Gateway Theatre announces 2021-2022 season schedule

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      Richmond's Gateway Theatre has announced its 2021-2022 season schedule.

      The season will kick off with Hallows’ Eve Pop-up Theatre, a free event which transports families into the whimsical world of Hallow's Eve, with artwork by Keely O’Brien and story and characters by Jasmine Chen. It takes place October 23 and 24 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and October 30 and 31 at Aberdeen Centre.

      Gateway Theatre artistic and community producer Jasmine Chen.
      Dahlia Katz

      Other highlights of the season include: 

           * A Broadway Holiday, December 16 to 23, Gateway Theatre MainStage (with digital stream available): festive concert celebrating Broadway and the holiday season, created by Christopher King and Barbara Tomasic and directed by Tomasic. 

           * Lantern Festival, February 2002: immersive walk-through experience celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year, created by Stephanie Wong and Marina Szijarto.

           * Certified, March 8 to 22, Gateway Theatre Studio B: JD Derbyshire's memoir-play, which attempts to break the stigma around mental health. Written and performed by comedian and certified insane person Derbyshire, and directed by Roy Surette.

      Gateway Theatre executive director Camilla Tibbs.
      David Cooper

      Gateway Theatre is also announcing the 30th anniversary of its performing arts program, Gateway Academy, and its support for New(to)Town Collective, its 2021-2022 company-in-residence, which will develop member Davey Calderon's Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night.

      For more info on Gateway Theatre and its programming visit the company website here.