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Added Performance of Tomboy Survival Guide At Club PuSh

December 16, 2014

For Immediate Release: December 16, 2014

Added Performance of Tomboy Survival Guide At Club PuSh

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is delighted to add a second performance of Tomboy Survival Guide at Club PuSh (at Performance Works, Granville Island) on February 6, 2015 at 10:30pm. This second performance was added by high public demand, after the 8pm performance reached capacity.

Tomboy Survival Guide is the latest creation by popular Vancouver writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote. Tomboy Survival Guide is part anthem, part campfire story, and part instructions for the dismantling of the gender stories we tell. Coyote and an all-tomboy band take the audience on a musical journey navigating the narrow halls of public washrooms, skirting the childhood threat of being picked to be a flower girl, triumphing over tying a double Windsor knot, and discovering the beauty in being handsome, not pretty, all along.

Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of ten books, the creator of four short films, and has released three CDs that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last eighteen years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.

Ivan Coyote (Canada)

February 6 / 8pm & 10:30pm
Club PuSh (Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island. 19+)
Tickets are $29, available online at pushfesitval.ca, or by phone at 604.684.2787 ext 2


The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver’s mid-winter festival presenting acclaimed local, national and international artists. The PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts with theatre, dance, music, and various forms of multimedia and hybrid performance.

In 2015 the PuSh Festival marks its 11th edition—and there’s lots on offer as we embark on our second decade. The 2015 PuSh Festival takes place January 20 to February 8 at venues across Vancouver. This year’s Festival includes works by artists and companies from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, and the United States.

The 2015 Festival features almost 200 performances and events over 20 days, including 22 Main Stage shows, three weeks of performances at Club PuSh, networking events at the PuSh Assembly, the free PuSh Film series, dinner/theatre experiences with Dine Out Vancouver, and many artist talks and other ancillary events.


Club PuSh, located at Performance Works on Granville Island, is a dynamic space that is all about experimentation—cutting-edge Marquee Act performances suited for a less traditional, more informal venue. It’s also the social hub of the Festival and the best place to grab a drink, hang out with other festival-goers and brush shoulders with PuSh Festival artists.

PuSh Festival Publicists:

Ellie O’Day: 604.731.3339, ellie@oday.org
Teresa Trovato: 604.897.1939, teresatrovatopr@gmail.com

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