The Romeo Initiative

THE ROMEO INITIATIVE by Trina Davies - Nov 2013 at Vancity Culture Lab

November 14th - 24th, 2013
Vancity Culture Lab
1895 Venables Street

Tues to Sun 8pm
Preview Thurs Nov 14 8pm
Sat Matinees Nov 16 & 23 2pm
Sun Matinee Nov 24 2pm
Post-Show Talkback Tues Nov 19 8pm

Adult - $27
Student / Senior / Concession - $22
Preview - 2-for-1
Online / By phone: (604) 251-1363

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By Trina Davies

Half romantic comedy and half spy thriller with a tantalizing twist, The Romeo Initiative is based on a real 1970’s program in which East German men were sent to develop long-term relationships with West German secretaries to determine their “perfect man”.

"the play has definitely got a seductive hook, digging into one of the hotter chapters of the cold war in Germany . . . August Strindberg wrote that 'love between a man and woman is war' but Davies suggests it is actually a cold war full of anxiety, paranoia and double agents."
The Globe and Mail

"delivers a swift kick in the heart"
The Calgary Herald

Saskatoon-born Trina Davies is a writer, director, and actor. In 2008 she received the Enbridge playRites Award for Established Artist for The Romeo Initiative. Trina has also won awards for Multi User Dungeon, Shatter, The Auction, and Waxworks, which have been read and/or performed across Canada. She is currently a member of the Alberta Playwrights Network, the Playwrights Theatre Centre, and the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Trina lives in Vancouver.

Download our Study Guide for use with high school students HERE. Interested in booking your class to see this production? Contact Operations Manager Keegan McEvoy (604) 709-9973.

Production Credits

A Touchstone Theatre Production

Directed by Katrina Dunn
Set Design by Drew Facey
Costume Design by Mara Gottler
Lighting Design by Adrian Muir
Sound Design by Owen Belton

Lindsey Angell
Daniel Arnold
Stephanie Izsak

Stage Manager: Marijka Asbeek Brusse
Production Manager: Adrian Muir
Assistant Stage Manage & Props Collection: Carol Macdonald
Publicist: Jodi Smith