Upintheair Theatre Presents Skinny Walrus Projects Premiere

Vampires in Barcelona

“Brian Cochrane brims with confidence and charm” –The Georgia Straight

The year is 2006. Brian Cochrane is twenty-two years old, backpacking around Europe, and freshly in love. He arrives in Barcelona first thing in the morning after partying all night on a train from Paris. After struggling to find his hostel, sleeping off part of his hangover, and realizing his one year of studying Spanish in University isn’t going to cut it in the Catalan capital, his hopes for a quiet and introspective evening are sidetracked when he meets a heartbroken, quadrilingual magician. The magician’s girlfriend has just left him for his best friend. And she’s also a vampire, apparently… But there’s no such thing, right? Maybe if Brian follows the magician’s recommendation and goes to the vampire bar he’ll get some answers…

Vampires in Barcelona is a true story. Or, as true of a story as “being sent to a vampire bar by a magician you met at a hostel” can be when you’re telling it eleven years after the fact. 

Brian started to use the name Skinny Walrus when he produced an original solo show in the 2004 Saskatoon International Fringe Festival. He went on to produce five shows under this banner before setting it aside in 2010. Now that Brian is producing another original solo show at the 2017 rEvolver Festival, it only seemed fitting to bring back Skinny Walrus Projects!

Vampires in Barcelona is written & performed by Brian Cochrane. An award-winning director & performer, Brian was most recently seen on Vancouver stages in Delinquent Theatre’s Stationary: a recession-era musical (The Cultch, 2015), and The Bomb-itty of Errors (Arts Club, 2014. He has an MFA in Directing from UBC and a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan.

Jamie King’s directing credits include Bull (Rumble Theatre – Tremors Festival), Wild in Wild/Society (star star theatre 2016 Fringe tour), The Particulars (The EASTWALL/Railtown Eclective), In the Movies and Drifting (Brave New Playwrights). This spring she directs Wolves: an apprentice project at Pacific Theatre. 

Written and performed by Brian Cochrane
Directed and designed by Jamie King

Produced by Skinny Walrus Projects (Vancouver)


Venue: The Greenhouse
60 minutes

rEvolver 2017 Mainstage Shows

VENUE - The Cultch:  1985 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC