JULY 2022 | VOLUME 217
JUNE 27-july 10
THEATRE IN THE SUMMER
Summer is finally here and the summer theatre season feels healthy, if not quite as booming as it had been pre-COVID. You can catch excellent shows at Bard on the Beach, Ensemble Theatre, and the Arts Club, with Theatre Under the Stars soon to follow. The number of indie companies staging work from now into August is also promising. Check out our On Now and Coming Soon pages, and see a play or three!
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The 2021-22 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations have been announced for the ceremony (on Zoom) June 27. Categories have been re-shuffled. The link to the list of nominees is at https://www.jessieawards.com/awards
Urban Ink is involved with Rising Tides, a skill-development platform designed for IBPOC arts administrators and managers. Rising Tides will pair emerging arts administrators with an established arts administrator for a paid virtual learning exchange, Sept 2022-Sept. 2023. Application deadline:June 30. Apply HERE.
Zee Zee Theatre, in partnership with a consortium of theatre companies across the country, has established Canada’s first-ever National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit. Application deadline: July 5. For info and applications, go to www.zeezeetheatre.ca.
Ruby Slippers Theatre has published an essay by Arthi Chandra called “The Absence of Femme Intimacy in Vancouver Theatre.” Read it HERE.
Realwheels Theatre’s most recent episode in its 22%: Podcasts on Disability is Rena Cohen’s interview with disability scholar Alfiya Battalova called “On the Performative Nature of Disability.” Hear it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-VDjw8lXg4&t=7s.
Congratulations to Theatre Replacement’s long-time co-Artistic Directors, James Long and Maiko Yamamoto. Jamie is taking a faculty position at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts and Maiko is assuming sole artistic directorship of the company. We wish them both all the very best.
Richmond’s Gateway Theatre Academy is offering year-long and sessional acting and musical theatre classes for ages 6-18, as well as summer classes https://gatewaytheatre.com/academy
Carousel Theatre for Young People has opened registration for its series of summer theatre camps:(https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/classes/summer-drama-camps/) for kids age 7 and up. Carousel has also opened registration for its fall drama classes, including mini-classes for ages 3-6. https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/drama-school/.
Perry Ehrlich is once again offering two sessions of his Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! summer camps this July and August for kids 9-19. Details at https://theimpresario.ca/gotta-sing-gotta-dance/.
It’s never too early start planning your fall/winter theatre going. These companies have announced their 2022/23 seasons with more to come. Check out their websites for details: Arts Club, Cultch, Pacific Theatre, Carousel, United Players, Western Gold Theatre, Kay Meek Cultural Centre, Evergreen Cultural Centre.
Please stay healthy and get vaccinated!
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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