Poly Queer Love Ballad
March 5 - March 11$10 – $20
Poly Queer Love Ballad
By Anais West and Sara Vickruck
WINNER OF THE PTC FRINGE NEW PLAY PRIZE AND THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
Poly Queer Love Ballad is an intimate, edgy new musical merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at Cafe Deux Soleil. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love.
“The complicated intimacy between old-fashioned romantic Gabbie …and polyamorous Nina… is beautifully mapped in Vickruck’s songs and West’s passionate poems” —The Georgia Straight
“…the tenderness and rapture of this story made me weep big, nostalgic tears.” —Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca
After the workshop version played to sold out houses at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, Poly Queer Love Ballad returns to Vancouver for it’s World Premiere!
Get your tickets at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/poly-queer-love-ballad-tickets-54875970505
Created and Performed by Anais West and Sara Vickruck
Directed by Julie McIsaac
Dramaturgy by Joanna Garfinkel
Lighting Design by Harika Xu
Stage Management by Sammie Hatch
ACCESS AND ACCESSIBILITY
This location has not yet had an accessibility audit.
The BC Artscape-Sun Wah building is wheelchair-accessible.
– Building entrance is street level with no steps, the front doors of the building are automatic.
– Lobby has a ramp with a handrail, and stairs with a handrail, to reach the elevator.
– The fourth floor has two non-gendered multiple stalls washrooms, including one universal washroom with grab bars and wheelchair clearance. The washroom entrance is 32 inches wide.
– Support animals are welcome. BC Artscape is dog-friendly.
– The front door of our suite is 32 inches wide, swinging inward. The automatic door operator is at 35 inches high.
– Our events are scent-reduced. Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, scented personal care products or essential oils. Visitors who wear scented products will be asked to leave.
– The gallery space has no windows.
– The gallery floor is flat, with no internal stairs.
– Chairs are without arms.
Transportation & Parking:
The address is 268 Keefer St., between Main St. and Gore Ave. The SUM gallery is located on the 4th floor, suite 425.
Skytrain: Main Street-Science World or Stadium-Chinatown; Bus: 22 on Gore; 03, 08, 19 on Main; 14, 16, 20 on Hastings.
There is a paid parkade as part of the building, that unfortunately closes at 7pm. After 7pm, we recommend people to park at EasyPark – Lot 7 and the address is 180 Keefer Street; or street parking.
We respectfully acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the wməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.
We would also like to acknowledge that this event is taking place in Chinatown, which is home to low income and Chinese immigrant communities. We are thankful and consider it a privilege to be able to do our sharing here.
Our licensing requires all attendees at our evening shows to carry membership cards in the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are $5 / $2 (concession) online or at the QAF Box Office at the Roundhouse. Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your card.