SCA News

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 in

- Welcome Ker Wells

New Theatre Faculty Member

We would like to welcome new faculty member Ker Wells.

Ker Well joins us next term after finishing a project with NACL Theatre and the Cleveland Public Theatre, he was the co-creator and director of STRUCK starring Tannis Kowalchuk that has just finished a successful run in New York. More About STRUCK

Also this year, as a MFA candidate in the directing program created by The Canadian Stage Company in partnership with York University, Wells directed two productions in its 2013/14 season; Macbeth in Toronto’s High Park and Sarah Berthiaume’s The Flood Thereafter.

Wells has been a guest faculty member at the National Theatre School of Canada, the Humber College School of Performing Arts, and The Contemporary Opera Lab at the University of Manitoba.

He is a graduate of the acting program at The National Theatre School of Canada, and a founding member of Primus Theatre, and co-founded Number Eleven Theatre.

Posted on 16 Dec 2013 in

- New Internship Program launches next month

Profile on Linnea Strom

Photo: Journalism 101 class, Linnea Strom - back row, far right

Linnea Strom is a Visual Arts major, in her 4th year at SCA. She has been interning with SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement since September as part of the pilot project that fully launches next term.

Linnea has been working on social media promotion, administration, the Journalism 101 class and assisting with all the events put on by the office.

The internship course (FPA 406) will place students with arts organization in and around Vancouver. For more information on internships, please contact Raema Quam, Professional Development Advisor, rquam@sfu.ca.

 

What attracted you to do an internship with SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement?

I have always volunteered and worked within the arts community, but my work experience was much more administrative and management related. As I was studying at SCA, I needed work that would give me exposure and skills in areas related to work that I wanted to do once I graduated. I've always been impressed with the types of community programming that SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement offered.

With your major in Visual Arts, how has the internship helped you with your academic assignments?

Well, I would have to say that it has influenced my approaches to ideas and curiosities which then go into my art practice. It's like a mirror where one reflects back to the other.

What field are you interested to go into after graduating?

My ideal is to work as a practicing artist while working part-time for an arts/community based organization in community engagement.

Being closely involved the events in the fall calendar, have there been any highlights?

Many! I've been able to work with dedicated people who are passionate about bringing people and experiences together. As well, the people who participate are so interesting and come from very diverse viewpoints and experiences.

 

Posted on 02 Dec 2013 in

- David Manuel honoured with Best in Fest Award

Film grad wins big at Surrey International Film Festival

SCA Film grad, David Manuel's work was recognized at the Surrey International Film Festival last month. His grad film, O Angel of God picked up four awards, including Best Director, Best Actor (Robert Sidley), Best Overall Post-Secondary Film and Best of the Festival.

Photo: David Manuel, Robert Sidley

David graduated from the SCA Film program with a BFA (Distinction), majoring in Film Production in 2009.

He began making short films in high school, and has written, directed and edited seven short films as well as a 10-part web series.

David's films have screened at the Montreal World Film Festival, the Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Vancouver Short Film Festival. He continues to hone his skills as a writer and director as he moves towards making his first feature film.

All the best for your future projects, David!