The Events by David Greig

In January 2018, I directed the Canadian premiere of David Greig’s The Events for Pi Theatre. The show was presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

The Events is an incendiary exploration of a tragic contemporary phenomenon. The play features Claire, a priest and choir leader who has survived a mass shooting. Shattered and bereft, she looks for answers that may lead to some kind of affirmation of hope and faith. In this soul-searching work, the presence of the choir represents the most beautiful aspects of our shared humanity.

We drew on community choirs from the Metro Vancouver area for participation; each performance, a different choral group shared the stage with the show’s two actors. We had a total of almost 300 choir members participating from a dozen different choirs.

Click here for a synopsis of The Events.


Playwright: David Greig
Composer: John Browne

Director: Richard Wolfe

Featuring: Luisa Jojic and Douglas Ennenberg, accompanied by Mishelle Cuttler and twelve of Metro Vancouver’s community choirs. Click here for the list of choirs.

Costume Design: Connie Hosie
Lighting Design: Brad Trenaman
Design Consultant: Alan Brodie
Music Supervisor: Mishelle Cuttler
Production Manager: Jayson McLean
Stage Manager: Jethelo E. Cabilete
Movement Advisor: Jo Leslie
Choir Coordinator: Davey Calderon

Dates: January 17 – 20 and 23 – 27, 2018 at 8pm
January 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 2pm 

A discussion took place after every show. Click here for the list of speakers.

VocalEye services were available for both shows on January 27th. 

Venue: The Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue



Presented with

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival