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
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.
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
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!
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.