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1989 - 1995 Seasons

Ruby Slippers first production in 1989 was MUD: A Theatre Installation, which set Maria Irene Fornes' play in a unique gallery setting. This was followed quickly by Blackout: Six Short Pieces By Samuel Beckett, a very popular late-night offering which ran in repertory for two weeks at The Firehall Arts Centre. We then moved on to the Fringe and produced three pick-of-the Fringe hits: Men Inside by Eric Bogosian (performed entirely by women) in 1990, The Rehearsal by Dominic Champagne in 1991, and The Queens in 1992. These latter two plays gave rise to our ongoing interest in Quebecois theatre.

In October of 1993 we produced The Angel Of History Series at The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, two innovative eastern European plays that we staged in collaboration with a videographer and choreographer. In 1994 at The Women In View Festival we premiered Herotica, an evening of theatrical erotica by and for women. 

The Rehearsal Katherine Schlemmer by Deborah Dunn 

Photo credits
Left: The Rehearsal, Katherine Schlemmer, Photo by Deborah Dunn
Middle: The Queens, Pat Armstrong, Photo by Deborah Dunn
Right: The Angel of History Series, Deborah Dunn, Photo by Diane Whelan

Mission Statement

For three decades, multi award winning Ruby Slippers Theatre’s two-tiered mission has been to 1. Further the voices of diverse women in theatre including those on the femme spectrum and 2. Strengthen cross-cultural diversity on the west coast by premiering crucial Quebec works in English translation. All of our work illuminates underrepresented perspectives and social issues, inspiring independent critical thought, communion, diversity and inclusivity.


Thank you to our season sponsors John Fluevog Shoes and CWest Solutions