what’s new:

The Frank and Zee Zee Theatre present Poly Queer Love Ballad, co-produced by The Queer Arts Festival

Photo by Emily Cooper

For immediate release: January 31st 2019

After a playing to sold-out houses at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, and winning The Fringe New Play Prize and The Critics’ Choice Award, Poly Queer Love Ballad returns to Vancouver, March 5th to 10th, 2019.

Poly Queer Love Ballad is a bold, intimate new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at a Cafe Deux Soleils. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love. The show explores polyamory and queerness, while aiming to create a new representation of intimacy that isn’t confined by genre, medium or societal obligations.

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Another Window, Featuring Queer As Funk

For immediate release: January 2 2019

Photo by Iman Khalili

The Frank Theatre and Neworld Theatre present Another Window,  an interdisciplinary and inter-cultural cabaret! A night of performances including theatre, dance, music, drag and more.

Another Window is an annual cabaret featuring a diversity of talent and genres including music, spoken word, drag and more, produced by Neworld Theatre. The premise for this show is that Vancouver is just a big enough place that most of our cultural audiences are segmented into disciplines, genres and social identities. This event is designed to knock down these walls and build community in the process.

This January, Neworld is partnering with the Frank Theatre to bring a queer, intersectional focus to the evening’s curation. Programming includes “blind dates,” where artists from different cultures and disciplines are paired together to create original performances.

January 26th, 2019, doors at 7pm, performances at 8pm. Progress Lab, 1422 William St.

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the frank Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with The Year Of The Queer

For immediate release: May 17 2018

From The Georgia Straight:
Sometimes the best ideas are hatched over drinks. And so it is with Year of the Queer, which is the City of Vancouver’s recently announced initiative to celebrate significant anniversaries of 15 organizations that serve the city’s LGBT community.

It started a few months ago when the executive director of Out on Screen, Stephanie Goodwin, was sitting in the Irish Heather with the heads of two other arts organizations: SD Holman of the Queer Arts Festival and Fay Nass of the Frank Theatre Company.

The conversation turned to the groups’ anniversaries—the 30th for Out on Screen and the 10th for the two other groups.

In a phone interview with the Georgia Straight, Goodwin recalled that she then blurted out: “It needs to be declared the year of the queer!”

And it is! We’re delighted to join queer organizations from all of Vancouver to celebrate at City Hall on May 23rd, where the Pride and Trans flags will be raised, and will fly all summer.  For more information on the Year of The Queer launch, please visit the City of Vancouver’s website.

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