SCA | Quick News | June 21, 2024

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!

With one of our favourite Faculty bio pictures of the SCA's (very photogenic) Raymond Boisjoly above to help us celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day today (June 21), here in National Indigenous History Month, we'd like to encourage those of us with a settler-colonial background (and indeed perhaps everyone non-Indigenous living here as a result of Canada's settler-colonial history) to please take some time to read and/or reread the The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's "94 Calls to Action" from 2015 (download them HERE). Serious work still needs to be done! For our Indigenous colleagues, friends, loved ones, and family, please instead enjoy THIS VIDEO of the Cro-Mags' Hard Times, a raging, uplifting anthem about resilience from the band's 1986 debut, The Age of Quarrel, which we'd like to especially share in tribute to Raymond, whose shirt provided the recommendation (and whose broad, informed musical taste is excellent, besides).

Pauly, Biddle, and Penney in Sunday Orbit

The SCA's Mauricio Pauly joins Pendamental (Alex Penney) and Copyright Linda Fox (SCA PhD candidate Dave Biddle) for the June edition of Sunday Orbit on Sunday, June 30, 2024, from 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM at Lobe (713 E. Hastings St., Vancouver). More info and tickets HERE.

On the sur-reality of Langer and Bachelard

The SCA's Eldritch Priest is presenting a paper, "On the sur-reality of Langer and Bachelard," on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, as part of "Susanne K. Langer: Creativity and American Thought," the 2nd International Conference of the Susanne K. Langer Circle, hosted by the American Institute of Philosophical and Cultural Thought (AIPCT), Murphysboro, IL, and by Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). More HERE.

Underhill on TPE in Montreal

Turning Point Ensemble just shared a blog post by the SCA's Owen Underhill, who's TPE's Artistic Director and conductor, of his "reflections" on TPE's "recent trip to Montreal for the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec Homage Series." Read it HERE.

Bhullar's open studio

SCA alumnus Kaila Bhullar, Phoebe Bei, and Rawan Hassan are holding an "open studio" on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, at Centre A (205 – 268 Keefer St., Vancouver), presented as part of Centre A's SLOW Relations + Practices: Emerging BIPOC Artist Residency. More HERE.

Slasher in the season

According to Stir Vancouver on Studio 58's 2024-25 season announcement, SCA MFA student Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg co-created and choreographed Slasher (conceived by Craig Hall and created by Hall, Friedenberg, Torquil Campbell, and Jamie Nesbitt, and work-shopped with Studio 58 students), which is set to run March 27 – April 6, 2025. Read it HERE. (Please note, BTW: since our faculty and students typically devise and produce our shows term-by-term and in real-time, we can't announce a packaged season like the good folks at Studio 58 or UBC. While this does make long-view PR challenging, it also adds grit and excitement to the uniqueness of the SCA. And frankly, as crazy as it can sometimes get in the rush to curtain time, we like it this way!)  

Glitter is Forever

For the Closing Reception for the 2024 edition of the Queer Arts Festival, The Darlings, the "multi-disciplinary, non-binary drag performance collective" that includes SCA dance alumni Desi Rekrut (P.M.), are presenting Glitter is Forever on Tuesday, June 25, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver). More HERE.

Ebenal – IS and SCA grad

SFU's School for International Studies shared this quick profile of joint IS and SCA new alumnus Avery Ebenal. Read it HERE.

SCA in Active / Passive

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz (with Giorgio Magnanensi) and SCA alumni Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong (as Sapphire Haze) are playing the 2024 edition of Active / Passive, which runs August 9 – 11 at various venues on Galiano Island. More HERE.

Dear Friends &

Running July 4, 2024, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, in the Western Front's Grand Luxe Hall (303 E. 8 Ave., Vancouver), the latest edition of Dear Friends &, the reading series organized by The Capilano Review (which has SCA alumni Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross as Art Editor) and the Front, features Elisa Ferrari, River Halen, and Kaie Kellough, hosted by Deanna Fong (TCR's Literary Editor). More HERE.

Introduction to Flamenco – All Abilities

SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana is hosting two "Introduction to Flamenco - All Abilities" sessions on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM, at Strathcona Park (857 Malkin Ave., Vancouver), presented by the CREATE! Arts Festival.More HERE.

Wild Roses reviewed

Read a review by Frances Dorenbaum in C Magazine of the exhibition Wild Roses, featuring SCA alumnus Michelle Sound, Miruna Dragan, Peter von Tiesenhausen, and Holly Ward, which ran ran from April 13 – May 18, 2024 at Toronto's two seven two. Read it HERE.

Vickers Artist Talk

Griffin Art Projects marked National Indigenous Peoples Day (Friday, June 21) and National Indigenous History Month by presenting a recorded Artist Talk by SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers. We'll post the video is it gets shared publicly, but in the meantime, check out the page dedicated to Vickers' work on Macaulay + Co. Fine Art's site.

Chan's the Artist Development Assistant

SCA MFA Kai Yee "Sammy" Chan is the new Artist Development Assistant for the Community Arts Council of Vancouver. Congratulations – and good choice, CACV! More HERE.

Inner Sublimity in Venice

SCA alumni Sammy Chien & Caroline MacCaull (Chimerik 似不像) are presenting Inner Sublimity on Saturday, June 22, 2024, presented as part of Art Night in Venice, Italy. More HERE.

Big Top Art Tent in the Park

Big Top Art Tent, a great community-focused project initiated and operated by Andrew Dadson and SCA alumnus Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, will be helping facilitate Elder Marr DorVault and Elder Les Nelson's Art in The Park at Andy Livingstone Park programming (89 Expo Blvd, Vancouver), running June 27 – September 19 on Thursdays and Sundays from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Hair’s breadth in Tórshavn

SCA alumnus James O’Callaghan's Hair’s breadth, for amplified solo bowed string instrument and electronics, if being performed on Wednesday, June 26, at 9:00 PM, at Blábar (Niels Finsens gøta 23 Tórshavn 100), presented as part of the International Society for Contemporary Music' World New Music Days on the Faroe Islands. More HERE.

Archive and Utopia: Art and Literary Criticism for a Better World

Here's the first free public event that's part of Writing is a Practice, a Vapour, a Many-Toed Thing, Centre A’s 2024 Art Writing Mentorship, facilitated by SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross (with SCA alumni Sena Cleave and Lauren Han as participants): "Archive and Utopia: Art and Literary Criticism for a Better World," an online talk by Larissa Lai, on Friday, July 5, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, via Zoom. More HERE.

Sound profile

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie shared a quick profile on their Instagram of SCA alumnus Michelle Sound, who is part of Land Breaths: A Treaty 8 Exhibition, which runs to August 4, 2024.


We're excited to welcome back the good folks at The Cinematheque for the 2024 edition of Cinelab, their "two-weeklong summer filmmaking program for aspiring artists aged 14–19," which runs here in our labs and studios (and everywhere else that might works as a good location) from July 8 – 19 (Program 1) and July 22 – August 2 (Program 2). More HERE.

Caufield in Summer Splash

SCA alumnus Cori Caulfield is performing as part of Dances for a Small Stage's Summer Splash, which runs July 16 & 17, 2024, at Please Beverage (222 W 5th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Inner Worlds at Boombox

Boombox, a performance space run by SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer and Sierra Megas in a 53 foot shipping container, is hosting Inner Worlds: Exploring the Beings that Live Inside Us, a free three-day "mask making workshop for youths ages ~10-14 years old" with Katie Green (who is also painting a mural on the side of Boombox), running July 8 – 10, 2024, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, at The Birdhouse (44 W 4th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

SCA in the QAF Community Art Show

The SCA's Suze Shore (see their work Handle With Care HERE) and SCA alumni Alexandra Caprara, Kaila Bhullar, Rachel Warwick & A. Branch, and Wilson S. Wilson are part of the Queer Arts Festival's Community Art Show, which is at The James Black Gallery (#425 – 268 Keefer St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Puzzlehead at Green Auto

SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo's Puzzlehead is playing with Loans and Dan Forrest on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, from 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM at Green Auto Body (1822 Pandora St., Vancouver). Tickets HERE.

Sleeper's Ice-Breakers

SCA alumnus Clint Sleeper has produced Ice-Breakers, the "first in a series of physical and digital games," which Sleeper describes (in a very relatable way) as being "inspired by the insufferable onboarding and team building processes that define the workplace." See them HERE and check out more work by Sleeper HERE.

Piece Lily

Upcoming from Odd Meridian Arts: Piece Lily, "an improvised mandala of movement, music and musings," devised and performed by SCA alumnus Marisa Gold, Ziyian Kwan, and Peggy Lee, with lighting design by SCA alumnus Jessica Han, running July 2 & 3 and July 5 – 7, 2024, at 7:00 PM at Odd Meridian's Morrow (Unit 204 – 910 Richards St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Yet Again The Wheel Turns on vinyl

SCA alumnus Wallgrin's Yet Again The Wheel Turns is now available on striking pink vinyl! Sample the music and order the vinyl HERE.


Donate to Theatre Replacement and receive FUTURE POEMS, a zine produced by SCA alumnus and TR's Artistic Director Maiko Yamamoto to celebrate TR's 20th anniversary! More HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S5E04c

Listen to S5E04c of How Would Lubitsch Do It? with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Adrian Martin on Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner (1940). Listen HERE.

Popcorn Galaxies in Play

Popcorn Galaxies (SCA alumni June Fukumura & Keely O'Brien) are included in the new book, Play: Dramaturgies of Participation, by Jenn Stephenson and Mariah Horner, out soon from Playwrights Canada Press. More HERE.

Stir reviews Medicine

Read Stir Vancouver's review of Pi Theatre's Medicine, which runs June 13 – 23, 2024, at the Vancity Culture Lab (1895 Venables St., Vancouver), includes SCA alumni Kayleigh Sandomirsky (Apprentice Stage Manager & Props Designer) and Alex Mah (Sound Designer) and SCA MFA student Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg (Choreographer) as part of the creative team. Read it it HERE.

Stir reviews Lossy

Read Stir Vancouver's review of Company 605's Lossy, which had its world premiere from June 12 – 14, 2024, in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here with us at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, presented as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival (and with the SCA's Justine A. Chambers [Wardrobe Design] and Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez [Technical Support] and SCA alumni Jack Chipman [Production Assistant] and Kevin Soo-Locsin [Associate Producer] behind the scenes). Read it HERE.

assess.masses in Polverigi

SCA alumni Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim are presenting their video game performance work assess.masses as part of the Marche Teatro's INTEATRO Festival 2024, which runs June 8 – 23, 2024, in Polverigi, Italy. More HERE.

IGN on 1000xRESIST

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), was reviewed by IGN. Read it HERE.

June 21, 2024