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Green Thumb Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

For over 40 years, Green Thumb Theatre has been creating and producing plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth, and young adults. They provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today's generation, stimulating empathy, debate, and critical thinking. Green Thumb is one of Canada's foremost creators of theatre for young audiences. They have performed throughout Canada, the US, and 11 countries overseas.


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Green Thumb Theatre has grown to become one of the continent's most important sources of theatre for young people. The Vancouver Sun
These artistic ambassadors raise our province's gobal profile as a great place to live, work, play and invest, strengthening BC's economy. BC's artists make us proud at home and abroad. Sam Sullivan, MLA for Vancouver False Creek

Performances & Workshops

NEW SHOWS for 2020-21 School Year: "Blink" and "Like it Or Not" "New Canadian Kid" only available for 2019-20 School Year

Blink by Bronwyn Carradine

Grade Suitability: Grade 7-12
Duration: 50 mins. + 10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 600+
Tech Requirements: Performing space approximately 25 feet wide, 25 feet deep and 12 feet high, adequate light in the performance area, two electrical outlets, set up 1 hour prior to performance.
Fee Range: $790-$890 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$745.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$845.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$845.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$845.00
Vancouver Island North
$845.00
Interior
$845.00
North
$845.00
Kootenays
$845.00

Raised by a single mom with his sister, and encouraged by his grandfather to be "the man of the house", Jackson has struggled with his temper from an early age. After being involved in one too many fights at school, his mom decides to enroll him in boxing classes at the local gym. With the help of Coach he starts to learn the value of discipline, hard work, and dedication, but can Jackson keep his temper in check outside of the ring? After an altercation on a bus, Jackson's entire life changes in the blink of an eye. BLINK asks the hard questions: Is fighting ever okay, especially if you are standing up for someone? This fast-paced show, backed by a live drummer, delves into the topics of anger, aggression, and our perceptions of modern masculinity.

Like It Or Not by Katey Hoffman

Grade Suitability: K-6
Duration: 50 mins. + 10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 600+
Tech Requirements: Performing space approximately 25 feet wide, 25 feet deep and 12 feet high, adequate light in the performance area, two electrical outlets, set up 1 hour prior to performance.
Fee Range: $690-$790 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$645.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$745.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$745.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$745.00
Vancouver Island North
$745.00
Interior
$745.00
North
$745.00
Kootenays
$745.00

Zoey and Leah are best friends. They have been inseparable since kindergarten. But at the beginning of grade six something has changed. Leah begins to hang out with Makayla, the fashion leader and most popular kid in school, and soon finds herself buying new outfits and posting pictures on her new fashion app, in the hopes of gaining "likes" and "followers". This new comedy from the author of last year's hit, WHAT IF, takes a close look at how young people can become obsessed with their perception of who they are and how they are seen, both on social media and in school. Join Zoey, Leah, Madame Lagrange, Makayla, and Coach Dana as they try to understand the pressures of finding out who you are in a world that is obsessed with body image and social media "likes".

New Canadian Kid

Grade Suitability: K-7
Duration: 45 minutes + 10 minute Q&A
Capacity: 600
Fee Range: $690-$790 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


What is it like to move to a new place where everything is unfamiliar? NEW CANADIAN KID follows Nick, a child from an imaginary country called "Homeland" who has just moved to Canada. In Canada, everything is different -- the food, the clothes, the customs, even the language. Nick is anxious to start making friends, but how can he do that when he doesn't know what anyone is saying? To depict Nick's frustration, the play incorporates a clever theatrical trick: Nick and his family speak English, while the Canadian characters in the play speak gibberish. NEW CANADIAN KID looks at the many challenges faced by children who have recently immigrated to Canada, and explores the incredible friendships that can emerge when we learn to embrace our differences, and expand our worldview. Green Thumb is excited to bring this multi-award winning, world renowned piece to BC schools in the Fall of 2019.

Still/Falling by Rachel Aberle

Grade Suitability: 7 - 12
Duration: 50 mins. +10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: performing space approximately 25 feet wide, 25 feet deep and 12 feet high, adequate light in the performance area, two electrical outlets,1 table, 2 chairs, set up 1 hour prior to start time.
Fee Range: $790 - $890 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$745.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$845.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$845.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$845.00
Vancouver Island North
$845.00
Interior
$845.00
North
$845.00
Kootenays
$845.00

Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome. But suddenly Nina starts feeling... off. She finds herself slipping into a dark reality she cannot understand, let alone articulate to the people around her. Still/Falling follows Nina as she tries to come to terms with what it means to struggle with anxiety and depression, and to rise above it with as much strength, and as few scars, as possible. A realistic, honest and bitingly funny look at the difference between "teen angst" and mental illness and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find their way out of the dark.

What If by Katey Hoffman

Grade Suitability: K - 6
Duration: 50 mins. + 10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: Performing space approximately 25 feet wide, 25 feet deep and 12 feet high, adequate light in the performance area, two electrical outlets, set up 1 hour prior to performance.
Fee Range: $690-$790 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$645.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$745.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$745.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$745.00
Vancouver Island North
$745.00
Interior
$745.00
North
$745.00
Kootenays
$745.00

Every day, Nicky wakes up to knots in her stomach and worries in her brain. While most kids can't wait for recess so they can hit the playground, anxious Nicky would rather spend her time safely hidden away in the school's sick room with her Big Book of Birds. In the sick room, Nicky can enjoy her routine in peace and quiet - but when Milo, a rambunctious boy with diabetes, comes barreling into her life, Nicky's peace and quiet turns to chaos! At first, these polar opposites' worlds collide, but as time goes on, cautious Nicky and risk-taker Milo both come to discover they may have more to learn from each other than they think.

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