LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT
Presented at rEvolver Theatre Festival by Upintheair Theatre
Shelby Satterthwaite's first full-length play premiered at the rEvolver Festival in May 2022, directed by Carly Pokoradi. In Light Rapid Transit, six friends and strangers navigate being in transit, physically and emotionally. Taking place entirely on the Vancouver Expo Line, their lives intertwine and are changed irreversibly by one another through acts as simple as choosing a seat.
View the digital program to learn more about the show.
LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT (WORKSHOP)
In November 2021, we were very excited to workshop Shelby Satterthwaite's new play Light Rapid Transit, directed by Carly Pokoradi! A huge thank you to Carousel Theatre for generously allowing us use of their studio space, and to the talented cast and crew. Watch the short presentation we created here!
THE COFFEMAKERS FESTIVAL 2021
From July 23-25, we presented the 2nd annual CoffeeMakers Festival, comprised of two fully-staged virtual theatre productions. We had a fantastic lineup, featuring the one-act plays Guitar Strings and The Wall That Divides Us. It would not have been possible without the talent and dedication of our wonderful cast and crew. Learn more about them from our digital program (PDF download).
THE COFFEEMAKERS FESTIVAL
In 2020, theatre companies all over the world were forced to shut their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic - Coffeehouse among them. Not wanting to leave our audience with nothing, we launched the CoffeeMakers Festival: A digital series of new and old works. Saturdays in June and July, we hosted livestreamed events on our Facebook including reboots of our old productions, classic plays reimagined, premieres of original works, talkbacks, and more. As part of the festival, we raised $1120 for Black Lives Matter Vancouver and Toronto to help work to dismantle white supremacy.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]
Originally performed by Reduced Shakespeare Company
In this laugh-out-loud comedy, a troupe of actors take on the challenge of showcasing all of Shakespeare's many, many works into one fourth-wall-breaking, rolling-on-the-floor-laughing, rollercoaster of a show. Thank you to everyone who made our second season just as amazing as our first!
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
In July 2018, Coffeehouse Theatre staged our first production, The Importance of Being Earnest. Since 1894, the hit comedy by Oscar Wilde has proven to be one of the best satires from the Victorian era. Earnest sold out three shows at the Tsawassen Arts Centre, and served as the beginning of something great.