Here is an invitation to be a voyeur, to eavesdrop on private conversations, to witness intimate relationships up close and personal. The Café invites audiences to explore seven vignettes by nine playwrights of various ethnicities, ages, beliefs, sexual orientations and gender identities. With content performed in various languages, The Café is a day-in-the-life exploration of the cultural mosaic in a Vancouver coffee shop. Audience members are free to stay at one table and watch a scene reach its conclusion, but they can also take a journey around the coffee shop and experience other scenes–it’s a theatrical Choose Your Own Adventure.
This critically lauded live production has also been transformed into an online immersive experience that allows audience members to wander through the virtual Café from home, using only a web browser.
An Aphotic Theatre and Itsazoo Productions show in partnership with The Cultch's RE/PLAY Digital Playground.
Meghan Hemingway (Mango Cake), Kwasi Thomas (Mango Cake), Joey Lespérance/Patrick Keating (Father’s Day), Ben Elliott/Matthew Macdonald-Bain (Father’s Day), Chelsea Rose (50 Cent Lemonade), Frankie Cottrell (50 Cent Lemonade), Montserrat Videla (Submission), Jacqueline Korb (Submission), Melissa Oei (Space Aliens and Tropical Ducks), Alison Ward (Space Aliens and Tropical Ducks), Genevieve Fleming (Anna’s Story), Yumi Ogawa (Anna’s Story), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Przyjaciółki), Claire Love Wilson (Przyjaciółki)
Mango Cake by Amy Lee Lavoie & Omari Newton
Father’s Day by Sebastien Archibald
50 Cent Lemonade by Kelsey Kanatan Wavey
Submission by Fay Nass & Diana Garcia
Space Aliens and Tropical Ducks by Derek Chan
Anna’s Story by Manami Hara
Przyjaciółki by Anais West
CONCEPT Fay Nass DIRECTION Fay Nass & Chelsea Haberlin DRAMATURGY Fay Nass & Sebastien Archibald PRODUCERS Amy Lynn Strilchuk & Sebastien Archibald STAGE MANAGEMENT Liam Kearns ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS Charlie Cooper & Julia Lank PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Paige Louter ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Claire Love Wilson COSTUMES Donnie Tejani PROPS AND DIGITAL INTERACTION DESIGNER Ariel Slack SOUND Piotr Wieczorek VIRTUAL TOUR CREATOR Kris Boyd VIDEOGRAPHER Cameron Anderson DIGITAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT Pippa Mackie MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Erin Purghart PHOTOGRAPHY Pedro Augusto Meza