Theatre Thursday: Electric Company Theatre

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I am proud to once again be the Social Media Sponsor of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards (the Jessies) and as such, I am featuring a local theatre company every Thursday.

Jessie Awards 2012

The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards are an annual awards ceremony and party produced by the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Society to celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements of the Vancouver Professional Theatre Community. The Awards have been presented since 1982, originally by the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, taken over in 1997 by the newly formed Society. Over 35 statues are awarded each year to outstanding theatre companies and artists.

These profiles contain basic information about each company, as supplied by their team, and a list of their upcoming productions that you can check out in the coming season. Today’s feature company is: Electric Company Theatre:

Electric Company Co-Founder and Director Kim Collier (foreground, pink shirt) amidst the flurry of a on-location film shoot at The Art Club’s Stanley Theatre for Tear the Curtain, 2010. Jonathon Young and Laura Mennell in centre. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Electric Company Theatre

Date Established: 1996
Total number of plays/events produced: 17 
Co-Founders: Kim Collier, David Hudgins, Kevin Kerr, and Jonathon Young
First Play ProducedBrilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla for the 1996 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Mission Statement

This Earth Made Rare
but you DIDN’T expect it

Electric Company is dedicated to the creation of original works of theatre and the theatrical adaptation of existing texts with an emphasis on physical and visual imagery.

Coming Soon

Wednesday, June 12th to Saturday, 29th, 2013
At the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in vancouver’s Vanier Park
Purchase Tickets

Perched like a spaceship in Vanier Park, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is being shifted from its position in your consciousness as a field-trip destination of childhood. YOU ARE VERY STAR is an immersive, and interactive transmedia experience that will transport you from 1968 to 2048. Come play with us, after closing, when we’re alone in this Vancouver jewel, filled with its ghosts, memories, and visions of the future. Try to remember what it was we all had hoped for.

Special Moment for the Company

Electric Company is Vancouver’s own moment maker. Maybe it is the moment you join us onstage.  Maybe when you watch us through your cardboard telescope on the shores of False Creek?  Maybe the moment the lights go down and you smell cinnamon. Or during an athletic pursuit of recision, with the threat of the accidental.  Maybe when you lean forward in a soft seat to witness the human animals in motion?  Maybe the seat is on a dolly track, when you are the camera and we are the grip.


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