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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.

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Scott Bellis, After Me (Après Moi)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Jennifer Lines, After Me (Après Moi)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Diane Brown, The Duchess A.K.A. Wallis Simpson

Outstanding Direction of a Play, Diane Brown, After Me (Après Moi)

Outstanding Production, After Me (Après Moi)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Xander Williams, The Duchess A.K.A. Wallis Simpson

BoucheWHACKED! Theatre Collective & Ruby Slippers Theatre
In association with PTC

Bold new Francophone works in translation
The Cultch, 1895 Venables St.

May 30, 3PM
West Coast English Language Premiere
By Guillaume Corbeil
Translated by Jack Paterson
Dramaturged and Directed by Heidi Taylor
Featuring Trisha Li, Sarah Roa, Kacey Rohl, Sean Sonier & Deneh Thompson

"Intimacy, loss, and the tenuous thread of our connection to others are the themes that infuse this ambitious and beautifully realized double bill of translated French-Canadian works." 

-Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

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


According to a national study, in the Canadian theatre industry women account for 33% of the artistic directors...

January 27-February 1, 2015
Studio 16
1555 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

The Duchess aka Wallis Simpson

April 7-18, 2015 at the Cultch Historic Theatre

THE DUCHESS a.k.a. Wallis Simpson is the fabulous, epic and true tale of Wallis Simpson, the notorious, convention-smashing American divorcee for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne in 1936.


Mission Statement

Multi award-winning Ruby Slippers Theatre produces provocative text-based theatre from the vanguard of the English and French Canadian canon. We further the voices of women in theatre, empowering them on and offstage, and are the only company in Vancouver whose mission includes producing the contemporary Quebecois canon in English. Our work illuminates diverse and underrepresented perspectives and social issues, inspiring independent critical thought, communion, and diversity.


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