The Parallel Project was co-founded in 2020 by Argel Monte de Ramos and Jocelyn Tsui as a response to the lack of monologue options that were available to us in theatre school as Artists of Colour. Since its inception, they have curated over 15 new monologues written by and for…
Two ex-friends reunite after the death of a loved one and are forced to reconcile why they broke apart. It’s been ten years. What’s changed? What hasn’t? And what secrets have they been keeping from one another? The play intertwines scenes from the past and present showing Sam and Cal in…
Deep Fried: A Pinoy Musical! is a two-act musical set in a Vancouver fried chicken franchise restaurant. The story centers around Antoinette (also named Toni), a young, queer Filipinx non-binary person who works at a Cruxes Chicken run by their older cousin, Kuya Pepe, and their friends. They work hard with their…
Two sisters, five friends, a lifetime of knowing each other. What happens when the people who know you better than yourself are the ones losing their livelihoods for the sake of your cause? Peace Country follows five friends in a small BC town over the course of their friendship, through…
Mermaid Spring is a new work of interdisciplinary music theatre by Public Swoon, loosely inspired by Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida – a real-life natural attraction where since 1947, women have donned mermaid tails to perform underwater shows.
Inspired by the ongoing pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and the Chinese government’s oppressive enforcement of the National Security Law in July 2020, Yellow Objects weaves together lifetimes of inter-generational trauma, historical helplessness, and persistent defiance. This play is a collection of what was, what has been, what is, and what could be.
Where does our food come from? Who grows it? Who is nourished by it? Made in Canada: an agricultural operetta is an exploration through text and song of just who it is that works the farms that supply our markets, their journeys getting here, what awaits them once they get here, and what it takes for them to stay.
The creation of How to Say Goodbye began in the fall of 2019. Since the pandemic of COVID-19, the themes of absence, the passing of time, memory and the inability to leave a space and/or relationship has taken on a whole new urgency.
In 1979, a family drives back towards Chile from Canada. With past, present, and future encircling their journey, this profoundly poetic story is about the universal quest for home – in whatever form that takes.
Alice in Glitterland is an immersive promenade into a dance-theatre wonderland, a nightclub playground with silky vintage score pulsing throughout this free-flow sandbox brought to life by twelve vibrant performers and an extravagant site-specific design.
Why, indeed, did the chicken cross the road? Chicken Girl’s titular character embarks on a surreal adventure to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her Uncle Chan.
Dumb Instrument Dance presents Public and Private, a full-length ensemble work that in ways both elegant and raw, is a decidedly feminist inquiry.
am a explores identity through the lens of Neuroplasticity, a science that examines the brain’s capacity for change.
This full-length performance takes place around and inside a tabletop fish tank.
Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is an intersection of a fictional story and a series of ceremonies in the container of a play.
Imagine that you, your parents or grandparents, who have worked a lifetime to save for retirement and buy a home, suddenly lose it all. A trusted friend or family member or someone in your religious community had talked you into investing your life savings. But it was all a lie….
Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, this is the story of Mas Yamamoto, whose life was swept up by the currents of the 20th century.
Foreign Radical invites thirty participants into an intriguing theatrical game that explores security, profiling, freedom of expression, and privacy in the age of cybersurveillance.
Empire of the Son is Tetsuro’s personal story of his relationship with his father.
Tinkers is an adaptation of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Paul Harding.
A collective creation based on true stories of shame and forgiveness. This Stays in the Room is courageous, revealing, humorous, and based entirely on the lived experiences of the creative team.