• Immersive Theatre Installation

Red Phone

Showing on Jan 29-31, Feb 2-4

Playing at Boca del Lupo's Studio: The Fishbowl on Granville Island

A red mid-century phone mounted on a red wall.

Boca del Lupo (Canada)

With Red Phone, Boca del Lupo offers an experience that’s both theatrical and social–a chance to perform and connect over a shared experience. Red Phone is an audience-to-audience performance that utilizes the intimacy of a phone call and the technology of a teleprompter. It takes place between two hand-crafted, fully enclosed phone booths outfitted with a vintage red phone and an integrated teleprompter. Two at a time, audience members engage each other in a scripted five-minute conversation in the booths. The act of having the conversation with an unseen partner provides an anonymity that adds to the intimacy of the performance, encouraging participants to be the actor in their own theatrical experience.

Having toured across Canada and gathered scripts by accomplished Canadian writers, Red Phone now expands internationally, with the English-Language premier of 4 scripts by leading South American writers; Florencio Award-winning and twice National Literature Award-winning Gabriel Calderon (Uruguay), BUHO Award-winning and Twice Moliere Prize-winning Marianella Morena (Uruguay), INT Award winning Nelson Valente (Argentina), and twin-sister collaborators and National Theatre Institute Prize-winning Maria and Paula Marull (Argentina). Red Phone creates an opportunity of personal connection and collaboration between audience members and playwright.

Funded by BCAC, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, Granville Island CMHC, BC Gaming

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Artist Bio

Boca del Lupo

Since its inception in 1996, Boca del Lupo has toured with 60 original creations. The group’s raison d’etre is collaboration, and to that end it works across cultures and disciplines, creating works of live performance but also going beyond the confines of theatre. Boca del Lupo has garnered multiple Jessie Awards for their work, as well as the Critics’ Choice Award for Innovation and the Alcan Performing Arts Award.


Boca del Lupo's Studio: The Fishbowl on Granville Island

1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver


  • January 29: Ongoing 3:00-7:00
  • January 30: Ongoing 3:00-7:00
  • January 31: Ongoing 3:00-7:00
  • February 2: Ongoing 3:00-9:00
  • February 3: Ongoing 3:00-9:00
  • February 4: Ongoing 3:00-9:00

Runtime3-15 mins, ongoing interactive performances. No booking required.

Content Advisory

Possible allusion to sexual assault, strong language


Free, no booking required.

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Extra live (always relaxed)

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Accessible to patrons who are partially sighted - see below

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Trial version using braille available - see below

An introduction with information for partially sighted patrons will be available right here in January.

We are supporting a trial run using braille instead of the screen to experience Red Phone. Please email access@pushfestival.ca or call 604 605 8284 ext. 204 to arrange.