Straight White Men
By Young Jean Lee
Directed by Chelsea Haberlin & Fay Nass
February 6 - 15, 2020 • MainStage
Tickets from $29
An explosive evening of male bonding
Hot off its 2018 Broadway premiere, Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee makes its Western Canadian debut at Gateway. In this satirical comedy, three brothers return home for the holidays. Regressing to trash-talking and sibling pranks, they are caught off guard by a shift in the family dynamic, forcing them to examine the effects of traditional masculinity.
Behind this comedy, there are many underlying concepts and identities that are worth exploring. The second act of the performance is a Talk Forward, where a different featured speaker is invited to give their unique perspective on the topics in the show. Audiences, along with a guest facilitator, are then invited to share their perspectives and engage more deeply with these ideas.
Talk Forward Speakers:
February 6 - Cicely Belle Blain (Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Cicely Blain Consulting)
February 7 - David Hatfield (Manology Program Director)
February 8, 2 PM - Geoff Mann (Department of Geography Professor, Simon Fraser University)
February 8, 8 PM - David Bloom (Theatre Artist)
February 9 - Frank Cohn (Program Director, DUDES Club & Executive Director, Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture)
February 11, 1 PM - Hayden Averill (Program Facilitator, Children of the Street)
February 11, 8 PM - Jiv Parasram (Facilitator & Theatre Artist, Rumble Theatre)
February 12 - Parker Johnson (Independent Consultant, Elevate Inclusion Strategies)
February 13 - C.S. Fergusson-Vaux (Independent Theatre Artist, Ethical Artist, Theatrical Designer, Historian, and De-Colonizer)
February 14 - Selena Couture (Assistant Professor of Drama, University of Alberta)
February 15 - Kristen Gilbert (Education Director, Options for Sexual Health)
Click here to learn more about each speaker!
Running Time: The show is 2 hours.
Audience considerations: Profanity and mature subject matter. Recommended age: 13+
|FEBRUARY 6||THURSDAY||8PM||PIZZA PREVIEW||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 7||FRIDAY||8PM||OPENING NIGHT||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 8||SATURDAY||2PM||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 8||SATURDAY||8PM||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 9||SUNDAY||2PM||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 11||TUESDAY||1PM||TEA MATINEE||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 11||TUESDAY||8PM||HOPS HOUR||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 12||WEDNESDAY||8PM||WINE WEDNESDAY||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 13||THURSDAY||8PM||HOPS HOUR||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 14||FRIDAY||8PM||GET TICKETS|
|FEBRUARY 15||SATURDAY||8PM||GET TICKETS|
Please note: The Gateway Forum, Afterplay, and Talkback events for Straight White Men are cancelled in lieu of Talk Forward, a discussion that follows every performance. We invite you to stay and reflect with your fellow audience members.
Hops Hours (Tasting 7pm, Show 8pm) - Join us for a complimentary pre-show beer tasting, presented by a local Richmond brewery. (Ages 19+)
Opening Night – Stay for a celebratory reception after the Opening Night show and mingle with the talented artists.
Pizza Preview (Pizza 7pm, Show 8pm) – Enjoy a free slice of pizza before our Thursday Preview Show courtesy of Boston Pizza Ackroyd.
Wine Wednesday (Tasting 7pm, Show 8pm) – Sample local wines at our pre-show complimentary wine tasting, courtesy of a local Richmond family winery. (Ages 19+)
|KIM VILLAGANTE as Person in Charge 1||Director CHELSEA HABERLIN & FAY NASS|
|RAVEN JOHN as Person in Charge 2||Choreographer TARA CHEYENNE FRIEDENBERG|
|PETER ANDERSON as Ed||Set Design SHIZUKA KAI|
|DANIEL MARTIN as Matt||Lighting Design SOPHIE TANG|
|CARLO MARKS as Jake||Costume Design LAURA FUKUMOTO|
|SEBASTIEN ARCHIBALD as Drew||Sound Design MARY JANE PAQUETTE|
|Fight Director OLIVIER LUNARDI|
|Props Master CAROL MACDONALD|
|Associate Producer SHANAE SODHI|
|Production Manager/Technical Director MIMI ABRAHAMS|
|Assistant Technical Director AIDAN HAMMOND|
|Stage Manager SUSAN D CURRIE|
|Assistant Stage Manager KATIE VORAVONG|