Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Currently in reahearsals with Theatre Conspiracy for the Obstructions project at the Progress Lab!


Following three sold-out iterations of the Hive party series, Vancouver’s Progress Lab network of indie theatre-makers comes together to test the theory that creativity feeds on limits.
Inspired in part by The Five Obstructions  by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, the core artists of each participating company will submit, a few at a time and under a cold spotlight, to a list of obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee. The companies will then be commanded to create their next production around those limitations. The obstructions for each company have been developed in secret by their peers – a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each artist to adapt to a new approach to making theatre. Their individual tendencies toward form, place, style, theme, design, period, story are exposed and obstructed, spilling the artist’s bag of tricks all over the stage and out of reach.


December 1, 2012 at 8 PM.  Doors (and bar) open at 7 PM.
Tickets  $ 16
NOTE: Use of nontoxic fog, loud music, and the word f-ck in the celebratory sense. Audience members are encouraged to drive to the show rather than walk, bike, or take transit.
LOCATION: PL1422, 1422 William Street, Vancouver, map link 
Theatre Conspiracy  received these Obstructions.
1) Cast of the piece must include at least one woman over the age of 60.
2) Theatre Conspiracy must create a romantic love story (without irony).
3) The subject matter of the piece must celebrate Walmart (without irony).
Extra: at each Obstructions show the next theatre company on the list receives their obstructions, delivered under a spotlight by a shadowy emcee. The Only Animal  is in the hot seat on November 24, and Electric Company Theatre  will get obstructed on Dec 1.
Tickets are available at http://www.eventbrite.com/

Come see Mary Black, Richard Newman, Jeremy Waller, Belinda Bruce and the amazing band rock it Saturday night!