MAY 2021 | VOLUME 203
Dear theatre lovers and friends,
Vaccines, vaccines, vaccines!!! Yes!!! If everyone in BC gets vaccinated by July, and we can all hang on long enough without being beaten down (or killed!) 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 work out there online or on film or audio or somehow.
Check our On Now and Coming Soon pages for the new projects launching this spring. Our theatre companies and artists have not been idle during COVID. We’ll continue to update listings weekly as we receive info from the companies.
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 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 distinguished others. Episodes 1 & 2 are now available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-is-something-else-consciously-eclectic-histories/id1558580129
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
Theatre Replacement is offering Pantotown, a theatre summer camp for kids 11-13 years old: July 5-9 at The Cultch. $400. Details from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre la Seizieme has chosen five projects for its 2021 Artistic Micro-Residencies, to be presented this May and June. https://seizieme.ca/en/2021/04/20/artistic-micro-residencies-5-projects-selected/
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.
Congrats to Urban Ink Artistic Director Corey Payette, a recipient of the inaugural BC Reconciliation Award. More info at https://ltgov.bc.ca/priority-programs/the-bc-reconciliation-award/
Congrats to Neworld Theatre’s new Managing Director, Alen Dominguez.
Mitch and Murray Productions and the Working Actors Gym have announced the three latest recipients of the Trevor Craven Memorial Scholarship for Young Actors. Congrats to Nalwadda Everlyn aka Rlynex, Emma Schellenberg and Caylin Turner.
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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