Vancouver Push Festival

What began in 2003 as a modest collaboration between two local theatre companies has expanded into a juggernaut bent on forging relationships between Canadian multidisciplinary artists and their counterparts from around the globe. Argentinean writers, cult Japanese directors, Lebanese playwrights—they’re all here thanks to a performance/think tank of ever-increasing reach.

Do You Want What I Have Got? | Writer-broadcaster Bill Richardson and indie composer Veda Hille find melody in the flotsam of goods offered for sale on Craigslist. Includes the songs “Children’s Guillotine” and “Free Man’s Toupee.”

The Solo + Ensemble | London director Andrew Cross screens Canadian premieres of films documenting prog-rock supergroups of the ’70s: The Solo (featuring drummer Carl Palmer of ELP) and Ensemble (The Enid, dubbed Europe’s biggest cult band).

Fyodor Dostoyev­sky’s The Idiot | In 2005, Neworld Theatre and Vancouver Moving Theatre presented a musical adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Now they’re back with the story of a man too good for his own good.

Guided Tour | Be led through the after-hours passages of the art gallery in this exploration of memory and place, anchored in artifacts, videos, and text presented by London creator/performer Peter Reder in collaboration with Boca del Lupo theatre.