History

HISTORY

Electric Company Theatre is one of Canada’s leading creators of live theatre, rich in spectacle and adventurous in form, challenging theatrical conventions while preserving a strong sense of story.

Electric Company Theatre was originally formed as a collective in 1996 by Siminovitch Prize-winning director Kim Collier, David Hudgins, Jonathon Young and Governor General’s Award-winning writer Kevin Kerr, who met while training at Studio 58.  Kim Collier currently leads the company as Artistic Director. The company has created 22 original productions including BetroffenheitTear the Curtain!, No Exit, Studies in Motion, Brilliant!, and the feature film The Score.

Electric Company Theatre has toured throughout Canada, to the US and the UK and co-founded Progress Lab 1422, a 6,000 sq ft theatre creation space in Vancouver BC, with Rumble Theatre, Neworld Theatre and Boca del Lupo.

ELECTRIC COMPANY THEATRE TIMELINE

Great Day for Up

September 9, 2016

Great Day for Up

Premiere of Great Day for Up, September 9-12, 2016 as part of Vancouver Fringe Festival

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Flee

November 26, 2015

Flee

Premiere of Flee, November 26-December 6, 2015

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Betroffenheit

July 23, 2015

Betroffenheit

Premiere of Betroffenheit, July 23-25, 2015

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Obstructions: There is No Way to Fix What is Going Wrong

April 26, 2014

Obstructions: There is No Way to Fix What is Going Wrong

Premiere of Obstructions, April 26 & 27, 2014

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You Are Very Star

June 12, 2013

You Are Very Star

Premiere of You Are Very Star, June 12-29, 2013

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Initiation Trilogy

October 15, 2012

Initiation Trilogy

Premiere of Initiation Trilogy, October 15-28, 2012.

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All The Way Home

January 10, 2012

All The Way Home

Premiere of Tad Mosel’s All the Way Home, January 10-14, 2012

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Community Dinner

June 1, 2011

Community Dinner

Premiere of Community Dinner, June 1-4, 2011

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Tear the Curtain!

September 9, 2010

Tear the Curtain!

Premiere of Tear the Curtain!, September 9 – October 10, 2010

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Everyone

July 20, 2010

Everyone

Premiere of Everyone, July 20 – August 22, 2010

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The Flannigan Affair, HIVE2

June 5, 2008

The Flannigan Affair, HIVE2

Premiere of The Flannigan Affair, June 5 – 14, 2008 as part of HIVE2

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No Exit

May 1, 2008

No Exit

Premiere of No Exit, May 1-10, 2008

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At Home With Dick and Jane, HIVE

November 9, 2006

At Home With Dick and Jane, HIVE

Premiere of At Home with Dick and Jane, November 9-11, 2006 as part of HIVE

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Studies in Motion

January 17, 2006

Studies in Motion

Premiere of Studies in Motion: The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge, January 17 – 29, 2006

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Palace Grand

April 13, 2004

Palace Grand

Premiere of Palace Grand, April 13-17, 2004

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The Fall

April 11, 2003

The Fall

Premiere of The Fall, April 11-27, 2003

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The One That Got Away

February 28, 2002

The One That Got Away

Premiere of The One That Got Away, February 28 – March 17, 2002

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Flop

January 26, 2002

Flop

Premiere of Flop, January 26 – February 2, 2002

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Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands

March 1, 2001

Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands

Premiere of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, March 1 – 10, 2001

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The Score

April 7, 2000

The Score

Premiere of The Score, April 7-16, 2000

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The Wake

June 2, 1999

The Wake

Premiere of The Wake, June 2-13, 1999

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Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla

September 6, 1996

Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla

Premiere of Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla at the 1996 Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 6-14, 1996.

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Company founded

September 1, 1996

The company was originally formed as a collective in 1996 by Siminovitch Prize-winning director Kim Collier, David Hudgins, Jonathon Young and Governor General’s Award-winning writer Kevin Kerr, who met while training at Vancouver’s Studio 58.

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ELECTROSCOPE – Electric Company Theatre’s zine

1998 – Vol 1
1998 – Vol 2
1999 – Vol 3
2000 – Vol 4
2001 – Vol 5
2002 – Vol 6
2003 – Vol 7
2004 – Vol 8
2006 – Vol 9
2006 – Vol 9, Issue 2
2008 – Vol 11