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JUNE 2021 | VOLUME 204


JUNE 14-27



Dear theatre lovers and friends,

Great news with the announcement of the four-part opening of BC and all the vaccinations and the dropping COVID numbers, all leading, fingers crossed, to a fall of new/old normalcy. It comes too late for Bard on the Beach to salvage this summer season it has cancelled. But our other theatre companies are beginning to announce their fall plans, and the Arts Club will even be staging two LIVE shows (and one podcast) this summer.We’re excited!!

Check our On Now and Coming Soon pages for the projects launching this spring and summer. We’ll continue to update listings weekly as we receive information from the companies.

The Arts Club is presenting a 5-episode podcastThis Is Something Else: Consciously Eclectic Histories of the Arts Club, exploring 50+ years of Vancouver theatre and the Arts Club itself. Created by Andrew Kushnir, the podcast draws upon the collective memories of Bill MIllerd, Anosh Irani, Ann Mortifee, Morris Panych, Kim Collier, Marcus Mosely, Donna Wong, Omari Newton, Katrina Dunn and Jerry Wasserman, among many others. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-is-something-else-consciously-eclectic-histories/id1558580129

This month the Arts Club presents panel discussions based on those podcasts. Beyond Panels: The Radical BIPOC Creators Changing the Face of Canadian Theatre, June 15, 5-6 pm; and Theatre Within Walls: The Battle for Venues in Vancouver, June 29, 5-6 pm. All events are free; registration required. Go to https://digital.artsclub.com/workshop

Electric Company Theatre presents The Director/Composer Relationship, an artistic chat between Carmen Aguirre and Joelysa Pankanea, online June 16, 5 pm. Free. Register HERE.

Bouche Theatre Collective in assoc. with The Canadian Play Thing, PHT Creative Hub Cooperative and Zee Zee Theatre presents play readings in new translation: And If One Night by Lisa l’Heureux, trans. Mishka Lavigne, June 20, 12 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87420393307 Free. And Facelift by Nathalie Boisvert, trans. Johanna Nutter, in association with Ruby Slippers Theatre, July 18, 12 pm. Free. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84414879455 Click on link at time of presentation.

Ruby Slippers Theatre presents its Theatre in Multiculture: Perspectives series, an interview with actor, playwright, podcaster Veenesh Dubois. https://youtu.be/CTeCTc3iR_A

United Players has announced a five-play season at the Jericho Arts Centre, and are holding auditions for the September show, Amphitruo by Plautus, directed by Toph Marshall. Seeking five non-union actors, any age, any gender. Application deadline June 25. The company has also announced the $2500 Andrée Karas Scholarship in honour of United Players’ long-time former artistic director. Audition and scholarship info at https://unitedplayers.com/opportunities/.

Theatre Replacement is offering Pantotown, a theatre summer camp for kids 11-13 years old: July 5-9 at The Cultch. $400. Details from chelsea@theatrereplacement.org.

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance summer camp is taking applications for kids 9-19. Three sessions beginning July 5. https://www.jccgv.com/performing-arts/gotta-sing-gotta-dance/

Presentation House Theatre presents Tightrope Theatre’s Mischief & Magic, a summer improv intensive: July 12-18. https://tightropetheatre.com/summer-intensive

The Arts Club Theatre Company has announced a 3-show summer season, including two live shows and a podcast. www.artsclub.com for details.

Gateway Theatre will be performing Songs of Summer musical concerts outside their Richmond theatre this summer:July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11. http://gatewaytheatre.com/summer-concerts

Metro Theatre has announced an 8-play 2021-22 seasonhttps://metrotheatre.com.

New Westminster’s Massey Theatre has also announced a season of live music, comedy and theatre. https://www.masseytheatre.com/massey-theatre-2021-2022-season/

West Van’s Kay Meek Arts Centre is holding a fundraising raffle with a $5000 grand prize. Draw Aug. 26. HERE.

The Cultch is running a 50/50 raffle. Draw June 25. https://thecultch.rafflenexus.com/

The frank theatre company’s Telling It Bent Youth Showcase, new work by LGBTQ2S+ youth is now online. Watch at https://www.instagram.com/thefranktheatre/channel/ or https://www.facebook.com/145026452215311/videos/206372234482137

Little Mountain Lion Productions presents 41 Stories Written by Kids. Five professional theatre artists perform stories written and directed by elementary school kids. Online at https://littlemountainlionproductions.com/41stories/

Realwheels Theatre has launched the Realwheels Acting Academy, a professional actor training program customized for individuals who self-identify with disability. The program is completely FREE. Info HERE.

Studio 58 at Langara College is offering a new three-year Production Diploma Program. Info at www.studio58.ca.

Touchstone Theatre is looking to hire a General Manager to start Aug. 15. Application deadline June 25. https://touchstonetheatre.com/job-posting/

Please stay healthy and keep practising responsible social behaviour.

Take care,



— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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