star star theatre aims to present ensemble based plays and to create innovative devised and scripted theatre.
star star theatre is a Vancouver based company committed to the creation, development, and presentation of theatre, providing a platform for ensemble based theatre and new plays within a professional environment with paid opportunities for emerging artists.
star star theatre was birthed at the onset of 2013, with its debut production, Sea of Green by Andy Garland, premiering at the rEvolver Festival in May 2013. The play won the 2009 Uprising National Playwriting Competition. star star theatre then produced Where Have All The Lightning Bugs Gone? by Louis E Catron in conjunction with the SHIFT theatre 1-Act Festival at The Cultch in June. The show was remounted as part of the Victoria Fringe Festival in August 2013. In November, This Might Feel Like Home, a Verbatim theatre piece created through interviews with residents of Mount Pleasant, was curated and produced at Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House. It was funded by Mount Pleasant’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program. Paper Dreams, a puppet play and star star theatre’s fourth production, finished off our first year as a theatre company. We held the inaugural star star PARTY PARTY in December 2014, our annual fundraiser cabaret and dance party. We presented Andy Garland’s A-Grade independently in April 2015, then remounted the play at the Gabriola Theatre Festival in August. We developed and produced a reading of Anja Savcic’s new memory play, Born In A Country That No Longer Exists, at the rEvolver Festival in May. We presented Pornography by simon stephens as part of the Dramatic Works Series at the Vancouver Fringe, where it received sold out houses and great reviews from both the Georgia Straight and PLANK Magazine. In 2016, we collectively created Kolejka, a puppet show based on a communist board game for the 2016 rEvolver Festival and over the summer, Mika’s microplay WILD/SOCIETY did a cross-Canada Fringe circuit. In 2017, we developed and toured a devised puppet play, Sticks + Bones. In 2018, star star theatre developed two new pieces, an enviro-clown show entitled Raccoonaissance by Mika Laulainen and a solo show about left-wing parenting titled The Angel Over East Van by CR Packer. Then, star star presented Madeleine George’s Precious Little as part of the 2018 Dramatic Works Series at Vancouver Fringe. 2019 has brought the continuation of plays about fancy animals and environmental destruction. Mika’s new microplay GOPHER/BROKE was performed at HIVE 2019 as part of Magnetic North.