Caravan Stage Company
Performs on a 90 ft Tall Ship from Vancouver BC
After 20 years of touring contemporary professional theatre with horses and wagons the Caravan now tours its innovative theatrical productions on to the deck of the Amara Zee, a unique Theatrical Tall Ship. Sailing and performing in Europe from 2005 to 2013, the Caravan has returned to North America to continue sailing in the US and Canadian rivers, lakes, seacoast and waterways.
Consider the number of people, communities and cities on the shores of all the rivers, inland waterways and coastal waters Consider reaching these people with a theatrical venture that comes to them on the very waters that lap their harbours and waterfronts. Consider watching a show being performed on the deck of a tall ship with the natural elements always at play: the audience sitting on the earth, with the backdrop of the water and a roof of open air! This is what you have with the Caravan Stage Tall Ship Theatre.
The design of the ship is based on the traditional Thames River Sailing Barge blended with the best of contemporary marine and theatre technology. With its shallow draft of 1.2 meters and its self-lowering masts via on-deck winches the boat can access virtually any waterfront community. The Amara Zee incorporates the sailing masts and rigging for the scenery, light and sound equipment and special effects. The shows are staged on the entire deck, on the masts and rigging, on the water and land surrounding the vessel.