Transgender Vancouver Artists Collaborate in ‘Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women’

By Rachel Rosenberg

From March 12–21, 2020, join performers Josie Boyce, Carolynn Dimmer, Amy Fox, Quanah Napoleon, Morgane Oger, Sabrina Symington and Julie Vu at Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street). These extraordinarily talented transgender women come to the show from a variety of backgrounds; with resumes boasting varied professional experiences such as musician, writer, actor, mental health worker, tech industry consultant and a Miss International Queen contestant.

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Transgender Vancouver Artists Collaborate in ‘Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women’

Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

Poly Queer Love Ballad

Image by Emily Cooper

By Rachel Rosenberg

Poly Queer Love Ballad will definitely resonate with romantics. A self-described “slam musical”, it sold out at Vancouver Fringe Festival last year before being snapped up by the Queer Arts Festival. Premiering March 5, the show’s narrative follows Nina and Gaby as their passionate coupledom develops.

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Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

Hit The Motherload At The Cultch – The Ultimate Moms Night Out

Motherload | Image: The Cultch

Motherload | Photo: The Cultch

If you liked the movie Bad Moms, then you’ll love this play about modern motherhood and the hilarity and harsh realities of parenting in this generation. Filled with tear-jerking, mom-twerking, knee-slapping tales, Motherload speaks to every mom who has ever  struggled to find balance, friendships, and themselves in today’s digitally-focused world of parenting.

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Hit The Motherload At The Cultch – The Ultimate Moms Night Out

A Sizzling Date Night: Gina Gionfriddo’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn”, Nov. 12 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Mitch and Murray Productions is very proud to present the Vancouver premiere of “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo, playing November 12th – 28th at Studio 16.

Mitch and Murray Productions, an eleven time Jessie Richardson award nominee, presents another piece of razor sharp writing from playwright Gina Gionfriddo, who penned the company’s 2013 hit production of “Becky Shaw”. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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A Sizzling Date Night: Gina Gionfriddo’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn”, Nov. 12 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Beyond Selma: See the “real” Martin Luther King in The Mountaintop at Vancouver’s Arts Club

Dion Johnstone and Crystal Balint. Photo by David Cooper

Dion Johnstone and Crystal Balint. Photo by David Cooper

When you’re watching the Oscars this Sunday, one name bound to come up again and again is Selma. The acclaimed drama celebrates one of the most triumphant episodes in the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, his courageous march to Selma, Alabama, in the face of violent opposition.

A very different perspective on King – a peek into the real man behind the legend – is on offer now in Vancouver at the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage. The acclaimed play The Mountaintop zeroes in on King’s last night on earth, spent in an ordinary Memphis motel. The moving work paints a portrait of the civil rights leader not as a history-book hero but as a flesh-and-blood man, flawed, uncertain and daunted by the huge challenges that loom ahead.

The play opens on April 3, 1968 – the night before King’s assassination – in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading:
Beyond Selma: See the “real” Martin Luther King in The Mountaintop at Vancouver’s Arts Club