goPLAY Youth Theatre Club
Are you in High School and LOVE Theatre?
Want to see a bunch of plays for FREE and get a deeper experience of live theatre?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and receive our registration form!
About The Program
Over the course of the school year Club members will attend approx one play per month. We will see all styles of work - from classic texts to cutting edge modern plays to devised and site-specific pieces. After some shows, the Club will meet up with an artist involved in the production for an intimate insider’s view of the play and its creation process. It's an incredible way to super-charge your theatre IQ and take in the best theatre in town!
Craig Erickson, John Shaw & Bob Frazer at Our Town post-show chat with goPLAYers
“I met some of my personal theatre heroes, and was able to talk with them and better understand both the play I had just seen and the theatre industry in general!”
- former goPLAY Member Luke McAndless-Davis
"The program provided me with the opportunity to see a large variety and quantity of performances; without the support of Touchstone I wouldn't have been able to see so many shows in high school. I am now working as a lighting designer and I find myself constantly thinking back on the shows that I was able to see through goPLAY. The chance to chat about what we had seen after the shows with people like Katrina was unique and led me to think about things I may have missed during the show."
- former goPLAY Member Noah Feaver
"As a youth living in a low income family, goPLAY opened up a wide range of theatre; I watched Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters when I was 15!"
- former goPLAY Member Andrew Chu
Our 2016-2017 goPLAY Lineup
The Flick by Annie Baker – Arts Club, Granville Island Stage (Oct 2016)
Miss Shakespeare, Written by Tracey Power with music by Steve Charles – Firehall Arts Centre (Nov 2016)
Brothel #9 by Anusree Roy – Touchstone Theatre at The Cultch (Nov 2016)
Mary Poppins, A musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film – Arts Club, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (Dec 2016)
The Fighting Season by Sean Harris Oliver – The Cultch, Vancity Culture Lab (Jan 2017)
Concord Floral by Brubacher/Spooner/Tannahill (Toronto) – Touchstone Theatre at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and Surrey Civic Theatres (Jan 2017)
Backstage in Biscuit Land, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival –Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (Jan/Feb 2017)
You Will Remember Me, From the play Tu te souviendras de moi by François Archambault, Translated by Bobby Theodore – Gateway Theatre (Feb 2017)
Elbow Room Café: The Musical, Book & Lyrics by Dave Deveau, Music & Lyrics by Anton Lipovetsky – The Cultch, York Theatre (Mar 2017)
Les Belles-Soeurs, Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco – Theatre at UBC, Frederic Wood Theatre (Mar 2017)
Children of God, A new musical by Corey Payette – The Cultch, York Theatre (May/June 2017)
The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare – Bard on the Beach (June 2017)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare – Bard on the Beach (June 2016)
Our 2015-2016 Season goPLAY lineup:
Peter and the Starcatcher, by Rick Elice, music by Wayne Barker – Arts Club, Goldcorp Stage (Nov/Dec 2015)
BOOM, by Rick Miller – Arts Club, Granville Island Stage, presented with the PuSh Festival (Jan/Feb 2016)
L'Immédiat – PuSh International Peforming Arts Festival (Feb 2016)
Pride and Prejudice by Janet Munsil, based on the novel by Jane Austen – Arts Club, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (Feb 2016)
Huff, by Cliff Cardinal – Firehall Arts Centre (Feb 2016)
Ga Ting (Family), by Minh Ly – The Cultch, Vancity Culture Lab (Mar 2016)
The Crowd, by George F. Walker – Studio 58/Langara College (Mar/Apr 2016)
Onegin, by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille – Arts Club, Goldcorp Stage (Mar/Apr 2016)
Late Company, by Jordan Tannahill – Touchstone Theatre at The Cultch (Apr 2016)
How to Survive an Apocalypse, by Jordan Hall – Touchstone Theatre at the Firehall (June 2016)
Merry Wives of Windsor, by William Shakespeare – Bard on the Beach (June 2016)
Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare – Bard on the Beach (June 2016)