On Vancouver stages: our weekly round-up from Vancouver Presents

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The cast of the Ruby Slippers Theatre production of Apres Moi as part of its upcoming double bill.

In June 2012, The Vancouver Foundation released a study in which Vancouverites cited a growing sense of isolation and disconnection as their biggest social concern. How can we begin tackling complex issues like poverty and homelessness if we all feel disconnected, isolated and indifferent? This is the question that became the impetus for Ruby Slippers’ upcoming double bill of Apres Moi and The List. Read more.

A screenshot of the final video in the Every Day Music project featuring Jeff Gladstone & The Bad Ideas

A screenshot of the final video in the Every Day Music project featuring Jeff Gladstone & The Bad Ideas

Vancouver music lover Rod Matheson completed his Every Day Music project last month by recording 1,000 bands performing 1,000 different songs – one a day for the past two and a half years. Read more.

One of the many secrets that are revealed as part of PostSecret: The Show

One of the many secrets that are revealed as part of PostSecret: The Show

The idea of turning a website into a full-length show may not be the most unusual idea for a theatrical production, but it definitely helps to base it on a site like the uber-popular PostSecret.com. Read more.

Gateway Theatre's Crazy For You walked away with five awards at the recent Ovation! Awards

Gateway Theatre’s Crazy For You walked away with five awards at the recent Ovation! Awards

Vancouver’s musical theatre community came out to celebrate at the 11th annual Ovation! Awards this weekend, with Gateway Theatre’s Crazy For You coming out on top with a total of five awards, including outstanding professional production. Read more.

20 questions with Norman Armour

20 questions with Norman Armour

Meet Norman Armour, co-founder and Artistic and Executive Director of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Read more.

Re-calculating features quadriplegic drummer Dave Symington. Photo by Kevin Statham

Re-calculating features quadriplegic drummer Dave Symington. Photo by Kevin Statham

Much is made of the lack of diversity on stage, with many arguing that visible minorities are all but missing from the footlights. But while many in the industry are attempting to address the issue of colour, those with disabilities are finding it even more difficult to find work. Looking to change that is Vancouver’s Realwheels Theatre, a company dedicated to ensuring the inclusion of disability onstage, and creating opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in the arts. Read more.

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