Author Archives: Firehall Arts Centre



We Have WIT. Women in Theatre.

On Sunday November 20th at 5:30pm, following the matinee performance of Miss Shakespeare, join us for a panel discussion: WIT – Women in Theatre in the 20th Century “…If a painter can be male or female, then why shouldn’t an actor be. Or a writer. An artist is an artist. Women are born with creative abilities […]

‘Miss Shakespeare’ uses musical theatre to champion women’s rights Kelsey Klassen — Westender ‘Miss Shakespeare’ tells the story of Judith Shakespeare leading a group of women in something secret, subversive, and illegal: the staging of a play. — Emily Cooper photo Imagine a world where women weren’t allowed the same rights and privileges as men. […]



For the Mama’s and the Papa’s out there.

For the Mama’s and the Papa’s out there: Some quotes from Nicolle Nattrass’s Mamahood: turn and face the strange “I’m not a perfect mother. I should just get that off my chest right now. But who is right? I mean that would be impossible, except if you were Mary. Now Mary was the perfect mother. […]



News from the Firehall

October 14, 2016     (Vancouver, BC) – The Firehall Arts Centre announced today the cancellation of The Motherf**ker with the Hat, which was scheduled to be remounted in January 2017 in association with Haberdashery Theatre.   The production would have involved the original cast and creative team from the successful 2016 run, with a […]



Coming up in 2016/2017

 So, what’s up at Firehall next season – A LOT! The season will open with a presentation of Stranger to Hard Work, written and performed by Cathy Jones, one of the funniest people on television (This Hour Has Twenty-Two Minutes). Familiar and beloved faces from the past season will return with Tracey Power’s Miss Shakespeare […]



How to Survive an Apocalypse

  How to Survive an Apocalypse by Jordan Hall A Flying Start Play – Giving a Stage to New Professional Playwrights June 2 – 11, 2016              Produced by Touchstone Theatre in Association with PTC and the Firehall Arts Centre A young and successful urban couple becomes convinced that their lifestyle is coming to an end. […]



BC Buds Update

BC Buds: Spring Arts Festival May 4 – 7, 2016 Join us for the 12th annual festival of inventive, original site-specific works and new play readings by BC artists in and around the Firehall’s heritage building. Showcasing the exciting and innovative, BC Buds provides a platform for genre bending and multi disciplinary emerging and established […]



The Chaos of Dead Metaphor

Where do you see yourself in five years? That groan-worthy, cliché interview question that begs for an equally gag inducing answer painting an ‘everything is peaches, roses and unicorns’ picture to mask the stink of desperation. Perhaps, ‘is this where you saw yourself five years ago?’ being the more appropriate question. George F. Walker’s play Dead […]



The Out Vigil is wowing critics and audiences!

The Out Vigil is in the end of its first week here at the Firehall and has been impressing audiences and critics alike, with its unique musical score and compelling story. Here are some highlights from the recent reviews. “The Out Vigil sings with passion and humour” “Stephanie Izsak makes an impressively passionate, funny and […]