Call for Submissions: Telling It Bent Writing Workshop – Deadline Extended!

The Frank Theatre is pleased to announce that applications are now open for Telling It Bent. 

We will be accepting submissions till January 12th 2020 at midnight!

[TIB] is a writing workshop for queer, trans, Two Spirit, and questioning BC youth – ages 14 to 25. The program gives writers a chance to gain skills, meet other queer young people, and explore different styles of writing. This year, the focus will be on playwrighting and slam poetry!

WHEN: The Writing Cohort will meet weekly, every Wednesday from 4pm – 6pm between January 15th – April 28th 2020;

WHERE: Weekly writing sessions at The Cultch’s Meeting Room, 1895 Venables St

Final Showcase at IGNITE! Youth Driven Arts Festival at  The Cultch Historic Theatre in May 2020

COMPENSATION: $500 honorarium upon completion of the project. 

The program will be facilitated by Tawahum Bige – a Two Spirit Nonbinary Slam Poet. Playwrighting mentors include Quelemia Sparrow [actor, writer and director from the Musqueam Nation] and JD Derbyshire [theatre-maker and comedian, writer/performer of Touchstone Theatre’s “Certified”.]

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She, Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt at the PuSh Festival

The Frank Theatre presents She, Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt at the 2020 PuSh Festival.

January 29th – February 1st at 8pm at Performance Works

Tickets at the PuSh Festival website here.

“[A] profound exploration of the intersections between personal identity, sexuality, gender, religion, and the consequences of colonization.”
—Mooney on Theatre

“She Mami… is scorching theatre.”
—NOW Toronto Magazine

d’bi young anitafrika takes on gender, sexuality, divinity and more in this erotic solo piece. Whether playing a church pastor, a pole dancer or a child in a schoolyard, d’bi positively glows with fervour; the spirit of protest runs strong through the multiple characters, shifting timelines and changing settings of the narrative. Telling the story of four friends and their lives in present-day Jamaica, the artist paints a picture of lust, love and the forces that would seek to deny them.

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Announcing our 2019/2020 Season

Last week we announced our 2019/2020 season at our Launch Party, featuring DJ Softieshan. This year brings exciting collaborations with PuSh Festival and Zee Zee Theatre, as well as productions by international queer artists like d’bi young anitafrika! Check out our Artistic Director’s vision for this year as well as our full listing of shows below:

A Message from Artistic Director Fay Nass

We live in challenging times, charged with extreme polarities. In such a sensitive moment, when conservatism is on the rise and gaining power around the world, our responsibility is to find stronger connections within our communities, to create space for dialogue, and to encourage empathy. Theatre has always done this: it’s a place of gathering and reflection. While our job is to push boundaries, to challenge the status quo and shift paradigms, our job is also to shine light on what connects us and brings us closer. Our 2019/2020 programming reflects my long-term goal of bringing stories onstage that offer new perspectives and reduce the gap of misunderstanding through authentic presentation of stories that are not often told.

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Season Launch Party ft. DJ Softieshan!

Photo by Iman Khalili

On October 22nd, join the Frank Theatre for wine, cheese, and tunes by DJ Softieshan as we celebrate the launch of our 2019-2020 Season! We’ll also be raffling fabulous prizes from The Cultch, Womyns’ Ware, Your Open Closet, Big Bro’s Barbershop and SmartyPantz Vancouver Escape Rooms. Come have a queer ole’ time

LOCATION: 1908 Scotia Street. To enter, please buzz: 1025

✨ FREE ✨

🌈 6pm – Wine & Cheese
🌈 7pm – Short and sweet AGM & Season Announcement
🌈 8pm – Dancing

✨Gluten free and vegan cheese options will be provided, as well as non-alcoholic bevvies!✨

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