Vancity Culture Lab

Vancity Culture Lab
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1895 Venables Street Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 [Map Link]

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The Vancity Culture Lab, or C-Lab as we like to refer to it, was added to The Cultch during our 2008 renovations. This black box studio is a cinderblock construction with the latest in acoustical properties and has been referred to as the best “blackout” room in the city.

Culture Lab Shows

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A father's death and his mother's hasty marriage provoke thoughts of murder and vengeance that push Hamlet's mind to madness. MORE

June 6, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 2017

Hamlet

Drama + Theatre

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Dali & Hopper, an original play about a group of young adults who deal with love and self-acceptance through the role their subconscious plays in their reality. MORE

Dali & Hopper

Drama + Theatre

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By following their curiosity Conformity/Deviant and Different question society: Are we still human if we do not understand other’s differences? MORE

July 13-15, 2017

Deviance

Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Award-winning actress Dipti Mehta’s acclaimed solo show visits India’s red light district where we meet the eunuch, priest, pimp, mother and daughter who call it home. A fun and poignant look at the dangerous life of Mumbai’s real-life brothels and why they exist. MORE

Oct 20 – Nov 4, 2017

Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan

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A Cultch Presentation

Shopping malls become a portal into surreal worlds that carry the nuanced stories of loss and resilience from the Chinese diaspora. This multimedia performance investigates malls as racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash where fashion, food, and commodity tether communities to a vital sense of home. MORE

Feb 7 – 17, 2018

No Foreigners

World Premieres

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A Cultch Presentation

May 18th, 2006. Jules and Fiona, best friends and teenage dirtbags, come to their senses in a park after a night for the ages. With little to no memory of how they got there, they discover the antidote to their fireball-induced amnesia: Ritalin. As they piece together the night in order to find out where the After After Party is, they come to terms with the deeds they have done… Absurd. Outrageous. Over-the-top. MORE

Mar 6 – 17, 2018

The After After Party

Local Gems

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A Cultch Presentation

The masterpiece of one of the greatest playwrights of the last 50 years, Brian Friel’s <em>Faith Healer</em> is an Irish meditation on the role and responsibility of the artist in society. Presented in four monologues by three characters, <em>Faith Healer</em> is an exploration of the meanings of healing and salvation. MORE

Apr 4 – 14, 2018

Faith Healer

Local Gems

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A Cultch Presentation

Two heterosexual men – one of whom likes to dress in women’s clothes – just happen to fall in love with one another. An exploration of the constructs we adopt to make our own realities and ways of imagining a life that’s not only endurable but quite possibly magical. MORE

Apr 17 – 29, 2018

The Explanation

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