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Published on: December 11, 2011
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Victim Impact

  Victim Impact Imagine that you, your parents or grandparents, who have worked a lifetime to save for retirement and buy a home, suddenly lose it all. A trusted friend or family member or someone in your religious community had talked you into investing your life savings. But it was all a lie. Former notary[…]

Foreign Radical

  Carrefour international de théâtre festival Quebec City June 9 & 10, 2017 Buy tickets   Edinburgh Festival Fringe Edinburgh, Scotland August 2-27, 2017 Info & tickets     Winner of Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Innovation Award at the 33rd Annual Jessie Richardson Awards   Premiere: The Cultch Culture Lab, Vancouver, BC – 2015 Remount:[…]

Club PuSh 2016

CLUB PUSH 2016   Club PuSh 2016 moved to its new hip venue, The Fox Cabaret on Main Street. Theatre Conspiracy commissioned two shows for Club PuSh 2016. Decoder 2017 Commissioned by Theatre Conspiracy and Gibney Dance (New York) Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Thursday February 4, 2016 Club PuSh @ THE Fox[…]

It’s all over, Orwell

It’s all over, Orwell Orwell. He’s dead. He’s still all over. Has the term “Orwellian” ever been more used and abused than in 2015? It’s all over, Orwell, brings a contemporary eye and ear to the writer’s collected works. “Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing[…]

Club PuSh by Tim Matheson

Club PuSh 2015

Conspiracy at 2015 Club PuSh The PuSh festival is Vancouver’s winter cultural mecca.  The 2015 festival launched with the live-narrated documentary about “Bucky” (Buckminster Fuller) with live soundtrack by the übercool Yo La Tengo. Conspiracy commissioned and co-presented three fantastic shows at Club PuSh. Sonic Elder (The Chop Theatre) Jan. 29, 8pm Can a song[…]


  Stray  is a rock-based performance adaptation of Tanya Marquardt’s memoir, co-created with Tim Carlson and director Mallory Catlett. Vancouver multi-disciplinary performer Tanya Marquardt moved to New York City three years ago to be alone and write Stray, her memoir about her years as a teen runaway. Stray (formerly titled Duets for One) adapts scenes[…]

Club PuSh

Club PuSh A platform for experiment. Mid-January to Early February Performance Works Granville Island Club PuSh is the hub of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, where you’ll find cutting-edge shows in a fun and social cabaret setting. Theatre Conspiracy has co-produced Club PuSh since 2009.   2014 We kicked off the Club with two[…]


Premiere March  2013 The Cultch, Vancouver Winner of the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award   “Theatre Conspiracy’s Extraction is consistently thought-provoking, touching on the hot-button petro-power issues … For a show about the oil economy it seems only appropriate that Extraction is a hybrid part theatre, part TED Talk.” — Mark Leiren-Young, Vancouver Sun[…]

Jeremy Waller (Ace) in Save More

Obstructions: Save More

Written and directed by Tim Carlson December 1, 2012 PL1422 Save More sings a song of love and redemption in  the big-box store.   About OBSTRUCTIONS Following three sold-out iterations of the Hive party series, Vancouver’s Progress Lab network of indie theatre-makers comes together to test the theory that creativity feeds on limits. Inspired in[…]

The Saints Project: Monster

Interpreting a contemporary fairy tale Craning Neck Theatre, in co-production with Theatre Conspiracy, presented an in-progress production of ground-breaking American playwright Erik Ehn’s new Saint Play Monster  at Chapel Arts in 2012, in Craning Neck’s workshow series. The head of playwriting and professor of theatre and performance studies at Brown University, Ehn is renowned for[…]

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Macbeth: nach Shakespeare

May 20-29, 2011 Performance Works, Granville Island Vancouver, BC   A darkly comic revision of Shakespeare’s classic   What happens when a radical East German dramatist deconstructs one of the world’s greatest plays? A killer rip-your-guts-out piece of theatre — along with some stage time for the blue-collar types that the Bard ignored. Funnier, darker[…]

Fractional Jets – Treading – The Race

Commissioned by subTerrain magazine, Tim Carlson’s business scam tragedy Fractional Jets and Charles Demers’ exercise equipment comedy Treading are both short monologues that respond to Vancouver post-Olympics.

Hive 3

Hive 3

GasHeart Theatre’s Napathy March 11-14, March 17-20, 2010 The Centre for Digital Media Vancouver, BC The third edition of a collaborative event that has quickly become a beloved home-grown initiative. Theatre Conspiracy continued its collaboration with the companies of Progress Lab with the return of HIVE, presented with the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. In one unique[…]

Rimini Protokoll: Best Before

Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2010 The Cultch Vancouver, BC Conspirators Carlson and Foy collaborate with Berlin-based theatremakers The video game gets rewired for the live stage in Rimini Protokoll’s Best Before, which ran at the Cultch as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the Cultural Olympiad from Jan. 29 to Feb.[…]



An explosive drama Mar 11 – 29, 2009 VanCity Culture Lab Presented with Rumble Productions and the Vancouver East Cultural Centre Written by David Harrower Directed by Norman Armour Featuring Jennifer Mawhinney and Russell Roberts Ray confronts a hidden past when Una arrives suddenly at his office in David Harrower’s explosive play Blackbird. Guilt and[…]

Live From a Bush of Ghosts

A ghost story for the digital age Feb. 4 – 15, 2009 Studio 16, Vancouver, BC Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Co-created by Tim Carlson, Richard Wolfe, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, No Luck Club and Candelario Andrade Directed by Richard Wolfe Spirits arise from the toxic smoke of First World electronic trash dumped[…]

Hive 2

Hive 2

Vancouver’s hit installation theatre event Jun 4th to 14th, 2008 Created by Vancouver theatre companies Boca del Lupo, Electric Company, Felix Culpa, Leaky Heaven Circus, neworldtheatre, The Only Animal, Radix, Rumble Productions / Theatre Melee, Theatre Conspiracy, Theatre Replacement, and Theatre SKAM from Victoria.  

Stupidity (La Estupidez)

By Rafael Spregelburd Oct 11 – 21, 2007 “One of the funniest plays Vancouver has seen in years” – Jerry Wasserman, The Province “I loved it” *** (3 stars out of four) – Michael Harris, The Globe and Mail   Five of Vancouver’s finest actors performed 24 roles in STUPIDITY, Argentine playwright Rafael Spregelburd’s fast-paced[…]


Written by Tim Carlson Directed by Richard Wolfe A “well-argued blast of political outrage” — The Globe & Mail Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Nov. 4-11, 2006 Diplomacy delves into the heart of the most fractious debate facing the country: Are we a nation of peacekeepers or a nation of warriors? Is there a middle ground?[…]

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Thom Pain (based on nothing)

by Will Eno. Canadian Premiere Jan 11 – 15, 2006   “Thom Pain is brainy, stream of consciousness material that’s almost impossible to pull off and it’s the kind of risky theatre that Western Theatre conspiracy (WTC) revels in. Think back to the searing Blue/Orange and Tim Carlson’s Omniscience of seasons past. If you want[…]

Skull in Connemara

by Martin McDonagh June 2 – 18, 2005   “Richard Wolfe’s Western Theatre Conspiracy production brings McDonagh’s world vividly alive in all its dark comic grotesquery.” Jerry Wasserman, The Province “Western Theatre Conspiracy stages fine production of Brit hit … Skull in Connemara is painted in the darkest shades of humour, but in the hands[…]

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By Tim Carlson 2004 Omniscience is a futuristic mystery  woven from fragments of electronic surveillance. Based on the classic dystopian themes developed in such works as Nineteen Eighty Four, Fahrenheit 451 and The Handmaid’s Tale, the play is a timely examination of privacy, language and media in the post-9/11 world. Conspiracy premiered Omniscience in Vancouver[…]

Blue Orange

by Joe Penhall Jun 5 – 14, 2003 Performance Works, Granville Island Vancouver, BC “Cleverly staged and well acted, Penhall’s award-winning script deftly welds race issues to office politics, medical ethics and morality without allowing the plot to yield once to grand proclamations that would certainly seem out of place in the tight drama he[…]


By Gao Xingjian, Nobel Prize Winner  Mar 28 – Apr 6, 2002 “Fugitives has atmosphere to burn.” Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun “The existential dilemma of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.“ Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight Theatre Conspiracy embarked on its mission to create theatrical cross-currents by producing plays written in languages other than French or English[…]

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Night Desk

By Tim Carlson Nov 28 – Dec 8, 2001 Studio 16 Vancouver “The madness builds beautifully. …Night Desk is more than just a jab at journos, and succeeds as a sharp stage comedy.” Peter Bernie, Vancouver Sun. “Night Desk delivers … it is a must-see for anyone who really wonders what the story is behind[…]


By Patrick Marber Jun 7 – 16, 2001 Performance Works, Granville Island Vancouver “Closer focuses with a laser-like intensity on the push and pull of the relationships, the brutal power plays, the triumphs and surrenders. WTC’s production does a good job of charting the changing sexual and romantic dynamics.” Christopher Dafoe, Vancouver Sun “This Western[…]

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The Chronicle Has Hart

By Tim Carlson Sep 8 – 17, 2000 “…a blistering script filled with the never-ending battles between writers and editors.” Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun The Canadian premiere of Vancouver writer Tim Carlson’s first of three plays about life in the newsroom of a major Canadian paper. Produced in the Granville Studio, The Chronicle Has Hart[…]

As Bees in Honey Drown

By Douglas Carter Beane Jan 13 – 22, 2000 Performance Works, Granville Island Vancouver, BC “…wit that recalls Oscar Wilde or Noel Coward in full flight.” Christopher Dafoe, Vancouver Sun “A tart palate-pleaser for jaded theatrical appetites.” Louise Phillips, Vancouver Courier The Canadian premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s award-winning comedy, directed by Richard Wolfe, featuring[…]


By José Rivera Dec 10, 1998 – Jan 2, 1999 “… nightmarishly beautiful theatricality … at once absurd and mind-expanding …” Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight “Laura Di Cicco delivers a finely modulated performance ranging from urban cool to pure terror.” Stan Persky, Vancouver Sun “A lurid post-apocalyptic landscape worthy of the verbal and physical gymnastics[…]

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By Jez Butterworth Dec 17 1997 – Jan 3rd, 1998 Firehall Arts Centre Vancouver, BC   “The writing is hot, the action non-stop and a knife-edge sense of timing helps Western Theatre Conspiracy land a winner…” Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun “Mojo is a tense and terrific theatrical experience that will wring you out like[…]

Pintauro Cafe

Pintauro Cafe

By Joe Pintauro Dec 4 – 14th, 1996 “Short plays make for risky, but satisfying, dramatic fare.” Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier “Funny, affirming and deeply moving.” Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight Eleven short plays by New York playwright Joe Pintauro, Jessie award winner, directed by Richard Wolfe and Johnna Wright. Featuring performances by Marek[…]

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