RE/PLAY is The Cultch’s digital home for its online programming, including free short videos, audio presentations, feature length digital theatre presentations, and everything in between. This winter and spring RE/PLAY is full of exciting digital programming.
Online now, The East Van Panto: Little Mermaid – Digital Edition, the Theatre Replacement and The Cultch co-production runs until January 31, 2023, extending the holiday favourite due to popular demand. Also on-demand now, The Year of the Cello (a Theatre Passe Muraille and Music Picnic Co-Production), one of two scheduled audio productions in the winter/spring season —the second being Climate Change & Other Small Talk, which was assembled by Sunny Drake, and which features an episode created by Vancouver’s own Carmen Aguirre. Audio productions are new for RE/PLAY and mark another inventive and accessible way for Cultch patrons to engage with artists from all over Canada and the world.
Directly on the heels of The Year of the Cello comes a co-presentation with The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. The Cafe, an Itsazoo and Aphotic Theatre production, invited patrons to wander through a virtual cafe and discover seven short plays. With in-person performances January 27-29 at Kafka Café already Sold Out, view the production digital on-demand through RE/PLAY website.
Coming in March (and available through May) The Cultch will partner once more with Urban Ink to present its one of a kind Transform Cabaret Festival. This final year of the festival will feature favourite works from past years, as well as groundbreaking new creations by Indigenous artists and collaborations with non-Indigenous artists. Transform Cabaret Festival shows include works by Kim Senklip Harvey, Corey Payette, Darla Contois, The Darlings, the late, great Candy Palmater, and more.
Back again, as part of the Cultch Femme Festival, is Little Thief Theate’s In Response to Alabama, which explores the true stories of three artists’ experiences with abortion. This digital production, filmed during 2022’s Femme Festival, will be released in April to tie in with the in-person festival happening at the same time.
In addition to these RE/PLAY features, The Cultch’s RE/PLAY Shorts collection continues to grow, showcasing new works from circus to comedy, theatre, music, dance, and more. Shorts will be added to RE/PLAY each month, and are free to watch on-demand.
Most features on RE/PLAY are Pay-What-You-Can when registering for on-demand access, and all RE/PLAY Shorts are free to watch on thecultch.com/replay-online-theatre