On Monday, May 9th, we are running a workshop, 9-4 at The Vancouver Club,915 W. Hastings. This is the first level of our annual program which then will be followed by another workshop in Ottawa. The audience is movers and shakers at various campuses across lower mainland, including but not limited to UBC, SFU, Capilano and Kwatlan. The key note speaker is Ray Williams from Ray Williams Associates and guest speaker Steph Forster CEO of The Nehemiah Arts Foundation Vancouver. Ray has offices in Vancouver, and Phoenix, Arizona providing personal and executive Mentoring and leadership training services for senior executives and managers and business owners and professionals. And the subject of the talk he is sharing is titled “Why We Need A New Leadership Paradigm?”
Steph Forster has been working Internationally in China & Haiti as well as locally in Vancouver BC hosting Arts Outreach based events for the marginalized .Steph Forster’s Talk will be about International Business Relations & the Arts.
The Global Leaders Centre Program has been Global Vision’s (GV) nation-wide channel operating in every province and three territories as, “the Producer of Global Leaders since 1991 “. How do we do this? It all starts with a search for talent just follow these steps:
The GLC is open to all enterprising youth from 16 years of age to 25. Here, “age does not matter” nor is any specific background and achievement necessary. Be ready to assess who you are and have the desire to see who you can be. High school students work together with those from university and the world of work as young professionals with a common purpose – to lead and give back to their communities.
The GLC program has 2 thrusts. One, the Foundation for Leadership curriculum – with a 20 year track record of performance built by 1200 graduates now spanning the world as global leaders in so many different careers and locations.The second thrust, building your knowledge of Canada beyond that of your own back door. Each region’s GLC focuses on learning about your communities’ economic assets in both culture and industry. They contribute to the Region’s Brand- which will be taken to the world!
The GLC is usually one full day and features the above delivered in a very interactive style of learning by doing lead by the region’s global leaders from many fields of work and experiences.
Canada needs leaders – global leaders, people who have the global knowledge and skills necessary to promote Canada’s industry and culture both at home and abroad. These leaders are required in every field of endeavor – the arts, medicine, business, education, engineering and technology etc, etc. The GLC provides the opportunity to get the ticket on the Junior Team Canada (JTC) Ambassador bus. The world awaits!
Monday, May 9th, we are running a workshop, 9-4 at The Vancouver Club,915 W. Hastings Street Vancouver
Click here to register http://www.myglobalvision.com/glc-registration/
The Westcoast Tattoo and Culture Show is your opportunity to look into the world of tattooing and tattoo culture. Not only will you get to see the amazing artwork, culture and history behind tattooing, you’ll also get to meet the diverse personalities that drive the tattoo industry.
The Westcoast Tattoo and Culture Show gives you an opportunity to meet the Artists from in and around Vancouver as well as from around the world. Every artist has a unique take on every piece they do, so come to the show find that perfect artist for the perfect piece. We have gathered some of the world’s best artists under one roof, so please come out and support them and their artwork.
You want a piece that you can be proud of and these artists have dedicated their lives to their trade and perform and apply it in the most professional manner possible. Like any trade, there is always someone cheaper and faster, but when it comes to tattooing, you pay a little more… you get a lot more.
You get the confidence of knowing that your getting a piece that will last a lifetime done by a professional done in a safe ,clean environment.
The WestCoast Tattoo & Culture Show will be held on April 15th, 16th, and 17th at the PNE Forum in Vancouver, BC.
Live tattooing by World Renowned Artists, Graffiti Gallery, Pin-up Pageant, Live bands, Cultural showcases, Roller Derby Girls, Custom Hotrods and Motorcycles.
Tattoo is not only an art, it’s a culture.
Keep checking back on our website for updates on attending artists, events, and more:
WEST COAST TATTOO CULTURE SHOW
Friday April 15th 4pm – 11pm
Saturday April 16th 11am – 11pm
Sunday April 17th 11am – 6pm
$15 Tickets at Door
2901 East Hastings Street
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***JAPAN LOVE at Fortune Sound Club on Monday March 28th!!***
10$/Donation at the door – *NO ADVANCE TICKETS
【@ Fortune Sound Club】
147 East Pender Street / Chinatown
-Dj RICO UNO
-Dj JAY SWING
-Dj BRENDAN BUTTER
-Dj RELLY RELS
-MAYUMI “Mi Mi” Kawakami (Singer)
…More guests to be announced!!
On Friday March 11, 2011, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan. This has triggered 4 metre waves in Japan and tsunami warnings across the Pacific coastline, including British Columbia. Hundreds of people are reported dead, and many more are injured or missing. The earthquake has caused fires and severe damage to buildings, leaving 4.4 million households without electricity.
Millions of people around the world have been affected and moved to do something to help the victims of Japan. On March 28th the Japan Love fundraiser event will take place to help with 100% of donations going to Japan through the Canadian Red Cross.
This is one out of many coming together to support the victims of the earthquake in Japan.
Welcoming all nations to join us here at the Japan Love Fundraiser with special guests using their talents to help and encourage others in Japan with song and dance.
今世界中で何百万人もの人々が心を打たれ、日本にいる被災者達の助けになろうと動き出しています。そんな中、３月２８日の月曜日、JAPAN LOVEチャリティーイベントが行われる事になりました。このイベントで集められたお金は１００％Canadian Red Crossへの寄付が決定されています。
Here is the link to ～BC JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND～
Jesus Hops the ʻAʼ Train at Pacific Theatre
Vancouver, BC— “You afraid ta die cuz your ass know only two things gonna happen when you die; either nuthin’ or somethin’ bad!!! Ain’t no God, ain’t no light.” – Angel Cruz
Rikers Island, New York. Two men sit in solitary confinement, for 23 hours a day. Lucius Jenkins is a serial killer who awaits execution. Angel Cruz, new to the prison system, stands accused of a murder he doesnʼt believe was a crime. Each day, these two prisoners are allowed one hour of sunlight, and one hour of conversation. In their separate “cages” they challenge each other with thoughts on God, faith, repentance and death. One supposedly has found God, while the other needs to find himself. Compelling, gritty, harrowing and thought provoking, “Jesus Hopped the ʻAʼ Train” is an uncompromising drama about contradiction, contrition and hypocrisy.
The production, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, first made a crater on the New York theatre landscape when it premiered in 2000 under the direction of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. The New York Times called it, “Fire-breathing. A probing, intense portrait of lives behind bars, it has the courage of its intellectual restlessness. Written in flame.”
Now under the direction of Jessie award-winning director Angela Konrad (Grace), “Jesus hopped the ʻAʼ Train” will be leaving its mark on Vancouverʼs Pacific Theatreʼs stage.
When asked what attracted Konrad to the ʻAʼ Train she shares, “It made me uncomfortable in the best possible way. Reading it, I was carried along by the characters’ stories and challenged by their moral dilemmas. My favourite plays are those that make me think and make me feel, and this play definitely does both.”
Michael Wipf, Co-Artistic Producer of Glass City Theatre, the company producing the show as a guest production of Pacific
Theatre, says “This is a bit of a risky choice for audiences. It explores some issues of faith and forgiveness, and the gritty and sometimes grisly characters that propel the discussion forward are anything but “God or Christ-like”. Itʼs this contrast that makes ʻAʼ Train so compelling.”
“Jesus Hopped the ʻAʼ Train” stars Glass City Theatreʼs Co-Artistic Producer Rob Olguin as Angel Cruz, Carl Kennedy as Lucius Jenkins, Kerri Norris as lawyer Mary Jane Hanrahan, Andrew McNee as prison guard Valdez, and Evan Frayne as prison guard DʼAmico.
The production is stage managed by Christie Maxson with lighting and set design by Itai Erdal. Costumes are designed by Sabrina Evertt, with sound design by Joel Stephanson. The production is proudly sponsored by John Fluevog Shoes
“Jesus Hopped the ʻAʼ Train” runs from March 11th through to April 2nd. Tickets are $16.50 – $29.50 (not incl. HST). For more information contact Pacific Theatre at 604- 731-5518 or visit the website www.pacifictheatre.org
Audience Advisory: Extreme course language.
Event at a Glance: What: Theatre production of “Jesus Hopped the ʻAʼ Train” by Stephen Adly Guirgis,
produced by Glass City Theatre, guest production of Pacific Theatre. Where: Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1M8 Contact: 604.731.5518 When: Running from March 11 – April 2
Cost: Weekends: Adults: $29.50, Student & Seniors: $21.50 (not incl. HST). Weeknights: Adults: $27.50 Student & Seniors $18.50 (not incl. HST). Matinees: $16.50 (not incl. HST).
More information: www.pacifictheatre.org Audience Advisory: Extreme course language.
Glass City Theatre is a young, artist run company, attempting to bridge the gap between emerging artists and established theatre professionals in Vancouver.
Voix d’Haïti //Un film documentaire de Forster Steph. Date de sortie août 2011.
Voices of Haiti //A Documentary Film By Steph Forster. Release Date Aug 2011.
Last year after Haiti’s Devastating Earthquake Stephanie’s Vancouver Based Arts NGO, Nehemiah Vancity, partnered alongside additional NGO’s on the Ground that have been in Haiti Long Term.Stephanie’s Goal is to continue the development of creative solutions to remedy Artistic challenges the nation of Haiti is faced with by setting up an online WebStore to showcase Haitians art providing them with an income as well as teaching them business skills through local Haitian Arts Co-Ops.The WebStore was brought in with the Help of Ron Sombilon CEO of the Vancouver Based Ron Sombilon Gallery & is currently in development.The highlighted product in this webstore is a “Haiti” series of Custom SkimBoards By Steph Forster that feature the stories of those living in the tent cities as well as orphanages, the proceeds from the Haiti Series of SkimBoards will assist in the long-term funding of this endeavor.You are also able to buy Steph’s Art work/Prints for additional methods of support, you may view her work on her fanpage.
Stephanie went down to Haiti at the end of June & for the Month of July in 2010 to assess, survey and data mine for her Documentary Film Voices of Haiti/Voix d’ Haiti which she began Producing/Filming during her time on the ground in Haiti. You can read about her time there last year through out this blog by accessing the archives.Stephanie & her team are ready to head back to finish the filming & production of Voices of Haiti/Voix d’ Haiti a Bilingual Documentary to be released in the Summer of 2011.The Film will be used to raise the necessary funds to develop additional Haitian Arts Co-Op’s & further the reach of the project for years to come. The film will be available for purchase/download online upon its release in August 2011. You Can follow the continual progression of this project on this site as well as FaceBook, Thank you for your ongoing support & Contributions to make this possible. You can make a donation by clicking this link http://stephprojecthaiti.wordpress.com/donate/
Pacific Theatre Presents -MY NAME IS ASHER LEV – Adapted by Aaron Posner from the novel by Chaim Potock
January 28-February 26
“It is absurd to apologize for a mystery.”
IN SHORT: Pacific Theatre presents Aaron Posner’s adaptation of Chaim Potock’s beloved novel My Name is Asher Lev. A poignant coming of age story where a young Hasidic Jewish prodigy must choose between his need to paint and his faith. Playing Jan 28-Feb 26 Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm with 2pm matinee on Saturday at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. Pay-what-you-can preview Jan 27. Artist talkback Friday, Feb 4. For tickets ($16.50-29.50 HST not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or pacifictheatre.org.
VANCOUVER, BC – How do you stay true to yourself when you’re split in two? Pacific Theatre presents My Name is Asher Lev adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner from Chaim Potock’s beloved novel. Asher Lev is a young Hasidic Jew in New York with an astonishing talent for art and a deep connection to his religious faith and family. His two conflicting loyalties come to a head in this poignant coming of age story when young Asher is forced to make a terrible decision between family and vocation, between his love for God and his desperate need to make art.
Swirling around the heart of My Name is Asher Lev are questions about the meaning and necessity of art that will strike close to home for any artist today. Asher’s father asks what he is trying to accomplish with his paintings, while his mother asks why he doesn’t depict prettier, happier things like flowers. There’s a ring of familiarity to the way artists now much justify, and sometimes change their work, to satisfy not only family and friends, but governments, funding bodies, and society as a whole.
My Name is Asher Lev features up-and-coming young actor Giovanni Mocibob (Confessions of a Paper Boy), taking on the challenge of playing Asher Lev from age 9 through adulthood. Playing his traditional father, Rebbe, and art mentour is Nathan Schmidt. Katharine Venour (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot) holds the heart of the Lev family, playing Asher’s mother. At the helm is director Morris Ertman (Espresso).
“A truly beautiful theatrical experience. Ninety fast-moving minutes that sparkle with life.” –Talkin’ Broadway
“A marvelous evening of theatre: intimate, sincere, magical.” –Philadelphia City Paper
Details: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV adapted by Aaron Posner from the novel by Chaim Potock
When: January 28-February 26, 2010, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm, 2pm matinees Saturdays
Where: Pacific Theatre, 1420 West 12th Ave (at Hemlock St), Vancouver, BC
Tickets: $16.50-29.50 (HST not incl.) – to reserve call 604.731.5518, or visit pacifictheatre.org.
Osimous Theatre Presents :The Pavilion by Craig Wright January 8-23 at The Firehall Arts Centre
“This is the way the universe begins.”
In short: Osimous Theatre presents The Pavilion by Craig Wright (Six Feet Under). Peter and Kari haven’t seen each other since Peter left her 20 years ago… and now he’s come to get her back. Playing January 8-23 at The Firehall Arts Centre. Performances Tues-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm. 2-for-1 previews January 8, 9, 11th. Pay-what-you-can Wednesday January 19 at 1pm.
For tickets ($25) call 604.689.0926 or visit www.firehallartscentre.ca.
Vancouver, BC - All Peter wants to do is make up for the worst mistake of his life -that’s why he brought the flowers.They should fix things, right? In Osimous Theatre’s production of ThePavilion by Craig Wright (Six Feet Under, Grace), nostalgia is the (prom) king that brings everyone together, telling the story of a yearning for the past strong enough that it will drive someone to attend their 20th high school reunion.
Hailed by critics as an “an Our Town for our time,” The Pavilion knits the cosmos into individual human relationships, building the entire history of the universe into one night. Peter (Craig Erickson) and Kari (Dawn Petten) haven’t seen each other since the day Peter left twenty years ago… and now he’s come to get her back. As the night progresses, both Peter and Kari are led, through their interactions with a host of characters all played by a virtuosic Narrator (Parnelli Parnes), to face the consequences of choices made long ago and start back into life with newfound strength and bittersweet resolve.
At the helm of the cast and company is Bob Frazer. On choosing The Pavilion for Osimous Theatre’s inaugural production, he says, “I wanted to tell a great story that meant something to the artists in the ensemble and hopefully to the fans in the audience. I wanted it to be uncomplicated but challenging, honest but funny, and an actor’s dream.” As a company built of actors, The Pavilion became the perfect fit for Osimous Theatre’s first production, boiling theatre down to its purest form: three actors, no set, a handful of props, and brilliant storytelling.
Osimous Theatre launched from a conversation between Bob Frazer and Derek Metz. Created in 2010, the company is devoted to the tenet of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a core group of actors, directors and playwrights. Through generosity and teamwork, the company’s mission is to foster the growth of performance, direction and play wrighting while advancing the level of excellence in Canadian Theatre. Mutual respect, dedication and a passion for the work is at the heart of Osimous Theatre’s beliefs.
“Thrilling… brilliant!” –The Boston Globe
Details: THE PAVILION by Craig Wright
When: January 8-23, 2010 Tues-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm (2pm matinee January 19)
Where: Firehall Arts Centre 280 Cordova St E Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3
Tickets: $25 604.689.0926 or www.firehallartscentre.ca
CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR by Lucia Frangione
Dec. 10-Jan. 1 at Pacific Theatre -1440 W 12th Ave Vancouver, BC V6H 1M8
With Lucia Frangione’s CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR as its holiday offering, there won’t be a Grinch or Scrooge out at Pacific Theatre this Christmas! Frangione’s merry little Christmas show overflows with the warmest sentiments of the holiday season. Created in 1994 when Frangione was a budding actress and playwright, CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR is a family-friendly, nostalgic romp set in a fictitious Vancouver radio studio on Christmas Eve of 1949 during a live radio broadcast.
The audience is part of the broadcast and not only do they participate in the “live radio show” they also witness the backstage antics as PERCIVAL FRANK (Damon Calderwood) tries to keep his annual Christmas show on track and on time in spite of a huge snowstorm. And in spite of a potentially awkward revelation on the part of KITTY MCNALLY (Diana Kaarina), the newest member of his radio family. It seems Kitty forgot to tell her boss or his Dutch wife YOLANDA (Lalainia Lindbjerg) and their enthusiastic son DANNY (Ben Elliott) that she has a child. By a man who abandoned her upon learning she was pregnant. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Danny is in love with Kitty and this is the first he’s heard about the baby! SYLVIA WHITE (Seana-Lee Wood), the radio show’s pianist, tries to hold everything together as music soars on show-laden winter winds and Christmas Eve ticks ever onward.
This simple story is the Christmas tree that Frangione decorates with some great old Christmas songs and stories. And the stories are hilarious. Stories such as “A Bum’s Christmas” and “The Kid Hangs Up His Stocking” or a riotous rendition that pulls out all the comic stops of Clement C. Moore’s classic holiday poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. And what would Christmas be without the crystalline sentimentality of stories like “The Gift of the Magi” or “The Little Fir Tree”. It’s all wrapped with great holiday harmonies performed by a cast of some of this country’s finest musical theatre artists. Mayhem, music and the honest simplicity of a story told well. As warm as a cup of hot cocoa after a day in the snow, as fresh as a newly cut tree decorating the front parlour. Crackling like a Christmas Yule log and laced with the sweet slap of Grandma’s famous rum balls. It is an evening of pure Christmas magic.
CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR is a Midnight Theatre Collective production presented by Pacific Theatre in their 2010/11 season, directed by Shel Piercy and will run Wed – Sat, December 8 – January 1, 2011, 8pm curtain, Saturday matinees at 2pm; Wednesday, Dec 8th and Thursday, Dec 9th Previews (pay-what-you-can); Friday, Dec 17: Artist Talkback Session.
Tickets are $11.50 to $29.50 and can be bought by calling 604-731-5518 or online at: http://pacifictheatre.org/
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Pacific Theatre Presents – Athol Fugard’s “Playland” A powerful exploration of guilt and reconciliation in apartheid-laiden South Africa.
Playing November 5-27 Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm with 2pm matinee on Saturday at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave Vancouver BC Canada
Pay-what-you-can preview November 4.
Artist talkback Friday, November 12th.
For tickets ($16.50-29.50 HST not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or pacifictheatre.org.
VANCOUVER BC -New Year’s Eve, 1989, South Africa. Mere weeks before the release of Nelson Mandela and the first steps towards apartheid reform, South Africa’s State of Emergency is reaching its breaking point. It’s at this moment that a black security guard and a white soldier meet at a traveling amusement park. The two become an instant microcosm for their nation’s turmoil as they battle over the spaces between guilt, damnation, and reconciliation in this turbulent drama. Will they find the harmony their country so desperately needs?
Athol Fugard is known for writing about his home country of South Africa, seeking reconciliation and healing through basic theatrical essentials: a couple of actors, a barren setting, and a single confrontation. On the inspiration of Playland, Fugard credits a photo from the border war that depicts two white soldiers dropping the body of a black man into a mass grave. He imagined the addition of a sorrowful mother to the image, and the play was born.
Director Anthony F. Ingram was drawn to Playland by Fugard’s optimism: “Athol Fugard, who somehow manages to distill what to me is such a massively overwhelming chasm between two peoples, into two men who are guilty of fighting on opposite sides of the race war – both with blood on their hands and hatred in their hearts. He puts them face to face and we get to watch them spar, dance, bleed, weep – and somehow, and I’m still trying to figure out how, Fugard imparts this hope.”
Despite our separation from the conflict in South Africa, Canada is no stranger to the legal segregation that apartheid brought to horrifying levels. With a history that includes Japanese internment camps, First Nations reserves and residential schools, and ever-changing immigration laws, Canadians have all been a part of some form of legal segregation.
Directed by Anthony F. Ingram, Playland features Tom Pickett and Michael Kopsa. Lighting design by Lauchlin Johnston. Set design by Drew Facey. Sound design by Jeff Tymoschuk. Costumes by Sydney Cavanaugh. Projection design by Trent Payton. Properties management by Yasuyo Shimosaka. Stage management by Jethelo Cabilete.
“Cathartic. Soul-cleansing” – British Theatre Guide
“Intense and eloquent.” – Los Angeles Times