Category Archives: Firehall News

06

Mar
2017

Help Bring Students to REFUGE

Canada has become a beacon for refugees leaving war torn countries, poverty and oppression to find a safe refuge for their families. As numbers of refugees crossing the border increase in this era of actions by the current U.S. President, we need to consider how we, as Canadians, respond to this need. How do we […]


10

Feb
2017

A “Nasty Woman” Onstage at the Firehall

Marguerite de la Rocque de Roberval, a French nobleman fits the description of what someone whose name shall go unnamed would label a “nasty woman”. She was abandoned by her uncle, who had set out to Canada to help colonize it, on a remote island off the coast of Newfoundland, for her sexual indiscretions in […]


21

Jan
2017

“Thank goodness for second chances. Or perhaps more appropriately in the case of The Nether, a second life.” – Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

Following its debut at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival, The Nether continues to receive high critical praise on the Firehall Arts Centre stage. “Don’t be daunted by The Nether’s subject matter. See it. But brace yourself: Haley springs a couple of plot twists that will stun you.” – Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca “Director Chris Lam’s minimalist staging […]


17

Nov
2016

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. […]


20

Oct
2016

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. […]


14

Oct
2016

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 […]