2017 Press Release

Brave New Play Rites 2017


Vancouver, B.C. – Now in its 31st year, the University of British Columbia presents the Brave New Play Rites Festival premiering twenty six short plays at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. We have 10 Full Productions and 16 Staged Readings, written by UBC Creative Writing students, and performed and presented by talent from in and around the Vancouver theatre community. Twenty-six writers, fourteen directors, thirty-five actors, three producers, and a six-member technical team create stories of profundity, chaos and hilarity.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even scream a little… but mostly you’ll laugh.

Visit www.bravenew.ca for information.


Brave New Play Rites is one of the longest running new play festivals in western Canada! Second and third productions of our scripts have been staged in Toronto, New York and Edinburgh. Many of the festival’s alumni have gone on to become prominent members of Vancouver’s artistic community, including Maureen Medved (The Tracey Fragments), Dave Deveau (My Funny Valentine, Lowest Common Denominator), C.E. Gatchalian (Falling on Time, Broken), Jordan Hall (Kayak) and Briana Brown (The Concessions, Touchstone Theatre).

FESTIVAL DATES: March 19-26, 2016


Sunday, March 19 – PROGRAMS A and B at 1:00pm and PROGRAMS C and D at 5:00pm


PROGRAM 1                                                          PROGRAM 2

Thursday, March 23, 7:30pm                                Friday, March 24, 7:30pm

Saturday, March 25, 7:30pm                                 Saturday, March 25, 2:00pm

Sunday, March 26, 2:00pm                                    Sunday, March 26, 7:30pm

VENUE: Studio 1398 – 3rd Floor, 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver 

TICKET PRICES: Full Productions $20, Staged Readings $5, Festival Pass $38

BOX OFFICE: bravenew.ca/tickets/

MEDIA CONTACT: Liesl Lafferty bravenewplayrites@gmail.com