Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) is looking to position the ANNEX as a home to the city’s contemporary theatre scene. With the development of this new residency program, SeeMore Theatre, VCT can support artistic expression by providing the much-needed performance and technical space to participating companies.
The theatre residency program includes four local theatre companies selected to work in residence at the ANNEX for two years. We hope for the SeeMore Theatre series to be recognizable as a VCT-led initiative/platform that supports new creation in the city.
SeeMore Theatre, the Annex theatre residency program at Vancouver Civic Theatres, is offering an amazing season for theatre lovers to see four of Vancouver’s hottest independent theatre companies— Pi Theatre, Delinquent Theatre, rice & beans theatre, and Alley Theatre.
November 22 – December 8, 2018
Taylor Mac’s timely and darkly comedic interpretation of the classic dysfunctional family. Isaac has returned from the wars only to discover a household in revolt. Arnold, the patriarch, has become disabled, leaving Paige liberated from an oppressive and abusive marriage. Isaac’s sibling Max, is a newly out transgender teen with a thing or two to teach the world. And Isaac? He has to come to terms with where his loyalties really live.
Never the Last
April 9 – 20, 2019
Berlin 1919: A violin prodigy and composer meets an expressionist painter and war veteran. She is passionate, rude, and gifted; he is witty, emotional, and compassionate. Their love affair spans 10 years, four cities, artistic successes and failures, and tragedy. Nearly 100 years later, the most essential record of their time together lives in Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté’s 10 violin compositions.
rice & beans theatre
May 28 – June 7, 2019
Why, indeed, did the chicken cross the road? Chicken Girl embarks on a surreal adventure to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her Uncle Chan. A homesick intergalactic rock star struggles to reconcile with his estranged family. An anxiety-ridden submariner recruits an anthropomorphic cat to settle an old score. Intertwining multilingual dialogue, flamboyant rock numbers, and idiosyncratic marine trivia, three magical worlds collide in front of our eyes as we contemplate the point of our existence.
July 18 – 27, 2019
A verbatim theatre/dance creation about sex and hashtags. #realstories #experimental #youhavetoseeittoknowmore #whatthe%@!*isahashtaganyway #nastywoman #naughtygirl #feminist #thisshitisgoingtogetreal #etceteraetcetera
Adjacent to the Orpheum, the appropriately named Annex is a spunky, cabaret-style venue equally suited for dance and musical performances as receptions and rehearsals. The space is easily converted from flat-floor to a tiered theatre space with 193 seats and is expertly equipped to accommodate a range of sound and light options.Explore This Venue