Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Mrs. Warren’s Profession

A post-modern, site-specific staging of Shaw’s controversial classic.  Alley Theatre partnered with Neworld Theatre, WISH Drop-In Centre and PACE Society to make this project an engaging form of activist theatre and community outreach.  Live music, live interactive text messaging and an immersive staging were incorporated to question the modern themes brought to light by the play.

With the help of Creative BC, Agentic Digital Media and Rodeo Queen Pictures an interactive website was launched in tandem with the production.  Complete with a 180 degree few of Main and Hastings in past and present, as well as five mini documentaries, the website served to invite our audience to learn more about the issues addressed in the play. mrswarrens.ca is still live.  We invite you to explore today.
Visit archival photos here, or view the Mrs. Warren’s trailer.

Details:

Premiered April 22 – 27 2014

Rickshaw Theatre

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Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Marisa Smith
Set Design by Lauchlin Johnston
Lighting Design by Eugene Mendelev
Costume Design by Nita Bowerman
Projection Design by Parjad Shariffi
Live Music by Shanto Acharya, Meredith Bates, and Elisa Thorn
Performed by Linda Quibell, Tom Pickett, Melissa Oei, Daniel Arnold, Eric Keenleyside and Rick Tae

Produced by Alley Theatre in Association with Neworld Theatre and Renegade Arts Company

Land Acknowledgment

Neworld is grateful to create our work on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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