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April 21, 2021

PuSh partners & friends from near and far have some exciting projects in store for their audiences in the coming weeks including Intrepid Theatre‘s second virtual edition of the UNO Festival in Victoria, Art Classes right here in Vancouver, and the Port Theatre’s digital Discovery Series, amongst others.

A PuSh favourite, Theatre Replacement’s Footnote Number 12 is returning to the stage at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and live streaming on April 23 & 24 only.

Read through this roundup of upcoming events and select the next show you are going to see.

Curtesy of City Opera

From our friends at City Opera Vancouver…

What do Bobby Hull, Andy Warhol, and Galina Vishnevskaya have in common? PERRUQUERIES.

A wickedly witty comic cantata by Bill Richardson & Jocelyn Morlock. It’s now at City Opera Online, and stars soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen, bass-baritone Peter Monaghan, and pianist Tina Chang.

Free, of course at www.cityoperavancouver.com.

Photo of Nancy Tam & James Long by Matt Reznek

Footnote Number 12
Spreafico Eckly (Norway) and Theatre Replacement (Canada)

A deep dive into the politics of language and the dynamics of privilege, Footnote Number 12 turns the act of reading into riveting performance. You could call it a subversive piece of literary criticism; it takes a celebrated essay by the late David Foster Wallace and breaks it down in a series of seriocomic monologues, each of them playfully modulated by sound artist Nancy Tam. Headphones or stereo sound recommended.

Our speaker is James Long, but we do not always hear his voice; as he paraphrases, quotes, and critiques “Roger Federer as Religious Experience,” we get a series of sonic curveballs that highlight gender, race, and perspective in funny and provocative ways. Deconstruction has rarely been this mischievous, this innovative, this fun.

Tune in live and online on April 23 at 8 p.m. & April 24 at 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. PST ONLY.

To purchase your tickets, visit shadboltcentre.com.

Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest goes online (again), running April 20 & May 24

This year’s UNO Online is a collection of digital shows streaming on demand, livestreams from local artists, workshops to learn more about making digital theatre, and artist talks to go deeper into the work on our digital stage.

Streaming on-demand May 4–9, all tickets $10

Starring Anthony Hudson – the human vessel for Portland’s premiere drag clown Carla Rossi – LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY utilizes song, dance, drag, and video to put a queer spin on the ancestral tradition of storytelling. Asking what it means for a queer mixed Native person to experience their heritage through white normative culture as they recount growing up watching the 1960 production of “Peter Pan” featuring Sondra Lee’s blonde, blue-eyed “Indian Princess” Tiger Lily, Anthony (and Carla) draw from a songbook stretching across Disney’s “Pocahontas” to Cher’s “Half-Breed.” Join the creator/performer, Anthony Hudson for a free artist talk hosted by Intrepid’s Sean Guist, on our Facebook page on ‘Opening Night’ at 7:30pm on Tuesday May 4.

Streaming on-demand May 18–23, Free

Gemini was originally created by Lindsay Delaronde for UNO Fest Online in 2020. Focusing on solo work in development, this 5 part series was then deconstructed for The Bush Gallery’s online exhibition #contigenciesofcare curated by Tania Willard and Toby Lawrence. Both iterations of Gemini were filmed in the artist’s backyard. This new version uses movement, audio, and mask to explore Lindsay Delaronde’s relationship to the land.

Find out more about UNO Fest at intrepidtheatre.com.

The Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is committed to connecting, inspiring, and educating communities by providing opportunities to artists and art lovers around the world.

You can advance your creative skills in an art class, showcase your art at local events, and provide a home for your art in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Join an Online Art Class Today! Classes are offered for 2hrs from Monday to Saturday. Sign up for a class at vanvaf.com.

Explore the Port Theatre’s Discovery Series from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island

The Discovery Series is The Port Theatre Society’s new presentation series that features emerging artists in our community. From Nanaimo to Gabriola and other spots on Vancouver Island, we’re supporting and growing local talent in our region. Together, we’ll explore the diversity and wealth of talent right here at home… sharing the ever-evolving relationship between audience and artists. Join us on our adventure to uncover what’s in the hearts and minds of these artists. Our Discovery Series will be surprising and heartwarming.

Learn more at porttheatre.com.

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