A Chat With Pros

Friday, March 22, 2024 | 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Room 4390 – 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver  

A conversation with four performance makers about making it work in Vancouver.  

With Erika Mitsuhashi (SCA alumnus + interdisciplinary artist and performe), Jivesh Parasram (artistic director of Rumble Theatre), Jarin Schexnider (founder and artistic director of What Lab), and Amanda Sum (SCA alumnus +music and theatre artist)

Hosted by the SCA Theatre & Performance Area.


Erika Mitsuhashi

Erika Mitsuhashi is an interdisciplinary artist and performer living and working on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied, traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples, known as Vancouver, British Columbia. She studied at Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts receiving a BFA (hons) in dance.

Jivesh Parasram

Jivesh is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. His work has toured Nationally and Internationally. Jiv is the founding Artistic Producer of Pandemic Theatre, and became the Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre following three years as the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille. He was a member of the Cultural Leader Lab with the Banff Centre and Toronto Arts Council. His public service work has included collaborations with the Ad Hoc Assembly, The Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and as an advisor to the National Arts Centre. His current cultural practice centres decolonization through aesthetics.

Jarin Schexnider

Jarin is an arts administrator and performer who has worked to build safe(r) spaces of creative expression for artists, explorers, and tinkerers for over 15 years. She is the founder and Artistic Director of What Lab, an arts incubator and warehouse space in East Vancouver.

Amanda Sum

Amanda Sum (she/her) is a performer and creator who dances between theatre and music. She is based in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

March 22, 2024