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The World Premiere of a New Play Written and Directed by Valerie Methot with Diverse Metro Vancouver Youth and Industry Professionals

By Some Assembly Theatre Company

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Starts on Fri, Apr 28, 2023 7:30 PM PDT


Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

(Vancouver, B.C.) – THE IDENTITY BUREAU is a bold existential theatrical production that explores the importance of one’s identity.

Set in the very near future, the Identity Bureau is a place that assigns identities and traits to all citizens. It’s the last day citizens can make identity updates and pay fines before the big system rehaul. Meant to create calm, the Bureau creates chaos as we witness the absurdity of not simply deciding to be who we truly are.

Created by diverse Metro Vancouver youth with playwright and director Valerie Methot, and several industry professionals, this timely theatre piece stems from conversations with youth who spoke about damaging effects when their identity is disrespected. THE IDENTITY BUREAU engages and entertains with topical relevance, humour, original music, and inspiration.

Some Assembly Theatre Company is in its 23rd year of bringing together youth and industry professionals to create and produce original plays that promote awareness, dialogue, and positive social change around issues that young people face. The company is the recipient of the City of Vancouver Youth Award for outstanding contribution to the youth community and the Deryck Thomson Award for exceptional contribution to community building and well-being.

Admission is FREE! Donations are appreciated. Q&A follows performances.

Photo by Gaetan Nerincx

Photo by Gaetan Nerincx

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