Jane Miller in These Are the Songs That I Sing When I'm Sad
Jane Miller in These Are the Songs That I Sing When I'm Sad

Micro Performance Series


Spring Micro Performance Series

These Are The Songs That I Sing When I’m Sad

by Jane Miller and Brian Quirt
Performed by Jane Miller
Produced by Nightswimming Theatre

March 13-17, 2018
The Fishbowl on Granville Island (1398 Cartwright Street)


These Are The Songs That I Sing When I’m Sad is an intimate, interactive performance by the remarkable singer Jane Miller. Through storytelling and songs, Jane explores the sad songs that have played a role in her life and delves into the link between deep emotions and the musical elements that make these songs so addictive. Audience members are drawn into the action when their favourite sad songs are requested and, in some cases, played by Jane in real-time. Sad Songs examines why we identify certain songs as sad or melancholy, and others as joyful, beautiful or triumphant, and how they weave themselves into our lives.

After a successful run at the Fishbowl in June 2017, Boca del Lupo is proud to have Jane Miller revisit These Are The Songs That I Sing When I’m Sad for even more Vancouver audiences!

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Niall and Marcus Talk About Sh!t Niall Likes

Created and performed by Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef, directed by Chelsea Haberlin. Music by Veda Hille.
Produced by Neworld Theatre.
Created with the support of the Boca Del Lupo artist residency program.

April 11-14, 2018
The Fishbowl on Granville Island (1398 Cartwright Street)


Niall McNeil likes to talk and Marcus Youssef is one of his favorite people to talk to. They live around the corner from each other and have known each other since Niall was 18 years old. Niall’s got an opinion about pretty much everything, and he’s funny, too. Niall and Marcus talk about his friends, writing, music, photographs and videos, acting, the grocery store Niall works at, his homemade CSI videos, romance, Beauty and the Beast – all the sh!t Niall likes. It’s a conversation that changes every time they have it. It also questions who in our culture we allow to speak, and who we expect to listen.

Niall is a professional actor and Marcus is a well-known Canadian playwright. Over the last 10 years they have devised a way to write together and, working with musician Veda Hille, written two big shows: Peter Panties (PuSh Festival) and King Arthur’s Night (Luminato, National Arts Centre, PuSh Festival). These groundbreaking productions put the vision of a neurodiverse artist at the centre of their creation, offering audiences a perspective on iconic stories unlike any they have ever seen.

More on the Micro Performance Series…

Micro Performances ask the audience, which is rarely more than 20 at a time, to immerse themselves in a world of the artist’s creation. The association between audience and performer transcends more conventional forms as the two travel together in a relationship that is better described as participant and guide. These performances are not smaller versions of what would normally be larger productions, these are pieces that exploit what is only possible on a smaller, more intimate scale.

Micro Performance is an emerging global trend proliferating in many forms, from theatre and dance to new media, live art and interactive technology.  While encompassing many different types of artists, what brings them together is how each project prizes depth of experience above all.

Each year, Boca del Lupo presents the Micro Performance Series (MPS).  Centred on and around Granville Island, these productions are created and performed by local, national and international artists working across disciplines in intimate and small scale forms.

With more shows in development all the time, the Micro Performance Series expands as the season progresses. To sign up for our e-newsletter list, please email social@bocadellupo.com.

Review the full archive of all our Micro Performance shows.

Boca del Lupo’s Micro Perfromance Series is supported by Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Province of BC, City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver Fish Company. Exclusive media sponsor: The Georgia Straight.

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