What is “The Chair”?

It sounds ominous doesn’t it? THE. CHAIR.

It’s pretty simple. There are 8 actors on stage and one chair. The actors take turns sharing a monologue which was written for them by John McGie. There are no props and no costumes. It’s bare bones theatre.

John asked the actors to give him one word and he would write a monologue inspired by that word and the very little (or a lot, as the case may be) he knew about us.

My words were Anticipation and Connection. I have two comedic pieces I’m very excited to share with you. And check out all the other talented actors I get to do a show with! (full bios on the ticket site and facebook event).

Get your tickets soon this place has a limited capacity.

Advance Tickets $15
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The Bench

The Bench from Sara Bynoe on Vimeo.

This video is the result of a workshop I did this January with Ant Hampton during the PuSh Festival.

His workshop is called Fantasy Interventions.

It’s a workshop on imagination and writing for site-specific theatre / live urban interventions. For artists and practitioners from a wide variety of backgrounds – theatre-makers, actors / directors, as well as choreographers, stage-designers, architects, poets and writers of many kinds.

Basically what we did was find a location on Granville Island, choose a view point for the audience and write a short imagined fantasy, or play or story or whatever you want to call it, that would be listened to with headphones at the location. I really enjoyed this work as it gave me an opportunity to flex my writing muscle in a way I haven’t in a long time.

I’d love to know what you think; please comment below.

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition – Encore, Encore!

Say Wha The Musical

We’ve done this show before and it was so much fun that we’ve done it again and again. This Sunday at the Cottage Bistro (4468 Main Street) Mike Mackenzie and I will be doing the fourth edition of this Say Wha?! spinoff. Mike shares his passion about the musicals with us and talented musical theatre actors will perform HORRIBLE songs from the Broadway cannon. Sound good? We think so!

But don’t take our word for it, here’s what audiences have said (ok, tweeted).

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Sunday, October 26 | Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street | 7-9 PM | $10 cash at the door

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition – Monday!

I keep running into people that are excited about this. Just thought you should know. Don’t miss it!

Monday, March 31

Say Wha The Musical

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing is a monthly comedy show where funny people read from terrible books.

We know there’s more Say Wha?! out there in the world besides literature. You’ll be pleased to know that there are a lot of terrible musical theatre songs out there in the world and we’re going to share them.

We’re diving deep into the musical theatre cannon and pulling out the worst, most offensive, and down-right terrible songs we can find and we will bring then to life – and then beat them with a stick.

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition is co-hosted and co-produced by Sara Bynoe and Mike Mackenzie.

FEATURING: William Hopkins, Molly Amanda Wilson, Katie Purych, Kat Palmer, Nick Rose, David C. Jones

Musical Direction by Peter Abando

Monday, March 31
Backstage Lounge – 1585 Johnson Street on Granville Island
Tickets: at the door $10
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Tonight We Sing!


Say Wha?! The Musical… Edition is tonight!!!

A Say Wha?! show dedicated to the worst songs of the musical theatre canon.

Produced by Sara Bynoe and Mike Mackenzie

Featuring: Chris Adams, Cameron Dunster, Shantini Klaassen, Anna Kuman and Sayer Roberts.

Tickets: $10 at the door – cash only

Doors: 7:15 pm

Show: 8:00 pm

Little Mountain – 195 E 26 Ave

Say Wha The Musical