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SEPTEMBER 2020 | VOLUME 195

 

SEPT. 14-20

LOCAL THEATRE IS (INCHING) BACK 

 

Dear theatre lovers and theatre friends,

We’re excited to see that live theatre is returning to our region this fall – inching its way back to a new, shrunken normal. One-person shows with a maximum of 50 audience members at a time are very much better than nothing. So let the plays begin!!

Take a look at our On Now and Coming Soon pages for more specific information about shows between now and mid-October.

Ruby Slippers Theatre and the Vancouver Fringe Festival present Advance Theatre: New Works by Diverse Women, a series of readings of new plays by Indigenous women: utszan by Yvonne Wallace, Sept. 14The In-Between Place by Nyla Carpentier, Sept. 15Turtle’s Island by Brenda Prince, Sept. 17The Seventh Fire by Lisa B. Ravensbergen, Sept. 18. All readings live at 1:30 pm at Performance Works. Suggested donation $10 at the door. Readings will also be live-streamed. www.rubyslippers.ca

United Players’ five-show season has begunwww.unitedplayers.com

Langley’s Theatre in the Country has begun. www.theatreinthecountry.com

The Vancouver Fringe Festival has begun, with additional events in Oct. and Nov. in a combination of live and virtual performances. www.vancouverfringe.com

The Arts Club’s three-show fall season begins Sept. 24www.artsclub.com

The Cultch’s online fall season starts Sept. 24www.thecultch.com

The Firehall is presenting four productions, Oct.-Jan: www.firehallartscentre.ca

Langara’s Studio 58 will offer free performance events online only. www.studio58.ca

Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre presents Fall Speakeasy Sessions, a variety of live performances. https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/fall-speakeasies/

Realwheels Theatre is offering a virtual Fall Playwriting Circle, offering beginning and emerging writers who identify as disabled training and experience in writing for live performance. Saturdays Sept. 19-Dec. 5, 1-3 pm. info@realwheels.ca

The Firehall Arts Centre presents Music in the Courtyard, weekends through Sept. 27. $20. For info, go to www.firehallartscentre.ca

Richmond’s Gateway Theatre has cancelled its upcoming production season but is offering a free salon series, beginning. Building Bridges will showcase emerging artists and culturally diverse companies in conversations about how to build a better theatre community. http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/upcoming-events/salon-series

Gateway is also offering theatre classes for kids 6-18. Fall session: Oct.-Dec. Info and registration HERE: http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/gateway-academy/theatre-class-registration?mc_cid=6b7e1d5bee&mc_eid=26d6afa70e

Bard on the Beach has launched a Bard Beyond the Beach website with loads of virtual information. https://bardonthebeach.org/whats-on/bard-beyond-the-beach/

The Arts Cub’s Digital Content Platform offers performances by Arts Club actors plus interviews with its artists and company history. Each Wednesday, an Arts Club instructor will present a Zoom workshop. Info HERE.

VirtualFeast.ca is a new Indigenous-led online platform to highlight and support the online streaming of contemporary Indigenous performances in the summer of COVID-19. VirtualFeast.ca is a collaborative project of 2 Rivers Remix Society, Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Savage Productions Society, and Vines Arts Festival. www.VirtualFeast.ca

Surrey Civic Theatres’ Digital Stage presents a variety of online performances: https://www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-civic-theatres/digital-stage

Please stay safe and healthy, and practice responsible social behaviour.

Take care,
Jerry

 

 

THE ARTS ARE NOT SOMEHOW APART FROM OUR NATIONAL LIFE,
THE ARTS ARE THE HEART OF OUR NATIONAL LIFE.
— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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