Known for its boundary-breaking theatre, Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre brings you CANOE2018, an electric theatre lineup from the hilarious to the horrific.

Broken Tailbone

Thursday, February 8 at 9:00PM
Friday, February 9 at 7:00PM
Friday, February 9 at 10:45PM (special bilingual performance in both Spanish & English)
in the Studio Theatre


Featuring Carmen Aguirre & DJ Don Pedro Chamale
Writer & Performer: Carmen Aguirre
DJ: Don Pedro
Director: Brian Quirt
Producer: Brittany Ryan
Designer: Michelle Ramsay
A Nightswimming Theatre Production

In Broken Tailbone, Carmen Aguirre leads a Latinx dance lesson, weaving together hilarious and moving stories of her experiences in the hidden world of dance halls in Canada while DJ Don Pedro creates an irresistible musical environment to get even the most reluctant dancer up on her feet! Daring, sexy, and, above all, fun, Carmen’s performance is an extended salsa lesson that flows into her remarkable stories of intimacy, politics, culture. Everyone in the audience dances as the evening becomes a visit to one of the dance halls Carmen vividly describes. Gather together to listen, move and be moved!

Fiesta Y Resistencia: Latinx Dance Party

Saturday, February 10 at 9:30PM
in the ATB Financial Arts Barns Lobby
FREE Admission

Through dance, a zumba teaser, delicious Latinx food, and authentic Latinx music, we will celebrate our resistance and existence in this city and worldwide.





Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00PM
Wednesday, February 14 at 10:30PM
Thursday, February 15 at 7:00PM
in the Westbury Theatre


Written, performed, and conceived by Jody Christopherson
with additional text from the writings of Mary Shelley, Percy
Shelley, Lord Byron, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft
Directed by Isaac James Byrne
Sound and Projection Design by Martha Goode
Lighting Design by Stacey Boggs
Dialect Coach: Chloe Dirksen
Voiceovers by Finn Kilgore, J. Stephen Brantley, Chloe Dirksen and Nico Grelli
Films shot and Assistant Directed by: Michael Niederman and Erika Phoebus
Film Editing: Jody Christopherson and Martha Goode
Film Lighting Design & Director of Photography: Jody Christopherson

AMP: an electrical current; a modern Prometheus; a solo multi-media horror play about the monsters society creates. Written and performed by Jody Christopherson, with additional text sourced from the writings of Mary Shelley, Percy Shelly, Lord Byron, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Luigi Galvani’s experiments with “animal electricity,” which informed the discovery of electro-shock therapy.

Maximime: To Clown or Not to Clown?

Friday, February 16 at 8:30PM
Saturday, February 17 at 7:00PM
Sunday, February 18 at 6:30PM



Featuring Maxim Fomitchev
An extraordinary one-man physical comedy and clowning performance that transports audiences into a world of laughter and emotions. Maxim Fomitchev is an acclaimed Cirque du Soleil performer who is Deaf and who has been delighting audiences around the world with his unique theatre performances for over 30 years. Not to be missed!