SAVE THE DATE: May 3, 2018 | Unscripted: Where the Devil Can’t Go
Gdzie diabel nie moze, tam babe posle (Where the Devil can’t go, he’ll send a woman). –Polish proverb
Women and revolution, Polish history and the here and now… Unscripted: Where the Devil Can’t Go is a night of thought-provoking underground entertainment. Whisper the right password on May 3 at an as-yet-undisclosed location in East Vancouver. Connect with your comrades. Explore survival. Share a glass of East Van Vodka. Exchange stories. Witness music from Miss Christie Lee and Vostok, spoken word from Kimmortal and space animation with A Wake of Vultures. Get your secret pass to the world of PTC Associate Veronique West‘s new play-in-progress.
Before the play is the idea. Unscripted is a window into a playwright’s imagination.
May 3, 2018
Doors at 7:30pm | Experiences until 10:30pm
Tickets: $16 Available through Brown Paper Tickets
PTC has partnered with The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, which assists women with their immediate and crisis needs so they can develop stability and access the resources they need to improve health, family, employment and housing situations. The Centre promotes positive change by offering individual long-term support, education, advocacy, peer mentorship and exposure to alternatives. At Unscripted: Where the Devil Can’t Go, we will be accepting personal care items such as unused toiletries cosmetics, and first aid supplies to donate to The DTES Women’s Centre. For more information about the Donation Wishlist please click HERE
KIMMORTAL is a queer non-binary filipinx artist based on unceded, unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories also known as Vancouver, BC. They went to school for Visual Arts and Art History and would hit up open mics and share poetry and raps on their guitar. Their work has evolved to incorporate song, poetry, rap, dance, and visuals. Some of the highlights of their work thus far include: performing at the 2018 Juno Awards, a featured guest on CBC Exhibitionists, a screening of their music-video animation at the Queer Women of Colour festival (San fran), and performing with Pantayo (all women/non-binary kulintang ensemble) at Kultura Filipino Arts Festival (Toronto). They also enjoy leading workshops that exhibit the arts as a tool for healing, decolonization and collective action. They have shared the stage with some of their favourite artists including Ruby Ibarra, Shad K, and Saul Williams, to name a few.
VOSTOK (The East) is an East Vancouver-based acapella trio specializing in music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. They have been seen across the lower mainland performing at festivals and concerts including the Kaleidoscope Festival in Coquitlam, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival in East Vancouver, the Dovbush Ukrainian Dancers’ Mosaic: A Celebration of Ukrainian Dance in North Vancouver, and the Britannia Shipyards summer music series in Steveston. With songs in 10 different languages and dialects, singers Aliya Griffin, Jessica Hood, and Emily Villavicencio deliver a rich and varied set. A Russian lullaby, a dissonant Bulgarian chant, a Ukrainian spring song first heard on a Kiev subway Vostok’s songs take the listener from bliss to despair and back again.
A WAKE OF VULTURES. Comprised of Nancy Tam, Daniel O’Shea, and Conor Wylie, A Wake of Vultures creates interdisciplinary performances often inspired by science fiction, Japanese Anime, and questions of reality and perception. They blend low-brow inspirations with highfalutin ideas to create bizarre convergences that propose hybrid visions of the future(s). They make compact, tourable works marked by formal detachment, ritual, playful misdirection, unstable perspectives, and retro and new technologies using sound, video, and performance as our primary mediums. Their works have taken diverse forms, including installations, durational performance installations, audio-walks, and plays, and have been presented in Vancouver, the United States, and Europe, at SFU Woodward’s, The Shadbolt Centre, Theatre Replacement, P-Bodies Festival in Leipzig, and Performance Studies International (PSi) at Stanford University. A Wake of Vultures is an ongoing, evolving collaboration bonded by an intense friendship. They eat together, they dance together, they work together.
MISS CHRISTIE LEE. From Musqueam/tsleilwahtuth Nations, Christie lee Charles, aka Miss Christie Lee, is a direct descendant of the great warrior Capilano. Christie raps in her Indigenous Musqueam dialect with a passion to empower Aboriginal youth to be proud of their roots. She is also a member of Vancouver’s First Ladies Crew, an all female hip hop crew of strong women with positive voice.