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.
by Amy Lee Lavoie & Omari Newton
by Sebastien Archibald
50 Cent Lemonade
by Kelsey Kanatan Wavey
by Fay Nass & Diana Garcia
Space Aliens and Tropical Ducks
by Derek Chan
by Manami Hara
by Anais West
CAST & CREATIVE
Direction Chelsea Haberlin & Fay Nass
Dramaturgy Sebastien Archibald & Fay Nass