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Shameless Hussy Productions

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

With a mandate for "telling provocative stories about women to inspire the hand that rocks the cradle to rock the world", Vancouver's Shameless Hussy Productions put HERSTORY to the forefront. We search for and create work that provokes a deeper understanding of women's past, present and potential - and bring it roaring onto the stages across Canada and the US.


Reviews

There's nothing funny about drink spiking and sexual assault, but Meghan Gardiner has brilliantly created a highly entertaining dark comedy that plays out like a Saturday Night Live skit. Katie Bennison, CTV
Every teenaged girl and boy - straight or gay - needs to know what this play is about. Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier
Sharp, funny, very contemporary - the actress is a shape-shifter extra-ordinaire! Elizabeth Paterson, Review Vancouver

Performances & Workshops

Love Bomb

Grade Suitability: 9 - 12
Duration: 65 mins. + 15 mins. talkback
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: Sound system, four students to load in and out
Fee Range: $810 - $910 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$775.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$875.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$875.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$875.00
Vancouver Island North
$875.00
Interior
$875.00
North
$875.00

Love Bomb is a rock concert within a play - and a mystery on top of that. A concert of emotion rips through Justine's first performance in years and all because of one uninvited guest, her music takes on a life of its own. Directed by Renée Iaci (Dissolve, Frozen) and starring Jessie-nominated actress Deb Pickman and Sara Vickruck, Love Bomb takes an intimate and emotionally brave look at sex trafficking. In British Columbia, countless lives have been and continue to be affected by this epic problem. The dramatic production features nine original songs written by Steve Charles (Miss Shakespeare, Chelsea Hotel) with book and lyrics by Meghan Gardiner.

Dissolve

Grade Suitability: 9 - 12
Duration: 45 mins. + 15 mins. talkback
Capacity: 500 students
Fee Range: $710 - $810 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$775.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$775.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$875.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$875.00
Vancouver Island North
$875.00
Interior
$775.00
North
$775.00

Dissolve follows a college girl on a night out, morphing between a flurry of characters, both comedic and compelling, but with varying degrees of compassion. Night turns to morning, and "anygirl" awakens from her ordeal as a disoriented yet brave survivor. Designed to provoke thought and dialogue around the ideas of date rape and consent, Dissolve transcends the audience, ultimately challenging us to change our thinking and behaviour surrounding alcohol, drugs and sexual assault.

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