ITSAZOO Productions and Aphotic Theatre present the world premiere of the site-specific work The Café at Kafka’s

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      ITSAZOO Productions and Aphotic Theatre have just announced that, in partnership with PuSh, they will present the world premiere of The Café next month.

      The site-specific, immersive work, directed by project creator Fay Nass, artistic director of Aphotic Theatre, and Chelsea Haberlin, will be performed from October 11 to 22 at Kafka’s, located at 577 Great Northern Way.

      The Café is described as "a day-in-the-life exploration of the cultural mosaic of a Vancouver coffee shop, welcoming audience members to bear witness to the private conversations and experiences of seven unique pairings." It features seven scenes written by local playwrights Sebastien ArchibaldAmy Lee Lavoie and Omari NewtonFay Nass and Diana Garcia HernandezKelsey Kanatan WaveyDerek ChanManami Hara, and Anais West

      “The work blurs the lines between art and reality by creating a heightened intimacy between actor and audience," says Nass, "and welcomes them to eavesdrop on private interactions. Touching on themes of loneliness, racism, depression, marital tension, sexual identity, love, and more, The Café showcases a diversity of cultures and narratives that allows us to experience other perspectives through the richness of storytelling.”

      “We are immensely grateful," adds ITSAZOO artistic producer Sebastian Archibald, "to have partnered with a team of some of the finest local playwrights, of various ethnicities, ages, beliefs, sexual orientations, and gender identities, to provide a vital platform to share the stories that they wanted to tell. Our goal is to shine a light on the vast spectrum of potent narratives--especially those not often heard--to educate and enrich our lives as individuals and as a collective society.”

      For more info visit the ITSAZOO Productions website here.