Past Performances

Work that we’ve made, or toured, or presented, or supported.

Calgary Theatre in Flux: a forum about our future

It's been an intense - and, in some ways, disheartening - few months for Calgary's theatre scene. Let's take a breath, take a step back, and talk about it. Calgary Theatre in Flux: a forum about our future is an attempt to zoom out and look at our current situation in context.

Here? Safe? Now. Part of the Provocation Series at the 2018 IGNITE! Festival

A house is built every day outside of the Pumphouse Theatre, and a myriad of homebodies host and entertain inside its walls. Though friendly and chipper, things aren't always smiles and polite talks. Cracked mirrors, scratched-out photos, and other little secrets hide in the cracks of this makeshift sanctuary.

The Opposite, part of the Provocation Series at the 2018 IGNITE! Festival

Between November 4, 2015 and February 29, 2016, Canada resettled more than 25,000 Syrian refugees, following the outbreak of civil war. But what if war arrived much closer to home? What if Calgary became a warzone, and we were all forced to flee our homes and become refugees?

SOAK: part of the Provocation Series at the 2018 IGNITE! Festival

For one week, Matthew will only consume and create art with water donated by the residents and businesses of Sunalta in Calgary. He will document the process with video and audio recordings. There will be a number of installations around the IGNITE! Festival to showcase the exploration, culminating in a final performance piece titled SOAK.

Vibrant, part of the Provocation Series at the 2018 IGNITE! Festival

When Melissa comes forward with the story of her sexual assault in grade 12, instead of support, she finds instead a fight against the school she loved, an administration she trusted, and classmates she valued. A story of healing, recovery, and most importantly colour, Vibrant is a true story of the Calgary education system.

Discomfort Lab

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre invites you to get uncomfortable! We are proud to present four fearless performances that will reflect and interrogate the world around us, and defy expectations of a “normal” theatre-going experience.

Meanderings: A Site-Specific Performance Tour

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presents: Meanderings: A Site-Specific Performance Tour part of Sage Theatre's IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists June 6-10, 2017 Tuesday-Thursday at 8:15 pm Friday, June 9 at 7:00 & 8:15 pm Saturday, June 10 at...