Special Performances

Join us for enlightening talks on the second Sunday of every production at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. Talks starts at 1 PM, show at 2 PM.

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carried away on the crest of a wave

Before the Wave: The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
Learn more about one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, which inspired carried away on the crest of a wave. How do earthquakes happen? What is a tsunami? This Sunday Salon will provide some geographical context for the play you are about to see.

Speaker: Derek Chan, Assistant Director and Cultural Consultant for carried away on the crest of a wave

Derek Chan is co-artistic director of rice & beans theatre. A graduate of the theatre program at Simon Fraser University, Derek is a playwright, director, performer, translator, and producer. Derek grew up in colonial Hong Kong, lived in Norway as a teenager, and now spends most of his time in Vancouver. He has previously worked with Playwrights Theatre Centre (artistic director apprentice), Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (associate artistic producer), and the rEvolver Festival (guest curator). In 2015, Derek was awarded the Vancouver Fringe New Play Prize. He was a cohort at the 2016 Glassco Translation Residency hosted by PWM. Derek’s Cantonese solo show in 2018, Sik Zeon Tin Haa (a taste of empire), was nominated for a Dora Award for best touring production. Select creative credits: No Foreigners (Hong Kong Exile/fu-GEN), Pick a Number (Boca del Lupo/FUSE), Loomings; or The Whale, Mis Papás, Last Train In (rice & beans), The Revolutions (SpiderWebShow), and Sik Zeon Tin Haa/A Taste of Empire (rice & beans/Gateway Theatre’s Pacific Festival/Cahoots Theatre).

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Kinky Boots

 

7:30 PM show followed by a chat with the cast. Discover how actors get into character and where directors get their inspiration.

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

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carried away on the crest of a wave
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Kinky Boots

Granville Island Stage

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’da Kink in my Hair
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Goldcorp Stage

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The Wedding Party
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Every Brilliant Thing

Special talks and panels inspired by Arts Club’s shows.

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carried away on the crest of a wave

From Fact to Fiction
A conversation with playwright David Yee on his inspiration, research process, and creative journey that culminated in this Governor General's Literary Award–winning play. The 45-minute talk will begin right after the show.

David Yee is a playwright and actor, born and raised in Toronto. He is currently the co-founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Theatre Company and a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre. A Dora Mavor Moore Award–nominated actor and playwright, his work has been produced internationally and at home. His published works include carried away on the crest of a wave, paper SERIES, and lady in the red dress.

Vocal Eye

The Arts Club is proud to offer VocalEye Live Description for people who are blind or partially sighted at the Stanley Industrial Stage and the Granville Island Stage this season.

Each performance listed below will be described live for patrons who are blind and partially sighted. The description will not be audible to the general audience. Ten minutes before the show begins, VocalEye patrons will hear a brief description of the set, characters, props and costumes. Once the show begins, the VocalEye describer will convey important visual information and physical action, live, between the actors' lines. Patrons can reserve their tickets and description equipment by calling the Arts Club Box Office at 604.697.1644. The equipment consists of a handheld receiver and a single plastic earpiece that fits over either ear. The receivers are also compatible with most personal earbuds and headphones. Equipment is available, at no charge, for pickup at the VocalEye table in the lobby up to one hour before showtime. VocalEye’s Theatre Buddies will be available to escort you to your seats and assist you with setting up your receiver and ear piece. For more information, call our box office at 604.687.1644.

Please note that Friday performances are based on availability

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

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carried away on the crest of a wave
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Kinky Boots

Granville Island Stage

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’da Kink in my Hair
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Relaxed performances are designed for anyone who might benefit from a more casual audience environment, including people with sensory processing conditions, autistic people, disabled people, parents with babes in arms, and more! There is a laid-back approach to noise and movement within the theatre space, which may be a good introductory experience for new theatre patrons.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong
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What to expect

  • Audience members are welcome to move around, and to go in and out of the theatre when they need a break from the show
  • House doors remain open, and house lights remain on at a dimmed level
  • Music and sound levels as well as lights and projections are more subdued
  • Designated standing areas are available inside the theatre
  • Communication boards and use of other technology, such as cell phones and tablets, are welcome (however, we ask that you not take photos)
  • A Relaxation Station in the lobby
  • Patrons are asked to avoid using fragrances and other scented products

GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY

Roberta Beiser