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.


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SPEC SCRIPT SPECTACULAR

A LIVE writing competition

FEB 21st 7:00pm doors/7:30pm show

Progress Lab (1422 Williams) EAST VAN

BY DONATION

 CHEAP DRINKS !

Award winning Vancouver playwrights compete head to head in a live action writing challenge.

 

COMPETITIORS:

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 

WHAT?

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!

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