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Straight White Men

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STRAIGHT WHITE MEN

By Young Jean Lee
Directed by Chelsea Haberlin & Fay Nass
ITSAZOO Productions

February 6 - 15, 2020 • MainStage
Tickets from $29

Contemporary Comedy
An explosive evening of male bonding
Hot off its 2018 Broadway premiere, Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee makes its Western Canadian debut at Gateway. In this satirical comedy, three brothers return home for the holidays. Regressing to trash-talking and sibling pranks, they are caught off guard by a shift in the family dynamic, forcing them to examine the effects of traditional masculinity.

Behind this comedy, there are many underlying concepts and identities that are worth exploring. The second act of the performance is a Talk Forward, where a different featured speaker is invited to give their unique perspective on the topics in the show. Audiences, along with a guest facilitator, are then invited to share their perspectives and engage more deeply with these ideas.

Talk Forward Speakers:

February 6 - Cicely Belle Blain (Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Cicely Blain Consulting)
February 7 - David Hatfield (Manology Program Director)
February 8, 2 PM - Geoff Mann (Department of Geography Professor, Simon Fraser University)
February 8, 8 PM - David Bloom (Theatre Artist)
February 9 - Frank Cohn (Program Director, DUDES Club & Executive Director, Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture)
February 11, 1 PM - Hayden Averill (Program Facilitator, Children of the Street)
February 11, 8 PM - Jiv Parasram (Facilitator & Theatre Artist, Rumble Theatre)
February 12 - Parker Johnson (Independent Consultant, Elevate Inclusion Strategies)
February 13 - C.S. Fergusson-Vaux (Independent Theatre Artist, Ethical Artist, Theatrical Designer, Historian, and De-Colonizer)
February 14 - Selena Couture (Assistant Professor of Drama, University of Alberta)
February 15 - Kristen Gilbert (Education Director, Options for Sexual Health)
Click here to learn more about each speaker!

Running Time: The show is 2 hours. 

Audience considerations: Profanity and mature subject matter. Recommended age: 13+

Single tickets from $29


SHOWTIMES & SPECIAL EVENTS
FEBRUARY 6 THURSDAY 8PM PIZZA PREVIEW GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 7  FRIDAY 8PM OPENING NIGHT GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 8 SATURDAY 2PM   GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 8 SATURDAY 8PM   GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 9 SUNDAY 2PM   GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 11 TUESDAY 1PM TEA MATINEE GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 11 TUESDAY 8PM HOPS HOUR GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 12 WEDNESDAY 8PM WINE WEDNESDAY GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 13 THURSDAY 8PM HOPS HOUR GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 14 FRIDAY 8PM   GET TICKETS
FEBRUARY 15 SATURDAY 8PM   GET TICKETS

 

Please note: The Gateway Forum, Afterplay, and Talkback events for Straight White Men are cancelled in lieu of Talk Forward, a discussion that follows every performance. We invite you to stay and reflect with your fellow audience members.

Hops Hours (Tasting 7pm, Show 8pm) - Join us for a complimentary pre-show beer tasting, presented by a local Richmond brewery. (Ages 19+)

Opening Night – Stay for a celebratory reception after the Opening Night show and mingle with the talented artists.

Pizza Preview (Pizza 7pm, Show 8pm) – Enjoy a free slice of pizza before our Thursday Preview Show courtesy of Boston Pizza Ackroyd.

Tea Matinee (Tea 12pm, Show 1pm) – Meet with friends, discuss shows, and enjoy tea and cake before the Tuesday Matinee courtesy of Anna's Cake House and Gilmore & Courtyard Gardens.

Wine Wednesday (Tasting 7pm, Show 8pm) – Sample local wines at our pre-show complimentary wine tasting, courtesy of a local Richmond family winery. (Ages 19+)


ARTISTIC TEAM
KIM VILLAGANTE as Person in Charge 1 Director CHELSEA HABERLIN & FAY NASS
RAVEN JOHN as Person in Charge 2 Choreographer TARA CHEYENNE FRIEDENBERG
PETER ANDERSON as Ed Set Design SHIZUKA KAI
DANIEL MARTIN as Matt Lighting Design SOPHIE TANG
CARLO MARKS as Jake Costume Design LAURA FUKUMOTO
SEBASTIEN ARCHIBALD as Drew Sound Design MARY JANE PAQUETTE
  Fight Director OLIVIER LUNARDI
  Props Master CAROL MACDONALD
  Associate Producer SHANAE SODHI
  Production Manager/Technical Director MIMI ABRAHAMS
  Assistant Technical Director AIDAN HAMMOND
  Stage Manager SUSAN D CURRIE
  Assistant Stage Manager KATIE VORAVONG

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