JULY 2021 | VOLUME 205
2021-22 SEASONS ANNOUNCED;
LIVE THEATRE THIS SUMMER!!
Dear theatre lovers and friends,
Great news with the announcement of the four-part opening of BC, all the vaccinations and the dropping COVID numbers, 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 companies are beginning to announce their fall re-opening plans, and the Arts Club, Presentation House and others will be staging live shows as early as this summer. We’re excited!!
Check our On Now and Coming Soon pages for the projects launching this summer. We’ll continue to update listings weekly as we receive information from the companies.
Presentation House Theatre presents Tightrope Theatre’s Mischief & Magic, a summer improv intensive: July 12-18. https://tightropetheatre.com/summer-intensive
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
The Cultch announces its Virtual Gala and Silent Auction, July 17. Tickets and info at https://thecultch.com/event/the-cultch-virtual-gala-2021/.
Bouche Theatre Collective in association with Ruby Slippers Theatre presents a play reading in new translation: Facelift by Nathalie Boisvert, trans. Johanna Nutter. July 18, 12 pm. Free. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84414879455 Click on link at time of presentation.
The Arts Club presents 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 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
Ruby Slippers Theatre presents an interview with actor, playwright, and podcaster Veenesh Duboisin its Theatre in Multiculture: Perspectives series. https://youtu.be/CTeCTc3iR_A
United Players has announced a five-play season at the Jericho Arts Centre. The company has also announced the $2500 Andrée Karas Scholarship in honour of United Players’ long-time former artistic director. Season and scholarship info at https://unitedplayers.com/opportunities/.
Metro Theatre has announced an 8-play 2021-22 season: https://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/
Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre is offering a series of summer arts camps. Info at https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/summer-camps/.
Green Thumb Theatre teams up with the BC Summer Reading Club to present Misadventure at the Lighthouse. Michele Riml and Michael St. John Smith have written the script and invite young people to supply the ending. Select endings will be presented at an online playreading, Aug. 18. Info at bcsrc.ca/greenthumb.
West Van’s Kay Meek Arts Centre is holding a fundraising raffle with a $5000 grand prize. Draw Aug. 26. HERE.
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. Studio 58 has also announced its 2021-22 season: https://langara.ca/studio-58/current-season/index.html.
Congrats to Daniela Atiencia, new Associate Artistic Director of Touchstone Theatre.
Please stay healthy and keep practising responsible social behaviour.
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— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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