Upintheair Theatre fosters possible futures: supporting the next generation of theatre makers, and exploring new ideas through a unique focus on speculative fiction and formal innovation.
Speculative Fiction [ˈspekyələdiv/ ˈfikSH(ə)n/]
Noun: Narrative exploring real and important ideas about what is happening in the world right now, through an intelligent eye on the near future.
Formal Innovation [ˈfôrməl/ ˌinəˈvāSH(ə)n/]
Noun: Artistic experimentation in untried or risky content, issue or idea, writing style, genre, and/or staging.
What's Up? In the air
SPEC SCRIPT SPECTACULAR
A LIVE writing competition
FEB 21st 7:00pm doors/7:30pm show
Progress Lab (1422 Williams) EAST VAN
CHEAP DRINKS !
Award winning Vancouver playwrights compete head to head in a live action writing challenge.
Hiro Kanagawa - Governor General Award Winner
Quelemia Sparrow – Award-winning playwright/actor
Sebastian Archibald - Itsazoo co-Artistic producer, award-winning playwright
Mily Mumford - Playwright/Screenwriter/scientist and artistic director of Nebula Company Theatre
Marcus Youssef- Simminovitch Award Winner and AD of Neworld Theatre
They have 1 hour to write a short script with subjects chosen by our very own audience, in the genre of speculative fiction. WHAT the F* is is speculative fiction? Narrative exploring real and important ideas about what is happening in the world right now, through an intelligent eye on the near future. Dystopian reality-esque. Examples: Black Mirror, 1984, the Handmaid’s Tale. Get it?
The playwrights write live at a table in front of the crowd, they have the option to use noise-cancelling headphones. While they are writing, we will be running a SCI-FI TRIVIA competition and the bar will be open. Audience members can buy one of the playwrights a drink!