Vasily the Luckless

“Leave it to Boca del Lupo to harness all that spirit into a piece of extreme theatre that sings from the tree tops and defies all conventions of the traditional stage…this production soars to the heaven.”

– Globe & Mail

Based on a series of Russian folktales, Vasily the Luckless is the story of a hapless orphan who always seems to end up in the unluckiest of situations. Boca del Lupo’s most dynamic outdoor spectacular to date, this production took top honours in the Theatre for Young Audiences category at the 2006 Jesse Richardson Theatre Awards winning the Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance and the Critics Choice Award for Innovation.

Creative Team

Sherry J. Yoon, Artistic Director of Boca del Lupo, is a theatre creator and director with a passion for creating new performances through collaborative pursuits. With Boca del Lupo, Sherry has co-created more than 35 productions, including: Fall Away Home, an intergenerational site-specific production in the forest of Stanley Park; Photog, a large-scale show that toured across Canada and was created with interviews from prominent conflict photographers; and You Are It, as part of the Silver commissions from the Arts Club Theatre that investigates the complex dynamics between female friendships. During Sherry’s tenure, the company has received numerous awards, including the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, and Jessie Awards for Outstanding Production, Design, Actor, Ensemble, as well as the Critic’s Choice Innovation Award. Her productions have toured festivals and venues across Canada, Europe and Mexico.  She co-created an online exhibition of Expedition, an iterative collaboration between Boca del Lupo and the Performance Corporation, and working on Net Zero, an interactive theatre installation about climate change that involves the audience charging a battery with a stationary bicycle. She is also a freelance director who has worked at the Richmond Gateway Theatre, Bard on the Beach, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa Canada.

Sherry J Yoon

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