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Double Take: Tim Carlson interviews Tim Carlson

Double Take: Tim Carlson Conspiracy AD Tim Carlson and Election Conspiracy host Tim Carlson interview each other Tim Carlson: Is that a Mulcair beard? Tim Carlson: Definitely. An election beard. Was going to shave but now I think I have to take it to the end. Tim Carlson: If Mulcair wins will you shave it[…]

Hong Kong Exile is hot

Hong Kong Exile is hot This week offers a triple-view introduction to Hong Kong Exile, with opportunities to see three HKX works at three venues: Centre A (on now), the VAG’s FUSE (tonight), Club PuSh on Thursday, Feb. 5. Collectively, the gallery work TRANSGRESSION/CANTOSPHERE) the installation/performance Lang(Lang)guage, and the theatre performance eatingthegame show the range[…]

Guilty until further notice

guilty until further notice   IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS, I’ve read a stellar novel, an amazingly detailed investigative piece, and now a shattering memoir about what happens when the machinery of fighting terrorism grinds innocents into victims. This subject is at the heart of Theatre Conspiracy’s new play, Foreign Radical. The memoir is Mohamedou Oulf[…]

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Privacy’s pricetag

By Tim Carlson How soon until we think of privacy as just a product, rather than a right? I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea since starting research on Foreign Radical. And I’ve been thinking more about it since seeing a photo of Obama in his privacy tent recently. When he’s on the road,[…]

Duets for One rehearsal

Trio creates Duets for One

I just got back from New York after two great weeks working on the creation Duets for One  with writer / performer Tanya Marquardt and director Mallory Catlett. Tanya sent me an email in late 2011 asking if I’d like to collaborate on writing a 10-minute libretto for an opera. At the time, she was[…]

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Conspiracy gets obstructed!

If you have been following Progress Lab’s Obstructions series, you’ve had a taste of the companies in Progress Lab at their craftiest.  Over a one-year period, a group of Vancouver theatre companies challenge each other to create work built around custom-designed limitations.   The result is unlike anything you’ve seen from that company before. On July[…]


Theatre Conspiracy’s Extraction takes shape

After three weeks of creative jamming, the Extraction company is on the boards with a first-draft documentary show about traffic nightmares, diplomatic intrigue, oil politics and translation problems. Pictured are: Sunny Sun, Jimmy Mitchell and Teresa Tang untangling a Mandarin translation question; and composer Ron Samworth’s score, which builds toward a sonic “freakout” of some[…]

The Meal

The Meal is coming to Pacific Theatre, April 11-14

Commissioned by Theatre Conspiracy and a sold-out success at Club PuSh 2011, The Meal returns for a four-day run at Pacific Theatre, April 11-14. 2012. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CONCERTS OF 2011! Four singers swig wine and break bread while anxiously awaiting a late guest of honour. It’s the Last Supper – in a[…]


Stage Manager needed for Extraction

Job Description Provide practical and organizational support to the director, actors, designers, stage crew and technicians throughout the workshop and performances of Extraction (July 2 to 22, 2012). May lead to work in the production of Extraction (Feb.11 to March 10, 2013), and touring opportunities. Responsibilities Some duties include: communicating the director’s wishes to designers[…]

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Theatre Conspiracy Wins Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award for Extraction

Theatre Conspiracy was presented with the annual Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award on March 13 at The Cultch in Vancouver. The $60,000 prize will support Theatre Conspiracy’s production of Extraction, which will be presented March 5-9, 2013 as part of The Cultch’s 2012/2013 season. Through the biographies of four performers, the bilingual, documentary-style play[…]

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