Patrick Keating, Alex Ferguson and Sean Devine in Penelope, 2013 (photo by Tim Matheson)

Penelope

By Enda Walsh We are fucked and no amount of comedy is going to lessen that fact.   It’s 11:30 a.m. and already it’s 35 degrees. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool on a sun-scorched Greek island, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and lock horns over another man’s wife. They are […]

Christine Quintana and Pippa Mackie in Don't Do Dick!, 2013

Obstructions

Obstructions is a radical initiative intended to rattle the cage of local theatre makers. Inspired in part by the film The Five Obstructions, by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, Obstructions is the latest project from the group of theatre companies known as Progress Lab, producers of the wildly popular and innovative HIVE series. Over […]

Peter Hinton, Director's Lab, 2013

Director’s Lab

Facilitated by Peter Hinton February 25 to March 1, 2013 Progress Lab 1422 (PL1422) Directors’ Lab is a development initiative for Vancouver-based professional directors who want to get rigorous with the foundations of their craft, unhindered by production and scenographic considerations. Using an established text as a working model, the Lab focuses on the director’s […]