SCA | Quick News | June 30, 2023

Radul in 92

Watch an excerpt from an archival video of the SCA's Judy Radul, looking cool in '92, giving a lecture at Capilano College, which was shared by The Capilano Review (with SCA alumni Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross as Art Editor and Lauren Lavery​ as Managing Editor). Watch it HERE. The text of this lecture is also in Issue 3.50: In(ter)ventions in the Archive (Summer 2023), which is available now. What's more, if you purchase a TCR print subscription by July 15 (and use the checkout code Summertote), you'll also receive a Naked Bath tote bag designed by Toronto-based artist Erdem Taşdelen. More HERE.

Infinitely Yours in SF

Secret San Francisco lists the SCA's Miwa Matreyek's presentation of Infinitely Yours on July 1 & 2, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, and a shadow play workshop on July 2 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, both at the Exploratorium (Pier 15 – Embarcadero at Green Street), as fun events to do. If you're in SF, go to both! Read it HERE.

The Welcoming at The Jones Institute

The SCA's Ryan Tacata and For You, the social practice group he's in with Erika Chong Shuch and Rowena Richie, are presenting The Welcoming from June 24 – July 3, 2023, at The Jones Institute (963 Hayes St., San Francisco), co-presented by the Headlands Center for the Arts. More HERE.

Gruben, Gotfrit, and Alfeld up for Leos

Here's the full list of nominees for the 2023 Leo Awards, including the SCA's Patricia Gruben (Best Screenwriting: Motion Picture) and Martin Gotfrit (Best Musical Score: Motion Picture), and Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes (Best Lead Performance Female: Motion Picture) for Heart of Gold, and SCA alumnus Teresa Alfeld (both Best Direction & Best Screenwriting: Feature Length Documentary), Hart Snider (Best Picture Editing: Feature Length Documentary), and Matt Drake & Devon Cooke (Best Sound: Feature Length Documentary) for Doug and The Slugs and Me. See the full list HERE.

Long's Lonely Lonely Oh So Lonely

The SCA's James Long (Theatre Replacement) is presenting Lonely Lonely Oh So Lonely on August 12 & 13, 2023, at the Museum Milavida (Milavidanrinne 8, 33210 Tampere, Finland) as part of the Tampere Theatre Festival, presented with the Theatre Arts program (NÄTY) at the University of Tampere. More HERE.

Rodriguez and Kanagawa win Bettys

The SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez (Outstanding Projection or Video Design for Ghost River Theatre's STRUCK) and SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa (Outstanding New Play for Theatre Calgary's presentation of Forgiveness) won Betty Mitchell Awards! Stafford Arima (Outstanding Direction) and Theatre Calgary (Outstanding Production of a Play) also won for Forgiveness, too. Congratulations! See the full list of all the winners HERE.

What Is Welcome? tours

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is holding Friday tours of What Is Welcome?, which includes work by the SCA's Allyson Clay, on June 30, July 14, and August 11, 2023, all at 12:15 PM, led by Michael Dang, the Belkin's Public Programs and Exhibitions Assistant. More HERE.

Fredriksson Q&A

SCA alumnus Emmalena Fredriksson did a Q&A with the The Vancouver Sun, talking about her fast-upcoming presentation of Ecdysis & Soft Palate on July 12 & 13, 2023, at 7:00 PM in Studio T here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), co-presented by SFU Woodward's as part of the Dancing on the Edge festival. Read it HERE.

Sum on the patio

SCA alumnus Amanda Sum is playing on July 20 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 4th and Macdonald in Vancouver as part of the Patio Series 2023, organized by Elisa Thorn. Grab a "by donation" ticket HERE.

Ravensbergen's The Seventh Fire

Co-presented by Delinquent Theatre, SCA alumnus Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen's "spatial sound" work, The Seventh Fire, runs June 27 – July 4 at Lobe Studio (713 E. Hastings St., Vancouver), presented as part of the Talking Stick Festival. Get tickets HERE.

Meet the shortlist

SCA alumnus Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill and the other finalists for the 2023 Sobey Art Award are featured in the National Gallery of Canada's online magazine. Read it HERE.

Kong on Fashion Fictions

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong in Galleries West on the Vancouver Art Gallery's Fashion Fictions. Read it HERE.

Meet aka

SCA alumni Jeanette Kotowich and Deanna Peters have joined with street dance artist Victor Tran to form a new "not a company" called aka. More HERE.

Gold and Smith Commissioned

SCA alumnus Marisa Gold (and Darryl Ahye) and SCA student Adam Smith (and Colby McLean) have been announced as 2023 Commissioned Artists by F O R M. More HERE.

Winter holiday plans already?

Yes! SCA alumni Cindy Mochizuki (Scenic Illustrator), Sophie Tang (Lighting Designer), and Dan O’Shea (Production Manager/Technical Director) are all part of Theatre Replacement's East Van Panto: Beauty and the Beast, which runs November 22, 2023 – January 07, 2024, at The Cultch's York Theatre (639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver). More HERE.

Below the Radar's SCA playlist

Our friends and colleagues in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement have compiled a playlist of all of the SCA guests on their great podcast, Below the Radar, emphasizing the most recent set of episodes with SCA faculty Nadia Shihab and Erika Latta and SCA PhD students Yani Kong and Joni Low. Thanks, BTR team! Start listening HERE.

Small File deadline is NIGH!

The deadline for the 2023 Small File Media Festival is July 1, 2023. Crunch your stuff – maximum 1.44 MB – and submit! More HERE.

Vines Summer Youth Jam

Vines Art Society, founded as Vines Art Festival by SCA alumnus Vines and Artistic Director Heather Lamoureux, are running a new Summer Youth Jam Program, with hosts Lexi Mellish Mingo and Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros. Registration closes July 5, 2023. More HERE.

Ghosts of the Gallery Workshop and Songs to my Ancestors

SCA alumnus Joni “Snack Witch” Cheung and Luke Johnson, believers both, are hosting a Ghosts of the Gallery Workshop on July 7, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Calgary’s The New Gallery (208 Centre St. S). More HERE. Also, Snack Witch is calling for submissions of songs for an imaginary radio show to accompany her sound work Songs to my Ancestors, which is hosted on Montreal's DARE-DARE's website. More HERE.

Help rice & beans

rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as Artistic Director, need volunteers – for box office, art engagement activity, karaoke, and hospitality – to help with their upcoming Halo Halo! Filipinx Mix Mixer & DBLSPK on Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM at Progress Lab (1422 William St., Vancouver). E-mail for more.

Meta/fauna rehearsal

The Dance Centre shared some images of choreographer Delia Brett placing bones over SCA alumnus Isabelle Kirouac and Levana Prud’hommeas during rehearsal for Meta/fauna, which is running at the Dance Centre (677 Davie St,, Vancouver) on July 8, 2023, at 6:00 PM, presented in association with the Dancing on the Edge Festival. See them HERE.

Friedenberg Talking Sh*t With Pulsive Party

Pulsive Party (aka Ashley Whitehead and SCA alumnus Natalie Tin Yin Gan) are the latest guests on SCA alumnus Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's podcast Talking Sh*t With.... Listen HERE (or at your favourite podcast service).

All Over the Map

As well as SCA alumnus Jessica McMann and Wild Mint Arts presenting excerpts from iiyíkihkaohsit (dance with fervour), SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana is presenting Arboles (Trees), and SCA PhD student Edward Sembatya is presenting Mdundo Wa East Africa on Sunday, August 13, 2023, at 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM at Granville Island's Picnic Pavilion, presented as part of New Works' All Over the Map programming. More HERE.

PTC *hearts* Walters

Nice farewell from Playwrights Theatre Centre to SCA alumnus Samantha Walters, who started as their Communications Assistant via an internship through us. But as PTC note, Sam is still a Program Assistant with our friends and colleagues in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and part of the Evergreen Cultural Centre's 2023 Emerging Curators Incubator. Read it HERE.

Tour M*****

The Contemporary Art Gallery's Executive Director Matthew Hyland is hosting a tour of SCA alumnus Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill's exhibition M***** on July 11, 2023, at 6:00 PM. More HERE.

Carr + Jay!

Congratulations to SCA alumnus and Skoden Indigenous Film Festival co-founder and instructor Carr Sappier-Paul, who married Jay Paul on June 24, 2023.  

Meet Wilson

Here's a little introduction to SCA alumnus Wilson S. Wilson by The James Black Gallery, which is hosting Queers in Space: Pride in Art Community Show, featuring Wilson, which is running June 19 – July 8, 2023, as part of the Queer Arts Festival. Read it HERE.

BAROCCO RAVE – there and here

SCA alumnus Sammy Chien and Chimerik 似不像 were in Italy with Wen Wei Dance on a residency at Palermo's Politeama Theatre with Adarte Compagnia, and offered a "soft premiere" of BAROCCO RAVE on June 25 at Poggibonsi's Cassero della Fortezza di Poggio Imperiale, presented as part of the Ballo Pubblico Festival. More HERE. But don't worry if you missed that show (for whatever reason!), because BAROCCO RAVE is also running July 6 at 7:00 PM and July 7 at 9:00 PM at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver) as part of the 2023 Dancing on the Edge Festival. More HERE.

Smith's Open Studio

SCA alumnus Paige Smith is hosting Open Studio: Between Canvas and Celluloid on July 22, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver), ⁠responding, in part, to SCA alumnus Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill's exhibition M*****, which is at the CAG until September 3. More HERE.

Sound in the collection

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound​'s Medicine Prints series have been added to the collection at the Forge Project​. Also, if you haven't already had the chance, don't miss the conversation / interview between Sound and SCA MFA student Cody Tolmie we posted (one of three in a series with SCA Indigenous MFA students and alumni), which you can read HERE.

Work Ascension

The SCA Dance, Music & Sound, and Production & Design Student Unions are seeking an upper level SCA Production & Design student to act as Production Representative for Ascension 2023, the annual interdisciplinary show produced and performed by undergraduate SCA students in the Dance, Music & Sound, and Production & Design areas. Could this be you? More HERE.

Uchi underway

Clala Dance Project, the project-based collective of SCA alumni Tomoyo Yamada and Charlotte Telfer-Wan and Ana Daria Vieru, are developing Uchi, a new "online, immersive, interactive" work, in collaboration with SCA alumnus Joey Zaurrini​. More HERE.

withintensions' Harmonies

withintensions, the monthly art mag produced by SCA alumni, is calling for their next issue on the theme of Harmonies. Submissions are due July 4, 2023. Also, don't forget to download their latest issue on the theme of Green. Get submission info and grad that issue HERE.

Zahak, the Serpent King

The Biting School (SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour and Arash Khakpour) are developing (or perhaps redeveloping?) Zahak, the Serpent King, aiming for a TBA premiere in November 2023, and recently had an "informal sharing" of the work-in-progress on June 28, following a residency in partnership with New Works and Vancouver Civic Theatres.

The Thrift Shop Sunshine People are coming!

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz is hosting an exhibition of magical dolls and wall hangings by his mother, Contantia, on July 2, 2023, at 5:30 PM at The Gumboot Cafe​ (1053 Roberts Creek Rd., Roberts Creek), and he'll be playing music for the opening with Ron Samworth and Graham Ord, too. What a great son! Honestly, if you're into outsider art or just crafting, Contantia's Thrift Shop Sunshine People, many of which live throughout the offices of the SCA, are really something special.

June 30, 2023