Labyrinth Project

Coming Events
Free Workshops

Story through Puppetry
w/ Varrick Grimes & Cathy Stubington & team
Tues. April 27, Russian Hall, 7-9 pm. All are welcome

An introduction to the nature of puppetry and an exploration of how to tell a story with and by puppets.
Memorials –
w/ Cathy Stubington
Wed. April 28, Carnegie Centre 3rd floor Gallery, 2-5 pm (drop-in)
Wed. April 28, Russian Hall, 7-9 pm. (drop-in) All are welcome.

Create an easy and beautiful print or poem to commemorate a friend, a loved one, who has gone into the labyrinth. These prints will be displayed on a memorial wall as part of the DTES Labyrinth Project event.
Youths and Maidens Puppet Making Workshop

w/ Cathy Stubington
Thursday April 29, Russian Hall, 2-5 pm (drop-in).
All are welcome

Make a simple yet distinct puppet from common materials.
Puppet Athletics Workshop –
w/ Varrick Grimes, Tom Jones, Sarah Redmond
Thursday April 29, Russian Hall, 7-8:30pm. All are welcome

Help devise a unique puppet & East End-style Olympic event.
Promenade Performance Workshop -
w Varrick Grimes
Saturday May 1, Russian Hall 2-4 pm – All are welcome

Explore a way of making and staging theatre where audience and actor share the performance space.  Learn simple ways to keep the spectator on their toes and in the action.

Registration not required for these workshops. Just show up! Arrive a few minutes early to get ready for start time. Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street; Carnegie, 401 Main Street;

Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Street


Workshop Facilitators

Cathy Stubington – Artistic Director of Enderby’s Runaway Moon Theatre (the group who inspired creation of the DTES Community Play), Cathy designs puppets and has produced theatre with puppets, actors and people from all walks of life in usual settings for 30 years.

Varrick Grimes – Newfoundland-bred and Toronto based Varrick is a director and performer who has directed collaborative community plays in Toronto, England and Enderby, BC.

Tom Redmond and Sarah May Redmond - Sarah and Tom are veterans of several Runaway Moon Theatre productions.  Tom has appeared as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit (Carousel Theatre) and in The Number 14. Sarah performed in Quasimodo (Boca del Lupo), A Christmas Carol (Playhouse Theatre), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bard on the Beach) and Unity (Touchstone).

For more information

Contact Terry Hunter at 628-5672 or
or leave a message at the Carnegie Community Centre front desk.


Saturday May 8, 8 pm
Sunday May 9, 2 pm & 8 pm

Join East End residents and professional artists for a magical and fun event - a workshop presentation of The Downtown Eastside Labyrinth Project.

Runaway Moon and Vancouver Moving Theatre ensembles are collaboratively creating a 45-60 minute puppet-based theatrical event – an original adaptation (with an Eastside feel) of the old story of Theseus and the Minotaur – from the angle of the minotaur trapped in the labyrinth.

We’re approaching the story as a journey through life’s labyrinth to face our fears and challenges. The event will have lots of puppets, masks, music, storytelling, lighting – and takes place in the Russian Hall around and amongst the audience.

Project Artistic Director Savannah Walling is joined by Varrick Grimes (director), Cathy Stubington (designer), Beverly Dobrinsky (musical director), Joseph Pepe Danza (percussion), Itai Erdal (lighting), actors Sarah Redmond and Tom Jones, an ensemble of nine Downtown Eastside-involved performers and other guests.

For further info contact Terry Hunter at 628-5672, or leave a message at the Carnegie Front Desk.


Volunteer opportunity

Vancouver Moving Theatre would like to make it possible for as many people as would like to join in the DTES Labyrinth Project.  If you have the time to commit to all the below times and days, and if you would like to become part of an event where audience are caught up inside the action, now is your opportunity.

  • Sat. May 1, 2-6 pm
  • Wed. May 5, 7-10 pm
  • Fri. May 7, 7-10 pm
  • Saturday May 8, 8 pm
  • Sunday May 9, 2 pm and 8 pm

All activity takes place at the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Street


Please contact Terry Hunter at, 628-5672, or leave a message with your contact information at the Carnegie front desk.  

Produced by Vancouver Moving Theatre in association with Runaway Moon Theatre and support from Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Government of BC, City of Vancouver, Hamber Foundation,BC Government and Service Employees’ Union, UBC, SFU, Carnegie and Strathcona Community Centres