An immersive experience from ITSAZOO and Aphotic Theatre.
Created with support from the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Coming in Winter 2022.

The Café is an invitation to be a voyeur; to eavesdrop on private conversations in public; to witness intimate relationships up close and personal. Seven scenes are being created 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 of a Vancouver coffee shop.

Intimately sized audiences of 30 people per performance are encouraged to sit at or near one of seven “performance tables” and watch a play unfold mere inches away from them. Audience members are free to stay with one table and watch a scene reach its conclusion or wander around the coffee shop and experience other scenes – a narrative choose-your-own-adventure. The Café seeks to blur the line between art and reality by decreasing the proximity between actors and audience, welcoming them into a story – a conversation, an experience,  a life – that may be at once completely familiar and totally foreign.

THE PLAYS

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
 

Pytania (Questions)
by Anais West

CAST & CREATIVE

Direction         Chelsea Haberlin & Fay Nass
Dramaturgy   Sebastien Archibald & Fay Nass

Cast TBD

ITSAZOO Productions acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia