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theatre26-logoTheatre26 presents theatrical productions and other live events at University Theatre, a dedicated public performance venue at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and at the Mary Irwin Theatre (Rotary Centre for the Arts) and Black Box Theatre (Kelowna Community Theatre) in downtown Kelowna.

The 2015/16 FCCS Performance Series is made possible through the generous support of the Central Okanagan Foundation and UBCO’S Deputy Vice Chancellor & Principal’s Office.

This season FCCS, Theatre26, and Inner Fish Performance Co. present four professional theatre productions by performers from Vancouver, France and Montreal, plus one season opener with free admission! Full lineup and details are below.

Theatre26 is a small company of BFA students in Interdisciplinary Performance, who hold student positions to run University Theatre. They learn how to promote live productions, hang and focus lights, and run the sound and lighting booth for in-house and touring productions. University Theatre serves as a venue for the Department of Creative Studies for study, rehearsal and public performances, both for the campus community and the general public—2012/13 was the first full season of touring theatre productions, concerts, and class presentations.

FCCS Performance Series | 2015-16

All shows $25 • Students/Seniors $15 | Tickets available at the door & online (click here to purchase tickets)

Performance Series Season Passes also available; a Season Pass includes one ticket to each of the four shows, just be sure to arrive at the theatre half an hour before show time to ensure your seats.
Season Passes mean savings! Seasons Pass image

  • General Pass is $80 + GST ($20 per show instead of $25)
  • Student/Senior Pass is $50 + GST ($12.50 per show instead of $15)


Peter Morin

O k'inadas

Performer: Peter Morin

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. Special season opener: free admission
Delta Grand Hotel, Columbia Room, 1310 Water St., Kelowna, BC

Through acts of map making, land remembering, and song, Tahltan artist Peter Morin returns through the major themes of the last ten years to present a new performance work called "o' k'inada"


TJ Dawe


Performer: TJ Dawe

Friday, Nov. 20 & Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 | 8 p.m.
Univeristy Theatre (ADM 026) UBC's Okanagan Campus., Kelowna BC

Medicine is an autobiographical monologue, written and performed by TJ Dawe, about a retreat led by Dr. Gabor Mate, to heal stress and addiction, in which the participants ingested the Peruvian shamanic psychotropic plant medicine ayahuasca.

More than once, his openheartedness brought tears to my eyes. As Dawe wrestled with his demons, I wrestled with mine. I emerged feeling inspired and cleansed. - Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

Medicine is a fascinating, often mesmerizing show. - Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Province 

Etienne Manceau


Performer: Etienne Manceau

Friday, Jan. 29 | 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. & Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 | 3 p.m and 8 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna BC

From Vancouver’s PuSh Festival, an internationally celebrated, non-verbal performance at the crossroads between object theatre, miniature circus and involuntary clown. How small obsessions can drive us totally crazy.

The company, Sacékripa, was founded in 2003 by five circus artists from different backgrounds. Together they create performances on the border of several disciplines, exploring circus, juggling, dance, and object manipulation with poetry and humor.
The company performs at street festivals and in theaters across Europe. With Vu, Etienne Manceau launches his first solo performance, manipulating miniatures with the precision and composure of the juggler.

Unfortunate Ruth

The Unfortunate Ruthbuy_tickets

Performer: Tara Travis, (Monster Theatre and Sticky Fingers Productions)

Friday, Feb. 19 & Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 | 8 pm
University Theatre (ADM 026), UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

Winner of the 2014 Vancouver Playwrights Theatre Centre and Fringe New Play Prize for best original script, with projections by shadow puppet masters Mind of A Snail. A comedic tale about parallel Universes, sisterly bonds, and self-actualization.

Twins separated at birth...or were they?

The Unfortunate Ruth is a comedic tale about parallel universes, sisterly bonds, and self-actualization.

Although The Unfortunate Ruth is entirely a work of fiction, playwright/performer Tara Travis borrows from some of her own life experiences to inform the tale: former obesity, struggles with the pursuit of happiness, battles with vanity and self-confidence, and a little bit of psychic intuition.
With original projections from shadow puppet masters Mind of A Snail you can expect delightful shadow play illustrating the story inside the womb where it all began.

Tara Travis is known for her work with Monster Theatre (The Shakespeare Show, Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Houdini’s Last Escape) and her own company Sticky Fingers Productions (Searching for Dick).

A Sticky Fingers Production Developed with the support of Playwrights Theatre Centre
Written and Performed by Tara Travis
Dramaturgy by Kathleen Flaherty
Directed by Jim Travis
Original Shadow Projections by Mind of a Snail
Sound Design and Stage Management by Jon Patterson

Cliff Cardinal


Performer: Cliff Cardinal

Friday, Mar. 11 & Saturday, Mar. 12, 2016 | 8 p.m.
Mary Irwin Theatre, RCA, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC

Tickets for huff will be available soon through the Rotary Centre for the Arts Box Office; for more information on this venue and to purchase tickets, please click here

Vivid images fuse harsh reality with gas-induced hallucination in a spellbinding tale of family, love, despair, and the possibility of redemption.
It leaves you transformed.” – Chandra Mayor, CBC
huff began in 2011 at Native Earth’s new works festival. Performer/playwright Cliff Cardinal was then joined by director/dramaturg Karin Randoja to develop the script into a studio production that subsequently appeared at festivals and theatres throughout Canada, including the PUSH Festival (Vancouver), the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and the 2014 Magnetic North Festival (Halifax).

Cliff Cardinal made his theatrical debut with Native Earth in Freeman’s Wake by Yvette Nolan in the ’05 Rhubarb Festival. Favorite acting credits include: Tales Of An Urban Indian by Darrell Dennis with Green Thumb Theatre for which he was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Memorial Theatre Award in the category: Outstanding Performance in a Play for Young Audiences. In Toronto he played Wandering Spirit in Video Cabaret’s production of The Saskatchewan Rebellion and in Edmonton he played Troy in Kenneth T. Williams’ Three Little Birds with Workshop West Theatre alongside his mother, Tantoo Cardinal. huff was the recipient of the 2012 Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk & Innovation.

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