As Vancouver’s Arts & Culture community continues to rebound, The Firehall Arts Centre is joining the fray with the announcement of its 39th season, and Artistic Producer Donna Spencer has programmed it as a Reunion Season.
“We have heard from Firehall audiences how much they miss theatre and dance in their lives,” says Spencer. “And in our 2021-2022 season, we are looking forward to having a reunion – a reunion with them and with the artists and creative teams we have missed so much. In some instances, the productions will be reuniting the Firehall with artists we haven’t worked with for a long time, and in others, our creative teams will be exploring stories that reunite characters with their past.”
The Firehall’s 2021-22 Reunion Season opens with the world premiere of Raven Spirit Dance’s Chapter 21 from September 29 to October 3. Choreographed by Starr Muranko and directed by Yvette Nolan, Chapter 21 explores what happens when a vibrant, powerful artist comes face to face with a crippling collision of events. A dance/theatre piece, Chapter 21 is a reflection on the days that have come to pass and the art of becoming. In addition to live stage performances, the work will be recorded for online viewing by those unable to attend in-person
The Reunion Season closes with the presentation of its production Yellow Fever from May 14 to 28. Written by R.A. Shiomi, Yellow Fever takes audiences into the world of post-war Powell Street as hard- nosed detective ‘Sam Shikaze’ sets out to find the missing ‘Cherry Blossom Queen’ and discovers racism in the local police force.
The Firehall Arts Centre Reunion Season includes:
CHAPTER 21: September 29 to October 3, 2021
A World Premiere Presented by Firehall Arts Centre and Produced by Raven Spirit Dance, in association with the PHT Creative Hub Cooperative, choreographed by Starr Muranko and directed by Yvette Nolan.
PADDLE SONG: November 9-21, 2021
by Dinah Christie and Tom Hill
LIGHTS: December 2-12, 2021
by Adam Grant Warren
in association with Touchstone Theatre Flying Start Production
SOLSTICE GREETINGS: December 16-18, 2021
by the Grade 6 and 7 students from Lord Strathcona Elementary School
JOHN: January 12-15, 2022choreographed by Helen Walkley and performed by Josh Martin and Billy Marchenski.
OUR FATHERS, SONS, LOVERS AND LITTLE BROTHERS: January 20-22, 2022A Tarragon Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop co-production based on the world premiere production by b current Performing Arts and presented by the Firehall Arts Centre, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and Touchstone Theatre.
FADO – THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD: January 27-February 20, 2022by Elaine Ávila, produced by the Firehall Arts Centre and Puente Theatre.
COURAGE NOW: March 2- 16, 2022
by Manami Hara, produced by the Firehall Arts Centre in association with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre.
WHITE NOISE: April 16-May 1, 2022by Taran Kootenhayoo, produced by the Firehall Arts Centre and Savage Society.
YELLOW FEVER: May 14-28, 2022
by R.A. Shiomi
For full details on The Firehall Arts Centre’s 2021-22 Reunion Season or to access tickets and passes, visit firehallartscentre.ca. Four-show passes start at $79.
COVID-19 protocols will still be in place and all patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the box office.