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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.

ver·i·si·mil·i·tude - Live Theatre Screening


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Richmond, BC



Offered in English.


A recording of the premiere of this brand new work from Direct Theatre Collective, filmed September 2022 at the Waterfront Theatre.

verisimilitude is a new piece of speculative fiction written by Jill Raymond. The story follows Eve who has been integrated into EPITOME’s Safe Space program. Recognising that it is no longer safe or practical for humans to face the constant dangers of the real world – social unrest, war, global warming, or pandemics– the program was developed to allow people to live their lives entirely in the digital realm, protected from the threats of the outside world.

In a world where you can be anywhere, see anyone, and experience anything at the click of a button with the newest immersive VR technology from the safety of your own home - a limitless life is within reach. Totally alone, you’ll never be lonely again.

verisimilitude invites the audience to question how we experience reality, connection, and what is it that truly makes us human.

Featuring Jill Raymond as Eve, and Santana Berryman as Ida. Directed by Isa Sanchez.

Direct Theatre Collective are a passionate group of creators living and working on the unceded, ancestral territories of Coast Salish peoples of the sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), Kwantlen, Stz'uminus, xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Direct Theatre Collective is a female-led, multi-award-winning not-for-profit organisation committed to producing works that uplift marginalized voices, provoke important discussion around socio-political issues, and believe in art as a vehicle for social change.

Includes Swearing.

The video will remain online for 24 hours following the screening.



Direct Theatre Collective

Direct Theatre Collective is a multi-award winning theatre company committed to producing original new work, recognizing art as a vehicle for change, representing marginalized communities and using theatre as a device to evoke and provoke; the company was created in 2018 and is a registered Not-for-Profit Society in Richmond, BC. In 2020 they were recognized with the Artistic Innovation Award by the City of Richmond.