SCA | Quick News | April 14, 2023


The SCA's Nadia Shihab's Sister Mother Lover Child is screening Saturday, May 6 at 12:00 PM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver) and Tuesday, May 9 at 3:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver) as part of the 2023 DOXA Film Festival. More HERE. It's also screening on Sunday, April 23 at 8:30 PM (EDT) at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto), as part of the 2023 Images Festival. More HERE.

Dongnier on Below the Radar

The SCA's NiNi Dongnier is the guest on the latest Below the Radar, produced by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Listen HERE.

Rodriguez & team work The Flying Dutchman

The SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez is on Projection Design duties, working with SCA alumni June Hsu and Isabelle Romas and current SCA undergrad Jack Chipman and SCA MFA student Irfan Brkovic, for the Vancouver Opera's upcoming presentation of The Flying Dutchman, which runs April 29 – May 7, 2023, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St., Vancouver).

Matreyek does A Poet’s Love

The SCA's Miwa Matreyek is doing video design and choreography for A Poet’s Love, Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe song cycle, with American Tenor, Jamez McCorkle, commissioned and to premiere at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, which runs May 26 – 29, 2023. More HERE.

Pauly plays

The SCA's Mauricio Pauly is performing a solo set on Sunday April 23, 2023, at the Northwestern University New Music Conference in Chicago. More HERE. Pauly is also playing in a trio with Andromeda Monk and Elisa Thorn, who were both part of this year's SCA Ensemble in Residence, at Tyrant Studio (1019 Seymour St., Vancouver) on Monday April 24, 2023, presented by Tim Reinert's The Infidels Jazz and the NOW Society. More HERE.

Eigenfeldt talks machine music

The SCA's Arne Eigenfeldt is a guest on CBC Arts' new series digi-Art. More HERE

Maier at Lobe

The SCA's Stefan Maier is presenting Tractatus de Umbra manus: The Fifth Hammer at Lobe Studios (713 East Hastings St., Vancouver) on Friday, April 21, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. More HERE.

Leung⁠ tours Slade

Godfre Leung⁠, curator of the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., 
Vancouver) is giving a tour of the SCA's Kathy Slade's exhibition, As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 6:00 PM.

Go slow with Yoon, or on a tour, and in Here and Now

The SCA's Jin-me Yoon's Long Time So Long is perfect for Slow Art Day on April 15, 2023, at 2:30 PM at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), presented as part of the Capture Photography Festival. More HERE. Or if you'd rather, Katherine Dennis, curator of Long Time So Long is holding a "free, in-person tour" of the exhibition on April 21, 2023, at 12:30 PM. More HERE. Also, Sarah Wang, the TD Assistant Curator of Engagement for the Capture Photography Festival, is holding free Friday Lunch Time tours on April 14 and 21⁠ from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM⁠ of Here and Now at the Pendulum Gallery (885 West Georgia St., Vancouver), curated by Emmy Lee Wall and Chelsea Yuill, which features work by Jaiden George, Khim Hipol, Tom Hsu, Alexine McLeod, Isaac Thomas, Dana Qaddah, Ian Wallace, Gloria Wong, Karen Zalamea, and Yoon. More HERE.

Kiss the donkey!

Here's some video and images from a student-organized end-of-semester + congratulations-on-the-shows party thrown by the Theatre & Performance fourth years in celebration of their very successful "capstone" projects presented as part of the Live Acts Festival, which ran March 22 – 25 & March 30 – April 1, 2023. Very sweet of the students to get the SCA's Ryan Tacata and MFA student Torien Cafferata, who was the TA for the class associated with the projects, to kiss the butt of the donkey (or ass of the ass, depending on one's flair with words) piñata before smashing it open. Love it!

Absolute Unit 

SCA alumnus Aysha Dulong and the SCA's Strefan Smulovitz are playing Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 7:30 PM with John Korsrud's Absolute Unit at Vancouver Community College (2nd Floor Campus Auditorium, 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver). More HERE.

Open letter on DTES Sweeps

Great to see so many signees to this open letter in opposition "to the inhumane and harmful forced displacement the City of Vancouver has undertaken to decamp the Downtown Eastside (DTES)," including many folks from the SCA. While a statement like this only has so much power, it's still important and necessary to be critical of this strategy by the City of Vancouver, which seems designed to merely punish the most disempowered and marginalized people suffering the consequences of systemic inequity and other fundamental problems, rather than addressing the more likely political-economic causes. Read it – and perhaps sign it, too – HERE.

Sum​'s New Age Attitudes trailer

Watch a teaser trailer for SCA alumnus Amanda Sum​'s New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert, which runs May 11 – 14, 2023, at The Cultch​, produced by Theatre Replacement​ – with Theatre Replacement's Artistic Director and SCA alumnus Maiko Yamamoto directing! Watch it HERE.

McMann​, Saugstad, and Muranko at the Anvil Centre

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann​ and her trio played Thursday April 13, 2023, at the Anvil Centre as part of Showcase 1 of The BC Touring Council's Pacific Contact Showcase Line-up. Also, SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad​, presenting Paper Mountains, and SCA alumnus Starr Muranko of Raven Spirit Dance​, presenting Chapter 21 and Confluence, are performing tonight – Friday April 14, 2023 – as part of Showcase 3, which runs 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM, also at the Anvil Centre (777 Columbia St., New Westminster). More HERE.

Soji-George at Gachet

While they'll be closed for a board retreat this Saturday (April 15), don't miss the current exhibitions, Dialectics of Fugitivity and A Bag Full of Acorns, A Bag Full of Ashes, which both run to May 20, 2023, at Gallery Gachet, which has SCA alumnus Olumoroti Soji-George as its Artistic Director. 

Wallgrin​'s Every Fall, I Fall in Love & at The Great Escape

Watch a teaser trailer from SCA alumnus Wallgrin​ for their upcoming video for Every Fall, I Fall in Love, which is going live April 28, 2023. Watch it HERE. Also, for UK fans, Wallgrin is playing Brighton's The Great Escape Festival, which runs May 10 – 13, 2023. Tickets HERE.

Gan's BIPOC Workshop + Jam

SCA alumnus Natalie Tin Yin Gan is holding a BIPOC Workshop + Jam on Sunday, April 23 and May 28, 2023, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM for EDAM Dance​ (303 East 8th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Blasted Church and Bean & Hat

Here's a suggested pairing from Stir Vancouver​: Blasted Church Vineyards​ and Bean & Hat at The Cultch​ (1895 Venables St., Vancouver) to April 13 – 16, 2023, which is produced by SCA alumni Katie Gartlan-Close (Playwright), Davey Samuel Calderon (Director), Carmine Santavenere (Head Designer), Cindy Kao (Sound Designer), Maraya Franca (Marketing), and Eveleen Kozak (Dramaturg). More HERE.

Morelli​'s solo and on Shirreff

SCA alumnus Didier Morelli​'s solo exhibition, La maison à jouer de S.L., runs April 20 — May 29, 2023, at Centre Skol, opening April 20 at 5:30 PM. More HERE. Also, read Morelli​ on Erin Shirreff in Border Crossings​. Read it HERE.

Stir on Graveyards and Gardens

Stir Vancouver gives a good review of Vanessa Goodman and Caroline Shaw's collaborative work, Graveyards and Gardens, which is running to Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 7:30 PM in the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), presented by SFU Woodward's and Music on Main. Read it HERE.

Kotowich is an Artistic Associate

Raven Spirit Dance just announced SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich as a new Artistic Associate! Congratulations, Jeanette! Meet the whole team HERE.

Kong on Obomsawin

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong on Alanis Obomsawin in Galleries West. Read it HERE.

Chamale and Aguirre talk Coyuntura

Pancouver talks to SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale (rice & beans theatre) and Carmen Aguirre, who are both on the board of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition, about Coyuntura 2023: A National Latinx Theatre Gathering (and more!), which runs April 15 & 16, 2023, here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, co-presented by SFU Woodward's. Read it HERE.

Fire of Love up for a Peabody

Sara Dosa's Fire of Love, edited by SCA alumnus Jocelyne Chaput, has been nominated for a 2023 Peabody Award.

Puzzlehead documented

Here's some documentation from SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo's rock group Puzzlehead's "live music video, in two rooms at once" event, which took place on April 8, 2023, at Liquidation World, the art space Yousefbigloo runs with SCA PhD student Dave Biddle and Maya Beaudry. See it HERE.

Yassine's How Far Can A Marked Body Go?

SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine is presenting How Far Can A Marked Body Go? and will give a "talk back session" about the performance on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the VIVO Media Arts Centre. More HERE.

Pham and Rodden-Shortt's Chasing Light

SCA alumnus Hân Pham and Dave Rodden-Shortt's Chasing Light, a short about legendary Canadian filmmaker Nettie Wild, is screening May 6 at 2:45 PM at The Cinematheque and May 11 at 3:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), presented as part of the shorts program Memory With(out) Home at the 2023 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Dear Friends &

With Deanna Fong and assistance from Kiel Torres, SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross co-curated the Western Front and The Capilano Review's new collaborative monthly reading series, Dear Friends &, to showcase "the work of local and touring Canadian writers," running the first Thursday evening of every month in the Front's Grand Luxe Hall (303 E. 8th Ave., Vancouver) and via livestream, staring Thursday, May 4, 2023, with Billy-Ray Belcourt, Brandi Bird, and Beni Xiao.

Sum's Pop Up Conversation

SCA alumnus Amanda Sum guests on The Make Studios' Pop Up Conversations!, which you can find on The Make Studios' Instagram.

U's Silent Howl

SCA alumnus Sarah Hin Ching U is presenting Silent Howl on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 3:30 PM at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver), presented as part of The Dance Centre's International Dance Day programming. More HERE.

asses.masses on tour

Quick video from SCA alumnus Milton Lim, who's on the road with SCA alumnus Patrick Blenkarn (Buenos Aires, Recife, and São Paulo), here presenting their video game asses.masses at MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) as part of the Festivales de Buenos Aires. Watch it HERE.

Ramsey talks An Ocean to Livity with Campbell 

Elliott Ramsey, Curator of The Polygon Gallery and SCA alumnus, will be in conversation with artist Charles Campbell on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Surrey Art Gallery, in support of Campbell's exhibition, An Ocean to Livity, which runs April 15 – June 4, 2023, at the gallery.

How Would Lubitsch Do It S2E04

S2E04 of How Would Lubitsch Do It has SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Maddie Whittle discussing Lubitsch’s Romeo and Juliet in the Snow. Listen HERE.

Smith's Dream Safely work

SCA student Iver Smith shared some somewhat mysterious teaser images of their work that's going to be part of Dream Safely, the SCA BFA Graduating Exhibition, also featuring work by Tanha Binte Azam, Ayesha Beg, Kaila Bhullar, Karry Hon, Marwah Jaffar, Huong Anh Pham, and Hana Steinwand, which runs April 19 – May 6, 2023, at SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery (SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), opening Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Check them out HERE.

Vancouver Art Blog goes to Inside voice(s), please

Vancouver Art Blog shared some installation shots of the group exhibition, Inside voice(s), please, co-curated by SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery and Sungpil Yoon, featuring work by Cookie Brunel, Matthew Cardinal, Jeffery Chong, Julia Dahee Hong, and Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, and an exhibition text by SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross, running April 7 – May 31, 2023, at the nap gallery. Since the gallery is in a domestic space, please email for the gallery’s address and accessibility information. See them HERE.

Ariaratnam update

Three chances to see SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam, in three different settings: at Redgate Ambient Lounge vol.2 with Ambr Aria (duo with SCA alumnus Lief Hall) on April 16, 2023, at 8:00 PM; in a duo with Adrián Castro Avendaño on April 28 for an EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ BINGO NIGHT fundraiser for HYPHA Arts; and as part of Gamelan Trike Trike on April 30, also for HYPHA Arts. More HERE. Also, Ariaratnam is still collecting them for his Healing Tones for Everyone project. More HERE.

Pierce (neé Friesen) BTS

Some behind-the-scenes images of SCA alumnus Suzanne Pierce (neé Friesen) working on Nisha Platzer's Back Home, which is screening April 14 and 15, 2023, at VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver). See them HERE.

EGG Deadline

The deadline for the SCA Theatre Student Union's Emerging Growth Grant is April 15, 2023. Apply HERE.

May Day with Vines

Vines Art Festival, which was created by festival director and SCA alumnus Heather Lamoureux in 2015, is collaborating with Defund 604 Network and Fig Tree Palace for a May Day / International Workers Day celebration on Monday, May 1, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Oppenheimer Park (400 Powell St., Vancouver), featuring "music, food, and good company as we remember the hard won victories and ongoing struggles of workers of all stripes." More HERE.

Latest After School

Here's the latest episode of After School, the podcast from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology that has FCAT students in conversation with FCAT alumni, including from the SCA. This episode features School of Interactive Arts + Technology alumnus Priscilla Skylar Lee. Listen HERE.

Cleave profiled

Read a good profile of SCA alumnus Sena Cleave, who's been working with SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Read it HERE

Yake and Edwards in conversation with Montour 

SCA alumnus Toni Leah Yake and filmmaker and producer KJ Edwards speak with filmmaker Courtney Montour (Kanien’kehá:ka) "about dreaming as a form of technology that can be utilized to process loss and grief, while creating a space to heal and reconnect" in one of the videos presented as part of The Polygon Gallery's Conversations On Response: Resonance, which runs online to April 30, 2023, at 5:00 PM. More HERE.

Pancouver on Lin / Tahos and Isingkaunan

Read Pancouver on SCA alumnus Anchi Lin / Ciwas Tahos and Vava Isingkaunan, who performed on April 2, 2023, at the Vancouver Art Gallery as part of the event In-Dialogue: Balancing Between Indigeneity and Modernity. Read it HERE.

Give Birth Love Tooth

Art Action Earwig 예술행동그룹 이어위그, the "multidisciplinary performance collective" of SCA alumni Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura are presenting Give Birth Love Tooth at the Nanaimo Art Gallery from April 29 – June 25, 2023. More HERE.

interplay_2023 deadline!

Heads up, folks! Applications for interplay_2023, the festival of live online performance created by SCA alumnus Deanna Peters, are due April 15 at 11:59 PM PDT. Apply HERE now!

Bourcheix-Laporte x 3

SCA alumnus Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte has been productive: She wrote "How the Online Streaming Act will support Canadian content" for the Conversation, "From Video Tape Exchange Networks to On-Demand Streaming Platforms: The Circulation of Independent Canadian Film and Video in the Digital Era" for Virtual Identities and Digital Culture (Routledge, 2023), and "Canadian Cultural Nationalism in the Time of Digital Platforms: Reframing Proposed Amendments to the Broadcasting Act" for the Canadian Journal of Communication. 

April 14, 2023