Welcome to the 2016 PuSh Assembly Industry Week
February 01, 2016
Welcome to the final week of the 2016 PuSh Festival and the Industry Week of the PuSh Assembly!
Here’s a rundown of the schedule; everything you should do as an industry member at PuSh this week. I look forward to hosting new guests and old friends. Let’s celebrate the performing arts, connect and refine our industry “best practices”.
A couple housekeeping notes:
- If you purchased an INDUSTRY PASS (which includes 6 shows), you will pick up your pass and identification badge at the venue box office of your first scheduled show.
- If you purchased and INDUSTRY PACK, you will pick it up at the PuSh Industry Information Centre located at The Post at 750.
- For visitors to Vancouver, check out our Visitor Guide.
Your PuSh Festival contacts during Industry Week
Please reach out if you have any questions or require more information.
Intern, Curatorial + Communications
Tuesday, February 2
Dialogue: Artist Talk with Rabih Mroué
Joining PuSh Festival for a third time, this time with Riding on a Cloud, Rabih Mroué’s work draws attention to Lebanon’s political and economic climate through semi-documentary theatre.
FREE 5–7PM, February 2 | Startup Studio, The Post at 750
Wednesday, February 3
Eight applicants will be selected to give a 10-minute pitch of their new and upcoming projects to an audience of producers, artistic directors, festival curators, presenters and programmers.
2:30–5:00PM, February 3 | CBC Studio 700
Projects that will be pitched (in alphabetical order, by project name):
- Chekhov’s First Play, Dead Centre (Dublin)
- Empire of the Son, Tetsuro Shigematsu (Vancouver)
- Foxconn Frequency, Remy Siu & Vicky Chow (Vancouver)
- Infinity Doughnut, Katie Ward co (Montreal)
- Old Stock, 2b Theatre (Halifax)
- SCORE, Breach and Quinn (Dublin)
- They Say He Fell, Pandemic Theatre (Toronto)
- This is Not a Conversation, Elbow Theatre (Vancouver)
- This is the Point, Ahuri Theatre (Toronto)
Keynote: Ron Berry Fusebox Festival (USA)
Find out how and why Fusebox successfully launched Free Range Art, Fusebox’s free initiative festival.
5:30PM, February 3 | The Post at 750
Thursday, February 4
Presenter Roundtable: Home Sweet Home
Participate in an open dialogue featuring an esteemed cohort of artistic directors from across North America.
10AM–12PM, February 4 | The Post at 750
An independent, curated “off-festival” platform of tour-ready projects by Canadian artists. Produced by Theatre Replacement and 605 Collective.
PuShOFF Mixer 4:30PM–5:30PM, February 4 | Scotiabank Dance Centre
PuShOFF continues February 5 | The Cultch
NOTE: Register here for more details and PuShOFF events on Feb 4 & 5 (1-4:30pm).
Friday, February 5
Get to know PuSh Festival’s new curator-in-residence, Jordan Tannahill at these events:
Join the global movement of creative professionals discussing themes that affect their work. This month’s talk will be on “ethics”. Limited admission with Industry Pass or Pack – please register via the CreativeMornings “Waitlist” system.
8:30–10AM, February 5 | Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Critical (Un)Impressions—Theatre and Performance in Canada Today
10:30am-12PM, February 5 | Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Saturday, February 6
Breakfast Series with Liz Santoro
After seeing Relative Collider, join choreographer Liz Santoro for a casual but in-depth morning coffee and conversation on practice.
10AM–11:30AM, February 6 | The Post at 750
Sunday, February 7
Join fellow PuSh Assembly Industry participants for a farewell brunch on the last day of the Festival. A light brunch buffet will be provided.
11AM–2PM, February 7 | The Post at 750
Join the conversation with Ian Ilavsky, co-founder of Montreal’s Constellation Records (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), about today’s “indie” music industry.
12–1:30PM, February 7 | The Post at 750