FREE: RSVP to our MSG Readings | Jan17 -19

Presenting Our 2023 MSG Lab Readings

Free Admission
Location: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)

life, so far
By Keshia Palm
When: Jan 17, 2023 07:00 PM in PST
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life, so far is an interdisciplinary, multi-sensory performance that invites audiences to slow down and reflect on what / how / why they are living. This durational choose-your-own-adventure is designed to be touched, heard, and felt. Memories are triggered through tactile exploration driven by audience curiosity.

By Panthea Vatandoost
When: Jan 18, 2023 07:00 PM in PST
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زبون  Zaboon is a dark comedy exploring themes of identity and belonging related to the mother-tongue. After the passing of her Grandma, Roya – an Iranian-Canadian immigrant is forced to face her demons. She shifts through grief, shame, and disconnection from her community as she unpacks the effects of losing command on her mother-tongue.

By Jessie Liang
When: Jan 19, 2023 07:00 PM in PST
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 A group of twenty-somethings navigate life, transitions, and friendship in the face of unimaginable loss. This witty and acerbic coming-of-age tale is an exploration of the different ways we deal with grief, together and apart.


The MSG Lab is Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s annual new work development program. We present three brand new work-in-progress showings over the course of three days. The showing includes a moderated talkback, where the audience will have an opportunity to provide feedback and share their experience with the artists.

Facilitating the creation and development of new theatrical work by emerging and mid-career Asian Canadian artists, this program is our commitment to the next generation of Asian Canadian theatre-makers. The MSG Lab showcases stories from Asian Canadian perspectives and develops new works for future production opportunities.

Check out the house program here.