frayne (THE AMISH PROJECT, FREUD'S LAST SESSION)
Assistant Director: Susie Coodin (THE AMISH PROJECT)
Production Design: Shelby Bushell (GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES)
Sound Design/Composition: Julie Casselman (WIT)
Publicist: Kenton Klassen (GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES)
PETER VS. CHRIS
Three time Canadian Comedy Award winning duo Peter n' Chris (Just for Laughs) are butting heads! Only this time, it's the LAST time! Only one of them will survive, in this hilarious new sketch show where only one of them will survive!
Featuring Peter Carlone (THE FOREIGNER)
By Jennifer Haley
The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity, and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination.
Featuring Julia Siedlanowska (PT Apprentice; WIT, THE DROWNING GIRLS, director: ANY NIGHT)
Designed and directed by Christ Lam (A CHRISTMAS CAROL: ON THE AIR)
By Kara Nolte
Karaoke. Slow dancing. The Backstreet Boys. Moves and words together. Intimate and revealing, transformed by Vivaldi, Edith Piaf, Neil Young and ending with delicious audience participation. Begin with a poem by Walt Whitman, sweetly create connection, witness the struggle to reach out. Breathe a joyful sigh of contentment, dance it all away.
Directed and Produced by Julia Siedlanowska (PT Apprentice; WIT, THE DROWNING GIRLS, director: ANY NIGHT)
AIMING TO FLOAT
By Janet Hinton
At a pain clinic, a new and uncooperative patient clashes with her exercise therapist. Faced with crises of physical and emotional pain, together they discover the possibility of love.
Director: Laura McLean (THE FOREIGNER)
By Veronique West
Two estranged sisters—a witchcraft historian and a bulimia survivor—delve into their conflicted past. Fiercely divided, they attempt to reconcile their differences. But a secret connects them in a way they never imagined.
Featuring Baraka Rahmani (WIT)
SINK OR SWIM
By Beverley Elliott
2014 Pick of the Fringe winner, Beverley Elliott is back with a romp through her early years. It’s Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies as she trades the safety of the family farm for the thugs of a one-room school. Through story and song, she navigates those first big adventures, betrayals, and epiphanies that shape us all into the adults we become.
Stage manager: Jethelo E. Cabilete (stage manager: THE WHIPPING MAN, THE SEAFARER)
SKETCH YA LATER
Looking for a few laughs? A bit of fun? Check us out! A troupe of Vancouver performers have created comedy sketches to make you smile, titter, chuckle, giggle, and all-out guffaw. A show that’s just for the Fringe of it! From the company that brought you the Fringe hits High Life, The Spice of Life, Baby with the Bathwater, and Beyond Therapy. Enjoy the Fringe. Sketch Ya Later!
Featuring Maria Denholme (DOUBT: A PARABLE)
THE DANCE TEACHER
By Gerald Williams
A riveting story about a complex and broken individual who has chosen the dark path of manipulation and power. A tightly written suspenseful story that will keep you wondering for days just how guilty Justin is. Just as celebrities sway opinion and influence the public about sexual misconduct, so does Justin, The Dance Teacher.
Featuring David C. Jones (SIDESHOW host and player)