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SIS NE’ BI-YÏZ: Mother Bear Speaks

Instruments of Change

Inspired by the true story of this Wet'suwet'en artist, who walked 1,600 km across British Columbia to give voice to First Nations children and other marginalized youth. Developed in collaboration with Laura Barron, Jason Clift, Julie McIsaac and Jessica Schacht.

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ŪTSZAN

Heart of the City Festival

Ūtszan, a compelling one-woman show, uncovers Indigenous knowledge, humour, strength and resilience through language reclamation. Ūtszan (to make things better) is a passionate story about how language informs identity.

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Opening Doors

A Firehall Arts Centre and Vancouver Moving Theatre production

This work-in-progress dramatization draws on Daphne Marlatt & Carole Itter’s 1979 aural history, “Opening Doors: Vancouver’s East End” and takes a look at the stories and history of the neighbourhood surrounding the Firehall.  Women from many different cultural heritages and backgrounds help build this vibrant community and their stories often go untold.  This production may require movement throughout the Firehall. 

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FADO – The Saddest Music in the World

A Firehall Arts Centre and Puente Theatre production

FADO is a tale of love and ghosts told through the saddest music in the world, Portuguese FADO. When Luisa goes to Portugal she discovers her mother’s favorite fado is fascist and when she meets her long lost cousin and discovers he is a fadista and a Drag Queen, she is inspired to sing fados of resistance. Directed by Mercedes Batiz-Benet.

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Solstice Greetings

A Firehall Arts Centre production

Returning for a second season, the sharing of songs, stories and seasonal greetings to celebrate the return of the light.

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House and Home

A Firehall Arts Centre premiere production

Jennifer Griffin’s  biting, comic take on Vancouver’s  current real estate crisis. Hilary, a waitress/poet turned social worker, and Henry, a Butoh dancer turned lawyer, didn’t know how lucky they were when they managed to escape bad roommates and buy a house before the real estate market skyrocketed. Finding themselves house rich and cash poor they abandon their values and plunge into the world of short-term rentals.   How far can they go to keep their house? Directed by Donna Spencer

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Talking Sex on Sundays

A Firehall Arts Centre premiere production

On the first Sunday of every month Margot and her friends always host a theme party. What happens when Margot decides to kick it up a notch by having a Sex Toy Party? In this New Musical by Sara-Jeanne Hosie and Nico Rhodes, we witness as these women share fears, reveal dirty secrets, explore new possibilities, and find the power of female friendship. Directed by Donna Spencer.

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Trans Scripts, Part 1: The Women

A Zee Zee and Frank Theatre production presented in association with the Firehall Arts Centre

Trans Scripts centres on the lives of seven transgender women. These true stories, compiled from over 70 interviews from around the world, are honest, funny, moving, insightful and inspiring. But most of all, they are human, shedding light not on our differences, but on what all people share. Directed by Fay Nass & Cameron Mackenzie

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Between Breaths

An Artistic Fraud production presented by the Firehall Arts Centre

Well known in Newfoundland as the Whale Man, Dr. Jon Lien during the course of his work pioneered techniques for rescuing whales entrapped in fishing nets saving the lives of over 500 animals. Between Breaths jumps time backwards, from the final moments of Lien’s life – in a wheelchair to his very first whale intervention.

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BC Buds

A Firehall Arts Centre Production

BY DONATION ONLY Join us for new play readings and new choreographies that are in development.

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