Schedule for Wednesday, Feb 2
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Departing downtown from the PuSh offices to various locations
Part of the in-person Industry Series, the Artist Walks group participants with local artists for casual walks through the local neighbourhoods that have informed the artist’s practice or identity. It’s an opportunity to see the city through an[other] artist’s eyes, and converse in fresh air. As these walks are curated for small groups, be sure to RSVP in advance if you have registered for an In-person pass.
Artistic Director, Aphotic Theatre
Fay Nass is a queer theatre-maker, director, writer, curator, producer, educator, scholar, innovator and tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion. Her practice is dedicated to creating artful, truthful interpretations of gender, race, diaspora and cultural identity.
Fay’s work has been presented locally, nationally and internationally. Fay is currently the Artistic Director of the Frank Theatre Company, Vancouver.
Claire Love Wilson
Claire Love Wilson is queer white/Scottish settler artist living on the ancestral and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) First Nations, and works as a theatre-maker, actor, playwright, musician, and singer-songwriter.
Claire has been featured as a creator and performer at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, the rEvolver festival, The Shift Festival, and Theatre Under the Gun in collaboration with companies like The Only Animal, Urban Ink, and the frank theatre. Claire has also facilitated workshops on her personal loop- based performance practice “Song-Walking” locally as part of Interplay Festival and the Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, as well as internationally at the University of The West of Scotland, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, and BAM in Paris.
Claire is the co- creator, lead performer and co-producer of the experimental musical “Morag, You’re a Long Time Deid”, which works to queer traditional Scottish ballads through loop-based soundscaping and storytelling. As a work in development MORAG has been showcased at the National Theatre of Scotland, The Scottish Storytelling Centre and at PushOff in Vancouver. The production is set to premiere as part of Touchstone Theatre’s 45th anniversary season in June 2022.
Corbin Murdoch is a songwriter who grew up and still lives on the unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. He was a member of The Nautical Miles (2003-2017), with whom he released five albums.
Vancouver’s own Leah Abramson is a singer, songwriter, and composer who has released four albums of original music and performed around the globe. Leah holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, with a focus on lyrics, from UBC; she has also studied classical music and traditional Appalachian balladry.
Co-Artistic Director, Raven Spirit Dance
Starr Muranko is a dancer, choreographer and Mother and has been an Artistic Associate with Raven Spirit since 2009. As a choreographer she is most interested in the stories that we carry within our bodies and Ancestral connections to land that transcend time and space. Her choreographic work has been shared both locally and nationally including presentations at the Dance Centre, Talking Stick Festival, Coastal Dance Festival, Dancing on the Edge, Weesageechak Begins to Dance, Impact Festival and InFringing Dance Festival.
6:00 PM | Se Prendre | Details & Tickets
7:30 PM | How to Fail as a Popstar | Details & Tickets
8:00 PM | Se Prendre | Details & Tickets
8:00 PM | Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ | Details & Tickets