THE 34TH RHUBARB FESTIVAL
February 20 - March 3, 2013
Festival Director Laura NanniFor two weeks, over 100 local and international artists transform Buddies in Bad Times Theatre into a hotbed of creativity and experimentation, sharing new ideas in contemporary theatre, performance art, dance, and music with adventure-loving audiences.
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Week One – Schedule at a Glance
Week Two – Schedule at a Glance
All Good Things
All The Ladies
Fay Slift and the Three Bears
Evil Love Songs
Fearful Ghost of Former Bloom
How Can I Forget?
How to Store Pomegranates
Insert Monologue re: My Youth, Drugs and SSRI’s…
Monsters, Angels and Aliens are not a Substitute…
PEACHY COOCHY on RITUAL
Resistance & Raunch
Rhubarb Festival Kick-Off Bash
Roynation – Week One
Roynation – Week Two
Shostakovich, or Three Days in Red
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Step by Step
The Day You Died and the Hour You Were Born
The Faroe Islands
To The Other Side
Week Two Kick-Off Bash
HOW IT WORKS
Rhubarb is not like other festivals. There are plenty of different ways to see performances, you rarely see only one show, you’re travelling from place to place, and you often end up seeing something you never expected. Here’s a handy cheat sheet to help you decide what you want to see, and explain how you go about seeing it – all of the headings refer to the colour-coded bars you see in the show descriptions
Week One & Week Two Programs. These 12 shows run for an entire week, Wednesday to Sunday evenings, in one of the two performance spaces at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. At any given point, there are shows happening in both spaces, so when you arrive at the theatre pick the show you want to see first, and 30 minutes later when it’s done you can either stay where you are or move to the other space for your next performance. A $20 Evening Pass gets you in to the entire night of programming.
Special Presentations. These shows are special events that happen after the regular program for one or two nights only. Admission to Special Presentations is included in your Evening Pass.
Mobile Works. These are special performances designed for public spaces, and happen in various locations around the city. The location of each performance is included in its show listing above, and some of them either travel or take place outside so remember to bundle up. All Mobile Works presentations are free.
The One-To-One Performance Series. These are intimate performance designed for a single performer and one audience member at a time – they all take place offsite at The 519 Church Street Community Centre. When booking your ticket, think of it like making an appointment: you can call ahead to our box office to schedule your personal time with an artist, or you can drop in to The 519 and see what’s available (a certain number of tickets for every performance will be held for drop-ins). Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can.
Young Creators Unit. These are 30 minute solo performances from four emerging voices that have been mentored through our Queer youth Arts Program. Performances take place every Saturday and Sunday beginning at 6PM. Each weekend features two different artists and your ticket gets you in to both performances. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can.
Finally, a special note. The Faroe Islands will also be taking place offsite at The 519. While not a One-To-One performance, it is staged in an intimate environment for 10-15 people per show. Tickets to this Special Presentation are Pay-What-You-Can.
Mainstage Media Sponsor
This project has been supported by the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.