Some Assembly Theatre Company & RHYTAG Present 

REWIRE

The World Premiere of a New Play Directed and Written by Valerie Methot

in Collaboration with Diverse Metro Vancouver Youth

 

May 1-4, 2019 | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews)

Media Opening:  May 1, 1:30pm

*Performance Times:  May 2, 11:00am & 1:30pm | May 3 & 4, 7:30pm (*all performances will be followed by a talkback session)

Tickets:  Admission is FREE. Donations, which go directly to RHYTAG, are appreciated. 

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(Vancouver, B.C.) – Some Assembly Theatre Company and RHYTAG (Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group) are thrilled to present the world premiere of their newest production, REWIRE, from Wednesday, May 1 to Saturday, May 4 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Created by industry professionals in collaboration with a diverse group of Metro Vancouver youth, REWIRE is a new and original multi-media theatre production that speaks to both youth and adults. On the night of a symbolic lunar eclipse and major video game event, a group of youth come together to bravely tackle root causes of stress including poverty, grief, and sexual assault.

Directed and written by Valerie Methot, in collaboration with RHYTAG, REWIRE highlights integrity, positive action, community support, and inspires positive change in the face of stress, anxiety, and social isolation. It is a bold, must-see production full of truth, tragedy and comedy, along with original music and spectacular visuals.

Some Assembly Theatre Company is now in its 18th year of collaboratively creating and producing original plays that promote awareness, wellness, prevention, and dialogue about issues facing teens. The company was recently honoured with the Deryck Thomson Award for exceptional contribution to community building and well-being.

Credits for REWIRE:

Director/Playwright/Set & Sound Design:  Valerie Methot

Youth Support Worker/Musician:  Ken Lawson

Video Design:  Flick Harrison

Technical Director/Lights:  Jeremy Baxter

Stage Manager/Props/Set Piece Design:  Athena Ivison

Set Piece Design:  Katie Gartlan-Close

Script Consultants:  Allen Morrison, Linde Zingaro, Susan Bertoia, Ljudmila Petrovic, Brogan Ho, & Alishah Virji

Costumes:  Nikki McLaren & Anna Talbot

Make-up/Hair:  Brogan Ho

Musicians:  Sophie Elder-Labrie, Joe Baker, James Moore, & Stephen Fisk

Acting Coach:  Allen Morrison

Movement/Physical Theatre Advisor:  Susan Bertoia

Head Technician:  Terry Podealuk

Lights:  Chantele Fry & Jessica Han

Youth Writers/Actors:  Sophie Elder-Labrie, Joe Baker, Rylan Adriano, Carly Le, Devana Petrovic, Josh Kennedy, Denise Cachero, Fox Hunt, Charles Campbell, & Ben Gauthier

For more information on Some Assembly Theatre Company, please visit the following platforms:

Website: www.someassembly.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rhytag

Twitter: www.twitter.com/rndhousetheatre

Instagram: www.instagram.com/someassemblytheatre

Media Contact:

Teresa Trovato | 604.897.1939 | teresatrovatopr@gmail.com

Ticket Reservations:

604.684.8807 | www.someassembly.ca

Key Partners:  Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health. 

Community Partners and Sponsors:  Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Vancouver School Board, Methotical Productions, Scene Ideas Inc., Panago, Boxmaster, WAVAW, and media sponsor The Georgia Straight.

Funders:  Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, BC Arts Council, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver, Vancouver Foundation, Metro Vancouver, Sparc BC and the Deryck Thomson Award, Hamber Foundation, San Diego Foundation and Private Donors.