Celebrating a decade of unconventional and provocative theatre experiences, SHIFT Festival continues its commitment to showcasing empowering roles for emerging and professional artists, especially women, on stage.
Celebrating its 10th year, the SHIFT Festival is a multi-sensory experience not to be missed. “Passion Projects isn’t a buffet to pick from, it’s a pool to wade into,” says the festival’s artistic director, Nicole ‘Coco’ Roberge. This year’s shows emerged out of work from collaborators wanting to make “truthful art that reflects [these] conflicted times.” And with a theme like “Fierce Truth-Telling” you know these pieces will not hold back.
Come early (doors open at 7pm) to engage with the performative lobby installation Walls by the Troika Collective. From there you’ll be ushered into the immersive, ensemble-performed Unveiled, a project created by Fay Nass and devised in English/Farsi with an all-female, Iranian-Canadian ensemble. An evening at the SHIFT Festival boasts not one but two shows and the second performance, Pride, written and performed by veteran Vancouver actor Allan Morgan is sure to captivate audiences. The evening will wrap up with live music on the Firehall’s hidden back patio.
Don’t miss the June 3rd performance of an all-female staged reading of body-positive piece Titillations by Yvette Dudley Neuman. Post-performance there will be appetizers and a raffle featuring LUSH cosmetics, Ask for Luigi gift certificates and more.
Firehall Arts Centre
Three shows for $25