• Spark Fest at the Belfry Theatre

The Belfry's Spark Festival 2018

March 8th to March 28th
 

The annual SPARK Festival will feature six productions along with workshops and a host of free events. Tickets for SPARK shows are on sale now! For full March calendar of events at the Belfry see http://www.belfry.bc.ca/calendar/, or see below for a summary of the Spark Festivals Productions!

March 8 – 10, 2018
True Crime

"Clark Rockefeller is a real-life conman of the highest order, now serving a near-life sentence in a California State prison, and iconic Canadian ranter and rocker Torquil Campbell wants to try him on for size. What does it mean for an excellent fabulator to embody an excellent fabulator? And in the end, does an intricate con differ that much from a successful work of art? Torquil’s dogged investigation and impersonation challenges us to find the truth in true crime and confronts our cultural addiction to a good story. Entirely scripted or absolutely extemporaneous, True Crime is a mind-twisting encounter with an artist obsessed with how we all fake it, one way or another."

March 13 – 17, 2018
Who Killed Spalding Gray?

"On the weekend of January 11, 2004, celebrated American monologist Spalding Gray ended his life by jumping off the Staten Island Ferry in New York. That same weekend, on the other side of the country, Daniel MacIvor was spending three days in California in a series of sessions with a man who had offered to save MacIvor’s life. Linking these two real stories is a wholly original fiction about truth, lies and the four most important things in life.

Candid and darkly funny, Who Killed Spalding Gray? reunites Daniel MacIvor, one of Canada’s foremost playwrights, with longtime collaborator, director Daniel Brooks."

March 13 – 17, 2018
Mouthpiece

"Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text and physicality, two performers express the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression."

March 20 – 24, 2018
Tomorrow’s Child

"Blending sound art, theatre, and science fiction, Tomorrow’s Child invites audiences into the realm of internal spectacle. This is a one-of-kind sensory experience where audience members will be blindfolded and individually guided into a swivel seat, the story unfolding in the sonic landscape that surrounds them.

Brand new parents, Polly and Peter, in the imagined retro-future of 1988, confront the reality that their child has been born into another dimension. Will they accept the interstellar divide between parent and child? Or is there another spacetime solution?"

March 20 – 24, 2018
Café Daughter

"Yvette Wong is a girl of mixed heritage growing up in Saskatchewan in the 1950s. Her father is Chinese and he runs a small town café. Her mother is Cree. When Yvette is ten her mother extracts a promise from her. She must never tell anyone she is Cree. Yvette holds this secret close to her heart along with a dream, until the moment she can no longer hide her heritage from herself. Based on the true story of Senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, Café Daughter is the powerful, funny and touching tale of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage."

March 12, 2018
Why We Are Here!

"Why We Are Here! is a unique and stand-alone experience that invites audience members to become a choir and sing in a site that they would not normally be able to sing in.

Why We Are Here! is Nightswimming’s site specific pop-up choir that places audiences at the centre of an exhilarating choral adventure — and they’re the singers.

Nightswimming is an award-winning Toronto-based dramaturgical theatre company with a national mandate focused on research, creation and performance through commissioning and developing new Canadian plays, musical works and dance."