Realwheels

Performances that deepen understanding of disability.

PACT Membership: Affiliate Membership

PACT Region: 1 – British Columbia

We're an award-winning Vancouver-based professional theatre company that creates and produces performances that deepen audiences’ understanding of the disability experience. We tell stories in which disability itself is not the focus of conflict, but rather forms the landscape upon which universal issues are debated onstage.

VISION: Full inclusion and integration of disability both on – and off – Canadian stages; a barrier-free, diverse performing arts world that reflects the real world and all of its people.

Current Season:

BE HEARD: A THEATRE WORKSHOP FOR PEOPLE WHO COMMUNICATE DIFFERENTLY
December 4 - 13, 2018 (T-W-R)
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

This is six-day workshop community collaboration is designed for non-verbal adults, including those who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC).  PCAs welcome.

Through fun group improvisations led by experienced artist-facilitators, we’ll explore theatre techniques for creative self-expression and communication.  No experience necessary.
BE HEARD is accessible theatre for everyone!

ACT OF FAITH
April 11 – 20, 2019
The Cultch – Historic Theatre

Inspired by the true story of an inexplicable recovery from paraplegia by one of our own – a Vancouver teacher/dancer – after 13 years of life in a wheelchair, this is a story that baffles the medical/scientific community, arouses conflicting emotions in the disability community, and is celebrated by the religious community to which “Faith” belongs.

What happens when everything we believe to be true about ourselves or those closest to us us challenged by new information? If you aren’t religious, can you believe in a miracle? This new play explores the mystery of faith-based healing, and the consequences of life-changing transformation.

Join us for this multi-disciplinary premiere by one of Canada’s foremost playwrights, Janet Munsil. Realwheels is thrilled to present Act of Faith as part of The Cultch’s 2018/19 season!

Contact Information:

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 2003
  • Season Starts: September
  • Season Ends: June
  • Theatre Tours: Yes
  • Affiliations & Memberships (other than PACT): GVPTA Vantage Point
  • Senior Staff:

  • Rena CohenManaging Artistic Director
  • Lindsey AdamsCommunications Director

Solicitation Information:

  • Playwrights:

    Accept unsolicited scripts: yes
  • Policies: We're seeking work consistent with our mandate, with particular interested in nurturing playwrights whose work arises out of the authentic disability experience. Topically, the work does not need to address disability directly (see mandate).
  • Actors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Production staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Directors:

    Accept Resumés: yes