APRIL 2021 | VOLUME 202
Dear theatre lovers and friends,
Vaccines, vaccines, vaccines!!! Yes!!! If everyone in BC really does get vaccinated by July, and we can all hang on long enough without being beaten down by the virus variants, maybe we can look forward to LIVE THEATRE in the fall, Bonnie willing. In the meantime, companies are finding more and more inventive ways to get some work out there online or on film or somehow.
The BC government recently announced $14 million in “resilience funding”—good news for arts organizations, and hopefully enough for our theatre companies to hang on a little longer.
Check our On Now and Coming Soon pages. We’ll continue to update listings weekly as we receive info from the companies about their plans.
The Arts Club is presenting a 5-episode podcast, This Is Something Else: Consciously Eclectic Histories of the Arts Club, exploring 50+ years of Vancouver theatre and the Arts Club itself. Created by documentarian 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 yours truly, Jerry Wasserman, among many distinguished others. The first episode will be released April 7. Stay tuned for details.
Western Gold Theatre presents a podcast of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant, read by Bernard Cuffling. Starts April 7. https://westerngoldtheatre.org/virtual-gold/?mc_cid=21bd0c1e80&mc_eid=054f6b8997#listen
Off the Page and Presentation House Theatre present a reading of Judgment Day by Max Wyman. April 11, 2 pm. $8 at https://www.phtheatre.org/off-the-page-judgment-day-apr-11-2021/.
Theatre Replacement’s New Aesthetics summer performance intensive is open for applications. Deadline April 15. For info, go to https://theatrereplacement.org/portfolio-item/about/.
Multiple Tony and Emmy Award nominee actress Tovah Feldshuh’s presentation closing the JCC Jewish Book Festival has been rescheduled for April 15, 5 pm. https://www.jccgv.com/jewish-book-festival/events/#1548276622965-c1509bc7-3c1a
Please stay healthy and practice responsible social behaviour.
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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