world premiere

Live: October 7, 2020, Vancouver, British Columbia

Online: January 7, 2021, Ottawa, Ontario

Presented by

National Arts Centre English Theatre’s

Grand Acts of Theatre – Marking the Moment

Gathering dozens of performers in a natural environment, moving together in choreographed formations, Reframed gives poetic voice to online shorthand and emojis.

In contrast to the isolation of reacting to information on a screen, the project aims to physically transform an escalating online discourse into a voiced expression of multiple perspectives.

As an examination of outrage and divisiveness on social media, propelled and exacerbated by virtual algorithms, Reframed poses the question: “How do we engage?”

Meet the cast & team

Presented by

National Arts Centre English Theatre’s

Grand Acts of Theatre – Marking the Moment

As the performing arts sector continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Arts Centre has responded with Grand Acts of Theatre, an initiative to bring Canadian artists and audiences together.

Eleven of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies have been engaged to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these times, which will be performed outdoors in front of live audiences in various Canadian locations, filmed, and later shared online.  For more information on Grand Acts of Theatre and the companies involved please visit 

The National Arts Centre Foundation wishes to thank RBC Foundation as Presenting Partner of Grand Acts of Theatre.

Grand Acts of Theatre is made possible thanks to the support from The Jenepher Hooper Fund for Theatre at the National Arts Centre Foundation, established as a result of a generous gift from the estate of Jenepher Margaret Hooper.




Produced in association with:

Vancouver Civic Theatres, Dance House and Vancouver New Music




Produced with the co-operation of the UBCP/ACTRA

Electric Company Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and engages under the terms of the Independent Theatre Agreement, professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Meet our amazing cast & team


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