How to Be brings together some of Vancouver's most exciting dance artists. Choreographer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg presents an exciting blend of dance and theatre with her signature comic sensibilities. How to Be is a close up look at how we think we "should" be, how others "should" be, and the beautiful failure of it all.

Created and Directed by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg

In collaboration with and performances by: Justine A. Chambers, Susan Elliott, Kate Franklin, Josh Martin, Bevin Poole, Kim Stevenson, and Marcus Youssef

Original Music: Marc Stewart

Lighting Design: James Proudfoot


  • Full-length production, PREMIERED April 12- 15 2017, The Cultch!

  • How to Be was presented as part of Boca Del Lupo's Micro Performance Series, February 26th to March 1st.  Dancing on the Edge, The Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver B.C. July 10-11, 2015.

  • Residency at The Cultch, August 2016.


ALL ABOUT YOU featuring choreography How to Be is the official music video for The Royal Oui.  Directed by Allison Beda.