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Bedsheet Tempest

  • "The Tempest" projected on a wall surounded by audience members

Bedsheet Tempest sampled text from Shakespeare’s The Tempest to reveal the nocturnal struggles of a couple on the rocks as part of the first HIVE. HIVE was a performance event created by 11 of Vancouver and Victoria’s creation-based theatre companies. In 2006, these companies created 11 intimate performances for audiences ranging from one person to twenty. The event used every corner of The Chapel, a converted funeral home that is now a venue and art gallery in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  Infesting hallways, parlours, a billiard room, the former embalming room, gallery space, garages, dumpsters, and more: HIVE proved to be a momentous demonstration of the fierce creativity and collaborative spirit that fuels this generation of theatre artists.


DATE: November 2006

VENUE: Chapel Arts Centre



Kendra Fanconi


Eric Rhys Miller

Production Management

Colin Cooper