Presenting: Artificial Outings

Spec Theatre is excited to announce our new multimedia podcast project, Artificial Outings: A Virtual Roving Tour!

Join fictional hosts Jane, an inventor, and Barry, a robot, as they explore real places and real stories from a variety of neighbourhoods in Vancouver, BC, in this comedic, scripted, podcast tour.

This series continues and expands upon the Barry and Jane universe first explored in our original play, Artisanal Intelligence.

Part radio play, part documentary, Artificial Outings weaves witty banter and storytelling with local histories and fresh perspectives.

The first season of Artificial Outings will feature 6 different routes around our favourite neighbourhoods in Vancouver, BC.

Barry (played by Drew Carlson) is a sentient, hipster, customer-service robot, and Jane (played by Hannah Everett) is an unemployed entrepreneur and the inventor of Barry.

The show will be available for free in 3 formats:

  • Podcast, available from major podcast streaming platforms
  • 360 Youtube videos, viewable through traditional screens (desktop, laptop, phone, tablet) or through a virtual reality headset (Oculus, Vive, Index, etc.), allowing viewers to view the tour alongside the audio
  • Blogisodes, written transcripts of the episodes available here on our website

Stay tuned for more information!

Artisanal Intelligence Performs in New York

New York here we come! We are traveling all the way from Vancouver, Canada to perform and bask in the splendors of your wonderful city! Come check out Artisanal Intelligence at the Kraine Theater this February 24th to March 8th. Click here for more information about the show.



Monday, February 24th – 10:30pm
Wednesday, February 26th – 8:50pm
Saturday, February 29th – 6:40pm
Monday, March 2nd – 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 3rd – 10:30pm
Sunday, March 8th – 5:10pm


Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, New York, NY
10003, USA

Artisanal Intelligence Returns to the Havana Theatre in Vancouver!

After two sold out shows in Vancouver last year, and a successful multiple city International Fringe Festival tour (Regina, P.E.I. and Edmonton) Spec Theatre is proud to announce another run of Artisanal Intelligence at the Havana Theatre in Vancouver, BC! Catch it before it heads to NEW YORK CITY in February.


7:30pm, January 14-18th, 2020


Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC


January 14

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January 17

January 18

Save the Bags @ Havana Theatre, Vancouver – November 28th 2019

Save the Bags is a wacky multidisciplinary art show, plastic bag donation event and fundraiser for our new one-whale-play, Stuffy the Whale, coming this summer of 2020. Join us for an evening of local performance art, storytelling, film and more!

There are a number of prizes to be won by raffle draws happening during the show!


8pm, Thursday November 28th 2019


Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


Tickets available through showpass or at the door.

Admission: $12 or a bag of clean plastic bags.

Raffle tickets: One ticket included with entry, additional tickets are $5 or an additional bag of clean plastic bags.


  • Helping support production costs for Spec Theatre’s new play, Stuffy the Whale.
  • Aiding orca conservation efforts by donating half of all profits from the event to the Orca Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and recovering the Southern Resident killer whale population.
  • Collecting plastic bags to be used for props and set decorations for Stuffy the Whale.
  • Showcasing Vancouver talent by bringing local artists and performers together.