By Anusree Roy
November 17-27, 2016
Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch
As part of Diwali Fest
Rekha arrives in Calcutta thinking she has come to work in a light-bulb factory. In actuality she has been sold to a pimp by her own brother-in-law. In this impossible situation Rekha manages to shape her own destiny and find inner liberty. Winner of the 2011 Dora Award for Outstanding New Play and a finalist for the 2012 GG Awards, Brothel #9 features Touchstone favourite Laara Sadiq, rising star Adele Noronha and noted actors David Adams and Shaker Paleja. The Western Canadian Premiere of a deeply moving work that promises to be a highlight of the fall theatre season.
Written by Jordan Tannahill, Directed by Erin Brubacher with Cara Spooner
January 25-29, 2017 Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and Surrey Civic Theatres
Concord Floral is a million square foot abandoned greenhouse and a hangout for neighbourhood kids. Something has happened there. Something nobody wants to talk about. Ten local teenagers perform this piece about beauty, cruelty, mercy and being human. Written by Jordan Tannahill (Late Company) and directed & produced by Erin Brubacher, Greater Vancouver hosts this production through a unique multi-city collaboration, with performances at the Roundhouse in late January as part of the 2017 PuSh Festival.
June 8-18 2017
Various Granville Island Venues and The Post at 750
In Tune is back in June of 2017 with more new musicals animating Granville Island and beyond. This biennial event produced with the Arts Club Theatre Company develops and showcases new musicals, and supports the artists creating them. Growing and changing with every cycle, 2017 promises to be more exciting than ever!
To return to Touchstone is a huge gift. I have immense respect for this dynamic and audacious company and the vital role it plays in Vancouver and the nation’s theatre ecology, and I love the myriad of ways Touchstone has evolved, matured and focused during Katrina Dunn’s impressive tenure. I adore the resilient and hugely talented West Coast artistic community and its collaborative spirit. I am very excited to begin interacting with Touchstone’s excellent staff, board and audience and to immerse myself into an innovative theatre scene that is dear to my heart. I am looking forward to this new adventure and returning to BC.
Touchstone’s 41st season of theatre in Vancouver is a doorway to a new chapter in our history. This year we bring you two red-hot dramas and the return of In Tune. In the coming months we will be paving the way for an exciting new vision to animate our all-Canadian mandate for years to come. Step through the door with us into theatrical experiences you will never forget.
From the Touchstone Blog
Touchstone Theatre is thrilled to announce the appointment of Roy Surette as incoming Artistic Director. The Company’s President Pamela Hawthorn spoke on behalf of the Board of Directors, saying: “Roy is one of Canada’s most respected Artistic Directors and it will be marvelous to welcome him back to the West Coast as a vital part […] more
Touchstone Theatre announces Artistic Director Katrina Dunn will leave the company at the end of the 2016/17 Season
Touchstone’s long-time Artistic Director Katrina Dunn has announced that the upcoming 2016/17 producing season will be her final with the company. 2016/17 will be her 20th season for Touchstone, and a fitting milestone to pass the torch to a new artistic leader. The search for the new Artistic Director will begin immediately, with the hiring […] more