Support Initiatives to End Anti-black Violence and Police Brutality

Emily Cooper’s photo of She Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt by d’bi young anitafrika 

We stand in solidarity with black and indigenous folks today and every day. In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet and the countless other black and indigenous folks murdered by the police, the frank theatre wants to express its solidarity with the protestors and organizers fighting to bring justice and safety to these communities.

As an organization led by a queer artist of colour, we are invested in dismantling white supremacy, and employing QTBIPOC (queer, trans, black, indigenous, people of colour). We are grateful for the artistic contributions that black artists continue to make to theatre, including our mainstage show last season, She Mami Wata & the Pussy WitchHunt by d’bi young anitafrika. We are also grateful for the black trans activists and activists of colour who fought for our freedoms during the Stonewall Riots. As a queer community, we need to examine our privileges and constantly strive to do better to support black and indigenous communities.

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Telling It Bent Youth Showcase 2020

Join the frank theatre for a virtual showcase of work by the youth writers of ✨TELLING IT BENT✨

Streaming April 30th at 6pm from our Facebook page, here!
🔥In partnership with IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival!🔥
🔥Supported by our friends at The Cultch 🔥

Free to view! To support future youth cohorts, donate to the frank theatre here.

Telling It Bent is a writing workshop for queer, trans, Two Spirit and questioning youth, ages 14 – 25.

This year’s cohort has gathered at a weekly writing table since January, creating material in a variety of disciplines including poetry, theatre, movement and more. Initially a part of the Cultch’s IGNITE! Youth Drive Arts Festival, we have moved online in response to COVID-19.

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Watch Trans Scripts Online Tonight!

Donate the price of your ticket, then watch it online at 8pm!

As many have heard, theatre performances across the country are being cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19. In consideration of our community’s safety, especially those who are elderly or have compromised immune systems, The Frank Theatre and our co-producers, Zee Zee Theatre, agreed to close our production of Trans Scripts: Part I, The Women early.

If you did not get the chance to attend the performance, you can watch it online tonight! Here’s how you can tune in:

Go to Zee Zee Theatre’s website, here.

Click “Donate now for password” to receive the viewing password.

Once you’ve received the password, click “Watch” at 8pm PST tonight.

This is a difficult time for the performing arts community. This show was a collaboration of two theatre companies, and we’ve both felt the impacts of our cancelled performances. With this in mind, we encourage you to donate to the Frank Theatre as well, here.

Once again, we urge you to be good to one another and stay home during this complicated time. We are sending you love and solidarity!

If you have questions or concerns, please email our Operations Manager & Associate Producer, Anais West, at

Trans Scripts: Part I, The Women – Cancelled due to COVID-19

By Paul Lucas

Directed by Fay Nass and Cameron Mackenzie

A co-production with Zee Zee Theatre

In association with Firehall Arts Centre
March 12-21, 2020, Firehall Arts Centre

In the wake of the current global pandemic, Zee Zee Theatre and the Frank Theatre are ceasing the run of their production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women. This is not a decision that was taken lightly and we deeply admire and respect the tremendous work our cast and production team have put into this Canadian premiere. Thanks to those who were able to support the first four performances.

Watch it online tonight, Saturday, March 21st 2020. Here’s how you can tune in:

Go to Zee Zee Theatre’s website, here.

Click “Donate now for password” to receive the viewing password.

Once you’ve received the password, click “Watch” at 8pm PST tonight.

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