We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with legendary Vancouver director Richard Wolfe for our upcoming production of Cherry Docs by David Gow! Richard has an incredible ability to stage intimate political theatre that leaves a lasting impact on his audiences. We are beyond thrilled to be in such good hands with Richard at the helm.
Ladies and Gents, get ready to have your socks rocked off, literally! Cave Canem is hosting a House Concert Fundraiser. We would love to invite you to a night of dulcet depictions of moving melodies, sweet singing, and rocking riffs.
We have an incredible line up of six ridiculously talented musicians who will be entertaining us on the evening! (Click on their names for music videos if you need any more convincing.)
JENNY BANAI: She is a fresh and authentic voice who pairs powerhouse vocal abilities with unique and clever pop arrangements and whose live show commands attention. “Her voice is agile and expressive, with uncommon power and control… I’ve watched her stun audiences in clubs and living rooms—including my own!—with her intriguing songs and her charming, unpretentious presentation. (Canadian Rapper, Shad)
DAVID BECKINGHAM: David Beckingham is a founding member and near decade-long guitarist and vocalist with the Juno nominated band Hey Ocean! In May 2016 Beckingham independently released his debut solo album, Just When The Light. The album is loaded with contrast between existential gratitude, and deep, personal unrest. It’s about light and shadow, and the human predisposition toward always yearning for something other than what you have.
JON BRYANT: Jon Bryant is a true artist whose popularity within the international music industry keeps growing and certainly leaving a lasting impression with his unique musical style of haunting-ambient dream-pop and singer/songwriter roots. His forthcoming album "Cult Classic" releases early 2019. “Hands down the best show I’ve ever been to was last winter in the tiny, sold out basement of the Folk Exchange seeing Bryant.” (Teghan Beaudette, CBC)
BRE MCDANIEL: Bre sings with a passion grounded in the desire to be out in the world, to be interested and to be amazed, and to express that amazement with others. You can hear it in her voice. You can hear it in the intimate curiosity and barely restrained joy beneath her lyrics.Her past recordings have been described as having “an ethereal but intimate dream-folk sound.” (The Georgia Straight)
DEREK PITTS: With a whiskey rasp and timeless soulful sound, Derek Pitts and the Bullets ignite excitement in the hearts of listeners. Marrying Motown and Soul with old school R&B, each song carries a warm familiar tone within its roots while curiously maintaining organic originality. However, when it comes to their energetic live performance and the fiery bourbon-soaked vocal style of Derek Pitts, the experience is unparalleled. The emotions evoked will inspire the desire for all to sing along, embodying the rustic old soul and youthful excitement of "then and now".
We also have another Vancouver favourite performing…. but it’s a SPECIAL GUEST and you’ll have to come to find out!
Show up early to get a good spot and a drink. Stay after the concert for a classic Cave Canem karaoke party! We’ll have highballs, wine, and 3 taps of beer brewed especially for this event.
There is a $10 Cover and drinks will be by donation. The funds will help us mount our upcoming theatre production, Cherry Docs by David Gow.
We can’t wait to see you there, old friends and new!
The mandate for Cave Canem Productions is "building community across divided lines". We believe in reaching across the various social gaps, recognizing the inherent human dignity in everyone, and encouraging real dialogue. Kenton and Brandon recently weighed in on the increasing polarization of our culture for the Really Really Badly Podcast. They tackle some of the reasons why we are becoming more divided, how tribalism is at play, and what we can do about it.
Most of you have seen our bizarre and hilarious co-producer John Voth spewing his ‘comedy’ all over the stage, on social media, and at the Vancouver Theatre Sports League. But have you seen him performing improv comedy with a personal improv hero of his? Now is your chance! John will be performing improv with Canadian comedy icon Colin Mochrie, a VTSL alumnus, and star of 'Whose Line is it Anyway' to benefit VTS and the Colin Mochrie Scholarship Fund.
A Top 10 Theatre Pick of 2017!
"A fecking great start: Pacific Theatre took a chance with this new theatre company and it paid off big-time. As funny as it is dark, this trip to Leenane is worth it, and marks an auspicious start for one of our city’s newest indie theatre groups."
"The Lonesome West is fecking grand."
First of all a big THANK YOU to Pacific Theatre for having us in their season! Your support for your people is incredible. Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who donated and came to our fundraisers, we literally couldn't have pulled this off without your generosity of spirit. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to The Lonesome West and to those who told their friends to come. We hope you had a grand ol' time!