Producer of the Revolver Festival
Upintheair Theatre was formed by Daniel Martin and David Mott in 1999. After producing a series of sell-out Fringe hits, the company launched the Walking Fish Festival in 2003 as a way of developing links and relationships among emerging theatre artists in Vancouver. Over nine successful years, Walking Fish became a key event in the Vancouver calendar for emerging theatre artists, with over 450 emerging artists participated in the production of 88 original, Canadian works.
In 2010, Upintheair launched a larger two-week theatre festival with a national scope, Neanderthal Arts. Produced in partnership with Left Right Minds the 2010 festival was huge success. Neanderthal incorporates the Walking Fish Festival and full length shows from local and national emerging professional companies and artists.
Upintheairs' second major activity stream is the creation and production of new work. Since 2000, the company has created entertaining and original plays for a broad audience. Check out our past productions for more information on shows such as 120bpm, Wedgie, and Wagabondi Ho!
UpintheairTheatre's 2019 rEvolver Festival
East Vancouver’s rEvolver Festival, now in its seventh year of presenting innovative, interdisciplinary productions from diverse voices in the Canadian live performance community, will run Wednesday, May 22 to Sunday, June 2, 2019 centred at The Cultch.
The 12-day festival will focus on presenting new works—critical, comedic and quirky—by emerging to early mid-career artists. With nine main stage productions in its line-up, the festival also includes three site-specific experiences and three companion events.Featuring an eclectic collection of artists and characters with productions and events that will make audiences think, laugh, delight, and at times cringe—and provide a platform for reflections on contemporary concerns.