SCA | Quick News | July 3, 2020

Q2Q wins!

Congratulations to the SCA's Peter Dickinson and co-editors C.E. Gatchalian, Kathleen Oliver, and Dalbir Singh, whose anthology, Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance (Playwrights Canada Press, June 2018), won the Patrick O'Neill Award, which is yearly awarded to the "best edited collection published in either English or French on a Canadian theatre and performance topic." The runner-up? The SCA's Claudette Lauzon and co-editors Natalie Alvarez, and Keren Zaiontz, for their Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times: Performance Actions in the Americas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Read more HERE.

New CMA Journal review is up

Read Elodie Silberstein: Posing Modernity: A Virtual Journey, new to the SCA's Comparative Media Arts Journal's Reviews page HERE.

Mohammad Zaki Rezwan's rickshaw archive

Check out recent SCA MA grad Mohammad Zaki Rezwan's amazing archive of Bangladeshi rickshaw art, which was the focus of his research for his degree, HERE.

withintensions's new issue

withintensions, the online arts mag produced by SCA alumni, has released it's most recent issue on the theme of the archive. Read it HERE.

CA 285: Interdisciplinary Collaboration / Composition – online!

Check out the website the SCA's Rob Kitsos developed for CA 285: Interdisciplinary Collaboration / Composition, an intersession class he lead this summer. Now an archive of the students' work for and engagement in the class, the site was set up to be an "opportunity for students in the interdisciplinary composition course to share ideas, readings, projects, reflections and notes." Read it HERE.

Clark's book launch, now on video

Did you miss the online book launch for Joe Clark's News Parade: The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle? Follow this link for the video recording of the event, courtesy DOXA Documentary Film Festival. Watch it HERE.

Vines' summer plans

The Vines Art Festival, which was created by festival director and SCA alumni Heather Lamoureux in 2015, is taking a suitably hybrid approach to this year's edition. Read more HERE.

Bruton at New Works

Great news! Congratulations to SCA alumni Rebecca Bruton, who was named co-Artistic Director, with Lesley Hinger, of New Works Calgary. Read more HERE.

Hepburn and Tailfeathers are members

Congratulations! Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and SCA alumni Kathleen Hepburn, who co-wrote and co-directed The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, have been invited to become members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Read more HERE.

Dodge and Chan win Jessies  

Congratulations to SCA alumni Jay Dodge for his win for Outstanding Design: Video Design for Iron Peggy, which was co-produced by Boca del Lupo (in association with red diva projects) and the Vancouver International Children's Festival, and to SCA alumni Derek Chan (rice & beans theatre), who shared a powerful, heartfelt, and unvarnished message about community, resilience, and freedom of expression, for his Sydney Risk Award win at The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Read more HERE.

Kong and the bomb

Read the SCA’s Yani Kong on the book This Atom Bomb in Me by Lindsey A. Freeman. Read it HERE (institutional access required).

Performance Matters Issue 6.1 is up

Performance Matters, the house journal of the Institute for Performance Studies, which is directed by the SCA's Peter Dickinson, has just published Issue 6.1: “Copresence with the Camera,” edited by Lynette Hunter, Alex Lichtenfels, Heather Nolan, and John Zibell. Read it HERE.

Jam with the New-to-Town Collective

How about taking an "Online Training Jam" with the New-to-Town Collective, lead by SCA alumni Anjela Magpantay, Davey Samuel Calderon, and June Fukumura, and Avyen von Waldenburg. Read more HERE.

Goodman's Solvent at Dancing with the Edge

Good write-up about the 2020 Dancing on the Edge festival, including about SCA alumni Vanessa Goodman's new solo work Solvent, which includes sound and music by Loscil, aka SCA alumni Scott Morgan. Read it HERE.

Dickinson's workshop for Dancer's Studio West

The SCA's Peter Dickinson is leading a FREE / PWYC writing workshop, Dance and / as Discourse, for Dancers' Studio West. More information and RSVP HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi at Yard/Wire

Watch documentation of the Yarn/Wire Institute's 2020 concert, which included work by SCA music student Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi. Watch it HERE.

Ybarra in the CBC

Great coverage on the CBC about SCA MFA student Faune Ybarra talking about her residency at Eastern Edge in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Read it HERE.