Clean Sheets

Co-presented with frank theatre

Everything is better in bed.

Curated by frank theatre, Clean Sheets was created in 2008 by Seán Cummings and Chris Gatchalian as a new national queer playwriting workshop, and premiered at the 2009 Queer Arts Festival with the support of the City of Vancouver and Pride In Art. Now in its sixth year, Clean Sheets has become a renowned national play-reading series of new queer-themed plays in development. Each year, Clean Sheets selects two to four plays and pairs the playwrights up with Vancouver’s top dramaturges in order to further develop the play for a public reading at the Festival.

This year, we are proud to present:

6pm: Nicola Harwood’s Buffalo Girls, a collision of absurdist comedy and cabaret, where we find three mannish women performing as freaks of nature in a circus on the plains.

7:30pm: Bill Marchant’s Husk follows urban hermit Sully as he vies for survival after environmental and social collapse; an unwanted visitor arrives at his door in distress, and an unlikely alliance forms between the two men.

9pm: Rafael Antonion Renderos’ Salvador, a mash of verbatim theatre, story-telling, and drag performance, follows a young man who travels to El Salvador in order to investigate gay rights violations. 

This event is scent-reduced, and fully wheelchair accessible.For more information on how to support a scent-reduced event, please visit For a full accessibility audit of the space, visit Building Radical Accessible Communities.

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