The 12-day festival will focus on presenting new works—critical, comedic and quirky—by emerging to early mid career artists. With nine main stage productions in its line-up, the festival also includes three site-specific experiences and three companion events. Featuring an eclectic collection of artists and characters with productions and events that will make audiences think, laugh, delight, and at times cringe—and provide a platform for reflections on contemporary concerns.
Productions from Toronto will explore friendship and identity on the dance floor in Body So Fluorescent, orgasmic hallucinations in MR. TRUTH and gambling culture with a twist in 4inXchange—with its own unique method of payment. Vancouver artists will examine alternative families in AWKWARD HUG, YouTube dance videos in Contemporary Dance Solo, satirical feminist sketch comedy in Lady Parts and laugh-out-loud gender-bending physical comedy in LARRY. Stunning tiny puppetry will be created in my dear Lewis, California surf culture and the WWII Jewish diaspora will be tackled in Other Inland Empires and Surveil will take a view on the pervasive undermining of privacy by technology.
Festival off-site presentations will include Fake Ghost Stories—a tongue in cheek walking tour of haunted landmarks—and Perfect Strangers will pair strangers for a unique walk in the neighbourhood.
The Updrafts Reading Series will return with plays-in-the-works by five BC playwrights and new companion events include The Killjoy Play Series with three new plays by emerging female and non-binary writers, and Brave Space, a unique event asking how we can increase our capacity for uncomfortable feelings.
MAIN STAGE SHOWS:
AWKWARD HUG | O Albatross, Vancouver
Body So Fluorescent | Madonnanera, Toronto
Contemporary Dance Solo | Robert Azevedo, Vancouver
Lady Parts | After Party Theatre, Vancouver
LARRY | Candy Bones Theatre, Vancouver
MR. TRUTH | Lester Trips (Theatre), Toronto
my dear Lewis | Kyle Loven, Vancouver
Other Inland Empires | Julie Hammond, Portland/Vancouver
Surveil | Hip.Bang!, Vancouver
ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL EVENTS:
4inXchange** | xLq, Toronto
Fake Ghost Stories** | Whells Phargo Productions, Vancouver
Perfect Strangers** | Popcorn Galaxies, Vancouver
Brave Space | Facilitated by Davey Samuel Calderon and Jan Derbyshire
The Killjoy Play Series | Killjoy Theatre, Vancouver
Updrafts Reading Series | Various artists
* Offsite | ** Site-Specific
Tickets : Free & Ticketed events
Single tickets: $22 regular/$15 low income
3 Show Passes $51
6 Show Flex Pass $96
Killjoy Play Series Pass $45
rEvolver National Pass $30
Single tickets are available for purchase from the Cultch Box office.
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 22 to Sunday, June 2, 2019. – Schedule
Venue & Address :
The Cultch 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver