Theatre Replacement is an ongoing collaboration between James Long and Maiko Yamamoto. Whether working together or apart, we use extended processes to create performances from intentionally simple beginnings. Our work is about a genuine attempt to coexist. Conversations, interviews and arguments collide with Yamamoto and Long’s aesthetics resulting in theatrical experiences that are authentic, immediate and hopeful.
The company continues to build and tour work, and has been presented at internationally recognized festivals and venues, including Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa & Vancouver), Free Fall Festival (Toronto), High Performance Rodeo & Enbridge PlayRites Festival (Calgary), On the Boards (Seattle WA), Fusebox Festival (Austin TX), Noorderzon Festival (Groningen NL) PAZZ Performing Arts Festival (Oldenburg, Germany), Everybody’s Spectacular (Reykjavik, Iceland), Dublin Theatre Festival (Ireland), Aarhus Festival (Denmark), INTERsection (Terni, Italy), Foreign Affairs (Berlin), Soho Rep. (New York) and Woolly Mammoth (Washington, DC).
RECOGNIZE. MAGNIFY. REPRODUCE.
Theatre Replacement builds performances that react to contemporary existence.
When making this work, we recognize the accomplishments and failures of the world around us; use biographical material to magnify these events through extended collaborative processes and training programs; and reproduce the results for local, national and international audiences.
To collaborate with artists of diverse histories, backgrounds and disciplines;
To attract diverse audiences and challenge their relationship to performance;
To participate in a global network of artists, creators, presenters and producers;
To assist others in developing new works through mentorship and educational programming;
To evaluate and reflect on our work on an ongoing basis.
Theatre Replacement gratefully acknowledges the support of our ongoing funders: Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Province of British Columbia and City of Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs.
Board of Directors
Carmen Lam, President
Digital Marketing Manager, AG Hair
Greer Attridge, Secretary
Membership Coordinator, CARFAC BC
Donna Soares, Treasurer
Theatre Artist, Independent Producer
Kelly A. Kitamura, Founding Director
Teacher, Vancouver School Board
Stephanie Henderson, Director at Large
Artistic Director, Resounding Scream Theatre & Teacher, Langley School Board
Alex Blue, Director at Large
Building Energy Consultant, Morrison Hershfield