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SHIFT Festival 12

This year, the 12th Annual SHIFT Festival goes back to its roots, and ours, featuring three short, sharp, original works, created and performed by Tai Amy Grauman, Kelsey Kanatan Wavey, and Claire Love Wilson with Sara Vickruck. Vigorous voices explore the past, present and future.

Audiences get all three shows for one great price!

In Marie’s Letters, Tai Amy Grauman embodies five generations of Metis women addressing their unborn daughters: hopes, dreams, fears and essentially, survival, in Treaty 6 Territory. Gavan Cheema directs.

Created and performed by Kelsey Kanatan Wavey, iskonikowisiw is the story of the complicated friendship between the last woman on Earth and the last drop of water. Combining poetry, projection and movement, iskonikowisiw is a reflection on the growing water crisis and what we must sacrifice in order for all our relations to find peace.

Developed by local multidisciplinary creator Claire Love Wilson and queer theatre-maker and musician Sara Vickruck for SHIFT Festival 12, Sound Off investigates how the transformation of sounds, live and looped, can be constructed and deconstructed into song. Featuring games, improvisation and evolving nightly with our audience, this show may send you out into the mid-summer night, singing.

SHIFT acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver. This event has been made possible in part by the Vancouver Civic Theatres.

Dates Jul 11, Thu 8:00pm
Jul 12, Fri 8:00pm
Jul 13, Sat 8:00pm

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