Neanderthal Arts Festival

Plank Talk: The List & France Perras | July 20th, 2012

Plank sat down with France Perras and Riel Hahn. They talk about the show, the unique script, and how it got from the page to the small kitchen in the basement of The Cultch.

A Site-Specific Tale of Everyday

To be a wife and a mother living in the country is what she always wanted and what she has achieved. No longer comfortable in her situation, she rebels against her daily list of chores, only to find that she neglected to take care of one task in particular, an oversight that may have led to her neighbor's death.

Hosted by Riel Hahn. You can find out more about her amazing comedy at

Neanderthal Arts Festival 2012 Opens Tonight! | July 19th, 2012

Neanderthal Arts Festival Limited Edition T-Shirts Are Here!Tonight we open! The brass has been polished. The actors, technical staff, designers, promoters, and the directors have all done what they do best. The venue has gathered the house staff and the ushers... what more do you need to put on a festival?

Oh, wait.

That's you! Yes, you! The audience!

We have a great line up this year and we're very proud of our festival. We've had shows from all over the country these past few years and the audiences keep coming -- and they keep growing, not just in size, but in diversity.

Theatre in Vancouver has had a rough year. We've watched as large theatre houses close and how theatre has been beat up in our entire province for the last few years. This was the reason Neanderthal was created.

To make theatre fun again.

I hope you all come out to support your local houses -- not just our festival but the theatres in your local area. Live performance still matters in a time of digital media. Maybe it matters more. Going to see live performance brings together a group of people. Some people who know each other and some people who don't. They will share a common experience and, hopefully, talk about it immediately afterwards. (Hey, we'll have a BBQ outside!)

So, come on out, Vancouverites. We dare you!