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You Are It 2016

A bracingly honest look at how friendship develops

March 30 – April 2, 2016

Presented by Boca del Lupo’s Micro Performance Series
Created by Deb Williams and Sherry J. Yoon

What does friendship mean, and what is it worth? How do we construct our relationships, and do they serve us? These are the kinds of questions that surround our most important and fraught relationships, those of our friends. Yet, we often don’t stop to ask them of ourselves or each other.

In this installment in Boca del Lupo’s current Micro Performance Series, two women come together and explore such questions, exposing the drama and comedy inherent in all our relationships in their attempts to draw conclusions. Actors, audience members and potential friends alike are drawn into an intimate reality that reveals the inexact science of creating connection and reaching a common understanding while acknowledging our struggles are shared.

You Are It is a new creation by prominent Vancouver theatre artists Deb Williams and Boca del Lupo’s Sherry J. Yoon, and was developed with the support of the Arts Club Silver Commissions.

Performances
March 30: 7:00pm, 8:30pm
March 31: 7:00pm, 8:30pm
April 1: 7:00pm, 8:30pm
April 2: 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm

Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Show duration: 40 minutes.

Location
The Fishbowl on Granville Island (1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC)

Tickets
$15 each.

About the Creators
Sherry J. Yoon is a Canadian performance writer and director with a core passion for creating new performances through collaborative pursuits. As Artistic Director for Boca del Lupo, Sherry has co-created more than 35 productions, including: Fall Away Home, an intergenerational site-specific production in the forest of Stanley Park; Photog., a large-scale show that toured across Canada and was created with interviews from prominent conflict photographers; and Expedition, an international co-collaboration developed at the Dublin Theatre Festival. She also has launched The 3.7% Initiative: an advocacy group for emerging and established culturally diverse female artists to support, inform and inspire each other and communities about their work.

Deb Williams is a multi award-winning actress, producer, writer and one of the creator/stars of the international hit comedy Moms The Word trilogy, enjoyed by 1.4 million people in 19 languages worldwide. She recently starred in Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike for the Belfry Theatre, Dressing for a Wedding for Solo Collective, Black Bonspiel of Wully McCrimmon with Theatre Northwest, James and the Giant Peach for Carousel Theatre for Young Audiences, and Clybourne Park, Importance of Being Earnest and Becky’s New Car for the Arts Club. Deb has written a number of plays for young audience’s including the hit musical, Broccoli and Butterflies. She has written even more plays for older audiences and is currently working on a number of exciting playwright commissions. She is the co-creator/producer/host of The Flame, a sold-out monthly storytelling event, radio show and TV special celebrating its 7th season. As a comedian and storyteller she is regularly on many media.

This project 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, and The Georgia Straight.

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