The Chutzpah! Festival is making its return to stages and screens starting November 4th. Three weeks of exciting and dynamic performances including music, theatre, comedy, and dance highlighting the joy of coming back together.
For over two decades the Chutzpah! Festival has been a highlight of Metro Vancouver’s arts season. Artists will once again grace the stage of the festival hub at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, to share their work in person and via digital streams.
The 21st Annual Chutzpah! Festival will include concerts, comedy, new dance works, film, theatre, and storytelling, paired with conversations and opportunities to interact with creative artists. Audiences will have the opportunity to attend in-person performances, with appropriate safety protocols in place, or to enjoy digital streams from the comfort of their own homes. With an emphasis on artists from across Canada, the Festival will also present work from Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
“Artists and arts enthusiasts alike have been eagerly awaiting our chance to come back together to share our stories,” says Jessica Mann Gutteridge, Artistic Managing Director. “With the joy of reconnecting comes the knowledge that our lives have profoundly changed over the past year and a half. The Chutzpah! Festival will explore and celebrate the many ways we tell stories now, with a variety of ways to experience and participate in the work.”
There’s so much to experience at Chutzpah! 2021, the line-up includes:
OPENING NIGHT EVENT: A Night at the Opera with Interactive Concert by City Opera Vancouver
November 4 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
November 20 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre – digital stream available
November 10 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre – digital stream available
November 23 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre – digital stream available
Project inTandem – Deep END & moving through, it all amounts to something
November 6 & 7 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre – digital stream available
Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art – world premiere of Momentum of Isolation
November 13 & 14 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre – digital stream available
Alexis Fletcher – Vancouver premiere of light in the rafters
Ne.Sans Opera & Dance – world premiere of Solo for Orpheus
November 16 & 18 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre – digital stream available
Lilach Dekel-Avneri & The Pathos-Mathos Company – The Eichmann Project – Terminal 1
November 8 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre – digital stream available
The Flame – Home at Chutzpah!
November 17 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
Surplus Production Unit – A Timed Speed-Read of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Trial Transcript
November 21 at 6pm and November 22 at 11am & 7pm, Wosk Auditorium
Josh “Socalled” Dolgin with Strings – Di Frosh
November 19 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre – digital stream available
Guy Mintus Trio – A Gershwin Playground
November 24 at 7pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre – digital stream available
Iris Bahr – Artist Conversation Series
Throughout the Festival
Tamara Micner – Old Friends
November 8-12, Theatre, Installation, Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, By Donation
Chutzpah! Festival runs November 4 to 24, 2021 onstage and online. For the full 2021 festival line-up, show details and ticket information visit the chutzpahfestival.com. Single tickets start at $18 (plus applicable fees and service charges) and are available online or by phone at 604.257.5145.