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OCT. 27 – 30, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 23, 2011 – Vancouver, BC . . .
On October 27 – 30, the Here Be Monsters Festival will take over Performance Works on Granville Island for its 6th annual monstrous celebration of performing and visual artists in collaboration. Six independent theatre companies will be put to the test to create one of a kind theatre in 48 hours in Theatre Under The Gun (TUG)! As proud participants of Vancouver125, there will be a new element to this year’s festival: 125 Gun Salute! A Theatre Under the Gun Remix…theatre made in 125 hours! Three theatre companies will create unique pieces that will be performed on the last day of the festivities. Other dynamic Vancouver artists of various disciplines will also be featured throughout the festival. See below for programming details!

Festival Opening! Art Reception & Smorgasbord Cabaret
Thu Oct 27    7pm Art Reception | 8pm Cabaret | 9pm Band
We kick off by celebrating all of the participating artists. Opening with an Art Reception, showcasing an exhibition of some of Vancouver’s more outrageous, perhaps controversial, progressive and wild visual artists! Featuring: Margaux Wosk / Retrophiliac. Followed by The Smorgasbord Cabaret, which gives a sampling of what is to come in the festival. Hosted by comedian Riel Hahn, the stage will include alumni further developed TUG performances The Surrealists: A Play (Jason Bryden) and Peter ‘n’ Chris (Peter Carlone & Chris Wilson). Jeff Gladstone with music samplings from The Wings of Lenny Breau, and closing the evening with special guest band and local favorites e.s.l.
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Theatre Under the Gun 13
Fri Oct 28 & Sat Oct 29    8pm
Now in its 13th year, we will be challenging Vancouver’s mad indie theatre companies to create original short performances under extreme time constraints. Six companies will receive an “inspiration package” and have 48 hours to create, write, and rehearse their play. These companies will perform over two nights, surprising our audiences with the unexpected.

The Wings of Lenny Breau Showcase
Sat Oct 29    4pm 

A Public Workshop Presentation of Jeff Gladstone’s new script The Wings of Lenny Breau. Directed by Rachel Peake, designed by Itai Erdel and dramaturgy by Kevin Loring. Produced with assistance from Theatre Conspiracy and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
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125 Gun Salute! A Theatre Under the Gun Remix
Sun Oct 30    8pm
Alumni TUG companies The Contingency Plan (dance), Genus Theatre (comedy/theatre) and The Virtual Stage (theatre/multi-media) will create unique performances in 125 hours, beginning from short essays drawn from the theme of Vancouver’s 125th birthday. Experts Lucas Brotz (PHD in Oceanography), Kevin Loring (Governor General Award winner for Drama & member of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation) and Eva Shaffer (Engineer Artist, eatART) write these inspirational essays on their vision of Vancouver in the future.



October 27 – 30, 2011

7:15pm   Monster Bar & Art Gallery opens
8:00pm   Showtime*
*as well as special public workshop presentation at 4pm on Sat Oct 29

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island

$12 in advance or in costume
$15 nightly at door
$30 festival pass / 604.684.2787

MONSTER CREATIVE and the HERE BE MONSTERS FESTIVAL is dedicated to inspiring and collaborating with performing artists in the creation of new theatrical work.

Media Contact:

Angela Descalzi
Here Be Monsters Collective



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