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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

HYSTERIA - Recorded Performance Screening and Talkback


Interdisciplinary Performance Storytelling Theatre
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Direct Theatre Collective

Richmond, BC

Directions: Pre-registration is required to obtain streaming link details.


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


All is not well in Fornicopia. Hysteria presents a future where technology is introduced to mitigate the hysterical response to the #metoo movement. Following a controversial referendum, a new ‘Right Consent’ app is developed to record sexual consent; removing the possibility of miscommunication, eliminating false reports and enabling rape cases to be fast-tracked to conviction. Backed by the government, it is believed that this development will allow greater sexual freedom with added safety for society in a minimally intrusive way, we watch as the app enter its beta-phase before the mandatory rollout and bear witness to the other technological and societal advances towards a “better”, “safer” future for all.

This is a screening of the theatre production from 2019, there will be an introduction and talkback/q&a following the screening with some of the creative team.

Please register through the Direct Theatre Collective website for streaming instructions.

NB: This production involves discussion of sensitive subjects including assault and abuse, and includes swearing and partial-nudity. Unsuitable for children. Viewer discretion advised.



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 recognised with the Artistic Innovation Award by the City of Richmond.

Direct Theatre Collective’s first devised ensemble production Hysteria performed at the Vancouver Fringe in 2018 where it won two awards; it was extensively rewritten in the spring of 2019 and redeveloped with a new ensemble cast in 2019, performing a two-week run at the Havana Theatre in September 2019. This performance won three BroadwayWorld awards including Best New Work, Best Play and Best Actress in a Play (Jill Raymond).


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Capstan Artists Village Richmond, BC

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