How About Love works
8 short plays and music will be performed each night from June 13th to 17th, & Matinees June 17th and 18th 2017.
Audiences will be asked to vote for
Closing night, June 17th, in addition to the audience vote, our panel of Judges will make the final decision on
Best Play (1 selection)
Notable Performance (3 selections)
Notable direction (1 selection)
Where did we get our plays?
An open call for submissions was announced and playwrights are asked to submit their plays between January and March 18th, 2017. For playwrights, please see here for more information.
Thanks to everyone who came to see About Love: A Festival of Short Plays. the work of the directors, actors and playwrights is deeply appreciated.
Judges' Awards were presented to
Melina Cermeno - Paul and Petandra
Haris Amiri - Carrots, Baby
Taylor McMillia - Miserable - A tale of Love and Happiness
Tricia Trinh - Small and Almost Honest
Ashleigh Hicks - Small and Almost Honest
This year two special awards were given in recognition of audience votes.
Justin Anthony for his direction of Carrots, Baby
James W. Challis for his role in Carrots, Baby.
Congratulations to the winners.
About Love in 2018 will be from June 26 to July 1st. Come back and see what's going on About Love!
About love – a message from our artistic director
The genre of the 10-minute play requires character development, convincing story lines and conflict resolution in the time it takes many of us to find our seats. Some writers specialize in 10-minute genre and many famous writers use this genre to explore characters and ideas. For directors, this genre tests the ability to tell stories without the luxury of time. They work to ensure that an audience sees a full story arc delivered in a compelling and entertaining way. A bit like speed dating; the actors have to get their character across to the audience in minutes and then convincingly follow through as sudden storyline changes occur.
If this is your first time exploring the world of ten-minute plays, don’t be afraid, it’ll be over soon, too soon in fact. Audience members will be invited to vote for their favourite play and notable performance by an actor. Judges will tally the votes, determine the winning play, select two actors for their performance, and recognize a notable director.
Artistic Director, Tomo Suru Players
A Free Preview show is May 28th, 2017 at the Havana Theatre. It begins promptly at 2:30. Latecomers will not be seated for this performance. Anyone wishing to kick in $5 to help pay for the theatre for this show is more than welcome.
June 13th to 18th.
Tuesday June 13th 7:30pm
Wednesday June 14th, 7:30pm
Thursday June 15th, 7:30pm
Friday June 16th, 7:30pm
Saturday June 17th, 2:30pm
Saturday June 17th, 7:30pm ***Official Judging night***
Sunday June 18th, 2:30pm
1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC
Ticket available at Brown Paper Tickets
Tickets are on a sliding scale.
You choose the price that fits your budget.
Tuesday - Tickets are $10, $15, $20, $25, $30
Wednesday - Tickets are $10, $15, $20, $25, $30
Thursday - Tickets are $10, $15, $20, $25, $30
Friday - Tickets are $15, $20, $25, $30
Saturday Matinee - Tickets are $10, $15, $20, $25, $30
Saturday Evening - Tickets are $20, $25, $30
Sunday Matinee - Tickets are $10, $15, $20, $25, $30
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FREE RUSH tickets for students
5 FREE RUSH tickets will be available EVERY NIGHT.
One ticket per person, per current ID.
First five people in line get a ticket!
Line up begins at 6pm (1pm for Matinee) in front of Havana theatre.
Please be respectful of the Havana space if arriving very early.