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Wednesday February 9 2022 at 8:00 PM PST
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February 7 - 11, 2022

Advancing the radically inclusive stage.

The Advance Theatre Festival, produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre in association with The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, is an utterly unique experience in that it showcases historically marginalized voices; female identifying and gender non conforming IBPOC playwrights and directors telling their stories. These are new works, never before produced. Be part of the creation process by witnessing the reading and participating in the post read talk back!

In 2015, Ruby Slippers Theatre approaches Playwright's Guild of canada and the Vancouver Fringe Festival with the idea to showcase dramatic readings of five new plays over five days that are written and directed by diverse, under-represented theatre artists. Thus Advance Theatre was born. RST's vision is a world where diversity is celebrated through a deeper understanding of each other. So our Advance Theatre Festival is part of our larger, ongoing commitment to radical inclusivity, championing diverse artists - including playwrights and directors - who have been historically marginalized,

Patrons can print E-tickets. All tickets purchased online must be picked up at the Box Office, either during regular Box Office hours, or at Will Call. No refunds on tickets $2.00 fee per ticket for exchanges


Studio Theatre
6450 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby BC V5G 2J3

Performance Notes



Dil Ka

Playwright: Lee Nisar

Dil Ka (Urdu for 'of the heart') follows a potential bride-to-be, Zahra, a 26 year old Pakistani woman who is attempting to make biryani to a potential suitor's house. While she fusses and delves into the dish, desperate to make a good impression and please her loving-but-tradional family, Zahra begons treating the kitchen as a sort of confessional, coming to terms with what - and who - she really wants, and how it drastically differs from the desires she has been spoon-fed since birth.

Proof of Vaccination Required for 12 & up

Contact the box office at 604-205-3000 with any ticketing questions.