Rhodnie Désir in BOW’T TRAIL RETROSPEK; Image by Kevin Calixte

The Cultch

Our Winter/Spring 2022 Season

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Welcome back to live theatre, to gathering together in joy and community!

Light up your winter and spring with a subscription to The Cultch’s Winter/Spring 2022 Season. Featuring 11 unmissable live, in-person productions—and innovative digital works—this season will delight, surprise, and awaken!

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2022 IN PERSON
WINTER/SPRING SHOWS

We could not be more excited to announce our Winter/Spring 2022 lineup, packed with powerful, funny, and electric performances
from Canadian and international presenters and artists.

The Cultch Ticket Guarantee is available to all patrons with paid tickets. Our goal is to be as flexible as possible in order to provide you with the assurance to make ticket purchases with confidence. If you have any questions, please call our Box Office at 604-251-1363.

The Theatre Centre (Toronto)

Sea Sick

FEB 9–19, 2022
Historic Theatre
Femme Festival

"The most important tale of our times told by a masterful storyteller"—WINNER of the “The 2019 Infallible Awards” at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A critically acclaimed production about climate change and the state of the global ocean. Alanna Mitchell uses science and delicate wit to tell us about her journey to the bottom of the ocean, the demons she discovered there, and her hope for the future.

still hungry (Germany)

RAVEN

POSTPONED
York Theatre
Femme Festival

★★★★ "RAVEN is impressive, feminist and creative and undoubtedly not one to miss out on"—Voice Mag

Warm-hearted, funny, smart, and accessible: RAVEN is a powerful and refreshingly different piece of contemporary circus about motherhood. Based on their own experiences as artists and mothers, the performers of the Berlin-based collective, still hungry, examine the stigma surrounding the German concept “Rabenmutter” (raven mother) with courage, intelligence, and artistry.

Pi Theatre (Vancouver) 

Beautiful Man

FEB 24–MAR 5, 2022
Historic Theatre
Femme Festival

“Erin Shields’s Beautiful Man is a razor-sharp satire that hilariously skewers the tropes of female characters in film and TV.”—Samantha Edwards, Now Toronto

Beautiful Man imagines a world in which women are the subjects and men the objects. Funny, biting and nuanced, the play not only mocks the media’s representation of women, it exposes the underlying violence of objectification with a sharp wit.

Little Thief Theatre (Vancouver)

In Response to Alabama

MAR 3–12, 2022
Vancity Culture Lab
Femme Festival

“In Response to Alabama is a gripping, visceral, and moving theatre experience—it would be a disservice to simply call it a performance.”—Michaela Slinger, Audience Member

In Response to Alabama is a site-responsive theatre piece where three performers share the stories of their abortions with a small audience in intimate settings throughout The Cultch. In doing so, they take on the myth and stigma surrounding abortion and open a door for the audience to inhabit their lived experience.

Savage Society (Vancouver)

Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

MAR 3–13, 2022
York Theatre

From director and Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Kevin Loring of the Nlaka’pamux Nation comes a wickedly funny satire about power, politics, and procreation. “In Trickster Stories, no one walks away unscathed,” says Loring.

Neworld Theatre (Vancouver)

Clean/Espejos

MAR 10–19, 2022
Historic Theatre
Femme Festival

The lives of two womena Canadian wedding guest and a hotel employee​​collide at a Mexican resort, forcing both to face all that they’ve tried to keep hidden. Stunning, shocking, and surprisingly funny, Clean/Espejos intimately explores different perspectives of female solidarity, secrets, and survival across two languages.

The Search Party  (Vancouver)

Bunny

MAR 17–27, 2022
Vancity Culture Lab
Femme Festival

“Vancouver’s newest theatre company [The Search Party] is already proving they’re a force to be reckoned with”—SAD Mag

From the newly formed company, The Search Party, that brought you the 6 time Jessie Award-winning play The Father, comes Hannah Moscovitch’s Bunny. Armed only with Victorian Literature and an unconventional upbringing, Sorrel discovers the power of her own desire.

RD Créations (Montréal)

BOW’T TRAIL RETROSPEK

MAR 23–26, 2022
Historic Theatre
Femme Festival

“BOW’T TRAIL RETROSPEK is a palimpsest of solemn beauty[...]”! – Philippe Mangerel, JEU Revue de théâtre

BOW’T TRAIL RETROSPEK is a conversation between the present and the past, voiced through the channelling body of Rhodnie Désir in which more than 130 testimonies collected on 7 lands of the Americas still reside. On stage and accompanied by two maestro musicians, Désir is supported by these majestic rhythms, connecting the audience to the universe of her travels.

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver)

Bad Parent

APR 20–MAY 1, 2022
Historic Theatre

"[Ins Choi] is a talented playwright who is able to capture life through theatre with authenticity and elegance.”—Tiffany Budhyanto, Mooney on Theatre (About Kim’s Convenience)

Parenthood is messy…especially with an audience. From Ins Choi—the creator of the hit CBC sitcom and play Kim’s Convenience—comes Bad Parent, an honest, no-holds-barred portrait of young parents struggling to find their way.

Catalyst Theatre (Edmonton)

The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare

APR 29–MAY 7, 2022
York Theatre

“The music seethes with energy and passion” – The Calgary Herald

France. 1940. After months of training and successful missions, The Invisible are sent on one of their most dangerous missions to date. Inspired by the true stories of female special operations executives (SOEs) during WWII, The Invisible is a musical tour-de-force.

Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver)

Himmat

MAY 6–15, 2022
Historic Theatre

Himmat is a humorous and heartwarming narrative in Punjabi and English delving into the world of a father and daughter born generations and miles apart. Told through flashbacks and set in Surrey Memorial Hospital, Himmat takes audiences on a journey exploring the complexities of family history and immigration. 

Announcing…

RE/PLAY

The Cultch’s digital playground


RE/PLAY connects you to artists creating exceptional work for the digital stage. Engage with boundary-breaking digital works, watch shows you’ve missed or re-watch your favourites with the people you love!

2022 Online
re/play SHOWS

This season, we are excited to bring you three boundary-breaking works, available as part of the RE/PLAY Digital Series or à la carte, and TM, a special presentation with Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions. Get tickets to the online shows you find most interesting or get the RE/PLAY Digital Series subscription to enjoy access to all three!

the frank theatre (Vancouver) 

Be-Longing

MAR 8–13, 2022
Online – On-Demand 
RE/PLAY Digital Series

Be-Longing is a digital theatrical performance incorporating ancient and contemporary lyrics, devised performance, movement and interdisciplinary media about the nature of queer desire, exile, mourning, and migration in diaspora.

Neworld Theatre (Vancouver)

Clean/Espejos

APR 5-10, 2022
Online – On-Demand 
Femme Festival
RE/PLAY Digital Series

The lives of two womena Canadian wedding guest and a hotel employee​​collide at a Mexican resort, forcing both to face all that they’ve tried to keep hidden. Stunning, shocking, and surprisingly funny, Clean/Espejos intimately explores different perspectives of female solidarity, secrets, and survival across two languages.

 Complicité (England)

Can I Live?

MAY 10–15, 2022
Online – On-Demand 
RE/PLAY Digital Series

In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognize they are not alone—and that through understanding the issues and connecting with activists around the globe driving change, we can find hope for the future.

re/play
special presentation

Ontroerend Goed (Belgium)

TM

FEB 2 – 13, 2022
Online – Livestream / Interactive
Special Presentation 

★★★★ "An ingenious show that tears up theatre’s rulebook"—The Guardian

TM is a new digital experience created by acclaimed Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed. Made in collaboration with theatres from across the world, this is a live interactive one-to-one experience exploring media manipulation, populist ideology, and conspiracy theories. One actor joins one spectator in an intense, touching experience. 

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