Posted on 30 Jan 2017 in sca eventTheatre Mainstage

Romeo + Juliet

23 February 2017 – 04 March 2017, 8:00pm
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

Romeo + Juliet

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.

From the moment they first check each other out at the Capulet’s party, Romeo and Juliet cannot bear to be apart. Their love is immediate, passionate, all consuming. But the ridiculous hate between their warring families surrounds their nascent union with danger. Young love proves no match for the grotesque greed and righteous rancor that defines Romeo and Juliet’s Verona. One of the greatest love stories ever told, Romeo and Juliet remains a breathtaking tale of love in the face of hatred, and our inability to halt tragedy before it spirals out of our control.

A stupidly large cast, poisonous nightmares, more gold and glitter than you can imagine, the Rolling Stones, movement and dance, high heels with lip synching, some sword fighting, and a good old punch. In their contemporary production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts asks, to what extend do we fall prey to the romantic glorification of love? And, is the absence of love a testament to a love of death?

Preview: Feb 22 @ 8pm
Show: Feb 23 – 25 & Feb 28 – Mar 4 @ 8pm
Tickets on sale at whatson.sfu.ca.

Read a quick article about the production here.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 in sca eventInfo-Session

SCA Tour

27 February 2017 – 27 February 2017, 4:30pm
2nd floor, room 2205, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

SCA Tour

Please join us for an Info Session / Q&A and tour of the SCA lead by Dean Lastoria, the SCA's New Students and Retention Administrator. Dean will be happy to answer any questions you might have about applying to the SCA. The tour and Info Session / Q&A will follow a Music Placement Test for entry into the Music Program at the SCA.

Music Test: 4:30pm (room 2205)
Tour: 6:00pm (lobby)
Info Session / Q&A: 7:30pm (room 2205)

For more information about the Music Program at the SCA, click here.
For more information about applying to the SCA, click here.

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 in sca eventBlack Box

Blackbox: Chère Niki

(or Tangible Expressions of Innate Creative Powers Wanting and Bursting to be Expressed by All Human Beings)

02 March 2017 – 03 March 2017, 7:00pm
Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

Blackbox: Chère Niki

This year's Black Box class – an SCA theatre class in which students create a series of original performances over a semester – will involve an unprecedented level of collaboration and co-creation between Performance and Production and Design students in the Theatre Program, inspired in part by the work of French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

We created this show in reaction to the work and life of Niki de Saint Phalle, a French, self-taught artist and the only female contributor to the New Realism art movement in Europe.  This piece is a theatrical entanglement of her life, her work, our feelings and thoughts about her work and its relevance, our lives, our histories and ourselves. Niki was obsessed with the “monumental,” and despite having left so much of herself behind for us to learn from, we feel that she is unknowable, almost mythical. What we have made is a record of our attempt to interpret Niki’s many messages and understand how they apply to our lives.

Two shows nightly: 7pm and 9pm.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 in sca eventInfo-Session

SCA Tour

04 March 2017 – 04 March 2017, 12:00pm
1st floor lobby, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

SCA Tour

Please join us for an Info Session and Tour of the SCA lead by Dean Lastoria, the SCA's New Students and Retention Administrator.

This Info Session and Tour has been organized in support of the special matinee of Romeo + Juliet.

Info Session: 10:30-11:30am (room 2205)
Tour: 12:00pm (Lobby)

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 in sca eventTheatre Mainstage

Romeo + Juliet: Special Matinee

Free show for high school students and members of the East Hastings community!

04 March 2017 – 04 March 2017, 2:00pm
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
FREE for high school students and members of the East Hastings community

Romeo + Juliet: Special Matinee

Free matinee for high school students and members of the East Hastings community!

We’d like to invite you and your students to a special "free admission" matinee of our contemporary production of Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. We thought this would be of particular interest to students who are currently in theatre classes as well as non-theatre students who’ve recently encountered Shakespeare as part of the school curriculum.

The matinee will be on March 4th at 2:00pm. It is free admission but first-come, first-serve. It will be held at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre in Simon Fraser University at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, which is at 149 West Hastings Street, in downtown Vancouver.

Prior to the show, there will be a tour of the campus at 12pm led by Dean Lastoria, the SCA's New Students and Retention Administrator. This may be of interest to some of your students, as well.

Additionally, the director, Cole Lewis, and the cast will participate in a Q&A following the performance.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Shahlla Karmali, who's a theatre production and design student working on publicity, at shahllak@sfu.ca with any further questions!

26 February 2017

Romeo + Juliet


8:00pm, Tickets at the door.
23 Feb 2017 - 04 Mar 2017
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

SCA Tour


4:30pm, Tickets at the door.
27 February 2017
2nd floor, room 2205, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free