PuSh Assembly: Industry Series


Industry Series events are geared to performing arts industry professionals and practitioners whether they are artists, producers or presenters; emerging, mid-career or established. Industry series events can be accessed with a PuSh Industry Pass or Industry Pack.

Our goal with the PuSh Assembly is to gather together in relaxed settings for sharing ideas, perspectives, and best practices through performances, showcases, discussions, and ongoing networking opportunities. Each year we host over 100 visiting Canadian and international presenters, artists and other industry leaders.


1:00PM WORKSHOP: Canada Council Information Session (Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews)

3:00PM-5:00PM INDUSTRY: PASS COLLECTION (The Post At 750, 110-750 Hamilton St.)


3:00PM-5:00PM INDUSTRY PASS COLLECTION (The Post At 750, 110-750 Hamilton St.)

5:00PM IDEAS: Publications Launch (Alice Mackay Room, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia St.)


10:30AM INDUSTRY: Morning Briefing (Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU GOLDCORP, 149 W. Hastings St.)

12:15PM DELEGATE LUNCH (Room 4390, SFU GOLDCORP, 149 W. Hastings St.)

1:30PM KEYNOTE: Dawn Jani Birley (Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU GOLDCORP, 149 W. Hastings St.)

3:00PM INDUSTRY: Pitch Session (Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU GOLDCORP, 149 W. Hastings St.)

7:00PM IDEAS: Dance Architecture & Public Space (Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster)


10:30AM INDUSTRY: Roundtable Field Notes (The Post At 750, 110-750 Hamilton St.)

1:00PM INDUSTRY: PuShOFF DAY 1 (Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave.)**

5:00PM INDUSTRY: PuShOFF Mixer (Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave.)


10:30AM IDEAS: Ethics + Consent (Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU GOLDCORP, 149 W. Hastings St.)

1:00PM INDUSTRY: PuShOFF DAY 2 (Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave.)**


11:00AM INDUSTRY: An Awkward Conversation (Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave.)

2:00PM IDEAS: Breathing Room Roundtable (Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton St.)


11:00AM INDUSTRY: Industry Brunch (The Post At 750, 110-750 Hamilton St.)

3:00PM IDEAS: In Conversation: Graham Reynolds & Joelysa Pankanea (Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St.)


**Invited guests receive complimentary access to PushOFF, an independent, curated platform of tour-ready work by Canadian artists. Details at theatrereplacement.org/pushoff

Evening performances:

Loop, Lull | Company 605 (Canada)
Muted | Monica Germino (USA / NL)
This is the Point | Ahuri Theatre (Canada)
Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools | Buddies in Bad Times (Canada)
Copper Promises – Hinemihi Haka | Victoria Hunt (New Zealand / Australia)
ZVIZDAL [Chernobyl – so far so close] | BERLIN (Belgium)
Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance | Graham Reynolds (USA) / Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (Mexico)
Fragile Forms MACHiNENOiSY (Canada)
L’Homme de Hus | Camille Boitel (France)
Race Cards | Selina Thompson (UK)

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Roberts, Festival Producer: producer@pushfestival.ca

How to access industry events and performances

We recommend that you purchase a PuSh Industry Pass. This includes tickets to six shows of your choice, late nights at Club PuSh, as well as access to all PuSh Assembly events (including PushOFF).

The PuSh Industry Pass can be purchased from November 15 for $236 CAD.

Industry Pass numbers are limited so be sure to purchase your Industry Pass and book your shows early to ensure entrance into your desired performances.

If you have any difficulties or questions regarding your Industry Pass or bookings, please contact Audience Services at tickets@pushfestival.ca.

Note: Only patrons who purchased a PuSh Industry Pass will receive the 15th anniversary tote bag. The tote is available for purchase for $15 to those who purchased Industry Packs or who received complimentary passes or packs.

Buy Industry Passes & Packs


PuSh Festival’s official hotel sponsor is pleased to offer special rates starting from $114/night (Standard Room), plus taxes. Rates are based on single/double occupancy and subject to tax and availability.

Sandman Hotel – Vancouver City Centre
180 West Georgia St, Vancouver BC
Tel: +1 604.681.2211 | Toll Free: +1 800 SANDMAN (726.3626)
reservations@sandman.ca | www.sandman.ca

To access the special rates, please refer to “Friends of PuSh Festival, Group #1063448” when making your hotel reservation.

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