Vancouver City Series

An overview of the Vancouver theatre scene.

Portrait of Adrienne Wong.
Left and Leaving
Essay

Left and Leaving

29 June 2013

Adrienne Wong writes about her experience making theater in Vancouver, and why she's chosen to leave.

LMDA Logo.
Interview with Vicki Stroich, President of LMDA
Essay

Interview with Vicki Stroich, President of LMDA

28 June 2013

Jeremy Stoller interviews Vicki Strioch, President of LMDA.

Portrait of Chris Gatchalian.
Notes on Vancouver Theater Life
Essay

Notes on Vancouver Theater Life

28 June 2013

Chris Gatchalian speaks of his impressions of the artists of Vancouver.  He reflects on how the scene responds to community’s want of  “non traditional” theatre.

Vancouver on Fire
Essay

Vancouver on Fire

27 June 2013

Deb Williams and Joel Wirkkunen took action during the economic recession by making a once a month storytelling night called The Flame.

On Dreaming Early, Beach Dramaturgy, and an Old Stinky Mop
Essay

On Dreaming Early, Beach Dramaturgy, and an Old Stinky Mop

An Interview with Heidi Taylor

26 June 2013

Elaine Avila interviews Vancouver-based dramaturg and director Heidi Taylor.

Portrait of Marcus Youssef
This Moment
Essay

This Moment

A Few Thoughts about the Aesthetics of Reality

26 June 2013

Marcus Youssef looks at the idea of reality and how, as the first generation in a globalized world, that informs the structure and the creating of storytelling.  

Portrait of Rachel Ditor.
A Coming-of-Middle-Age Story
Essay

A Coming-of-Middle-Age Story

25 June 2013

The coming of age story is repeated endlessly when we are young but nothing prepares us for the middle of the age. The coming of middle age story has helped Ditor examine what is next.

Un-belonging, Vancouver Style
Essay

Un-belonging, Vancouver Style

24 June 2013

As an Aboriginal playwright, director, and more who goes project to project-theater to theater- Lisa Ravensbergen stitches all these identities together to find her own artistic home.

From "Espresso" to the "Human Library"
Essay

From "Espresso" to the "Human Library"

23 June 2013

Elaine Avila offers an overview of the theatre scene in Vancouver.

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