Babelle Theatre is based out of Vancouver, BC and co-directed by Marie Farsi and James Gordon King. The company's mandate is to produce experimental and ambitious theatrical performance work. Their practice, inspired by multiple cultural traditions, aims to push borders of space and language and to assemble the common from the dissimilar.
Babelle Theatre acknowledges that we live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.
Marie is an award-winning Vancouver director and creator. Her theatrical interests are broad – from staging classical texts, theatre for young audiences, and contemporary puppetry, to developing of new works with writers and creators. Most recent directing and collaboration credits: Crème-Glacée (La Seizième); Jeux de famille (Anaïs Pellin); Movements 1&2 (Babelle Theatre); Rivulets; Seabird is in a Happy Place (OOB Short Play Festival/NYC); John & Beatrice (Vortex Théâtre); The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide (Rumble Theatre). She's currently developing Prométhée, a new adaptation of the greek myth, (recipient of a Research and Creation grant with the Canada Council for the Arts). She was an Assistant Director at the Stratford Festival, Bard on the Beach, the ArtsClub and the Gateway Theatre. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Prix Power Corporation du Canada as an emerging Franco-Canadian theatre artist. Marie graduated with a BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University. www.mariefarsi.com
James Gordon King
James is a Vancouver based writer and the recipient of the 2016 Sydney Risk Prize for Emerging Playwright. His first professional production, Rivulets: 3 Short Plays About a Flood was nominated for six Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards in the Small Theatre category, nabbing one award for "Outstanding Original Script". His short play Seabird is in a Happy Place was selected in 2015 as a winner in the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Playwriting competition in New York City. James holds a BFA from Ryerson University in Performance Studies. Selected theatre credits include: Seabird Is in a Happy Place for the 40th Samuel French OOB Festival (Babelle Theatre); Rivulets (Babelle Theatre) and The Last King of Grinrod (Ryerson New Voices Festival).