COVID-19 Cancellations & Postponements

IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding COVID-19 ("Coronavirus")

As public health policies evolve, there may be a number of events that will be cancelled or postponed.

We will be updating our event listings as and when we find out about these changes. Since this is a rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to confirm any event listings directly with the event venues or organizers, or check via social media for the latest information.

Monster Theatre

MONSTER THEATRE is committed to presenting history and myths in an exciting new package for today's audiences.

We believe that the human experience is more or less the same everywhere you go, throughout history. This is the reason for the monomyth, why the world's mythologies are almost identical, except for regional peculiarities. We believe the same stories have been told throughout human evolution and that it is the artists duty to re-tell these stories to make them relevant for their time and place.

We also believe in creating theatre that is both smart and stupid, high-brow and low-brow. We do months and months of research for each new creation, but when developing them we always endeavor to keep the work accessible for folks who might not know the first thing about the subject, but we tuck in plenty of rewards for experts. As Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun Theatre Critic said in a review for The Shakespeare Show, "for scholar and squire alike!"

The name Monster Theatre was inspired by something said by Keith Johnstone (improv guru, founder of Loose Moose Theatre and inventor of Theatresports). He was directing a student playing Iago in a scene from Othello and was explaining the difference between playing him as a Demon and as a Monster. He said, "Iago is a Demon. Demons are smooth and attractive on the outside, but evil and twisted on the inside. While Monsters are strange and twisted on the outside, but they always have a good and pure heart." This is the sort of theatre we strive to create.

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