This week we tackle homophobia and racism, check out the VSO new season, hear from Studio 58’s Kathryn Shaw about the next fifty years, find out more about The Arabian Nights, and discover what’s in store next year on the Arts Club stages.
The story is unique. In Ga Ting (Family), Matt has arrived for dinner at the home of Mai and Hong, the parents of his recently deceased boyfriend Kevin. He has two gifts for them, one from him and one from Kevin. He also wants to know why he wasn’t invited to the funeral. He also wants them to know they may be partly responsible for Kevin’s suicide. Read more.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, while its next Spring Festival will feature the music of the Brits, in a 2016/2017 season filled with special concerts and Vancouver debuts. Read more.
Ask artistic director Kathryn Shaw about her favourite memory at Studio 58, which is currently celebrating its 50th season, and she is hard pressed to choose just one. Ask her about what she hopes the next fifty years will look like, and she has no shortage of vision and hope for the future. Read more.
University of British Columbia Master of Fine Arts candidate Evan Frayne directs Mary Zimmerman’s The Arabian Nights as his thesis project. Read more.
Don’t let the title fool you, this DogFight has nothing to do with fighter planes battling it out in the skies, or some cruel sporting event featuring man’s best friend. Instead, this Benj Pasek and Justin Paul musical, based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor, is something straight out of the urban dictionary. Read more.
The Arts Club Theatre Company, Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit theatre company, announced its 2016/2017 season that includes works from a bevy of Vancouver playwrights and directors. Read more.