Pi Theatre is preparing the latest installment of its Pi Provocateurs 2021-2022 Presentation Series. David Gagnon Walker’s This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear will take the stage June 2 to 4 at Vancouver’s KW Studios
Coming to Vancouver from the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, David Gagnon Walker has written a play for himself, along with a gathering of friends and strangers, to read together out loud. It is the imaginary story of an imaginary child in an imaginary land — a poetic fable about how to live with the slowly unfolding emergencies of our world. It is also an invitation to audience members to join in on the artistic process, and a testament to the power of a roomful of people discovering a new story together.
Created by a team of award-winning artists from across Canada, This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear invites audiences back to the theatre after the strangest years of our lives, asking you to help tell a story about worry and wonder; loneliness and community; and beauty and fear.
“The piece is intimate and deeply personal. It’s also driven by big, deep questions about human purpose and the much larger, mythic forces at work in all of our lives.” says Vancouver playwright, author, performer Marcus Youssef
This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear is part of the Pi Provocateurs 2021-2022 Presentation Series, supporting the company’s quest to produce theatre that is intellectually alive and emotionally charged. Since 2016, Pi Theatre’s Provocateurs Presentation Series has been creating opportunities for Canadian theatre and performance makers looking to push the boundaries of their work and practice.
David Gagnon Walker’s This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear completes Pi Theatre’s 2021-22 Provocateurs Presentation Series, Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4 at KW Studios,111 W. Hastings St. Visit pitheatre.com or phone for tickets from $20, with support possible for those with economic barriers upon request.