Posted on 05 Sep 2017 in sca eventEvent

Other Inland Empires

Julie Hammond's MFA Graduating Project

05 October 2017 – 05 October 2017, 8:00pm
Studio T, Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Tickets: $7 Student | $10 Senior/SFU Staff & Faculty | $15 General

Other Inland Empires

A California-born Jew travels to a landlocked country to learn to surf.
Dick Dale plays in the backseat of a too hot car.
The smell of the beach.

Shimmering between here/now, then/there, this place/another place, Other Inland Empires is a new stage performance that traces the Jewish roots of surf culture from Europe to California and back again. Pop music meditations, inflatable palm trees, slow dances, and untold family stories mix with playful humour, seagulls, and the one and only Gidget.

Other Inland Empires is written & directed by Julie Hammond, and created with performers Amanda Sum, Nicola Rough, Montserrat Videla, and Dominique Hat, designers Matthew Ariaratnam (sound), Robert Leveroos (scenic), and Gillian Hanemayer (lights), and dramaturg Caroline Liffmann.

Tickets availible online now.

Please note that this performance will have unconventional seating for audience members (beach / lawn chairs). There will be alternate seating available upon request. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the box office 778-782-9286 or email

Julie Hammond is an artist working across performance, pedagogy and intervention. As a director, performer, writer, dramaturg, and instigator, her practice activates spaces with the performative, and investigates the relationships between performance and audience, spectator and place, site and story. Her work has been published in print magazines, seen on stages, hung in galleries, and shared on the street. Recent work and projects have been supported by Vancouver New Music, the ArtStarts Gallery, The Vancouver Foundation, and Oregon Arts Commission. Since 2005 she has created, performed and toured internationally with Portland, Oregon's Hand2Mouth Theatre.