Professional theatre company in Vancouver, British Columbia, founded in 1999 by Aaron Bushkowsky and Johnna Wright. It is committed to commissioning and producing new works by Western Canadian playwrights. The focus is on actor and text, with limited but carefully chosen original design elements.
Solo Collective began as the Solo Co-op in 1999 with a production of Two By Two by Aaron Bushkowsky and Shawn Macdonald. Since then it has produced more than twenty new Canadian scripts, many of which have been nominated for and won Vancouver's Jessie Richardson Awards.
Its main focus has been on exploring the potential of the dramatic monologue. But is has premiered a variety of works; for example, Bushkowsky's Red Birds opened in 2018 in a co-production with Western Gold Theatre -- "a bittersweet comedy about three generations of women reconnecting and discovering secrets when a birth mother is introduced to the adopted middle-aged mother" (website).
Since 2000 Solo Collective has been part of Vancouver's independent theatre initiative "See Seven", which offers people the chance to see seven shows for $87. The Collective's plays have been produced mainly at Performance Works theatre venue on Granville Island in Vancouver.
The current Solo Collective staff are: Artistic Director Aaron Bushkowsky; and Artistic and Managing Director Rachel Peake.
Last updated 2020-02-27