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February 4, 2017:  Ruby Slippers Theatre is thrilled to announce that Artistic Director Diane Brown is the 2016/17 recipient of The Bra D’Or Award. Diane was presented the prestigious award by playwright Carmen Aguirre at the opening night performance of You Will Remember Me at the Gateway Theatre. The Bra D’Or Award is presented annually to an individual who has supported the advancement of Canadian women playwrights.

From the play Tu te souviendras de moi by François Archambault • Translated by Bobby Theodore
Directed by Diane Brown • A Ruby Slippers Theatre Production

Actors: Kevin McNulty, Patti Allan, Marci T. House, Sereana Malani, Kevin Loring

A wistful and wise drama about the unexpected and unforgettable.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES: February 2–11, 2017 

Evening performances @ 8pm each night except Sunday and Monday.

Matinee performances Saturday February 4 and Sunday February 5 @ 2pm; Tuesday February 7 @1pm. 

The Gateway Theatre, MainStage

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Ruby Slippers Theatre in partnership with the Vancouver Fringe Festival and Equity in Theatre proudly present:

ADVANCE THEATRE: NEW WORKS BY DIVERSE WOMEN

According to a national study, in the Canadian theatre industry women account for 33% of the artistic directors, 34% of the working directors, and 27% of the produced playwrights. These numbers are even lower if you look only at the large regional theatres and summer festivals. And diversity? We think you know the answer to that one.

Ruby Slippers Theatre presents

A staged reading of I LOST MY HUSBAND (J'ai perdu mon mari) – English Language Premiere as part of the rEvolver Theatre Festival

By Catherine Léger | Translated by Leanna Brodie

Cast | Pedro Chamale, Meghan Gardiner, Chirag Naik and Leslie Dos Remedios

Reading Series: Vancouver

Readings by Quelemia Sparrow and Chloe Packer
Playwrights Theatre Centre
202-739 Gore Ave, Vancouver
January 11, 2016 at 7:00pm
FREE/FWYC

Ruby Slippers Theatre and Zee Zee Theatre present the North American premiere production of 5 @ 50 by Brad Fraser. When Olivia loses control at her fiftieth birthday party, her three best friends decide to intervene once and for all, much to the irritation of Olivia and her long-term partner Nora. But is she the only one battling a demon or does each of these women face an addiction of one kind or another? 5 @ 50 is a raw and darkly comedic portrayal of women in mid life. It is also a bold examination of addiction and intervention, and of the friendships we can’t live without.

May 13 – 28, 2016 at PAL studio theatre #300-581 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC

The List, Ruby SlippersTheatre

In this moving translation of Jennifer Tremblay’s play La Liste, we experience one woman’s struggle as she fights through the memories leading to her friend’s death. A woman constantly making to-do lists so as not to forget anything, she overlooks one item that leads to a tragedy. This causes her to question: “Could I have done more?” 

You Will Remember Me

A deeply personal and moving new play about a family and memory from one of Québec’s most compelling writers. When the aging patriarch of a modern family, a powerfully intellectual and political force in his community, suffers from dementia, the people who love him struggle to care for him.
November 17-28, 2015 at The Cultch Historic Theatre 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC Sunday Nov 22 at 2 pm Sat Nov 28 at 2 pm (and 8:00pm) Tickets and information: thecultch.com

At the False Creek Gym (1318 Cartwright Street)
According to a national study, women account for less than a third of artistic directors, working directors, and produced playwrights in professional Canadian theatre. That’s why Ruby Slippers Theatre and Equity in Theatre partnered with the Fringe to showcase dramatic readings of five new plays by Canadian women playwrights. Curated by Ruby Slippers Theatre with priority given to diversity, these dramatic readings will be presented as matinees during the Festival. 

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested price of $5 to $10.

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Multi-award winning Ruby Slippers Theatre produces provocative text-based theatre from the vanguard of the English and French Canadian canon. We are the only company in Vancouver mandated to producing the contemporary Quebecois canon in English, and have been doing so since 1990. Our work illuminates diverse perspectives and social issues, inspiring independent critical thought, communion, and diversity.

 

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