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A Main Stage Production

“Entrance not for everybody.” — Herman Hesse

In this new work inspired by Herman Hesse’s 1927 novel of self-reflection and transformation, and staged for the Russian Hall, the audience is seated before a bank of mirrors. Somewhere within the reflection, a story begins. As the evening unfolds, the viewers become the viewed.

Steppenwolf was created with generous support from the City of Vancouver, Cultural Services, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Gaming Commission and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Collaborators: Steven Hill, Alex Lazaridis Ferguson (Direction) // Alex Lazaridis Ferguson, Steven Hill, Nneka Croal, Brette Little, Sean Marshall Jr., Nazli Akhtari, Anais West (Performance) // Natalie Purschwitz, Jesse Garlick (Set & Costume Design) // Josh Hite (Video Design) // Parjad Sharifi (Lighting Design) //  Nancy Tam (Sound Design) // Alba Cavo (Stage Management)

What the media said…Steppenwolf, the debut work of Fight with a Stick theatre company co-founded by Alex Lazaridis Ferguson and Steven Hill (former artistic director of Leaky Heaven), is bold, ambitious and audacious.” — Jo Ledingham (see full review here)

Steppenwolf Curatorial Statement


Full Video

Preview Article by Marsh Lederman, The Globe and Mail 

Review by Jo Ledingham, On The Scene

Review by Peter Dickinson, Performance, Place, and Politics

Review by Mikis Vrettakos, Realtime Arts