Vancouver

Firehall Arts Centre

  • 280 East Cordova Street
  • BC V6A 1L3

September 25, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Written by Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors – Andrew Creightney, Chris Francisque, Omari Newton, Adrian Neblett, and Kiomi Pyke – play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name… more

October 16, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Inverso Productions’ Lesley Telford creates this interdisciplinary dance project inspired by particle entanglement. A study of human connections, inspired by Einstein’s famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence, Spooky Action brings together thought-provoking dance, cutting edge scenography, original composition and engaging narrative. A Firehall Arts Centre presentation Wednesday, October 16th - Saturday, October 19th 2019 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more… more

November 22, 2019 - December 14, 2019

Written by Elaine Avila, FADO is a tale of love and ghosts told through the saddest music in the world, Portuguese FADO. When Luisa goes to Portugal she discovers her mother’s favorite fado is fascist and when she meets her long lost cousin and discovers he is a fadista and a Drag Queen, she is inspired to sing fados of resistance. Directed by Mercedes Batiz-Benet. A Firehall Arts Centre and Puente Theatre production. Friday, November 22nd - Saturday, December 14th 2019 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more… more

December 19, 2019 - December 21, 2019

Returning for a second season, the sharing of songs, stories and seasonal greetings to celebrate the return of the light. Thursday, December 19th - Saturday, December 21st 2019 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more informaiton please visit firehallartscentre.ca… more

January 11, 2020 - January 25, 2020

Jennifer Griffin’s biting, comic take on Vancouver’s current real estate crisis. Hilary, a waitress/poet turned social worker, and Henry, a Butoh dancer turned lawyer, didn’t know how lucky they were when they managed to escape bad roommates and buy a house before the real estate market skyrocketed. Finding themselves house rich and cash poor they abandon their values and plunge into the world of short-term rentals. How far can they go to keep their house? Directed by Donna Spencer A Firehall Arts Centre premiere… more

February 14, 2020 - March 8, 2020

On the first Sunday of every month Margot and her friends always host a theme party. What happens when Margot decides to kick it up a notch by having a Sex Toy Party? In this New Musical by Sara-Jeanne Hosie and Nico Rhodes, we witness as these women share fears, reveal dirty secrets, explore new possibilities, and find the power of female friendship. Directed by Donna Spencer A Firehall Arts Centre premiere production. Friday, February 14th - Sunday, March 8th 2020 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more… more

March 13, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Zee Zee and the Frank Theatre unite to bring this powerful verbatim piece compiled from over 70 interviews with trans women from around the world to the stage. The play follows 7 characters through a series of monologues using the hero’s journey as the structure for the piece. A Zee Zee and Frank Theatre production presented in association with the Firehall Arts Centre. Friday, March 13th - Sunday, March 22nd 2020 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more informaiton please visit firehallartscentre.ca… more

March 31, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Zee Zee and the Frank Theatre unite to bring this powerful verbatim piece compiled from over 70 interviews with trans women from around the world to the stage. The play follows 7 characters through a series of monologues using the hero’s journey as the structure for the piece. A Zee Zee and Frank Theatre production presented in association with the Firehall Arts Centre. Tuesday, March 31st - Sunday, April 5th 2020 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more informaiton please visit firehallartscentre.ca… more

April 9, 2020 - April 11, 2020

Join us for new play readings and new choreographies that are in development. Thursday, April 9th - Saturday, April 11th 2020 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more informaiton please visit firehallartscentre.ca… more

April 18, 2020 - May 9, 2020

Written by Taran Kootenhayoo. A comedy about two families who have dinner together for the first time during Truth and Reconciliation week, White Noise explores what it means to live in Canada from two different paradigms. How do we deal with internalized racism? Do we keep pushing it away and pretend to live safely in our day-to-day? Directed by Renae Morriseau. A Firehall Arts Centre and Savage Society premiere production. Saturday, April 18th - Saturday, May 9th 2020 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more… more

May 14, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Denise Fujiwara’s adaptation of Christian Bok’s award-winning book Eunoia is a multi-media experience of dance, video, music and costume that employs similar constraints as to those in the book through inventive movement and ground-breaking performances. Dance critic Paula Citroen called it “One of the best dance events of the season – clever, witty, enigmatic. A Firehall Arts Centre presentation of Fujiwara Dance Inventions. Thursday, May 14th - Saturday, May 16th 2020 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more… more

May 29, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Roy Surette directs this powerful new play about a disabled son visiting his mother who has Alzheimer’s and lives across the country in St John’s. A Flying Start Touchstone Theatre Production presented in partnership with the Firehall Arts Centre. Friday, May 29th - Sunday, June 7th 2020 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC For more informaiton please visit firehallartscentre.ca… more

June 17, 2020 - June 27, 2020

Two college students spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? With lyricism and wit, ACTUALLY investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story. Directed by Michael Scholar Jr. A Mitch and Murray Productions presented in association with the Firehall Arts Centre. Wednesday, June 17th - Saturday, June 27th 2020 Firehall Arts… more