Assembly Hall

A group of medieval re-enactors have come together for an Annual General Meeting in their local community hall. As the Board of Directors, they oversee an event called “Quest Fest” that has fallen on hard times: membership is dwindling, debt is mounting, and the hall is falling apart. Unless something drastic happens, the Directors of this venerable order will be facing dissolution. As the meeting progresses, the line between real and re-enactment begins to blur, ancient forces are awoken, and it soon becomes clear that there is something much more at stake here than a mock-medieval tournament.

Premiere: October 26, 2023 at Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, Canada

Approximately 90 minutes
Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
Choreographed and Directed by
Crystal Pite
Written and Directed by
Jonathon Young
Composition and Sound Design
Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe
Scenic Design
Jay Gower Taylor
Costume Design
Nancy Bryant
Lighting Design
Tom Visser
Show Control and Sound Programmer
Eric Chad
Assistant to the Creators
Eric Beauchesne
Additional Music
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH. 55 - I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito performed by Alice Sara Ott · Münchner Philharmoniker · Thomas Hengelbrock ℗ 2010 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
Brandon Alley, Livona Ellis, Rakeem Hardy, Gregory Lau, Doug Letheren, Rena Narumi, Ella Rothschild, Renée Sigouin, Lea Ved (2023)
Nasiv Kaur Sall & Julian Hunt
Voice Director
Meg Roe
Jim Smith, Francesca Piscopo
Ryan Beil (Dave), Marci T. House (Gail), Alessandro Juliani (Boyd), Meg Roe (Bonnie), Gabrielle Rose (Glenda), Amanda Sum (Mae), Vincent Tong (Woody), Jonathon Young (Shaun)
Co-produced by
Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival (Edinburgh, UK), Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France), Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara (Trento, Italy), National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada), Seattle Theatre Group (Seattle, US), Canadian Stage (Toronto, Canada), DanceHouse (Vancouver, Canada), Danse Danse (Montreal, Canada), Le Diamant (Quebec, Canada), Electric Company Theatre (Vancouver, Canada).

Kidd Pivot would like to thank: 

Artemis Gordon, Barry Kootchin, Charlie Easton, Kevin Macdonald, Niko Taylor, Arts Umbrella, Ballet BC, The Dance Centre, Studio 58, Ostrom Climate, and the generous financial contributions from the Friends of Kidd Pivot.

A special thanks to the Y.P. Heung Foundation, Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation, and Bonnie Mah for their generous support.

Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

Kidd Pivot benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development and distribution of its projects.



Kidd Pivot gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, City of Vancouver, and countless individual and business supporters.

Header image photo by Michael Slobodian

Pictured: Livona Ellis, Brandon Alley, Ella Rothschild, Rakeem Hardy, Gregory Lau, Renée Sigouin, Doug Letheren, Rena Narumi

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