Aphotic Theatre and ITSAZOO Productions in partnership with The Cultch’s RE/PLAY Digital Playground (Unceded Coast Salish Territories • MST)
Here is an invitation to be a voyeur, to eavesdrop on private conversations, to witness intimate relationships up close and personal. The Café invites audiences to explore seven vignettes by nine playwrights of various ethnicities, ages, beliefs, sexual orientations and gender identities.
With content performed in various languages, The Café is a day-in-the-life exploration of the cultural mosaic in a Vancouver coffee shop. Audience members are free to stay at one table and watch a scene reach its conclusion, but they can also take a journey around the coffee shop and experience other scenes–it’s a theatrical Choose Your Own Adventure.
This critically lauded live production has also been transformed into an online immersive experience that allows audience members to wander through the virtual Café from home, using only a web browser.
Due to the close proximity of the audience and performers, masks will be required for in-person performances.
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is an approved festival under Canadian Actors’ Equity Association’s Festival Policy.
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ITSAZOO PRODUCTIONS and APHOTIC THEATRE
ITSAZOO Productions creates immersive, innovative theatre events; its aim is to bring audiences into fully realized worlds, and its core values are community and intimacy. Aphotic Theatre Society is dedicated to producing new plays by non-binary, queer, racialized, trans, and woman writers. Its mission is to decolonize and de-tokenize diversity.
120-577 Great Northern Way Vancouver, BC V5T 1E1
- January 27 at 7:00
- January 28 at 7:00, 9:00
- January 29 at 7:00, 9:00
- February 2 at Digital
- February 3 at Digital
- February 4 at Digital
- February 5 at Digital
Runtime: 110 mins
Adult content, strong language
On Demand: Pay what you can
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Captions Available for Digital/Online version
This is a mandatory masked event, but the performers will not be masked.
Mango Cake by Amy Lee Lavoie & Omari Newton, Father’s Day by Sebastien Archibald, 50 Cent Lemonade by Kelsey Kanatan Wavey, Submission by Fay Nass & Diana Garcia, Space Aliens and Tropical Ducks by Derek Chan, Anna’s Story by Manami Hara, Przyjaciółki by Anais West
CONCEPT Fay Nass DIRECTION Fay Nass & Chelsea Haberlin DRAMATURGY Fay Nass & Sebastien Archibald PRODUCERS Amy Lynn Strilchuk & Sebastien Archibald STAGE MANAGEMENT Liam Kearns ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS Charlie Cooper & Julia Lank PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Paige Louter ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Claire Love Wilson COSTUMES Donnie Tejani PROPS AND DIGITAL INTERACTION DESIGNER Ariel Slack SOUND Piotr Wieczorek VIRTUAL TOUR CREATOR Kris Boyd VIDEOGRAPHER Cameron Anderson DIGITAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT Pippa Mackie MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Erin Purghart
Cast Meghan Hemingway (Mango Cake), Kwasi Thomas (Mango Cake), Patrick Keating (Father’s Day), Matthew Macdonald-Bain (Father’s Day), Chelsea Rose (50 Cent Lemonade), Frankie Cottrell (50 Cent Lemonade), Montserrat Videla Samper (Submission), Jacqueline Korb (Submission), Melissa Oei (Space Aliens and Tropical Ducks), Alison Ward (Space Aliens and Tropical Ducks), Genevieve Fleming (Anna’s Story), Yumi Ogawa (Anna’s Story), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Przyjaciółki), Claire Love Wilson (Przyjaciółki)