Extraction on Indiegogo

Theatre Conspiracy is thrilled to launch an Indiegogo campaign for Extraction. Extraction is Conspiracy’s most ambitious production to date. An exciting and challenging project, Extraction has thus far involved research in Beijing and Fort McMurray, and working with an international cast and talented local theatre makers. We mounted a work-in-progress presentation in July at Your[…]

Tim Carlson receiving Obstructions

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[…]

Extraction

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[…]

Dirty or Ethical Theatre

Ethical theatre / dirty theatre

How much tar sand does it take to make contemporary theatre? If we don’t use too much tar sand can we call it ethical theatre? Or is it just dirty theatre no matter how you slice it? These are a few questions being considered as Theatre Conspiracy begins creative sessions for Extraction after two years[…]

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

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[…]

Rio Tinto Alcan logo

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[…]

ASM needed to join the Extraction team

Theatre Conspiracy is looking for an assistant stage manager to work with the company on Extraction. The successful candidate will have an interest in documentary theatre, experience or training in stage management or theatre tech, be fluent in Mandarin, have a good knowledge of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, have a drivers’ license and access[…]

Fabulous shows at Club PuSh 2012

Club PuSh 2012 was a fantastic presentation of contemporary performance.  Thanks to everyone who came out and kudos to all of the acts who made it such a fabulous couple of weeks!

Scott Hawthorn’s loft in Gastown was a hit

  The Secret Spaces fundraising dinner at Scott Hawthorn’s loft in Gastown on December 1, 2011 was a fabulous night for all.  Great food, drink and company, not to mention the digs.  Worth seeing for the bathroom door alone. Thanks to Scott for being a wonderful host and sharing his space with Conspiracy.

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