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      Two local shows forced to cancel due to COVID-19 measures are taking their performances online.

      MINE: Maiko Yamamoto's live-play show was inspired by her 11-year-old son, Hokuto, and his obsession with Minecraft. It had been scheduled at the Cultch, which has been forced to shut down all its venues due to a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people. Two watch it livestream, tune in to Theatre Replacement’s Facebook page on Thursday or Friday night (March 19 or 20) at 7 p.m., or Saturday (March 21) at 2 p.m. to see a group of gamer-performers aged 11 to 46 enact different mother-son narratives—from the Beowulf saga to Bambi—using the video game. It's a great show to watch with your cooped-up kids. Read an interview we did about the project with Yamamoto a few years ago here.

      Trans Scripts, Part I: The WomenThe frank theatre and Zee Zee theatre are streaming a performance Trans Scripts on Saturday (March 21) at 8 p.m. The verbatim play was compiled from more than 70 interviews from around the world about deeply personal and often funny stories about being transgendered. It was forced to cut its run short when the Firehall Arts Centre had to shutter its doors. If you already have a ticket for the live performance at the Firehall please email info@zeezeetheatre.ca for the password or donate to watch and support this important work. Read our review of the work here, and an interview with New York City playwright Paul Lucas here.