by Yvette Nolan
A splintering relationship is brought in for counselling, and feelings and dreams and desires are brought to the forefront. Audiences are placed right in the centre of it, in a 360 experience that is captivating, honest, humorous, and compelling.
Wednesday June 21: 5:30pm | 7pm
Thursday June 22: 5:30pm | 7pm
Friday June 23: 5:30pm | 7pm | 8:30pm
Saturday June 24: 2pm | 3:30pm | 5:30pm | 7pm | 8:30pm
Ticket price: $25 per show, $15 for students
Location: The Fishbowl on Granville Island
#100 – 1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver
Written by Yvette Nolan
Directed by Sherry J Yoon
Featuring performances by Alana Hawley Purvis and Manami Hara
Sound Design and Edited by Carey Dodge
Yvette has written plays (The Unplugging, The Birds, Annie Mae’s Movement), libretti (Shanawdithit, Sophia), plays for film (Katharsis), plays for audio (Flag, You Can’t Get There From Here, Lache Pas La Patate), and a whack of short pieces for Sum Theatre’s Last Sunday, Short Cuts Festival, and Boca del Lupo. Boca pieces include Expedition, Red Phone, and The Fifth Setting (Plays2Perform@Home, Prairie Box). She is also a director and a dramaturg. She is also currently pursuing her Masters in Public Policy at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
Sherry J. Yoon, Artistic Director of Boca del Lupo, is a theatre creator and director with a passion for creating new performances through collaborative pursuits. With 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 You Are It, as part of the Silver commissions from the Arts Club Theatre that investigates the complex dynamics between female friendships. During Sherry’s tenure, the company has received numerous awards, including the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, and Jessie Awards for Outstanding Production, Design, Actor, Ensemble, as well as the Critic’s Choice Innovation Award. Her productions have toured festivals and venues across Canada, Europe and Mexico. She co-created an online exhibition of Expedition, an iterative collaboration between Boca del Lupo and the Performance Corporation, and working on Net Zero, an interactive theatre installation about climate change that involves the audience charging a battery with a stationary bicycle. She is also a freelance director who has worked at the Richmond Gateway Theatre, Bard on the Beach, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa Canada.
The Artistic Producer of Boca del Lupo since 2001, Jay Dodge was also part of the founding collective in 1996. During his tenure, the company has won the peer-assessed Alcan Performing Arts Award, and several Jesse Richardson Theatre Awards including seven nominations for the Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation and the Patrick O’Neill Award for best anthology with Plays2Perform@Home. Jay is a passionate set and video designer with Jessie Richardson Awards in both of those categories as well as a published playwright including a contribution to Boca del Lupo’s Red Phone project. His artistry is one of innovation and daring and his one man show, PHOTOG. featured interactive video, stunt rigging and verbatim text, touring to World Stage, Prismatic, Festival Trans Amerique and PuSh. Currently serving on the national board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Jay also has special interest in creative space making including as co-founder of celebrated colocation space PL1422, co-founder of the Granville Island Theatre District, and as project consultant for Video In/Video Out and Left of Main.
Technology Director of Boca Del Lupo
Carey is a board member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community. Carey is a multidisciplinary artist and technologist whose work focuses on sonic arts, interactivity, installations, sound design and performance. He studied Electroacoustics at Concordia University and received a Masters at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast. He has collaborated with hundreds of artists in the creation of works mostly in Vancouver but also Montreal, Toronto, the USA, UK & Ireland.
Through his work with Boca del Lupo in the unique role as a full-time technology director for a theatre company he as worked with the core creative team to continually expand, challenge and grow what is possible and what are impactful uses of technology for expressing artistic vision and connection with each other.
Alana is a Vancouver based classically trained actor and vocal coach. Select Theatre Credits: Forgiveness (Arts Club/ Citadel Theatre); Network (Citadel Theatre/RMTC); Garneau Block, Venus In Fur, (Citadel Theatre); The Humans (Canadian Stage/CT); Coriolanus (STC’s ACA); Blow Wind High Water (Theatre Calgary); Drama: A Pilot Episode (ATP); I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (Vertigo Theatre); The Winter’s Tale, Bartholomew Fair, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Stratford Festival). Select Film & T.V: Charmed (CW), Supergirl (Warner Bros./DC), Range Roads (North Country Cinemas – 2022 Canadian Screen Awards Nomination for Best Actress). Training: American Academy for Classical Acting (MFA), Birmingham Conservatory – The Stratford Festival, University of Alberta -BFA Acting. Other: Vocal coach and instructor with: Bard on the Beach, Arts Club, On the Mic, Douglas College and the LGBTQ+ Wellness Centre where she specializes in trans vocal care.
Manami immigrated from Tokyo Japan to pursue her dream of becoming a Theatre artist in North America. For the past three decades she’s been building her career as an actor, playwright, instructor, interpreter/translator, dramaturge and director. Manami has worked with companies across Canada including Arts Club, Aphotic Theatre, Boca del Lupo, Carousel Theatre, The Cultch, Factory Theatre, Firehall Arts Centre, Frank Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Globe Theatre, Grand Theatre, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre, ITSAZOO, La Luna Productions, NAC, NeWorld Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit, Pi Theatre, Playwrights Theatre Centre, Presentation House Theatre, Ruby Slippers, Rumble Productions, Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Calgary, Theatre Replacement, Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse and Yayoi Movement Theatre. Her critically acclaimed play Courage Now, a story about Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese consulate general who saved over 5000 Jewish refugees during the Second World War, had a world premiere at the Firehall Arts Centre. Most recently she toured and performed in Hiro Kanagawa’s Forgiveness co-produced by Arts Club and Theatre Calgary. Manami is a Jessie Richardson Award winner and nominee for her acting and collaborative creations. When she’s not performing, she works with an amazing team at the Presentation house theatre as the Director of Applied Theatre. She’s a graduate of Studio 58.