PuSh Blog

The Real Brains Behind the PuSh Festival

October 08, 2010


Miss Ella Parker

Mr. Truman Parker
(a.k.a What is that smell?!)

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts. The Festival is a broker of international partnership, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work. The PuSh Festival puts Vancouver on the world stage and brings the world to Vancouver.

The truth is that PuSh would not be the success that it is without the creativeness, organizational skills and vision from our hard working and committed staff. Today, we will put a spotlight on some of the duties performed by our Communications Manager and our Operations Manager.

The Communications Manager is in charge of producing marketing materials such as our popular Program Guide. She works very hard at it. The job can be so demanding when deadlines approach that it is sometimes difficult to separate nightmares from reality. Great ideas do come to us when we least expect it; the Program Guide is a perfect example.

The Operations Manager is in charge of ensuring that the festival runs smoothly. Some of the duties include overseeing office operations and logistics. Stats. Managing very complex systems. Stats. Taking the role of the office’s encyclopedia. And being very computer savvy.

In the PuSh Festival office teamwork is very important. Departments collaborate with each other. They consult with their peers and share vital information.

Although we are very busy and efficient individuals, we do take the occasional nap break. We strongly believe in the higher-faster-stronger-after-a-nap-and-a-cart-of-milk philosophy.

Because we are very technology savvy and multimedia inclusive we would like to give you a sneak peak to our brainstorming and idea building process. It is a technique that has helped us in the process of becoming one of the top Performing Arts Festivals in Vancouver….(and the world).


  1. Gotta love the PuSh Festival puppies! They work so hard while the staff alternate between napping and snacking.

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