Theatre at UBC
Student, Faculty & Alumni Events
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UBC Alumni Night at Bard on the Beach, June 20
Thursday, June 20, 2013
UBC Alumni Night at Bard on the Beach
Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
Vanier Park, Kits Point, Vancouver, BC
Performance and Reception
UBC alumni are invited to a special preview production of Bard on the Beach's Hamlet on Thursday, June 20 at 8:00 pm.
For a special rate of $35.00 per ticket, alumni and friends can enjoy a pre-show reception and welcome remarks by Artistic Director, Christopher Gaze (DLitt'08). If you cannot attend the reception, show-only tickets are available at the exclusive alumni rate of $25.00 per ticket.
Guests will have a chance to connect and enjoy Shakespeare's classic featuring UBC's notable alumni in the cast and crew including actress Naomi Wright (BFA ‘02), Kelly Barker (BFA ‘97), director Dennis Garnham (MFA Directing ‘93), fight choreographer Nicholas Harrison (Phd ‘12) and lighting designer Conor Moore (MFA ‘10).
More on the production: http://www.bardonthebeach.org/
Alumna founded Delinquent Theatre joins Hive
June 11-14, 2013 | Doors 7:30
Hive: the New Bees 3
Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com
Resounding Scream Theatre presents Hive: the New Bees 3, the third installment of the successful Hive: the New Bees series created by the New Bees Collective. This year, eleven emerging theatre companies, including alumna founded Delinquent Theatre (Christine Quintanna BFA Acting & Laura Maclean BFA Production and Design), have been invited to simultaneously perform short pieces of new work in different nooks and crannies of a Downtown Eastside gallery, the Chapel Arts. The event also includes a bar, music, and the opportunity for audience and artists to mingle.
Delinquent Theatre's contribution titled The Story of Me and You is an original piece co-written by BFA Acting alumni Christine Quintana and Scott Button.
The New Bees Collective was originally formed as an ad-hoc group of senior students from several training institutions in Vancouver with the goal of fostering inter-school relationships and collaboration between students. The participating companies this year include recent graduates and current students of Simon Fraser University, Studio 58, University of British Columbia, Douglas College and Capilano University.
BFA Acting Alumna Susan Bertoia and Artistic Director of BELLALUNA PRODUCTIONS, announces The Pirandello Project – A staged reading of Absolutely! (perhaps) THE PIRANDELLO PROJECT.
BellaLuna Productions with the Italian Cultural Centre present a staged reading (in English) of a rare Luigi Pirandello treasure ‐ Absolutely! (Perhaps) (Cosi e, se vi pare!) Adapted by Martin Sherman. Part of June Italian Heritage Month. Directed by Jimmy Tait with Susan Bertoia, Louis Chirillo, Stefano Giulianetti, Marco Soriano, Anna Hagan and Megan Gilron, Nicole Riglietti, Mauro Vescera plus many more.
Alumna combines adds improv comedy to Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble
Sunday, May 26 2013, 7:30 pm
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 578 Carrall St
Tickets at Doors 7pm $15 General | $10 Students/Seniors
BFA Acting alumna Barbara Kozicki will perform in a unique cultural experience called “Speaking Strings Utter Things”. Wrapped in snake skin, Hu’s are Chinese violins that have the ability to imitate the tone and colour of a human voice. Come join us in Speaking Strings Utter Things at the Vancouver Chinese Garden located in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood as the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble performs in a multi-cultural, multi-theatrical evening with members of the Fictionals Comedy Co.
Hear from the ancient instruments themselves as they are showcased in humour – speaking, weeping, singing and squealing in delight.
The evening’s program will feature interdisciplinary selections that tell of the influences of China and experiment with improvised acting. Come experience a never seen before performance as our artists dub voice-overs to scenes and create sound effects using traditional Chinese instruments! More: http://www.vancouverchinesemusic.ca
Saturday, May 25, 2013
UBC All Years Reunion & Celebration – everyone welcome
Day: Free Theatre Tours & Evening Performance: Listen... Look, Here!
Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC
Theatre at UBC hosts two great events for Alumni Weekend 2013. Take a free tour of our historic Frederic Wood Theatre, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. In the evening come back to “the Freddie” for theatre shorts, performed and directed by alumni, entitled Listen…Look Here! followed by a swingin’ (from the lobby chandeliers) party! Tickets to the performance and party are only $10, with all proceeds going towards student scholarships.
FREE Theatre Tours An Alumni Weekend event for the whole family
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hands on opportunity for kids (ages 8-15) to experiment with basic theatre lighting and sound.
Tour the hidden recesses of UBC’s historic 400 seat Frederic Wood theatre, and learn its’ history (ask about the Ghost!), with MFA Directing Alumnus Gerald Vanderwoude. Our theatre’s scene and costumes shops are inspirational places for young minds to explore. Create a lighting cue and run it onstage! Enter a draw in our lobby to win a pair of tickets to our 2013/14 Theatre season.
Listen…Look Here! Theatre shorts performed & directed by Theatre at UBC alumni
7:30 pm to 8:45 pm performance & party to midnight | $ 10 * all proceeds to student scholarships
From the UBC Alumni Troupe who brought you last year’s wildly successful evening of theatre shorts Who’s There?, comes this year’s companion piece Listen…Look Here! An entertaining hour of rarely seen theatre gems (Beckett, ee cummings) & original pieces, performed by theatre alum Beverly Bardal, Cam Cronin, Jordan Kerbs, Barbara Kozicki, Deb Pickman, Joe Procyk and Professor Emeritus Norman Young. Directed as only MFA Directing alumnus (and Department of Theatre & Film Business Manager) Gerald Vanderwoude can, a mere $10 dollars gets you all this - plus a swingin’ (from the lobby chandeliers) party after.
Don’t miss this one night only event! All proceeds to student scholarships.
Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Road, UBC
Tickets: $10 at the door or www.theatre.ubc.ca
For more information about UBC Alumni Weekend events around campus see http://www.alumni.ubc.ca/events/alumniweekend/
Alumni and students stage DISSOLVE
CBC Studio 700
May 20 – 24, 2013
shameless hussy productions presents
By Meghan Gardiner, Director Renée Iaci
CBC STUDIO 700, 700 Hamilton St.
1 woman, 14 characters & 45 minutes that could change a life
Ever woken up beside a stranger? What if it was planned that way? Theatre at UBC’s alumni founded shameless hussy presents the acclaimed one-woman, 14 character, theatrical tour de force DISSOLVE by BFA Acting alumna Meghan Gardiner. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking,DISSOLVE confronts the topic of drink spiking and drug facilitated sexual assault. DISSOLVE stars Jessie Richardson award winning actress, Emmelia Gordon. The play is directed by BFA Acting alumna Renée Iaci and directing advisor for the production is Theatre at UBC professorStephen Heatley. The creative team includes BFA Production & Design students Matthew Norman (Scenography) and Yeon Kyeom Kim (Stage Manager). The production assistant is Theatre at UBC publicist and shameless hussy ensemble member Deb Pickman (BA ‘92).
"Spot-on satire… the characters funny and recognizable … a rewarding show." - Vancouver Sun
The play follows a young girl on a night out and the people she encounters, with the actress morphing fluidly between a flurry of 14 characters, both comedic and compelling. Designed to provoke thought and dialogue about sexual consent, DISSOLVE challenges us to change our beliefs and behaviour - and aims to transform bystanders into ‘upstanders.’
shameless hussy productions is a rebellious group of self producing theatre professionals, with a mandate of “telling provocative stories about women, to inspire the hand that rocks the cradle to rock the world.”
DISSOLVE, May 20 – 24, 2013 | CBC STUDIO 700, 700 Hamilton St. | Show 45 Minutes + Talkback | Performances: Preview 2 for1 Mon. May 20 @ 8pm, Tue. May 21 @ 10am & 1pm (no evening show), Wed. May 22 - Fri. May 24 @ 1pm & 8pm | Tickets $15/$10 at http://shamelesshussy.brownpapertickets.com | Student Group Rates & Tour Bookings Ph:604.805.4775 | Media Contact: Deb Pickman 604.319.7656 email@example.com | Details: http://www.shamelesshussy.com
Alumna Stacy Sherlock brings original work to rEvolver Festival
by New Colour Productions
Written and performed by Theatre at UBC alumna Stacy Sherlock
Presented by: The rEvolver Festival - Upintheair Theatre Society
May 14, 2013
VECC Vancity Culture Lab (1895 Venables St.)
Tickets: By Donation
Vincent Transitional features Theatre at UBC alumna Stacy Sherlock (BFA Technical Theatre Design & Production) as she recounts the adventure that was her experience with cancer. Sherlock narrates the series of unfortunate and hilarious events surrounding an operation to remove Vincent Price - a tumour who'd taken residence in her bladder. This piece is about working through a stage in your life while you continue to find purpose and fulfillment through humour and friendship. While harbouring an unexpected voice that is usually reserved for an older audience, Sherlock explores the disgusting and honest reality few wish to experience let alone discuss publically.
The Rider ~ A Mariachi Opera
Written and Directed by Mercedes Bátiz-Benét
Musical Direction by Alex Alegría
Frederic Wood Theatre
May 10-12, 2013
El Jinete (the Rider) is the world’s first fully-staged Mariachi opera, featuring Los Dorados, Canada’s greatest Mariachi band. It’s a tale of love, vengeance, and the supernatural, told through classics of the Mariachi repertoire. Inspired by the the Golden Era of Mexican cinema, the play is a black and white film come to life, written and directed by Puente’s artistic director Mercedes Bátiz-Benét. Projection design is by Jamie Nesbitt, lighting design by Itai Erdal, sound design by Chris Hind, and costumes by Florence Barrett. This production runs 70 minutes with no intermission. More http://www.puentetheatre.ca
Showtimes: Friday, May 10t & Saturday May 11 at 8pm, Matinee Sunday, May 12 at 2pm
Publicity Workshop With Alumna Deb Pickman April 29
Monday April 29, 2013 | 7-9:00pm
Hot Copy: Getting the Media and the Public to Notice Your Show
1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
$10 (free for artists in the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival)
Learn how to plan a marketing campaign for your show, how to prepare a press kit, and much more from Fringe veteran and arts marketing specialist Deb Pickman (BA '92). Deb is Theatre at UBC's resident Marketing and Communications Specialist alumna and co-founder of Vancouver based theatre company shameless hussy productions.
Although this workshop is focused on performing at the Fringe Festival, all artists who are producing an upcoming show will benefit from Deb¹s marketing and publicity experience. This is an incredibly valuable opportunity to learn from one of the best in publicity, and we strongly recommend all artists attend. Everyone welcome!
Theatre at UBC Graduate Symposium (TUGS) Presents "Performing Place"
Exploring the role of place in Theatre in the Pacific Northwest: A symposium of new and graduate research
Friday, April 26
7:30pm to 9:30 pm - Attending performance of Hamletmachine, Dorothy Somerset Studio, 6361 University Boulevard, UBC
Saturday, April 27
Theatre - Film Production Building, 6358 University Boulevard
9am to 5pm
Symposium: featuring keynote addresses by Professor Henry Daniel, Simon Fraser University and Professor Deierdre Heddon, University of Glasgow
6pm to 9 pm
Dinner & Socializing
UBC Film Production Film Festival Week - April 24 to 27, 2013
The Frederic Wood Theatre is hosting four nights of film screenings
First Nations Film Topics
April 24, 2013 – Free screening | 7:30 pm, Q&A with complimentary reception to follow
Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd., UBC MAP: http://bit.ly/94dLm6
In Brief: Screening of short student films on First Nations Topics, Q&A led by adjunct professor, Dwayne Beaver. Films are from UBC First Nations Film Topics class of 2013 featured along with a selection of best films from the previous three years. Sponsored by Rogers. www.film.ubc.c
Alternative and Documentary Films
April 25, 2013 – Free screening | 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd., UBC MAP: http://bit.ly/94dLm6
UBC Persistence of Vision Film Festival (POV)
Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC, 6354 Crescent Road MAP: http://bit.ly/94dLm6
April 26 & 27 – Tickets $12 | 5pm | Box office: 604-822-2678 or www.povfilmfestival.com
In Brief: POV - Persistence of Vision is the 23rd annual film festival organized and run by BFA students in the Film Production Program. This year the 3rd and 4th year students are screening 24 short films that encompass a kaleidoscope of engaging and entertaining subjects.
In Full: The range of films this year includes an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's “The Grand Inquisitor” (The Grand inquisitor); to a post apocalyptic tribe of women trying to survive the dangerous outside world (Calling Out Fire); to Two aging hitmen being faced with a tragic crisis as one of them decides he wants an early retirement (A Long Goodbye); to a sci-fi, period piece, which follows the mayor of a 1920s trading post while the bizarre actions of his citizens bring to light the peculiar nature of his town, and of himself (Allomaton).
Mix and mingle with our filmmakers, faculty and alumni at the POV after party, held at Mahony and Sons, UBC campus.
Rogers Multicultural Film Production Project at UBC: FREE public events
Best of First Nations Topics Films:
Wednesday April 24, 2013 / 7:30 - 9pm Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC The Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC is hosting a showing of films by First Nations Topics students and meet the filmmakers.
This event is part of a free public series from The Rogers Multicultural Film Production Project at UBC with Award Winning Filmmaker Dwayne Beaver, one of Canada¹s most innovative TV and film directors. Admission FREE!
Other events in the series are:
Master Class in TV, Film & Animation Filmaking:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 / 7 - 9pm Emily Carr University, Aboriginal Gathering Place, 1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island This master class led by Dwayne Beaver is open to the public. Hosted by Emily Carr University and the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC.
Friday, May 3, 2013 / 6-8pm Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main St., located at the corner of Main and Hastings Watch UBC student films and participate in audience discussions with the filmmakers. Hosted by Carnegie Community Centre and UBC Department of Theatre and Film. Admission FREE!
Mr. Beaver is engaging in these lectures and appearances in his role as the UBC Film Production Program's Phil Lind Multicultural Artist in Residence, part of the UBC Rogers Multicultural Film Production Project. For more information see www.film.ubc.ca.
Adapted by David Newham from John Gay
Seven Tyrants Theatre
Performance Works, Granville Island
April 18-May 5
Seven Tyrants Theatre presents
Adapted and Directed by David Newham
Music Composed and Directed by Daniel Deorksen
Choreography by Catherine Burnett
Based on the classic opera by John Gay
Featuring Theatre at UBC alumni, current students and faculty:
Daniel Deorksen (BFA 2006) - Composer, Musical Director and performer
David Newham (BFA 2006) - Director
Catherine Burnett (BFA Associate Professor) - Choreographer
Nick Fontaine (BFA grad) - performer
Gord Myren (BFA grad) - performer
Bethany Stanley (current BFA) - performer
Lara Deglan (current BFA) - performer
April 18 - May 5 2013
Performance Works, Granville Island (1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver)
Tickets from $29. Advanced tickets available at TicketsTonight (www.ticketstonight.ca)
Evening Performances: Tuesday - Sunday @ 8 pm.
Matinee Performances: Saturday - Sunday @ 2 pm.
SPECIAL SCHOOL MATINEE: Wednesday, May 1st @ 1 pm.
From the producers who brought you A Good Woman of Setzuan and Judge Dee comes a revolutionary new take on one of the modern world’s most classic tales. This April at Performance Works, Seven Tyrants Theatre presents the world premiere ofBeggar’s Opera: the timeless story of Mack the Knife as you’ve never heard it before.
In David Newham’s exciting adaptation of John Gay’s classic script, the action is jam-packed into ten explosive ‘fantasias’ - each a unique, live theatrical music video - coming together to realize an opera distinctly for the modern age. Newham’s approach celebrates the epic theatre of Bertolt Brecht and the abstract absurdity of Samuel Beckett.
Daniel Deorksen’s original musical score draws boldly on a range of styles, from the sublime tones of classic Jazz to influences like Tom Waits, Frank Zappa and The Muppets. Beggar’s Opera’s original score is performed live by Deorksen with musicians and cast on a range of classical and modern instruments. The musical numbers are brought to life by renowned choreographer Catherine Burnett, whose cutting-edge style embraces the likes of Jerome Robbins and Pina Bausch with the light-heartedness of a Monty Python sketch.
Beggar’s Opera stars Nick Fontaine (The Buddy Holly Story, Little Shop of Horrors) and Tallulah Winkelman (The Life Game, A Good Woman of Setzuan), with Kayla Deorksen (King John, Henry V/Bard On The Beach), Gord Myren (History Boys/Arts Club), Linden Banks (A Christmas Carol) and Sharon Ong Crandall (The Music Man/TUTS, Fiddler on The Roof/Gateway). The multi-talented ensemble also features Marcela Caceres, Lara Deglan, Rob Gillespie, Ian Harrison, Brian Knox McGugan, Emily Nadeau, Bethany Stanley, Tessa Trach, Andrew Wade, and violinist Phyllis Ho as ‘The Player’.
View the Trailer: www.youtube.com/user/seventyrants
www.seventyrants.com | www.facebook
Molière's Don Juan
An all new adaptation by Blackbird Theatre
Directed by UBC Professor Emeritus John Wright
April 11 – 27, 2013
Directed by Theatre at UBC Professor Emeritus John Wright and starring BFA Acting Alumna Barbara Kozicki: Don Juan is a beguiling rogue and prodigious womanizer who rejects conventional morality, defying God, Heaven and Hell. His servant Sganarelle is appalled by his master’s behaviour; their arguments are a feast of wit. Everyone wants to reform the Don, but two sword fights and three amorous adventures later, it seems his rebel spirit will carry him through in the end. But will it? Molière’s most scandalous comedy gets an all-new treatment by Blackbird Theatre. www.gatewaytheatre.com
Alumna’s hit production Stationary: a recession-era musical returns!
Alumna Christine Quintana’s Delinquent Theatre returns with their hit show STATIONARY: a recession-era musical. The show is directed by alumna Laura McLean and features BFA Acting alumni Christine Quintana, Mishelle Cutler, Meaghan Chenosky with BFA Acting student Xander Williams and MFA Directing alumnus Brian Cochrane. The book & lyrics are by Christine Quintana, the music by Mishelle Cutler, and the rap lyrics by Brian Cochrane. STATIONARY: a recession-era musical explores the lives of 6 young people at a moment when big dreams meet reality checks.
“If you get a chance catch this show. The audience on the night I saw it gave them a standing ovation, and I think you will love it too.” - Review From The House
“These are smart, talented, young theatre-makers and when they get rocking, they really do rock.” - Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier
Trio of Alumni in Arts Club Theatre’s My Turquoise Years
My Turquoise Years
By M.A.C. Farrant, Directed by alumna Rachel Ditor
April 4-May 4, 2013
Arts Club Theatre
Break those legs ladies! Happy opening to alumni Rachel Ditor who directs, Alison Green (Set Design) and to Dawn Petten who stars, in the Arts Club Theatre Company's My Turquoise Years. Based on Farrant’s memoir of her fourteenth summer, My Turquoise Years is a comic coming-of-age story set in 1960, a time of postwar optimism, when plastic reigned and the colour turquoise was the height of chic. Marion, raised by Aunt Elsie in sleepy Cordova Bay, has grown up hearing tales of her glamorous, globe-trotting mother, Nancy. Just as Marion is blossoming into womanhood, Nancy suddenly announces a visit to Canada, throwing everyone into a tizzy. More www.artsclub.com
Volunteer Extras Needed!
"Hector and the Search for Happiness" is a feature film that will be shooting on the UBC campus this Sunday, March 31, 2013
The film stars Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer and Toni Collette, and is directed by Peter Chelsom.
We are looking for students who would like to volunteer their time to work as Extras in a lecture hall scene for approximately 6 hours.
Anyone between 18 and 40 years old is welcome!
PRODUCTION WILL BE PROVIDING SNACKS AND RAFFLING OFF IPADS!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
in the UBC Life Sciences Building
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Please arrive dressed in casual wear for spring.
(No bright colours and avoid black and white)
Alumna Jane Heyman directs Three Sisters
The Only Child Collective’s
by Anton Chekhov, director Jane Heyman
March 30 - April 20, 2013
VECC Vancity Culture Lab (1895 Venables St.)
Written in 1900, Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters tells the story of the four aristocratic Prozorov siblings, and their brother Andrei — as their hopes of returning to social prominence slip away over the course of four years. A turn-of the-20th-century play about dreams that don't come true, Three Sisters is surprisingly funny and hopeful throughout. The play is also remarkably relevant despite the great distance between a czarist Russian village and today’s Vancouver.
"Three Sisters is a play that has stood the test of time and resonated with audiences in every era since it debuted in 1901,” says director and Theatre at UBC alumna Jane Heyman. “In today's economic climate, its story of hope in the face of disappointment is one we all need to hear. This is a favourite play for so many people, including me, but Vancouver audiences haven't had the chance to discover and fall in love with it in a professional production for more than 30 years. With last year's closing of the Playhouse, it was hard to imagine when we might see another professional production of Three Sisters in Vancouver. We've used that sad event as an inspiration to do something positive and make it happen ourselves.”
One of Canada’s most respected theatre directors, Theatre at UBC alumna Jane Heyman is a member of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and has won many awards for her work in theatre. She has worked in professional theatre in Canada and England as a director, stage manager, actor, and acting teacher for over 45 years. Based in Vancouver, Jane helped found WestCoast Actors and the Women in VIEW Festival as well as co-founding (with Joy Coghill) Vancouver’s Performing Arts Lodge (PAL). From 1985 to 2005, she taught acting and was the Associate Director for Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at Langara College.
Where Are You Really From?
~ An evening of Forum Theatre
8 pm, March 19 & 21, 2013
First Nations Longhouse, UBC
Tickets: By donation
The Changing the Lens project presents a night of Forum Theatre (audience-interactive) pieces addressing cultural identity and assumptions, entirely created and performed by members of the UBC Community. The evening’s presentations are collectively entitled Where Are You Really From?
UBC student Gua Khee Chong is the coordinator and director of the project. In Forum Theatre the director is referred to as the “Joker” – in reference to the wild card in a deck of cards. At a Forum Theatre performance the Joker participates as whoever and whatever she or he needs to be.
Gua Khee Chong is a 4th year Psychology (Honours) and Theatre student, who is pursuing a Directed Studies course about Forum Theatre with Theatre at UBC Associate Professor Dr Kirsty Johnston. Gua Khee is a Troupe member in Living Lab, a UBC CTLT project, which utilizes Forum Theatre techniques.
Where Are You Really From? Is the culmination of six weeks of workshops held with members of the UBC Community. For her work on this project Gua Khee recently received a UBC International Community Achievement Award. The awards are presented to international undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership in one or more of the following areas: community service, international engagement, intercultural understanding, promotion of diversity, intellectual pursuits, and artistic or athletic endeavours. The production is sponsored by the University Neighbourhood Association, UTOWN at UBC and UBC Mix.
Forum Theatre was first developed by Augusto Boal as a technique within Theatre of the Oppressed. Find out more about Where Are You Really From? and Forum Theatre at http://changingthelens.wix.com/forum-theatre
Come celebrate PTC at 40!
Playwrights Theatre Centre at 40
The Anniversary Suite
Tues., March 19 at CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton St.
7pm – 11pm
Tickets, $40, at Brown Paper Tickets http://ptcat40.brownpapertickets.com/ or call1-800-838-3006.
Writers, playwrights and friends of theatre! PTC Board President, Professor Stephen Heatley, invites you to join him in celebrating the achievements of the past 40 years.
You can expect a live performance of some of the hottest scripts from the PTC canon, curated by David King.
And featuring visual artist Val Nelson, drawing live for her "I am a Camera" series.
Vocal improvisation by Carol Sawyer accompanied by Ron Samworth. And a special performance by David King, An Animated History of PTC.
With host Jenn Griffin. http://playwrightstheatre.com
Alumnus Evan Frayne directs at Pacific Theatre
Mother Theresa is Dead
March 1-23, 2013
Directed by BFA Acting alumnus Evan Frayne
“A tough and moving drama that nags away at the conscience long after you have left the theatre.” The Telegraph
In Mother Theresa is Dead a conscience-stricken mother abandons husband, son and comfortable London home – resurfacing among the street children of India’s slums. A gripping examination of privilege, spiritual sickness and uneasy sacrifice.
The production is directed by BFA Acting alumnus Evan Frayne who previously directed Pacific Theatre's The Verona Project. Evan has previously worked as both an apprentice and an actor for Pacific Theatre. Evan says “Pacific Theatre is my favourite company in Vancouver. I must admit I’m biased – and you know what I don’t care. Pound for pound they produce the most engaging thought provoking plays in the city and they are a perfect partner for us to produce Mother Theresa is Dead.”
Alumna and student in Chutzpah! Festival
BFA Acting alumna Kerry Sandomirsky stars in Touchstone Theatre’s Haunted by Daniel Karasik, directed by Touchtone AD and Theatre Studies MA student Katrina Dunn. This powerful new play explores the rich territory between spiritual and earthly wisdom, a play about rational people intoxicated by the mysterious unseen.
More at: chutzpahfestival.com
February 27-March 3, 2013
February 27 - March 3 at 7 pm & March 3rd 12 noon
Dionysia Theatre Festival
Tickets: $6 Members $12 for non-members
Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre, 6361 University Boulevard https://plus.google.com/101376152485726377323/about?hl=en
Book your tickets by emailing email@example.com
This year the UBC's university wide theatre club for students, the Players Club, brings you 6 unique short plays, featuring new writers, student directors and actors in the Dionysia Theatre Festival.
Don't miss the show that will mesh genres, talents and incredible plays. Find out more about the UBC Players Club (est. 1915) and how you can get involved on stage or behind the scenes. http://ubcplayersclub.com
Alumnus Dave Deveau's My Funny Valentine
February 20 - March 2
My Funny Valentine
Firehall Arts Centre
Alumnus Dave Deveau (MFA Creative Writing/Theatre) is bringing his hit play My Funny Valentine to the Firehall Arts Centre. Deveau's script, which premiered in 2011, explores a real-life homophobic murder. In Oxnard, California, in 2008, 15-year-old Lawrence King asked another boy from his school to be his Valentine. The next day, that boy, who was barely 14, shot King in the head twice. King died on Valentine's Day. One actor plays all of the characters, and, this time out, that actor is Anton Lipovetsky, who won the 2012 Jessie Award for most promising newcomer.
"Both Deveau's script and Cameron Mackenzie's direction are beautifully conceived: unsentimental but compassionate." - The Georgia Straight
"Exceptionally beautiful piece of work meticulously scripted characters shot through with contradictions - simply superb" Vancouver Courier
Q&A with BFA Acting alumna Moya O’Connell
Frederic Wood Theatre
Thursday February 14, 2013
12 noon – 1pm – Bring your lunch! Refreshments provided.
Bring your lunch and come out to meet BFA Acting alumna Moya O’Connell. After a brief Q&A she'll answer any questions you may have about establishing a professional theatre career and her experiences. Please come out and meet her.
Moia is back in Vancouver to star in Boeing-Boeing (to Feb 24) at the Arts Club’s Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. The production is directed by MFA Directing and BFA Acting alumnus David Mackay. Later this year Moya returns to the Shaw Festival for her seventh season with the company. She’ll appear in Enchanted April by Matthew Barber and Peace in Our Time: A Comedy an adaptation by John murrell of Shaw's Geneva.
Previous roles with Shaw include Hedda Gabler (Hedda Gabler), Present Laughter (Joanna Lypiatt), The Admirable Crichton (Catherine Lasenby), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof(Maggie), The Women (Crystal Allen), An Ideal Husband (Mrs. Laura Cheveley) and Mrs Warren’s Profession. Her premiere at Shaw was in Elizabeth in The Circle and Katya in A Month In the Country . Previous to this she appeared for several season’s with Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Festival - as Ophelia in Hamlet, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Imogen in Cymbeline and Miranda in The Tempest. At the Arts Club she appeared in he Constant Wife and Enchanted April. Other productions include Vincent in Brixton (Vancouver Playhouse); and It's All True (Touchstone Theatre).
Moya makes her home in Toronto, has a daughter and her partner is Torquil Campbell, of Toronto bands Stars and Broken Social Scene.
Brian Parkinson (PhD Theatre student) is Assistant Director of the UBC Opera production of Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc. The production, which includes internationally acclaimed artists, mezzo-soprano Judith Forst, and conductor David Agler, includes the UBC Opera Ensemble and the UBC Symphony Orchestra. The production will take place in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, February 7-10. Tickets at the Chan Centre box office.
Signal to Noise
Wednesday February 6th: 7pm
Friday February 8th: 3:30pm and 7pm
Dorothy Somerset Studio, UBC, 6361 University Blvd
The public is invited to a free workshop showing of MFA Design student Craig Alfredson’s thesis project "Signal to Noise". This interactive media/dance piece explores the interrelationship between art, technology and humanity in the modern world. It is a collaboration between Alfredson and dancer/ choreographers Kelly McInnes and Arash Khakpour.
The piece is the culmination of Alfredson’s research on interactive technology in performance. It incorporates visual tracking and tactile response to interpret the dancers movements in space as well as their personal interaction to creatively affect their visual and aural environment.
All performances are free of charge.
The piece is about 30 minutes long followed by a talkback.
Alumni premiere Sisters at Gateway
MFA Directing and BFA Acting alumna Sarah Rodgers is always busy – currently she’s directing Simon Johnston’s new play Sisters (Jan 31-Feb 16) at Gateway Theatre. The production includes BFA Acting alumna Luisa Jojic and costume designs by MFA Design alumni Carmen Alatorre and scenography by Kevin McAllister. Simon Johnson places his version of Checkhov’s Three Sisters in a small garrison town in China in 1939, a time and place beset by Communist/Nationalist tensions.
More at gatewaytheatre.com
Alumnus Norman Yeung in Canadian Premiere of The Kite Runner
BFA Acting (2008) alumnus Norman Yeung stars in Theatre Calgary’s Canadian premiere of The Kite Runner adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler. Based on the international best-selling novel, this inspiring story spans cultures and continents. BFA Acting alumna Jane MacFarlane is the vocal coach on the production, she teaches Voice and Acting at Mount Royal University and is the resident vocal coach for Theatre Calgary
See Yeung in this clip theatrecalgary.com from the production. He plays the character of Hassan (Blue robe & vest).
PhD Student and Alumnus in Hecuba
Julia Henderson (PhD student) and alumnus Chris Robson (MFA Directing, BFA Acting) are directed by Professor Emeritus Charles Siegel in United Players' upcoming production of Hecuba at Jericho Arts Centre. This staging represents the Vancouver premiere of an exciting new adaptation by Nicholas Kilmer with original music by Daniel Marshall.
Jan 25 - Feb 17, 2013
Cultural Campus Arts Highlight
2013 Cross Culture Spring Concert
SUN., JANUARY 20, 2013 AT 7:30 PM
CHAN SHUN CONCERT HALL, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
The 2013 Cross Culture Spring Concert is all about the East meets West in music. In this concert, local singers with diverse cultural and artistic backgrounds will perform timeless arias from western operas and Chinese operas. Chinese art and folk songs will also be featured. Presented by North Star Performing Arts Management and Dawa Media Group.
In additional to those songs, a few famous traditional pieces will be played on the traditional Chinese instrument the "erhu".
Alumnus Jameson Parker “Rides the Cyclone’
Alumnus Jameson Parker (BFA Acting 2010) has been touring western Canada in the smash hit Ride the Cyclone. The production plays at the Arts Club Theatre as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. The show has been to Vancouver once before, however it’s had a significant re-write since. The further development of the script came at the request, and with the support, of New York producers who are keen to bring Ride The Cyclone to Broadway. Wildly imaginative and darkly hilarious Ride the Cyclone is being lauded as a contemporary musical masterpiece.
Jan 17 – Feb 16, 2013
BFA Acting alumna Barbara Kozicki performs the role of Donna Elvira in Molière's comedy Don Juan, adapted for Blackbird Theatre by Theatre at UBC professor emeritus John Wright.
Peter Jorgensen stars as the legendary rogue, Don Juan, and Simon Webb as his beleaguered servant Sganarelle.
Don Juan is a legendary anti-hero whose blasphemous and romantic exploits have been chronicled by creators as diverse as Byron, Mozart, and Bernard Shaw. Molière's work, penned in 1665, is among the character's most controversial incarnations.
Music for the production will feature a newly commissioned rock mass in Latin (with electric guitar) from composer Peter Berring, and arias from Mozart's Don Giovanni, sung and played on the guitar and harpsichord by the leading actors.
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Dec. 26, 2012 - Jan. 26, 2013
Tickets & Info: http://www.thecultch.com
Our alumni are ridiculously wonderful in the their new Webseries Fools For Hire created by alumni Nick Harrison (PHD Theatre) & Mike Cavers (BFA Acting) with Neil Every.
The show is about the wacky world of corporate entertainment, it follows Nick and Mike as they work events, pitch shows and deal with demanding clients, insane agents and their devious nemesis, Eric - a competing entertainer who conspires to steal their acts, and their contracts.
Check out their performances alongside alumna Jennifer McClean with Jackson Davies and Gary Jones. Future episodes will include BFA Acting alumna Barbra Kozicki.
Subscribe to the series on YouTube http://youtu.be/ZStHF0bFvvc
Firehall Arts Centre, a Ruby Slippers production
BFA Acting alumnus John Murphy stars alongside a talented cast in Ruby Slipper's holiday comedic treat, Hotel Bethlehem. This holiday season it's time to consider that the history we know may not be the real story. Farce meets satire meets holiday fare in Hotel Bethlehem, where we playfully invite the audience to consider another interpretation of what happened that fateful night!
Have you ever wondered why The Inn was full? Who would turn away a very pregnant woman? What kind of characters and shenanigans were they up to that this could happen? Surprisingly, no one has asked these questions, until now. Award winning playwright Drew McCreadie takes an inside look at what was really going on at the Inn.
Find out more at http://firehallartscentre.ca/
Alumni & Student in Fiddler on the Roof at Gateway Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof
Gateway Theatre Mainstage
Alumnus David Adams stars in the new Gateway Theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof. Directed by MFA Directing alumnus Chris McGreggor, Adams plays plays Tevye, a humble Russian milkman and family patriarch. Through both comic and bittersweet moments, Tevye realizes his daughters must soon begin traditions of their own. Broadway's most radiant, tender and humorous musical includes rousing, heartwarming songs like "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker," and "Tradition" to tell a timeless story of family values and freedom.
The talented cast also includes recent BFA Acting graduates Emma Middleton and Alex Pangburn as well as BA student David Cohen. The creative team has alumni Alan Brodie (Lighting Designer) and Carmen Alatorre (Costume Designer) and newly minted PHD Theatre Studies graduate Nick Harrison (Fight Director). Find out more at https://www.gatewaytheatre.com
THE 520’s ~ two one-act plays from Theatre at UBC’s MFA Directors:
- Knives In Hens by David Harrower, directed by Kathleen Duborg.
- The Russian Play by Hannah Moscovitch, directed by Ryan Gladstone.
DOROTHY SOMERSET STUDIO THEATRE, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2012
KNIVES IN HENS: David Harrower’s play, Knives in Hens, is radical in its language, profound in its thought, and utterly original. The story is set in an imaginary pre-industrial landscape and follows a deeply strange triangle between three characters: a ploughman, his wife and a miller. A haunting tale of language, lust, love, and murder.
Kathleen Duborg – Director, Knives in Hens: MFA Directing student Kathleen Duborg is an award winning actor and has worked in theatre, film, television, voice over and new play development throughout Canada. She is the creator of ReelFast: The 48 Hour Movie Making Festival, the Cold Reading Series and was recently the Artistic Associate at the Gateway Theatre. She is a proud graduate of the UBC BFA Theatre Acting Program.
THE RUSSIAN PLAY: This is a twentieth-century fairy tale, an ode to the dangerous joys of love that mixes heartbreak and humour. Sonya, a sixteen-year-old flower shop girl, falls deeply in love with Piotr, a gravedigger, and teaches us that one can find romance in death... or death in romance.
Ryan Gladstone – Director, The Russian Play: MFA in Directing student Ryan Gladstone is the founder and Artistic Director of Monster Theatre, with which he has created over 20 plays including Til Death, No Tweed Too Tight, Every Story Ever Told, The Shakespeare Show, Freud vs his Ego and The Canada Show: The Complete History of Canada in One Hour. He has a BFA in Acting from the University of Calgary and also spent ten years training at Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary with Keith Johnstone.
THE 520’s: Two one-act plays from Theatre at UBC’s MFA Directors
Knives In Hens by David Harrower, directed by Kathleen Duborg &
The Russian Play by Hannah Moscovitch, directed by Ryan Gladstone
Admission: FREE! | DATES: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, PREVIEW Nov.28 | VENUE: DOROTHY SOMERSET STUDIO, 6361 University Blvd. UBC Campus | MAP: http://bit.ly/czsV7h| CURTAIN: 7:30 p.m. | INFO: 604.822.2678 | FACE BOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/126423297512942/MORE: www.theatre.ubc.ca
Love or Desire in Shakespeare?
The title of this talk addresses the tendency from Plato onward to reduce love to the conceptual features of desire. Love conceived as necessarily of something that is lacked becomes a relationship without reciprocity. In Lacan's terms, it runs along an endless metonymic chain in which the fulfillment of its essential lack is impossible. Schalkwyk argues that while some of Shakespeare's work endorses this definition of love, Shakespeare also moves beyond the diabolical logic of love as desire. Using Stanley Cavell's notion of "passionate utterance", Schalkwyk demonstrates a Shakespearean concept of love that is both dialogical and inconceivable in purely emotional terms. In this view love is not an emotion but rather a set of dispositions and actions negotiated through performative speech acts.
David Schalkwyk is Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC and editor of the Shakespeare Quarterly. He also holds a Professorship in English at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays (Cambridge, 2002), Literature and the Touch of the Real (Delaware, 2004), andShakespeare, Love and Service (Cambridge, 2008). His latest book, Hamlet's Dreams: The Robben Island Shakespeare is in press with Arden as part of the Shakespeare Now! series. He is currently working on a monograph on love in Shakespeare.
Also scheduled to speak at this talk is Film Studies Sessional Instructor Christine Evans.
November 25, 2012
Stephen Malloy Directs/Dramaturges It's About Time for Main Street Theatre
Associate Professor Stephen Malloy directs and dramaturges a new work by Patrick Keating, It's About Time.
This Main Street Theatre event Sunday, November 25 at 8 PM
Little Mountain Gallery
A curtain warmer by Charles Demers, one of the funniest men in Vancouver - a much-loved stand up comedian.
Max Zipursky, one of Vancouver's hottest new players from The Star Captains, will entertain us on piano.
Tickets by donation
For reservations call: (604) 992-2313
More at: Main Street Theatre
Free lecture! Professor Jerry Wasserman, Head, Theatre and Film Department, UBC will be addressing the Vancouver Institute http://vaninst.ca on November 24, 2012 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre http://vaninst.ca/ViDirections.html , University of British Columbia. All are welcome.
Being at Home With Elvis: Canadian Theatre and American Power
Professor Wasserman is an academic, actor and critic. His books include Modern Canadian Plays, Theatre and AutoBiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice (co-edited with Sherrill Grace), and Spectacle of Empire: Marc Lescarbot’s Theatre of Neptune in New France, as well as numerous articles, chapters and conference presentations on drama, fiction, popular performance and blues music. He has received UBC’s Killam Teaching Prize and Dorothy Somerset Award, and was recently honoured with the Sam Payne Award from the Union of BC Performers/ACTRA. A theatre critic for over 25 years for CBC radio, The Province newspaper, and his website, Vancouverplays.com, he also has more than 200 professional acting credits for stage and screen. http://vaninst.ca/VbWasserman.html
Reception & Performance for UBC Alumni $10
Dancing at Lughnasa
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
You're invited to the third annual UBC Alumni and Friends Night in the Department of Theatre and Film! Join us for a special reception and performance of Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa at the Frederic Wood Theatre.
For a special rate of $10.00 per ticket, alumni and friends can enjoy a pre-show reception and post-show Q & A with the actors and director.
If you cannot attend the reception, show-only tickets are available for $5.00. All proceeds will benefit student scholarships and awards in the Department of Theatre and Film. Last year¹s event sold out quickly so purchase your tickets today!
6:00 pm Reception
7:30 pm Curtain (Please be seated by 7:15 pm)
9:30 pm Cast Talkback
* Alumni & Friends: Tickets for the show and pre-show reception cost $10.00
for alumni, students and guests. For show-only tickets (no reception), the cost is $5.00.
Please RSVP by Friday, November 16, 2012. For more information, contact Ekateryna Baranovskaya at 604-827-0036 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
UBC Player's Club proudly presents
Our Country's Good
by Timberlake Wertenbaker,
Directed by MFA Directing & BFA Acting Alumnus Chris Robson
October 31st – November 4th, 2012
In a penal colony in 1789, a young lieutenant attempts to put on a Restoration comedy–with a cast of convicts.
This play is a modern classic which by turns dark, comic and profound reveals the redemptive power of theatre.
The large cast of 15 includes many UBC students as well as veteran actors.
Director Chris Robson joins the creative team with Set & Lighting Design, along side Theatre at UBC students May Bosaing (Make Up Design) and Jayda Novak (Stage Management).
The UBC Player’s Club, founded in 1915, is a drama club that is open to all UBC students. Find out how to get involved at www.ubcplayersclub.com
Venue: Dorothy Somerset Studio
6361 University Boulevard, UBC
Dates: Oct 31st - Nov3rd @ 7.30 pm, Matinee Nov 4th @ 1.00pm
Tickets: $6 for Players' Club members, $12 for Non-members
Book by emailing email@example.com
UBC Player's Club ~ Upcoming Play Readings:
Death of a Salesman, Oct 12 @ 3pm
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oct 26 @ 3pm
Not About Nightingales, Nov 9 @ 3pm
Awakening of Spring, Nov 23 @ 3pm
See website for more dates in 2013 http://ubcplayersclub.com
Venue: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Rm 157
1961 East Mall, UBC
Halloween Costume Sale
Thurs. Oct. 25 & Fri. Oct. 26, 2012
10 am 3 pm
Cash, Visa & Master Card Accepted
Theatre at UBC's costume shop is clearing some inventory just in time for Halloween. All proceeds will contribute to the costume shop's equipment upgrades.
Everything priced to clear! Prices start at free and go up to $20
You'll find vintage men's and women's clothing, jewellery, furs, hats, purses, ties, belts, shoes, lingerie and more.
Location: Theatre at UBC, Frederic Wood Lobby
Theatre (West side) 6354 Crescent Rd., UBC.
Map to Frederic Wood Theatre: http://bit.ly/8g4Y
Parking: UBC Rose Garden Parkade
Alumna Makes Arts Club debut!
She Stoops to Conquer
By Oliver Goldsmith
October 18 - November 18, 2012
Arts Club Theatre - Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Theatre at UBC design alumna Rebekka Sorensen (Costume Designer) joins the creative team and BFA Acting alumna Christine Quintana makes her Arts Club debut as part of the stellar cast for the Arts Club Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith.
Romantic tomfoolery and mistaken identities abound in Goldsmith's classic comedy of manners. When shy-with-the ladies Charles Marlow sets off to the country to meet his blind date, Kate Hardcastle, a practical joke convinces him that Hardcastle manor is a luxury inn. Treating one's prospective in-laws as hired help is hardly advisable, but when it appears that Charles is quite a charmer with women of a lesser station, mayhem ensues and love blossoms.
Starring Norman Browning, Chris Cochrane, Andrew Cownden, Josh Drebit, Jay Hindle, Leslie Jones, Paul Kloegman, Sebastian Kroon, Jennifer Mawhinney, Melissa Oei, Christine Quintana, Luc Roderique, John Voth, Christina Wells Campbell Director Dean Paul Gibson Set Designer David Roberts Costume Designer Rebekka Sorensen Lighting Designer Itai Erdal Sound Designer Neil Weisensel Stage Manager Angela Beaulieu Assistant Stage Manager Ronaye Haynes.
Alumni light up The Unplugging
The Arts Club Theatre
By Yvette Nolan
Director, MFA Directing/BFA Acting alumna Lois Anderson
October 11 - November 3, 2012
The creative team for this exciting new play includes recent graduate in MFA Design alumna Vanessa Imeson (Costumes), Set Designer Drew Facey, Lighting Designer Jeff Harrison, Sound Designer Alison Jenkins, Dramaturg Alumna Rachel Ditor, Stage Manager, BFA Production alumna Pamela Jakobs, Apprentice Stage Manager BFA Production alumna Stephanie Meine.
In the future, only the past can save you Two women seek shelter in a freezing, desolate landscape of post-apocalyptic Canada. They must rely solely on each other for survival. To their surprise, they begin to thrive, reviving the skills for living off the land that were taught to them by their elders. But their hard-won peace is interrupted by the sudden arrival of a charismatic young man, whose very presence threatens their existence. Starring Jenn Griffin, Margo Kane, Anton Lipovetsky.
Theatres of War: Canadian Theatre and the War of 1812
October 10-12, 2012 at 7:30 pm
TELUS Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts - Free Admission!
As Canadians (and to a much lesser extent Americans) commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, many of us wonder what it was all about, what were the stakes, who really won and who lost, and what were the short- and long-term consequences, especially for Canada.
Canadian playwrights have been asking the same questions since the 1880s. Theatres of War, our symposium, to be held almost to the day on the anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights (13 Oct. 1812), explores the war itself and some of the Canadian theatrical responses that dramatized key figures in our history and mythology: Tecumseh, Laura Secord, General Isaac Brock and more.
Each evening will feature a rehearsed reading of a Canadian play about the War of 1812, preceded by a talk from a major UBC scholar:
Wednesday, Oct. 10:
Professor Michel Ducharme, Department of History –
“A Civil, National, or Imperial War? Reassessing the War of 1812”
Playreading: Charles Mair, Tecumseh (1886)
Thursday, Oct. 11:
Professor Jerry Wasserman, Department of Theatre and Film –
“Canadian Theatrical Imperialism: The 1880s and 1812”
Playreading: Sarah Anne Curzon, Laura Secord: The Heroine of 1812 (1887)
Friday, Oct. 12:
Professor Sherrill Grace, Department of English –
“Staging War and National Identity: What Do War Plays Tell Us about Who We Are?”
Playreading: Michael Hollingsworth, The British: The War of 1812 (1986)
This promises to be an exciting, illuminating, and very entertaining series. Don’t miss it!
October 10 – 12, 2012
Theatres of War: Canadian Theatre and the War of 1812 - A Symposium
TELUS Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC Vancouver Campus V6T 1Z1
Symposium events nightly at 7:30 p.m. | Map: http://bit.ly/9SgiLX|
Media Contact: Deb Pickman E: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 604.319.7656
Alumni star in THE SPITFIRE GRILL
Alumni Damon Calderwood and Sarah May Redmond heat up THE SPITFIRE GRILL
The Spitfire Grill
by James Valcq and Fred Alley
Director Kerry van der Griend
Sept 21-Oct 27
A young woman leaves prison, only to learn that a second chance isn’t easy to come by. From the beloved film, an uplifting and inspiring story of personal redemption and the reawakening of a small Wisconsin town. Musical Director: Steven Greenfield
The production features performances by alumni Damon Calderwood and Sarah May Redmond with Steven Greenfield, Julie McIsaac, Caitriona Murphy, Barbara Pollard and Gordon Roberts
“... this cast bursts with so much heart that it is easy to recommend you pull a stool up to the counter and enjoy what's being served at The Spitfire Grill.” - Mark Robbins
“The Spitfire Grill is one of the most heartfelt musicals of recent years, its homespun charms as inviting as a warm winter blanket.” ~ Talkin’ Broadway
A guest production by The Midnight Theatre Collective, the company that brought 2010's holiday hit Christmas on the Air.
Playing Sept 21-Oct 27
Pacific Theatre - 1440 W 12th Ave
Tickets $17.99-29.99 (not incl. HST)
Book online or call 604.731.5518
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, Sept 20th at 8pm
Post-Show Artist Talkback: Friday, Sept 28th
Theatre Club: Saturday, Sept 29th (between the matinee and evening shows)
Home Free!/Weak Sauce Double Bill (Off-Off Fringe!)
Back by popular demand! It s night of comedy, drama, twists, turns and surprises that you’ll never forget! Home Free! By Lanford Wilson (Staircase XI Theatre Society) and Weak Sauce by Sam Mullins are being HELD OVER as a double bill at Carousel Theatre September 20-22.
Home Free! (starring Jason Clift & Theatre at UBC BFA Alumna Maryanne Renzetti) and directed by MFA Directing Alumnus Brian Cochrane is an evocative drama filled with fun, games, adventures and surprises. Worlds collide when a brother & sister who live as a married couple are faced with a problem they’re unable to navigate via the make-believe reality they’ve created for themselves. This haunting and heartbreaking story is one of the earliest works of celebrated American playwright Lanford Wilson
Polished is the right word for this entire package: the vintage set design was brilliant – claustrophobic but not too cluttered to prevent the duo from making full use of the stage.”
- Melanie Tromp Hoover, CVV Magazine Victoria
“The actors were fantastic… It was well executed and a great piece of theatre.” -CFUV Victoria
“This is one of the Victoria Fringe's more fully realized productions. Four Stars!”
- Adrian Chamberlain, Victoria Times Colonist
“A fabulous job by two extremely talented actors. Lanford Wilson's play is heart-stopping / mysterious / unsettling / and comic and this production gives you all that and more. Highly recommended.”
- Audience Review, The Craig
Staircase XI Theatre Society presents Home Free!/Weak Sauce Double Bill (Off-Off Fringe!) | Venue: Carousel Large Studio, 1412 Cartwright St. @ Granville Island. | Map: http://goo.gl/maps/34FK| Tickets: $20 Sept 20th is Pay What You Can- Reserve email@example.com OR 778-834-3624 (Call or Text) Pick up (CASH ONLY) at the door. |Run: September 20-22, 8:00pm. More: https://www.facebook.com/events/317688678329594/
Alumna has free performance at UBC
UBC Access & Diversity offers free performance!
Choose any one of three upcoming performances of Dissolve: A One Woman Performance:
Dissolve is a story that needs to be told. A one-woman play about drug-facilitated sexual assault by Theatre at UBC BFA Acting alumnus Meghan Gardiner, who uses emotion and humour to explore this important topic. Come and see this inspirational and entertaining piece of theatre that has made an impact on campus across North America. Find out more at http://www.meghangardiner.com
- Thursday, September 13 – Walter Gage, Isabel MacInnes Ballroom 7pm
- Tuesday, September 18 – Place Vanier, Ballroom 7pm
- Thursday, September 20 – Dorothy Somerset Studios, 6361 University Boulevard 7pm
A ROOM WITH A VIEW
by E.M. Forster
Adapted by Robert Parsley & Andy Graham
Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery
604-224-8007 ext. 2 or www.unitedplayers.com
Lots of UBC action in this United Players show, directed by BFA Acting and MFA Directing Alumna Sarah Rodgers!
Featuring Emma Middleton (UBC BFA acting grad 2012) as Lucy, Graeme McComb as George, Michael Wild as Mr. Emerson, Helen Martin as Charlotte, Trina McClure as Mrs. Honeychurch (UBC BFA acting grad 2000), Mitch Hookey as Freddy (UBC BFA acting grad 2012), James Gill as Mr. Beebe, John Harris as Mr. Eager, Louise Phillips as Miss Lavish, Alex Pangburn as Cecil (UBC BFA acting grad 2012), and Maja Futrell-Fruhling as Signorita. Live musical accompaniment is provided by Daniel Deorksen (UBC BFA acting grad 2006) and Phyllis Ho . Executive Producer / Artistic Director, Andree Karas ; Director of Production, Kyla Gardiner (UBC BA grad); Assistant Director, Laura McLean (UBC BFA production grad 2011); Musical Director, Daniel Deorksen (see above) ; Set Designer, Amanda Larder (UBC BFA design grad 2011); Costume Designer, Catherine E. Carr ; Lighting Designer, Darren W. Hales ; Properties, Todd Parker ; Stage Manager, Camilo Dominguez; and Assistant Stage Manager, Hibiki Morishita (UBC BFA current production student).
A Room with a View runs at the Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery) from Sept 7-30, Thursday through Sunday. All performances at 8 pm except Sunday 30th Sept when there is a matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $16 - $20 and are available at the door. Preview: Sept 6th, all tickets $10. Talk back session: after the show on Sept 13th .
Reservations and information, phone 604 224 8007, ext. 2 or visit www.unitedplayers.com.
Join us on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Players/260494470634088
Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/@United_Players.
Door prize: dinner for two at Tapestry at Westbrook Village, UBC.
September 4, 2012
Join us on the Plaza outside the Frederic Wood Theatre on Imagine Day, September 4th from 10 am – 1 pm, for the first outdoor showcase of our UBC cultural community. Take in free outdoor mini performances and exhibits. Find out where you want to be inside our exciting performing, creative and visual arts scene at UBC. Meet our returning students over free coffee, tea & sweets in our Artists Cafés.
We’ll have advising tables for students interested in programs of study with Theatre & Film at UBC, Art History Visual Art and Theory, UBC Opera and UBC School of Music. Find out how to get low and ‘no’ cost student tickets to The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Museum of Anthropology, Theatre at UBC, UBC Opera, School of Music and learn about free exhibitions coming to UBC’s Belkin Art Gallery. Our respective student clubs will be on hand to get you involved in this years’ arts happenings – and the best parties on campus.
Don’t miss our Dean of Arts, Gage Averill, who performs at 11 am and check out our other free Imagine Day ART ATTACK! happenings:
- Take in a pod play entitled Fly you Fools! presented by UBC Player’s Club and Quimera Theatre.
- Get creative with ‘In Pursuit of Utopia: The Perfect Circle Project’, an interactive art piece, presented by the Visual Art Students’ Association and Art History Students’ Association.
- Feast your ears as UBC Opera presents selections from Carmen and The Tales of Hoffmann, and whenUBC School of Music graduate Clara Shandler plays cello.
- Take a Mini Outdoor Gallery Tour of sculptures situated in our plaza, presented by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
- Meet student editors and writers from the Undergraduate Journal of Art History who offer a sneak peek their upcoming Issue #3 and our Film Studies Graduate students who’ll introduce you to their film journal,Cinephile.
- Bring a bag, heck bring a truck – we’re having an Art Attack! Book Sale and one toonie buys you all the books you can carry!
- Two Artist Cafés located in front of the Lasserre Building and Frederic Wood Theatre serve free coffee, refreshments and treats sponsored by Art History Visual Art and Theory, UBC Theatre and Film and UBC Faculty of Arts. Come rub elbows with our talented students and faculty.
WHERE: FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE – Courtyard. Join us outdoors in the the Norman MacKenzie Plaza, located just a few steps west of Main Mall’s northern end, between the Belkin Art Gallery, Lassarre Building and Frederic Wood Lobby. Map: http://bit.ly/r0HOtC
WHEN: UBC IMAGINE DAY Tuesday, September 4, 2012 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
WARNING: 3 out of 5 students have experimented with art.