rEvolver Festival 2023

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Upintheair Theatre’s rEvolver Festival opens May 24th, presenting inventive and progressive Canadian live theatre, created by emerging and established artists.

rEvolver Fest 2023

rEvolver Festival 2023

  • When: Wednesday May 24 to Sunday June 4, 2023
  • Where: The Cultch (1895 Venables Street, Vancouver)
  • Admission: Tickets available online; Tickets are “pay what you want” from $15 – $30
    • Passes: 3 Show Pass $51; 6 Show Pass $96; All-Access Pass $120

Programmed by UpintheAir Theatre’s Resident Curators Sarah Roa and Lili Robinson, Artistic Director David Mott, and Founding Artistic Producer Emeritus Daniel Martin.

With 10 mainstage productions, the 12-day festival showcases new works from artists who share a common aim to reinvent conventional theatre modes.

The line-up includes contemporary dance, drag, sketch comedy, and performance art. The festival’s special presentations offer more distinct multidisciplinary shows with an off-site micro-performance, a film screening and gathering, a satirical professional development webinar, an interactive website experience, a climate and housing workshop, and an online karaoke night.

Indigenous Emerging:

  • Resist Revive Replenish, Savage Society
  • A Buzz in Your Hub: Entrepreneurial Strategies for the Late Capitalist Death Spiral, Nakuset Gould, Chris Bose and Heather Mclean
  • Beat, Yeet and Eat!, Raven John AKA TwoSpiritTrickster

Digital Presentations:

  • The Investigator, Wren Brian
  • Birthing A Baby Revolutionary, Images of Whole
  • Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night!, Davey Samuel Calderon

Mainstage Shows:

  • First Métis Man of Odesa, Punctuate! Theatre, Matthew MacKenzie and Mariya Khomutova
  • A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To Canada, Grace Chin
  • Birthing A Baby Revolutionary, Images of Whole
  • June Bug, Ragamuffin Productions Ashley Chodat
  • Lip Service: Breaking Down Barriers, Pulsive Party Natalie Tin Yin Gan and Ashley Whitehead
  • QEIII – Black Betty – a lost Shakespeare play, David Geary
  • This Feels Like The End, Bonnie Duff
  • Vascular Necrosis, Bramble Theatre Collective, Jordyn Wood
  • Would Virginia Woolf Contemplate Suicide if She Were Filipino?, Voices of Asia International, Revan Badingham III
  • A MENOS QUE QUIERAS BAILAR (Unless You Want To Dance), Kelly McInnes, Areli Moran, Rianne Švelnis
  • Catfish, Alley Theatre
  • Discounted Hotpot Centre, Anthony Kit Chun Lee
  • Duality, Spicy Lemon Company Yuki Ueda & Elliot Wagner
  • PRUDE, Probably Theatre Collective Lou Campbell
  • Rice-silience, House of Rice Van Dang, Kendell Yan & Romi Kim
  • YOU AND I ≠ WE, Romi Kim and Kendell Yan or SKIM and Maiden China

For more information follow Upintheair Theatre on Facebook or visit their website.

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