goPLAY

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!

TESTIMONIALS:

“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

PAST SEASON LINEUP:

Happy Place by Pamela Mala Sinha – Touchstone Theatre at the Firehall Arts Centre (October 19-29, 2017)

The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh – Pacific Theatre, a guest production by Cave Canem Productions (October 20 – November 11, 2017)

Wilderness by Seth Bockley and Anne Hamburger – Studio 58, Langara College (November 16 – December 3, 2017)

Inside/Out by Patrick Keating – A Neworld Theatre Production in association with Main Street Theatre and Urban Crawl, Presented by Touchstone Theatre with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Performance Works (January 17-21, 2018)

King Arthur’s Night, Written by Niall Mcneil and Marcus Youssef – Presented by Theatre at UBC with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Frederic Wood Theatre (January 31 – February 3, 2018)

Salt-Water Moon by David French – Gateway Theatre (February 15-24, 2018)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller – Theatre at UBC, Frederic Wood Theatre (March 15-31, 2018)

C’mon, Angie! by Amy Lee Lavoie – Touchstone Theatre at the Firehall Arts Centre (May 31 – June 9, 2018)