OCTOBER 2021 | VOLUME 208
THEATRE, THEATRE, THEATRE!
Dear theatre lovers and friends,
Fingers crossed, knocking on wood, not mentioning the Scottish play … the fall theatre season seems to be running pretty smoothly in conjunction with the vaccine passport system. Even if only at part-capacity, it’s great to be back! I’ve already been to a half-dozen or so shows and everyone seems to be taking everything in stride. For those of you still nervous about spending time indoors with groups of people, there are plenty of opportunities to see shows online. But as we all know, there’s nothing quite like LIVE theatre.
Check out the extra-theatrical activity below and all the live and online offerings on our On Now and Coming Soon pages. We continuously update as we receive information from the companies.
Stories That Transform Us, a documentary film by Urban Ink artistic director Corey Payette, celebrates Urban Ink’s 20th anniversary with interviews and clips from plays by Payette, Margo Kane, Marie Clements and Omari Newton. Stories That Transform Us plays at VIFF (Vancity Theatre) fromOct. 6, $15. Congrats to Corey and Urban Ink. https://viff.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=fs696-viff-talk-out-of-the-box#tickets
United Players is holding auditions for Haven by Mishka Lavigne, directed by Jack Paterson, to be performed Jan. 21-Feb. 13 at Jericho Arts Centre. Seeking 1m & 1f age 20-40s. Audition sides at https://unitedplayers.com/opportunities/. Submit to Fran Burnside at firstname.lastname@example.org.Deadline: Oct. 15.
Toronto’s Factory Theatre is offering its online production of David Yee’s acts of faith free from Oct. 23-26. You need to register in advance for your preferred performance at (https://www.factorytheatre.ca/shows/acts-of-faith/).
North Van’s First Impressions Theatre is holding a fundraiser featuring Roy Forbes, celebrating his 50th anniversary in the music business and a new album, Edge of Blue. Oct. 22-23, 8 pm at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. $35. www.firstimpressionstheatre.com
Carousel Theatre for Young Audiences has announced itsnew Co-artistic and Managing Directors: Jennica Grienke and Dave Deveau. Congrats and good luck to them both!
The frank theatre company’s Telling It Bent Youth Showcase, new work by LGBTQ2S+ youth is now online at https://www.instagram.com/thefranktheatre/channel/ or
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.
Please stay healthy and get vaccinated!
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— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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