Initiation Trilogy

Presented by Vancouver International Writer’s Fest and Boca del Lupo’s Micro Performance Series

October 15-28, 2012
Ocean Cement Shop / The Anderson Street Space / Carousel Theatre – Vancouver, BC

Initiation Trilogy is a three-part experiential and physical journey that blends the quality of a mini-festival with the sense of privately receiving a gift made just for you. It is based on three inventive and provocative books of poetry joined by themes of feminism, sexuality, and the cultural foundations of identity, by some of Vancouver’s most exciting writers: Jennica Harper (What it Feels Like for a Girl), Elizabeth Bachinsky (God of Missed Connections), and Marita Dachsel (Glossolalia).

Appearing in three parts across three venues as a featured event at the Vancouver International Writers Festival as a part of their 25th anniversary in 2012, Initiation Trilogy celebrates the vitality of the local literary scene as well as the creative potency and invention that has identified Vancouver’s independent theatre community as national leaders in the form.

In the tradition of such celebrated Canadian installation artists as Janet Cardiff and George Mueller, the viewer is given an intensely active role in the creation of the experience. We’re inspired to combine this aesthetic quality with theatre’s capacity to tell a strong story within a communal or group experience wherein we break down the isolating components in our culture and encourage contact, collaboration and community.

The Georgia Straight

“… a refreshing celebration of the power of poetry.”

Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

Vancouver Courier

"INITIATION TRILOGY adds a whole new dimension to poetry. It should always be this sublime."

Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier