An original, immersive, site-specific experience from ITSAZOO and Aphotic Theatre.

Coming in 2021.

The Café is an invitation to be a voyeur by permission; 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 40 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. The Café seeks to blur the line between art and reality by decreasing the proximity between actors and audience, welcoming them to be voyeurs by permission in an immersive setting. 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 kind of narrative choose-your-own-adventure.


Omari Newton
Amy Lee Lavoie
Derek Chan
Anais West
Kelsey Kanatan Wavey
Manami Hara
Sebastien Archibald
Diana Garcia
Fay Nass


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

Cast TBD



ITSAZOO Productions acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia