do you want what I have got? A Craigslist Cantata
East Van to Adelaide Season
Presented by The Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award, Veda Hille, and Amiel Gladstone in collaboration with The Cultch (East Vancouver, Canada), Richard Jordan Productions (UK) and East Van to Adelaide in association with ZOO
OUR COVID PLAN
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Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award Winner!
An International collaboration between Canada, the UK and Australia.
Your personal ads, set to music! Join a hilarious cast of wild and wacky characters from the Craigslist community attempting to buy and sell online, while longing and searching for human connection. One of the most popular and critically acclaimed musicals to come out of Vancouver in the last decade!
A part of the HST ON-SCREEN PROGRAM.
Due to the current climate strict Covid restrictions will be in place, please follow all rules on density, social distancing and follow directions from staff.
This is a Masked Event, please help reduce waste by bringing your own mask.
This event requires proof of double vaccination or exemption upon entry.
HST ON-SCREEN PROGRAM
HST ON-SCREEN is bringing you some of the best theatre from Canada to the big screen at HST. Four theatre performances have been recorded in Canada and will be played in our gorgeous new cinema room, Ruby's
Boasting comfy seating, plenty of leg room, snacks and drinks available from the Bar and a big screen provided by Nova Tech, you'll be able to catch some of the best theatre in a cinema experience like no other. With multiple sessions a night you can see several shows in one evening, or even mix it up with a screening and a live show in one of our other venues.
Praise for do you want what I have got? A Craigslist Cantata
★★★★★ "you have the crown jewels of a wonderfully whimsical show. Bravo!" - Barefoot Review
★★★★"Bill Richardson, Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone’s tunes are so catchy that you will probably feel the impulse to applaud at the end of each number." - The Advertiser
"do you want what I have got? A Craigslist Cantata takes the weird and wacky characters we share society with to a whole new level in this musical delight" - Glam Adelaide
Previous Praise for do you want what I have got? A Craigslist Cantata
“Yes, I want what they have got. So will you” — The Province
“The tone of Cantata is approximately two parts absurd hilarity and one part potent loneliness” — The Georgia Straight
“Soulfully sweet… an exquisite tightrope between humour and sadness” — North Shore News
“Craigslist combines such relevance, humour and poignancy with such a strong score that it is sure to go on to a long life within Canada and abroad” — Stage Door
Written by Bill Richardson, Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone
Directed by Amiel Gladstone
Musical Direction by Veda Hille
Choreography by Amanda Testini
Stage Managed by Kelly Barker
Design Consultant John Webber
Assistant Director Anjela Magpantay
Featuring: Meaghan Chenosky, Josh Epstein, Kayvon Khoshkam, Amanda Sum, Andrew Wheeler, Veda Hille on piano, keyboards and Barry Mirochnick on drums
Videographer Cameron Anderson
Technical Director Cody Biles
Head Electrician Kaden O’Reilly
Head Audio Kyra Soko
Head Audio Chris Engleman
Produced with the co-operation of UBCP/ACTRA
Developed and Premiered at the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, BC, 2012. Originally produced in a 20 minute version by Theatre Replacement as a co-commission with PuSh and Theatre Conspiracy, Vancouver, BC, 2009.
Cast & Crew
KELLY BARKER (Stage Manager); is thrilled to be working with this incredible team and making theatre in such crazy times. This show has long been one of her favourites. She has been stage managing for 18 years and has worked for most theatre companies in Vancouver, including 12 seasons as the Mainstage Assistant Stage Manager at Bard on the Beach. Since 2017, Kelly has been happily a member of The Cultch family where she is now the Producer. Special thanks to the hard-working team at The Cultch who have brought this show to your screens. And special thanks to craigslist for all the furniture.
MEAGHAN CHENOSKY (Performer) is a Vancouver-based actor and graduate of UBC’s BFA in Acting Program. Selected credits include: Dead Peoples Things (Zee Zee Theatre), Onegin (Arts Club Tour), Million Dollar Quartet (Western Canada Theatre/Chemainus), and Killer Joe (ITSAZOO). Meaghan was honoured with a Jessie Richardson Award for her work as Dottie in Killer Joe.
JOSH EPSTEIN (Performer) is an avid Ami/Veda fan having done many workshops, shows, and tours with them. They even won him a Jessie and a Dora Nomination for Onegin. His work as a writer, producer, actor, and Dad has taken him to all corners of the world. Currently, he’s writing an original feature for Paramount, a remake for Aircraft Pictures, re-writing one for Mark Gordon/E1, as well as developing television, all with business partner Kyle Rideout. Their film Adventures in Public School stars Judy Greer, premiered at TIFF, opened TIFF Top Ten with theatricals in CDN/US/UK/JPN before landing on Netflix, Crave, and HBO Eastern Europe. Their first film Eadweard won 5 Audience Choice Awards, had 15 Leo nominations, and has been distributed around the world. As an actor Epstein has won 4 Jessies, been nominated for 3 Doras and is the recipient of the Most Promising Actor Award at the Stratford Festival. He is a proud Studio 58 grad and recently directed Cabaret, their highest grossing show in their 54 year history. @joshepstein1
AMIEL GLADSTONE (Writer and Director) is a West Coast writer and director who has worked with many theatre and opera companies in the country, including Against the Grain, Alberta Theatre Projects, Arts Club, Belfry, Caravan Farm, Factory, Firehall, the National Arts Centre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Rumble, Solo Collective, Tarragon, Theatre Conspiracy, Theatre Replacement, Touchstone Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Vancouver Opera, Theatre SKAM, and of course The Cultch, with shows such as East Van Pantos #1 and #2, Are We Cool Now?, Extraction (Theatre Conspiracy), and The Orpheus Project (Music on Main).
VEDA HILLE (Writer and Musician) has been writing music, making records, and performing internationally since 1992. She is a classically trained pianist, art school drop-out, performance curator, self-taught singer, theatre interloper, and independent artist. She has released 22 albums, the latest being Little Volcano, a solo album that accompanies her new touring show. Other recent projects include: Onegin (written with Amiel Gladstone), King Arthur’s Night (New World Theatre), Bakkhai (Stratford), and her acclaimed album Love Waves. In 2020 Veda has been the pandemic artist-in-residence at The Cultch in Vancouver, writing songs and finding ways to perform solo concerts and shows with her indefatigable theatre gang under COVID restrictions. Veda is currently working on an album of songs written in quarantine, a new musical with Amiel Gladstone, and the score for Is My Microphone On?, a play by Jordan Tannahill set to premiere in 2021. vedahille.com
KAYVON KHOSHKAM (Performer); Black and Indigenous Lives Matter. Wear a Mask. Be Kind. Check out Kayvon's Podcast, The Vigilante Book Club @clubvigilante
ANJELA MAGPANTAY (Assistant Director); is a first generation Canadian originating from the Philippines and holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from SFU. She has worked internationally as a performer and collaborator in Hong Kong, the Philippines, and across the UK. Anjela works freelance as an actor, director, clown, teacher, producer, and she is a Co-Founder of New(to)Town Collective. Anjela's artistic works are inspired by daydreams, nostalgia, and food. She is currently living on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
BARRY MIROCHNICK (Musician) is a Vancouver-based drummer and multi-instrumentalist (also plays guitar, bass guitar, and pineapple shaker). Barry has performed, toured, and recorded with many singers, composers, and songwriters, both local and international. He has also been busy in Vancouver’s theatre scene since 2012, performing in Arts Club Theatre’s productions do you want what I have got? a craigslist cantata and Onegin. Barry also played in Neworld Theatre’s King Arthur’s Night, six of the past seven East Van Pantos (including the most recent Panto Come Home!), and is currently involved in Rice and Beans Theatre’s upcoming production Made In Canada.
BILL RICHARDSON (Writer); writes for children and adults. Forthcoming from Running the Goat Books and Broadsides is Hare B&B, with illustrations by Bill Pechet. He lives in Vancouver.
AMANDA SUM (Performer); is a performer and creator dancing between theatre and music. She holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University. Recent credits include: East Van Panto: Pinocchio and Panto Come Home! (Theatre Replacement), Double Happiness: Detour This Way (Nancy Tam & Robyn Jacob/Music on Main/Neworld/plastic orchid), Chicken Girl (rice&beans), and The Wolves (With A Spoon/Rumble/Pacific). Equipped with an all-female team and Asian female band, Amanda released her debut indie-pop singles, Groupthink and Mary Shelley, this fall. The first item Amanda purchased on Craigslist was a toy cat keyboard for $5. It retails for $50!!! Amanda's pop-up book concert, New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert is currently being presented at Theatre Replacement's PushOFF Festival (Feb 2-6). Amanda sends thanks to her family and friends, and looks forward to the day where lobby mingling can exist again. Antics and updates can be found on Instagram @amanduhsum, or her website amandasum.com.
AMANDA TESTINI (Choreographer); is a performer, choreographer and director based on the unceded territories of the Musquium, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Some of her recent credits include Barber of Seville (assistant director/Vancouver Opera), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (‘Lydia Wickham’/Arts Club), East Van Panto: Pinnochio and Panto Come Home! (choreographer/Theatre Replacement), Love Bomb (‘Justine’/shameless hussy productions). She’s also worked at the Belfry Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Savage Society, Axis Theatre, Theatre Kelowna, Theatre Under the Stars, Carousel Theatre for Young People, and the Firehall. Amanda is a Jessie Award nominee and a graduate of Studio 58. Big thanks to The Cultch for creating a theatre season during a pandemic, to Ami, Veda, Kelly, Barry and the cast, to the amazing tech team, and, especially, to you at home for watching!
ANDREW WHEELER (Performer) is overjoyed to be back in a theatre. Stay safe. Hug those you can. Be of good courage.
EAST VAN TO ADELAIDE is a season of works which continues a new global presentation platform (East Van to…) launched last year for some of the most exciting theatre companies and artists from Vancouver, Canada, created and curated by Heather Redfern, Executive Director of East Vancouver’s leading performing arts theatre The Cultch, and award-winning British artistic producer Richard Jordan.
Its 2021 inaugural season, East Van to Edinburgh, was produced in collaboration with Edinburgh Fringe venue ZOO and was recipient of the Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Award.
Each of the selected shows has previously been very successful in Vancouver and is now presented for the first time to Australian audiences, ready for breaking new ground and aiming to create greater visibility for British Columbia artists and companies on the national and international stage.
The Cultch: Since 1973, The Cultch (formally the Vancouver East Cultural Centre) has been one of Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hubs. The organization operates three theatrical venues, a gallery, and various ancillary spaces in the heart of East Vancouver. The Cultch offers dynamic contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts, bringing world-class cultural presentations to thousands of citizens each year through its own programming and through providing rental opportunities for community users. Our purpose is to provide a venue for performance that serves a diverse and engaged public and provides space for artistic experimentation and development, building an audience for local companies and presenting cutting-edge national and international work.
Richard Jordan Productions is an Olivier, TONY and EMMY Award-winning creative production company based in London under the artistic leadership of British producer Richard Jordan. Described by The Stage newspaper as "one of the UK's most prolific producers", since 1998 his company has produced over 260 productions in the UK as well as 28 other countries.
A new writing and musical theatre specialist, Richard has been at the forefront of discovering, developing, and producing world premieres of works by a diverse range of new and established UK and international writers and artists often with a strong social and political agenda. He has enjoyed a long theatre association in Canada regularly working with The Cultch Performing Arts Venue in Vancouver producing and developing the work of some of its country’s most exciting new and leading contemporary artists and companies at many of its theatres as well as internationally. His past productions have won over 60 major awards. With the East Van to Adelaide season at Holden Street Theatres, he continues his relationship with Adelaide where he has regularly presented productions at both its fringe and international Festival since 2006.
ZOO (Original Associate Producer) operates multiple venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year, presenting over 60 shows in 25 days to around 20,000 audience members each year. Following the cancellation of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2020 due to the pandemic, the ZOO team launched ZOO TV, a new online streaming service for theatre and dance, making high-quality performance easily available to audiences. ZOO have a history of supporting the most exciting emerging companies and internationally renowned mid-career and established artists to create the very best work they can, presented in the best way possible, at the Edinburgh Fringe and further afield. ZOO is a winner of the Herald Archangel for Outstanding Programming.
“No individual Edinburgh venue has risen to the challenge of making their presence felt in 2020 quite like ZOO” – The Scotsman
Thanks to the Arts Club’s ReACT play development program, Musical Stage, the National Arts Centre, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Theatre Festival.
Gratitude to all the performers, designers, stage managers, dramaturges and producers who helped to develop this show, to our families, and The Cultch for taking on this experiment.
Duration: 70 Mins
Season: Fringe 2022
Dates: 15 Feb - 20 Mar
15 - 17 Feb: 7:20pm
18, 20, 22 - 27 Feb: 8:40pm
20, 26 - 27 Feb: 4:30pm
1 - 6 Mar: 6:00pm
5 - 6 Mar: 1:45pm
8 - 13 Mar: 7:20pm
12 - 13 Mar: 3:10pm
15 - 18, 20 Mar: 8:40pm
19 - 20 Mar: 4:30pm
General Admission: $25.00
Midweek Treat: $20.00
Double Your Applause: $50.00
Companion Card holders welcome.
34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Unfortunately, Ruby's does not have accessible seating. Please contact staff if you wish to see 1 Hour Photo and you require accessible seating.
The Holden Street Theatres' Adelaide Fringe season is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and the Adelaide Fringe Artists Fund 2022.
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