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February 1, 2021 - February 6, 2021

PushOFF 2021

Hosted by Theatre Replacement

PushOFF is an independently produced, artist-run curated platform of tour-ready work and projects in development that takes place annually in Vancouver. A hyper-local showcase, PushOFF maximizes networking opportunities for artists and presenters and fosters the artistic practices of our own vibrant community of artists. Now in its 11th season, PushOFF has launched significant artistic relationships and resulted in multiple touring engagements for BC and national artists. The project includes a diverse range of projects and artists, and features 8-10 experimental performance works per year, in either a studio visit (in development) or showcase (completed and touring) format.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency and the current context for the arts, our program in 2021 has moved all online. PushOFF 2021: Speculative Futures revolves around digital presentations of works by Vancouver/Canadian artists wishing to make connections with presenters, artists, markets and audiences, both locally and internationally. As always, the platform includes featured Showcase presentations (these are existing works that are or have shifted to digital presentations). This year, the program also features a series of new Idea Commissions, where we’ve asked artists to think up/create a ‘speculative work’ for the platform.

PushOFF is produced by Theatre Replacement, in partnership with Company 605.

More information

Accessibility

805-4821 is functionally captioned, as the performance is entirely written text, with optional audio description accessible over Zoom. Content warning: The text of this performance contains explicit references to sex, gender dysphoria, violent intrusive thoughts, and sexual trauma.

Escape is a late-night interactive performance that is delivered through your phone. Limited spots available.

Organizations

Theatre Replacement

1885 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Email: info@theatrereplacement.org

Theatre Replacement is an ongoing collaboration between James Long and Maiko Yamamoto. Whether working together or apart, the pair work with a wide range of collaborators and use extended processes to create performances, events and public art projects from intentionally simple beginnings. Their work is about a genuine attempt to coexist. Conversations, interviews and arguments collide with Yamamoto and Long’s aesthetics, resulting in theatrical experiences that are authentic, immediate and hopeful.