!OBSTRUCTIONS!, Theatre Workshop, Oct. 27

Boca del Lupo produces a number of interesting theatre-related events. This is one of them.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 27
WHERE: PL1422, 1422 William Street
Tickets: $5, no advance sales
Doors at 6pm, AGM at 7pm, Obstructions at 9pm
Arrive early, limited seating!


Does creativity feed on limits? Following three sold-out iterations of the HIVE party series, Vancouver’s Progress Lab network of indie theatre-makers comes together to test that theory.

Inspired in part by The Five Obstructions by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, the core artists of each participating company will submit, a few at a time and under a cold spotlight, to a list of obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee. The companies will then be commanded to create their next production around those limitations. The obstructions for each company have been developed in secret by their peers – a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each artist to adapt to a new approach to making theatre. Form, place, style, theme, design, period, story – Obstructions spills out the artist’s bag of tricks and kicks them out of reach.

On October 27, Boca del Lupo’s artistic team of Jay Dodge and Sherry J Yoon will be among the first three companies to receive their obstructions along with Radix (Artistic Director Andrew Laurenson), and Felix Culpa (Artistic Directors David Bloom and Linda Quibell). They will return in the spring to perform their new works, and more obstructions will be delivered.

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