VANCOUVER ASIAN CANADIAN THEATRE
Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, Empire of the Son was the first new Canadian play to sell out its entire run before it opened. A smash hit, it has been hailed by Vancouver critics as one of the best shows of the year.
At Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, we believe culture is more vital when everyone’s story gets told. We do our part by serving the Asian Canadian theatre artist through the development and premiering of new work. With three world premieres of new Canadian plays by Asian Canadians in as many years, VACT has become internationally recognized as one of the foremost incubators of new Asian theatre work in the world.
Photos by Ray Shum
“Tetsuro Shigematsu’s Empire of the Son is exquisite.”
—Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight
“understated perfection…Shigematsu’s work is poised to be one of the most important of the season.”
—Cecilia Lu, VanCity Buzz
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