The Violence of Neglect

Our stories are medicine. And they will persist despite the violence of neglect. Our stories have and will continue to transform this country. Our stories speak to the interconnected-ness of all things. They are the cultural heritage of… Read More

Blog Post: On Closing Nights & Power Outages

It was a closing night for the record books, that’s for sure. The show? Us & Everything We Own, a new play by Sean Minogue that finished its world premiere run last Saturday April 13th, at the PAL… Read More

Mini-essay: A Meditation on the Green College Players

I wrote this for the alumni newsletter associated with the graduate residence where I lived for two years while completing my MA at UBC in 1999-2001. Green College was and continues to be an inspiring, amazing community; for… Read More

This is Not a Review: Mother Teresa Is Dead (Bleeding Hearts Collective/Pacific Theatre, March 2013)

I didn’t do it on purpose, but seeing this show on International Women’s Day turned out to be appropriate in so many ways.  Some of my principal reactions could be summed up thusly: For goodness’ sake, [male characters],… Read More

This is Not a Review: Terminus (Pi Theatre, March 2013)

This was my micro-reaction post on Twitter: Wow. An amazing feat of storytelling. Hard to find words – Mark O’Rowe took ’em all to make verses with. The buzz was strong with this show; before I saw it,… Read More

This is Not a Review: Leave of Absence (Pacific Theatre, January 2013)

My micro-reaction on Twitter to this Pacific Theatre production of a new play by Lucia Frangione was “beautiful performances and lots to think about.” If there had been room, I would also have said that I love Lucia’s… Read More

This is Not a Review: Don Juan (Blackbird Theatre, January 2013)

I can’t quite get a handle on Molière. It’s definitely me though, not him. I think what happened is that somewhere way back, early on (not even sure where or when), I got it into my head that… Read More

This is Not a Review: Les joyeuses commères de Windsor

In early 2010 I took a brief sabbatical and did a bunch of travelling; one of my destinations was Paris, where I lived for 5 weeks in a tiny studio in the Latin Quarter. I saw a lot… Read More

The Wizard of Oz (Footlight Theatre)

FOOTLIGHT THEATRE IS OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD! **A slight variation on this text was also published as the cover article in the October 2011 edition of Playboard Magazine. Footlight Theatre Company presents THE WIZARD OF OZ November… Read More

This is Not a Review: Richard III (Stratford Festival, 2011)

The first thing we saw in Stratford this year was Richard III at the Tom Patterson Theatre. I don’t remember the last time I saw a show there; I had forgotten that it’s quite similar to the Studio stage at… Read More

Christmas on the Air

Midnight Theatre Collective & Pacific Theatre present CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR By Lucia Frangione Pacific Theatre December 10, 2010 – Jan 1, 2011 Journey back to the days when radio was king, as Yolanda and Percival B. Frank… Read More

Tempus Theatre: 36 VIEWS

Tempus Theatre Celebrates Asian Heritage Month with Western Canadian Premiere of 36 VIEWS by Naomi Iizuka May 1 – 23, 2009 Tues.-Sun. at 8:00 pm, Jericho Arts Centre Tickets: $25 plus service charges at or 604-684-2787 Students… Read More

The Life of Paper (Pangaea Arts)

Pangaea Arts presents THE LIFE OF PAPER An Origami Theatre Event Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre May 24 – June 1, 2008 (2-for-1 Preview May 23) Tues- Sat 8 pm; Matinees May 25 & June 1 at… Read More

William Davis Centre Joins Forces with VanArts

NEW PARTNERSHIP ENERGIZES MEDIA ARTS EDUCATION IN VANCOUVER: William Davis Centre Joins Forces With VanArts Vancouver, BC – March 4, 2008 The William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study (WDC) and the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) are… Read More

PINK SUGAR by Natalie Meisner (Solo Collective)

Solo Collective presents the WORLD PREMIERE of PINK SUGAR Written by Natalie Meisner Directed by Katrina Dunn Starring David Beazely, Scott Bellis, Moya O’Connell & Laara Sadiq “Ask yourselves, doesn’t everything flow from South to North, from poor… Read More

Euripides’ HECUBA (Blackbird Theatre)

Blackbird Theatre presents Euripides’ HECUBA A new adaptation by George McWhirter December 29 – January 12, 2007 Vancouver East Cultural Centre From the creative team responsible for last season’s award-winning production of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt comes one of… Read More