SCA | Quick News | January 12, 2024

On Friedenberg's Pants

Read Pancouver (HERE), Stir Vancouver (HERE), and The Georgia Straight (HERE) on SCA alumnus and now MFA student Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's Pants, which is running January 17 – 20, 2024, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St., Vancouver). Also, listen to an interview with Friedenberg about the show by David C. Jones on YouTube HERE, and another one with Arts Rational on Vancouver Co-op Radio (CFRO) HERE.


Running in two parts (PART I from January 23 – 27 and PART II from January 30 – February 2, 2024) at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell St., Vancouver), the programming for Theatre Replacement and Company 605's HOLD ON LET GO, formerly known as PushOFF, includes great SCA representation: Amy Amantea and the SCA's James Long's Through My Lens, has alumni Sophie Tang on Lighting and Set Design and Daniel O’Shea on Technical Direction; Hong Kong Exile’s HEAVEN FM was created by alumni Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Alex Mah, and Kaylee Louie; Mardon + Mitsuhashi's whereverever has alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi as a co-creater and perfomer, with alumni Jaewoo Kang on Costume Design and Jack Chipman as Technical Manager; SpiderWebShow Performance's SmartSmart is directed and performed by alumni Adrienne Wong; alumni Keely O'Brien is giving an In-Development Presentation of Secret Ingredients; Theatre Replacement's Best Life was conceived, directed, and performed by alumnus Maiko Yamamoto, and co-created by Yamamoto and alumni O’Brien and Arthi Chandra, plus with alumnus O’Shea as Technical Consultant; and Company 605's lossy (excerpts) has the SCA's Justine A. Chambers on Wardrobe Design and alumnus Antonio Somera Jr. as a performer. Also, the Emerging Artist Events, curated by alumnus Amanda Sum, includes SCA alumni Adrienne Wong, O’Brien, Mitsuhashi, and Gan, too. Whew! Find the full schedule and all the relevant info HERE.

손맛 Sonmat

The SCA's Young Joo Lee is part of the exhibition 손맛 Sonmat, curated By Dahn Gim, which runs January 23 – March 3, 2024, at Gage & Christensen Galleries (610 22nd Ave. S, Minneapolis). More HERE.

Moving Matter in NYC

Moving Matter, a short film created by the SCA's Rob Kitsos and SCA alumni Beau Han Bridge and Meagan Woods, and featuring the SCA's Erika Latta and SCA alumni Anna Wang Albini, Sydney Bluck, Olivia Johnson, Desiree James, Brett Palaschiuk, Alexandra Caprara, and Max Tyler-Hite is having its World Premiere on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 8:15 PM in the Francesca Beale Theater at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City), presented as part of the shorts program, Provocative Perspectives, at the Dance on Camera Festival, running February 9 – 12, 2024. More HERE.

Aporia (Notes to a Medium)

SCA alumni Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey are part of the exhibition Aporia (Notes to a Medium), which opens Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery​, running to April 14, 2024. More HERE.

Hamm talks Ligeti

Stir Vancouver interviewed pianist Corey Hamm in advance of Turning Point Ensemble's (which has the SCA's Owen Underhill as Artistic Director and conductor) upcoming Chamber Concerto with Fabián Panisello at the Annex (823 Seymour St., Vancouver) on January 12 & 13, 2024, at which Hamm is performing Gyorgi Ligeti’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Read it HERE.

Small File Workshop

The Cinematheque and the Small File Media Festival have teamed up (again!) to offer a FREE Zoom-based Workshop running 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM on Thursdays from January 11 to February 1, 2024. Click through for all the info HERE.

ReIssue Art Writing Contest

The deadline for the ReIssue Art Writing Contest from ReIssue​, the "interdisciplinary art writing platform" edited by SCA PhD student Casey Wei, is coming. Here's the call:

"Open to emerging art writers enrolled in our partnering institutions: SFU, UBC, ECU, and Langara College — eligible students are invited to submit their writing for a cash prize of $1500, and publication of the winning piece online and in our upcoming Year 3 Anthology.

The call is open to students in undergraduate and graduate programs, in and beyond the art department. Submissions should be 3000 words maximum, and fit within ReIssue’s categories of Review, Interview, Moving Image, Essay, or Creative. Upon selection, the successful applicant will work with ReIssue Editor Casey Wei to polish up the piece for publication following Reissue’s style guidelines (available as a PDF on our ‘About’ page).

The deadline to submit is February 1, 2024, with the winner selected by March 1."

Check ReIssue out HERE.

Maura Doyle: Dear Universe

Upcoming from our friends at SFU Galleries at the Audain Gallery (149 W. Hastings ST., Vancouver)​: Maura Doyle: Dear Universe, opening Thursday, January 18, 2024, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and running to March 9, 2024. More HERE.

Saragih at Unit/Pitt

SCA visual art student Kira Saragih is the new Gallery Assistant for the Unit/Pitt Society for Art & Critical Awareness​, organized through the SCA's Student Internship program. Congrats, Kira! More info on the program HERE.

U talks to The Dance Centre

SCA alumnus Sarah Hin Ching U is the guest on the latest episode of The Dance Centre Podcast. Listen HERE.

After School S03E01

After School, the podcast from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, is back for Season 3. Listen to the first episode with student host Emma Jean speaking with SCA alumnus Cameron Maitland HERE.

Kong on Turrell

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong in Galleries West on James Turrell. Read it HERE.

Tong's Taoist Punk

SCA alumnus Yi Xin Tong is presenting the solo exhibition Taoist Punk, opening Friday, January 19, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and running to March 2, 2024, at the Candice Madey gallery (1 Rivington St., New York). More HERE.

Hot Dyke Party

The Library Performance Collective, which has SCA alumnus Arthi Chandra as Artistic Director and SCA alumni Alexandra Caprara and Howard Dai as Artistic Associates, is presenting Hot Dyke Party, "a theatre-rock-concert celebrating hot dykes," co-created by Chandra, Caprara, SCA alumni Cindy Kao and Hannah Meyers, Blue Chu, Hayley Sullivan, and Thule van den Dam (with SCA alumni Brianna Bernard and Dai as Technical Directors, Madeleine Polak as Stage Manager, and SCA student Bernice Paet as Assistant Stage Manager), from February 8 – 10, 2024, at The Birdhouse (44 W 4th Ave., Vancouver). Canada. More HERE.


Attention SCA students! Indeed, all students in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology! It's time again to apply to present at the FCAT Undergraduate & Graduate Conference (UGC), which will run April 15, 2024, here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Find out more HERE.

Bridge​'s Ice, Skating

SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge​'s short "hybrid-drama" film Ice, Skating, which he produced during his MFA at York University, is now available to stream on CineAsian Films​. Watch HERE.

1000xRESIST up for three

1000xRESIST, the video game developed by SCA alumnus Remy Siu and the Sunset Visitor 斜陽過客 crew and their collaborators, including a bunch of other SCA alumni – Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Conor Wylie, Maiko Yamamoto, Felicia Lau, Amanda Sum, Anjela Magpantay, June Fukumura, Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien, Erika Mitsuhashi, and Alex Mah – is nominated for three Independent Games Festival Awards, including the grand prize! More HERE.


SCA alumnus Didier Morelli​ curated the exhibition Artletics, which "offers an overview of practices by artists who examine the world of sports," opening January 18, 2024. at 6:00 PM, and running  March 30, 2024, at ARTEXTE​ (2, Sainte-Catherine East, room 301, Montréal). More HERE.

Fall 2023 SFU SCA Music + Sound Compilation

Great news from the SCA Music & Sound Student Union: The Fall 2023 SFU SCA Music + Sound Compilation, featuring music from students in the area, is out now on Bandcamp and YouTube – and cassette (DM them via their Instagram)!

Mesiha and Cheema talk Same Difference

SCA alumnus David Mesiha and Gavan Cheema, who are Co-Artistic Directors of Theatre Conspiracy​, talk about their show Same Difference on the podcast from the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival​, which is presenting Same Difference from January 24 – 28, 2024, at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre​ (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver). Listen HERE.

See How We Run recap

Read the See How We Run podcast recap blog post from SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement​'s Julia Aoki, Samantha Walters, and Kathy Feng (the last two of whom also SCA alumni!), covering all of the episodes in the mini-series, which included SCA alumni Moroti George and Vitoria “veto” Monteiro amongst the guests. Read it HERE.

Residuals (住み・墨) on tour

SCA alumnus Shion Skye Carter​ is taking Residuals (住み・墨) on tour, starting with performances on February 8 & 9, 2024, as part of the OUTstages Festival, presented by Intrepid Theatre​ and Dance Victoria​. More HERE. Follow Carter on Instagram for more dates and places.  

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S4E06b

Listen to S4E06b of How Would Lubitsch Do It? with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Willa Ross on Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932). Listen HERE.

January 12, 2024