1. Co-produced by Theatre Replacement with Neworld Theatre and in association with Crow's Theatre (Toronto)

    Winners and Losers is a staged conversation that embraces the ruthless logic of capitalism, and tests its impact on our closest personal relationships as well as our most intimate experiences of self.

    Theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus Youssef and James Long sit at a table and play a game they made up, called Winners and Losers. In it, they name people, places or things — Tom Cruise, microwave ovens, their fathers, rainforests, druids, etc. — and debate whether these things are winners or losers. As each seeks to defeat the other, the debate becomes highly personal, as they dissect each other's individual, familial and class histories. And because one of these men is the product of economic privilege, and the other not, the competition very quickly begins to cost.

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  2. Dress me up in your love is the latest piece in a series of biographical performances by Theatre Replacement. Taking garments and outfits of significance from around the world, the performers reveal stories behind the clothes through songs, movement, dance numbers and more. The piece is generous and open, comic and has live music from Vancouver composer and singer Veda Hille. Theatre Replacement's signature style of working with verbatim texts and biographical performance turns the form on its head, and connects the personal opinions and biases of the performers with the subject matter. The resulting performance is a mash up of personal stories gathered and re-told, from the banal and everyday, to the critical moments and turning points that shape our lives.

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  3. Revealing, sexy and sometimes startling, Theatre Replacement once again delves into the world of biographical examination with their latest performance Dress me up in your love. Using distinct garments collected from around the world, performers dress and undress to reveal in text, song, movement and animation the stories behind the clothes and the closets they came from.

    Part theatre, part installation, part fashion show, Dress me up in your love is a collection of intimate and personal stories gathered and told — from the banal and everyday to the critical moments and turning points that shape our lives — woven together in a truly unique and resonant performance.

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  4. Dress me up in your love is the latest piece in a series of biographical performances by Theatre Replacement. Taking garments and outfits of significance from around the world, the performers reveal stories behind the clothes through songs, movement, dance numbers and more. The piece is generous and open, comic and has live music from Vancouver composer and singer Veda Hille. Theatre Replacement's signature style of working with verbatim texts and biographical performance turns the form on its head, and connects the personal opinions and biases of the performers with the subject matter. The resulting performance is a mash up of personal stories gathered and retold, from the banal and everyday, to the critical moments and turning points that shape our lives.

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  5. Behind one of the most influential media on earth, YouTube, lurks an immense community of people who comment upon its content, often anonymously. In this virtual world, the usual niceties of courtesy and amiability do not seem to apply. In the performance WeeTube, the world's most notorious YouTube videos are the backdrop for a durational performance hosted by James Long and Maiko Bae Yamamoto of Theatre Replacement. Using the publicly posted comments that follow these videos and placing them in familiar dramatic settings, they engage in a revealing and disturbing dialogue that will make you question our species while at the same time have you ROFL.

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