Generation Hot: Waterborne

at the False Creek Gym (1318 Cartwright Street)


Seven young artists born in the era of climate change. Site-specific outdoor theatre on Granville Island.

Water. The most essential element of life. We live in a water-rich world here on the West Coast of Canada. Salt and fresh, rain and river, food and industry: water matters. What does it mean to us now?

Over five months of mentorship with Eric Rhys Miller (Co-Founder of The Only Animal), five inclusive teams of artists have collected to create original works around the theme of water. Journey with them into urgent conflicts and necessary questions. Each brings their fierce imagination and generosity of spirit forward for the audience.

Tickets are $12 per program.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia


Thursday, September 7 at 6:00pm
Friday, September 8 at 6:00pm
Sunday, September 10 at 6:00pm
Wednesday, September 13 at 6:00pm
Thursday, September 14 at 6:00pm
Saturday, September 16 at 6:00pm

75 minutes / Coarse language

O Sandana 150M
Lead Artist: Douglas Ennenberg

150 million years later… the world stops—and out of the basic elements, sand and water, comes… life. Under the sun, Sandadians build beautiful castles, sing the National Sandthem, and glorify the Sandadian flag. Meanwhile, under the stars, Wateries plan their attack. On the natural/industrial stage of the grassy knoll on Granville Island, two cultures try to make peace. Fantastical. Apocalyptic. Puppets.
Twenty Feet Away
Lead Artists: Dayna Hoffmann & Sara Dunn

A site-specific theatrical adventure based on the bank of Vancouver’s False Creek. Two entrepreneurs daringly attempt to bottle themselves a new life while facing difficult ethical questions.
Lead Artist: Sultan Owaisi

Bonds are tested, sides taken, and loyalty is questioned. Two brothers come to terms with progress and preservation while on a fishing trip.


Thursday, September 7 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 10 at 8:00pm
Wednesday, September 13 at 8:00pm
Thursday, September 14 at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 16 at 8:00pm

100 minutes

Lead Artists: Kanon Hewitt & Julia Siedlanowka

A group of youth stranded on an urchin-infested island guide the audience through a magic-infused ceremony and explore their world views that have turned them into survivors. Part documentary/verbatim script driven by youth aged 5-16.
CITLALI: A Fantastic Tale About Water By A Mexican Poet
Lead Artist: Brenda Muñoz

A mythological tale about the origins of Mexico and the journey of a demigoddess on a search for water.