Past Events

  • Playwright to Playwright: Gail Nyoka & Rahul Varma
    Feb 04, 5:00 PM PST
    Live on YouTube https://bit.ly/VarmaNyoka
    Live interview and play readings, Q&A with the playwrights
  • Playwright to Playwright: Sarena Parmar & Tara Beagan
    Jan 28, 5:00 PM PST
    Live on YouTube http://bit.ly/BeganParmar
    Live interview and play readings, Q&A with the playwrights
  • A Way Out: original audio mini-series available now
    Jan 18, 7:00 PM
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6B4Q
    Original 4-part audio drama mini-series by the Apartment of Writing. All episodes + extras available now on Spotify!
  • Mieko Ouchi & Carolyn Nakagawa
    Dec 22, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
    https://bit.ly/OuchiNakagawa
    Playwright to Playwright: live interviews & readings.
  • David Yee & Omari Newton
    Dec 17, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
    https://bit.ly/NewtonYee
    Playwright to Playwright: live interviews & readings.
  • Western Gold: The Ballad of Georges Boivin by Martin Bellemare, translated by Jack Patterson
    Dec 13, 2020, 12:00 PM PST
    Canadian Play Thing
    Bouche Theatre Collective in association with Western Gold Theatre presents A Glimpse into New Translation: Online Workshop Series
  • Area 33 by Natalie Meisner
    Dec 10, 2020, 5:30 PM PST
    Canadian Play Thing
    Area 33 is about trust, lobsters and the search for signs of intelligent life one summer at the Shag Harbour UFO Museum.
  • Seeker by Marie-Claude Verdier, translated by Alexis Diamond
    Dec 06, 2020, 12:00 PM PST
    Canadian Play Thing
    Bouche Theatre Collective in association with Ruby Slippers Theatre presents A Glimpse into New Translation: Online Workshop Series
  • Still Life by Marie-Ève Milot & Marie-Claude St-Laurent, translated by Rhiannon Collett
    Nov 22, 2020, 12:00 PM PST
    Canadian Play Thing
    Bouche Theatre Collective in association with Ruby Slippers Theatre presents A Glimpse into New Translation: Online Workshop Series
  • TART TALES
    Oct 24, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85989231712?pwd=Q
    Tasty samples of works in progress read by members of The Tarts (Vancouver BC): Sherry MacDonald, Leslie Stark, Sally Stubbs and Tina Teeninga. Free. Go to link below and enter passcode: 179380
  • Norwegian Rabbit by Gary Geddes
    Jun 25, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT
    https://zoom.us/webinar/83418700584
    After being exiled by Stalin, Leon Trotsky’s final days were spent in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City, where he and his wife Natalia Sedova and their entourage were guests at the infamous ‘Blue House’ of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
  • Carrying Capacity by Jess Amy Shead
    Jun 24, 2020, 7:30 PM
    The Canadian Play Thing
    Annie and Les are sisters. They have just found out that Annie is pregnant as a surrogate with Les’ child. Annie brings up her climate anxiety, and deep concerns about bringing another child into the world. (CLOSED READING)
  • we the same by Sangeeta Wylie
    Jun 18, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82098839554
    Inspired by a true story. In 1979 a mother with six young children separated from their father as they flee Communist Vietnam, endure pirate attacks, typhoons, shipwreck, starvation and more. The story weaves between past and the present, between memory and truth, adventure and fantasy.
  • Dinner with Nigel by David Simmonds
    Jun 17, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82448507102
    Purely on chance reading of an article in one of her husband's magazines, Martha takes a gamble on an investment in their future. Welcome to Nigel - A robot servant (homebot) designed with A.I. intelligence - engineered to make life so much easier...at a price.
  • The Supposes by Sky Gilbert
    Jun 14, 2020, 4:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86467206489
    A modern comedy of manners about Dorian and Marion Suppose, a couple not at all like you and me. They enjoying playing a somewhat alarming game called 'suppose' -- in fact it is the backbone of their marriage. They invite a young couple to play the game with them, and complications ensue.
  • Hotello! by Bianca Kenna
    Jun 11, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83634201268
    An hotel where you must come as a couple; in the middle of the night, your next love, if any, appears. Management are not responsible for any ensuing chaos.
  • Dial M for Mercy by S.B. Julian
    Jun 10, 2020, 7:30 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82227599475
    n the hospital, Tom alarms his daughter and his old friend Moira by wanting to choose a medically-assisted suicide. His room-mate is in even worse condition. Only Tom knows that this patient wants the same thing, and how to help him get i
  • The King of Nothing (Part 1) by Sally Clark
    Jun 07, 2020, 2:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86859313048
    The story of the real Shakespeare, Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford. A cheeky, dark irreverent view of life in Shakespearean England. Tragical. Comical. (2 acts)
  • Wind in the Willows by David Elendune
    Jun 05, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86905351990
    Reboot your imagination with David Elendune's brand-new adaptation of the greatest story ever toad… Because with a boogle of hangry weasels running the show what could possibly go wrong?
  • All the Time in the World by Caroline Mackenzie and Osiris de Korte
    Jun 03, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88410586618
    It is the year 2079. The earth has become so overpopulated and overdeveloped that the only place the very rich can take vacations is to the past ... via time travel.
  • CHOICES by Renée Baillargeon (ON)
    May 31, 2020, 4:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82971739670
    Mallory had three choices that eerie foggy night. She could stay home and study for her university midterms, go study with a friend, or go bar hopping with her crazy roommate. Is the right choice always the best choice?
  • TAB & LANDON by Jay Whitehead (AB)
    May 29, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88457162075
    Tab & Landon are twins who embark on a career in porn together as the sexual revolution begins to wane in the late 1970s. But the porn films they're creating blur the lines between fantasy and reality, past and present.
  • JOINT by Leslie Stark
    May 28, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89755044055
    Joint's casual, pot-dealing life is turned upside down when his pseudo-girlfriend, Lisa, discovers she is pregnant - and neither of them are prepared for the ways in which a baby will change both of their lives.
  • FINDING MAMA by Lauren Frost (BC)
    May 27, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88360778832
    When three sisters are called to the hospital to see their estranged mother on her death bed, they are forced to confront what drove them apart, and what might bring them together.
  • 49th day by athena kaitlin trinh
    May 23, 2020, 4:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82928222699
    DAY takes us to a cemetery in Việt Nam where a young woman makes offerings and performs rituals for her deceased grandmother. A poetic investigation of intergenerational trauma and displacement; inspired by the real life experiences, this piece is a love-letter to elders everywhere.
  • PGC PlayConnect: JOHNNIE WALKER (ON)
    May 23, 2020, 2:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86585099609
    Playwright Johnnie Walker (Toronto) reads from recent work and talks with host Sean Guist (Victoria). Part of the Playwrights Guild of Canada PlayConnect reading program.
  • BURIED + WRETCHED WOMAN by Sarah Murphy
    May 21, 2020, 7:00 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89968344175
    Two short plays by Sarah Murphy.
  • THE MASK OF AGAMEMNON by Sophie Jacome
    May 17, 2020, 2:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87954735368
    Mask lived underground for about 3000 years and not much happened. Mask was in the Schliemann house for the length of their lifetimes and not much happened. Mask is in a glass box now and still doesn't quite know who they are.
  • DIGBY & GLASS by David Heyman
    May 15, 2020, 7:00 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88013760380
    An ambitious former cabinet minister takes revenge on her abusive former boss by running against him in the next election. But in her drive for victory, she unwittingly hires an amoral campaign manager with a shocking lack of ethical boundaries.
  • COCOON by Katie Gartlan-Close
    May 14, 2020, 7:30 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86535581135
    As their train hurtles from Vancouver to Seattle, Randy and Sophie are confronted with the facts and fantasies of their failed attempts to have a baby. When Randy finds a possible solution to all of their problems everything changes, but at what cost?
  • CHRYSOTHEMIS by Meg Braem
    May 10, 2020, 2:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87005863123
    The imagined story of Chrysothemis, the lost daughter in the house of Atreus. She is the only child in the myths who does not have a play accounting her voice…until now. Featuring the full original student cast of the cancelled premieire production at the University of Alberta.
  • SPIN THE BOTTLE by Ciaran Volke (Victoria)
    May 09, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    By Invitation Only
    Avery is throwing her first high school boy-girl party, and she has invited the whole school. However, when only four other people show up, the night gets a little heated as truths come out, tempers rise, and first kisses are had.
  • PGC PlayConnect: ELYNE QUAN & MEG BRAEM Live on The Thing
    May 09, 2020, 2:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86088978939
    Elyne Quan (Toronto) and Meg Braem (Calgary) read from their recent work and talk about playwriting.
  • BAD EGGS by Jessica Hood (BC)
    May 08, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91586495173
    Persephone and Hades have been trying to have a baby for nearly a year with no luck. Growing anxious, Persephone decides to see the fertility doctor, Eve, who also happens to be her mother. Problem is, Eve hasn’t spoken to her since she eloped with Hades, and Persephone has debilitating panic attack
  • FIREHOSES AND FAMILY by Mitch Barnes (Victoria)
    May 07, 2020, 7:05 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92063568282
    When Bobbi and Phil agreed to have their oldest son's wedding in their backyard, they had no idea that the day would involve, travel delays, secrets revealed, and a pornographic desert.
  • JANE EYRE by Elyne Quan
    May 03, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83930253850
    Orphaned and alone, a young woman encounters love, mystery and heartbreak as she navigates through the world while determined to be true to herself. Adapted from the novel by Charlotte Brontë.
  • THE MILKSHAKE DUCK by Nicholas Guerreiro (Victoria)
    May 01, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://zoom.us/j/92173479105
    In one short year, Noemi Carrico's YouTube career has allowed her to quit her job, buy a house, and even snag a book deal in the millions of dollars. But now, on the verge of stability, new information emerges that puts her ironclad brand to the test, and Noemi has to take dangerous risks to survive
  • HOW TO SURVIVE AN APOCALYPSE by Jordan Hall // part of #CanadaPerforms
    Apr 30, 2020, 7:00 PM PDT
    https://zoom.us/j/94623149019 or Facebook
    A young and successful urban couple become convinced that their lifestyle is coming to an end. A romantic comedy about the end of days.
  • HOUSE AND HOME by Jenn Griffin (Vancouver)
    Apr 26, 2020, 4:30 PM PDT
    https://zoom.us/j/375737762?pwd=UWFrMzR1Ny9
    A darkly comic, satirical take on Vancouver's real estate crisis. Hilary, a waitress/poet turned social worker, and Henry, a Butoh dancer turned lawyer, didn’t know how lucky they were when they managed to escape bad roommates and buy a house .... (see full description)
  • THE BROKEN SHOE // 破鞋 by Vicki Zhang (Toronto)
    Apr 25, 2020, 4:30 PM PDT
    https://zoom.us/j/95194988186
    A young mother has been "quarantined" indoors for month. She goes down the memory lane - her years of wrestling with the traditional womanhood near where Confucius was born. Is she getting out, or is the sinister force closing in on her?
  • THE STONE FACE by Sherry MacDonald (Vancouver)
    Apr 24, 2020, 7:00 PM PDT
    https://zoom.us/j/98442162433
    The year is 1964 and first-time film director Alan Schneider is about to embark on a project combining the talents of Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett. Based on a true event.
  • Scheherazade by Johnnie Walker (ON)
    Apr 19, 2020, 4:00 PM PDT
    https://zoom.us/j/923241292
    AUDIENCE ADVICE: Scheherazade contains extremely coarse language and sexually explicit content. ABOUT THE PLAY Every night, the King marries a virgin. Every morning, he chops off her head. The only person who can stop him is Scheherazade: a brave young woman with a crazy plan.
  • Factory Girls by Sharon King-Campbell (St. John's, NL)
    Apr 18, 2020, 2:30 PM PDT
    https://zoom.us/j/217518541
    Ten women from different backgrounds take up employment building weapons, ships and aircraft in a Toronto Factory as part of the war effort in 1916.
  • Radioland '48 by Kirsten van Ritzen (Victoria)
    Apr 16, 2020, 7:30 PM PDT
    https://zoom.us/j/104811138
    It’s 1948 and a radio station is about to be closed forever. The employees desperately try to save their jobs with a marathon broadcast of a loopy serial.
  • Our Ghosts by Sally Stubbs (BC)
    Apr 11, 2020, 2:30 PM PDT
    The Canadian Play Thing
    A drama inspired by the true story of the mysterious disappearance of the playwright's father and his co-pilot in a routine flight from the Comox Air Base on March 22nd, 1956
  • A Jew and a Muslim Walk into a Comedy by Caroline Russell-King (AB)
    Apr 10, 2020, 7:00 PM PDT
    The Canadian Play Thing
    Good intentions and cultural miscommunications collide when a synagogue sponsors a Syrian refugee family.
  • Contestant Number 53 by Emily Case (BC)
    Apr 02, 2020, 7:00 PM PDT
    The Canadian Play Thing
    Barbie is a glamorous pageant queen who life falls apart when she loses the title she was destined to win. This loss sends her into a spiral of self doubt and discovery. Throughout her journey she is plagued by a constant reminder of her past failures.
  • A Splendid, Savage Place by Liesl Lafferty
    Mar 28, 2020, 2:30 PM
    Virtual 100-seat theatre
    A comedy about Hannah, a successful news anchor, who wants to continue to climb her career ladder. Unfortunately, her co-anchor is an nightmare and one day, she punches him on-air. Returning to her hometown for a short reprieve, Hannah's grandmother announces her desire for an assisted suicide.
  • The Loved One by David Elendune, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh
    Mar 26, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Virtual 100-seat theatre
    Set in post-war Hollywood, this is a dark satire about colonialism & the creative arts industries. After losing his studio contract, British poet-cum-screenwriter Dennis Barlow takes a job at a pet cemetery.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls by Dave Deveau
    Mar 22, 2020, 4:00 PM PDT
    Virtual 100-seat theatre
    Celebrate Dave Mackenzie Deveau's new book, CISSY: Three Gender Plays with a reading of his short play for young audiences, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: the story of nine-year-old Fin, who has come out as a boy.
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