Theatre Replacement and Company 605 present a special edition of PushOFF, our annual curated platform of touring works and projects in development featuring the work of local and national artists.
PushOFF 2021: Speculative Futures is an online program revolving around digital presentations of works by Vancouver/Canadian artists wishing to make connections with presenters, artists, markets and audiences locally and internationally.
SHOWCASE PRESENTATIONS include projects from our two COLLIDER Artists-in-Residence, Conor Wylie and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, as well as work by Vancouver artists Josh Martin, Erika Mitsuhashi, Julianne Chapple, Lucien Durey and Winnipeg’s We Quit Theatre.
This year, the program will also feature a series of new IDEA COMMISSIONS. We asked artists to think up a ‘speculative work’ for the platform and imagine ideas for projects in response to the question: If you could make a work right now — any work, without any restrictions whatsoever, what would that work be? These restrictions are not limited to the pandemic, but also include the current cultural and socio-political shifts, as well as other practical restrictions, such as money, time, space, energy and resources. Artists include: Sarah Chase, Lisa C. Ravensbergen, Marie Claire Forté, Justine A. Chambers, Zahra Shahab, Jeanette Kotowich, Popcorn Galaxies and Amanda Sum.
PushOFF 2021: Speculative Futures
February 2-6, 2021
Registration Fee: $25*
*Registration fee gives access to all events in the platform taking place between February 2-6, 2021.
Please note that many of our livestreams take place during the day.
PushOFF is independently produced by Theatre Replacement in partnership with Company 605. Curated by T/R Co-Artistic Director Maiko Yamamoto and Company 605 Co-Artistic Directors Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley. Funding support provided by the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development through the International Presence program and the City of Vancouver COVID-19 Cultural Impact Critical Assistance Grant.
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