• Nov 22 – Nov 22

    2018

    Poetry Extravaganza at the University of Alberta

    Don’t miss this upcoming poetry extravaganza featuring three Griffin Poetry Prize recipients: Billy-Ray Belcourt, Jordan Abel and Liz Howard. Thursday, November 22 at 7 pm, Humanities Centre L-1.


  • Dec 07 – Dec 07

    2018

    Poetry reading: Tiziana La Melia

    Catch Tiziana La Melia, reading from her book The Eyelash and the Monochrome, at Knife Fork Book. Tiziana will be reading with poets Michael Nardone and Shiv Kotecha. More info here.

    Saturday, December 7, 2018
    3 p.m.
    Knife Fork Book
    at The Dark Side Studio
    244 Augusta Avenue
    2nd Floor
    Toronto, Ontario


  • Feb 08 – Feb 24

    2019

    Play: “Amigo's Blue Guitar” in Cranbrook, BC

    In Amigo’s Blue Guitar, a college student’s life is given meaning when he chooses to sponsor Elias, a Salvadoran refugee, as a class project. When Elias arrives, his hosts Sander and his family learn what it means and feels to be a refugee and how to relate to someone who has endured such intense personal grief. The warmth and humour of the characters invite us to embrace the situation—be at once moved and threatened by it—and to consider how we ourselves would react. More info here.

    February 8 to 23, 2019
    at the Cranbrook Community Theatre
    11–11th Avenue South
    Cranbrook, BC


  • Feb 27 – Mar 18

    2019

    Play: “Gracie” in Regina

    Written by Joan MacLeod

    February 27 – March 17, 2019
    Globe Theatre
    Regina, Saskatchewan

    Gracie is a dramatic monologue telling the story of a girl raised in a fundamentalist community that transports child brides between polygamist communities in both Canada and the United States.

    As the play opens, Gracie is eight years old and moving with her mother, brother, and sisters from her community in the southwestern United States to a community in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Her mother has been assigned to a new husband; she becomes his eighteenth wife. In five acts, Gracie plays herself at five ages and also gives voice to thirteen other characters, including her older sister Celeste – who becomes a wife at sixteen, a mother at seventeen – and her brother Billy, who is forced out of the community just a few years after the family arrives in Canada. Gracie is fifteen when the play ends, again with a journey as she herself leaves the community.

    More information available from Globe Theatre.


  • Mar 08 – Apr 01

    2019

    Play: “King Richard and His Women” in Vancouver

    Catch a new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Richard III. Camyar Chai ’s new adaptation for Seven Tyrants Theatre explores Richard III’s relationship with the powerful women surrounding this famous king. More info here.

    March 8–30, 2019
    at Seven Tyrants Theatre
    1019 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, BC


  • Mar 27 – Apr 11

    2019

    Play: “Empire of the Son” in Saskatoon

    EMPIRE OF THE SON at the Persephone theatre.

    A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production
    Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, Produced by Donna Yamamoto

    March 27 to April 10, 2019

    As father and son, Akira and Tetsuro Shigematsu shared the same profession as public radio broadcasters. Each of them reveled in communicating with millions of their listeners, but they never spoke with each other. When Akira’s health begins to falter in his old age, Tetsuro bridges the gap between them with the only object they both understand: a microphone. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Shigematsu re-enacts moments from his father’s incredible personal history, from the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, and paints an intimate portrait of their evolving connection and the deep-seated love for each other that they both struggle to express.


  • Apr 04 – Apr 21

    2019

    Play: “Girl in the Goldfish Bowl” in Windsor

    Morris Panych’s Girl in the Goldfish Bowl opens with Iris, a precocious girl of ten, proclaiming, “These are the last few days of my childhood.” The death of her goldfish, Amal, she is sure, has been announced by the air-raid sirens during the day’s school drill. For Iris, there remain a few more days of life in a universe that is inherently ordered, where the spirit of her departed and ritually interred goldfish can, of course, be reincarnated in a lost and amnesiac drifter given to rhetorical questions of seemingly deep philosophical import. More info here.

    April 4 to April 20, 2019
    at the KordaZone Theatre
    2520 Seminole Street
    Windsor, ON

    “An uncommon, quirky blend of humour and compassion.”
    —National Post


  • Apr 25 – May 05

    2019

    Play: “Empire of the Son” in Kamloops

    Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu
    A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production

    April 25 – May 4, 2019
    Pavilion Theatre
    Kamloops, British Columbia

    A funny and poignant one-man show by former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu about his rocky relationship with his emotionally reserved father, Akira. From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, this acclaimed play shows how Akira’s incredible personal history has influenced two generations. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Tetsuro paints an intimate portrait of the evolving connection between father and son, and the deep-seated love for one another that they both struggle to express.

    “A celebration of the extraordinary in the ordinary”—Ottawa Citizen

    More information available from Western Canada Theatre.