SCA | Quick News | June 7, 2024

Making a Scene Online: taking care +  

Maiko Yamamoto, SCA alumnus and Artistic Director of Theatre Replacement, is hosting a free webinar, "Cultivating Joy & Care In Our Practice," on Monday, June 17, 2024, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM via Zoom, featuring SCA alumni Derek Chan (Artistic Director of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre) and Fay Nass (Artistic Director of the frank theatre company and founder/Artistic Director of Aphotic Theatre) and Shawn Macdonald (Managing Co-Artistic Director of Realwheels Theatre), presented as part of the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)'s Making a Scene Online: taking care series of webinars in advance of "Making a Scene Gathering: restoration & nourishment" on Monday, June 24, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM in person at the BMO Theatre Centre (162 West 1st Ave., Vancouver), featuring SCA alumni Tasha Faye Evans (who's giving a keynote), Jeanette Kotowich, and Keely O'Brien. More HERE.

Rodriguez works Do Eye Know You?

The SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez is the Projection Designer/Systems Designer for Kym Moore and the Antigravity Performance Project's Collaborative Residency project at Brown University, Do Eye Know You?, which is a "multidimensional performance project that travels from 13th-century France to civil rights-era Selma, Alabama, to realms of existence beyond the third dimension." More HERE.

Smulovitz and Ramos' Sound Journey

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz and Alcvin Ryūzen Ramos are presenting a "Sound Journey" on June 30, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Gibsons' High Beam Dreams (350 Glassford Rd.). More HERE.

Stir on Medicine

Here's Stir Vancouver on 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 HERE.

Strom on Hyperdoodles in Drippytown

SCA PhD student Jordan Strom is giving a Zine Night Library Talk, "Hyperdoodles in Drippytown," on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, in the Vancouver Art Gallery's Library & Archives, presented in support of the exhibition, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, which runs to September 22, 2024. More HERE.

SCA in Dancing on the Edge

The 2024 edition of the Dancing on the Edge Festival, running June 13 – 22, includes SCA alumnus Tomoyo Yamada and the Clala Project's Uchi うち (with SCA alumni Christian Ching as Lighting Designer, Sam Mason as Projection Designer, and Shion Skye Carter, Anja Graham, Charlotte Telfer-Wan, and Kevin Soo-Locsin as Performers), Gravity in Your Eyes by Furious Grace Dance Theatre (SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad and Sophia Saugstad), SCA alumnus Helen Walkley's blocking, featuring music by SCA alumnus James Maxwell, and Giselle Liu's Behind Veiled Eyes. More HERE.

Neville tours Mochizuki for TV

Watch a video tour of SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki's Ancestral Dreams & Other Premonitions by Kamloops Art Gallery curator Charo Neville for CFJC Today Kamloops. Ancestral Dreams & Other Premonitions runs to July 6, 2024. Watch it HERE.

Snack Tour with Snack Witch

SCA alumnus Snack Witch Joni Cheung is holding a "snack tour of Calgary's Chinatown" on June 20, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, presented by The New Gallery is support of Cheung's exhibition bring back as souvenirs, which runs to June 29. If you're one of the first 16 people to RSVP, you get a free $20.00 snack budget to spend on the tour! More HERE.

O'Callaghan's Empties-Impetus

SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan's quadraphonic work, Empties-Impetus, will be performed on June 15, 2024, as part of the A Day of Sound mini-festival at the GASK (Barborská 51–53, 284 01 Kutná Hora, Czech Republic). More HERE.

Koh on Below the Radar

Episode 243 of Below the Radar, the podcast from our friends in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, features busy artist Germaine Koh on her ongoing project League and much more, including the The n Games, which was a project she realized with the SCA's James Long and SCA students. Listen HERE.

1000xRESIST is #1

Paste Magazine listed 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), as – SPOILER ALERT! – the top spot on their list of "The 10 Best Games of 2024 (So Far)." Congrats to the 1000xRESIST team! Read the whole list HERE.

SmartSmart in Folda

Produced with the support of Theatre Replacement, SCA alumnus Adrienne Wong's SmartSmart is running as an in-person show on June 14 at 7:00 PM and June 15 at 3:00 PM at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St., West, Kingston, ON), and online on June 14 at 7:00 PM (all ET), as part of the Spiderwebshow's 2024 Folda festival. More HERE.

Vines Art Festival 2024

Vines Art Society, founded by SCA alumnus and Artistic Director Heather Lamoureux, is beginning to roll out the next edition of the Vines Art Festival, set to run August 7 – 17, 2024. Check for the lineup and other updates on their site HERE.

Triple Point on vinyl

SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil not only just released released Umbel, the third in a (hopefully ongoing!) series of photo/music projects, but Kranky Records is also issuing / reissuing Loscil's 2001 album Triple Point as an expanded vinyl version. More HERE.

Johal on Overthink

SCA Associate Member Am Johal, who's also the Director of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, was a guest on the Overthink Podcast, talking about O My Friends, There is No Friend, his recent collaborative book with Matt Hern, which is also coming out as a print run this June via Columbia University Press. Watch the episode HERE.

Lam in Gone With the Wind

SCA MFA student Tung Pang Lam is part of the exhibition Gone With the Wind, co-curated by Steven Dragonn and Ho Tam, opening Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, and running to July 27 at Canton-sardine (#071 – 268 Keefer St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Fried Bites 2 & 3

Watch the second (HERE) and last (HERE) installment of Fried Bites, hosted by SCA alumnus and Playwrights Theatre Centre's Dramaturg, Public Engagement, Davey Samuel Calderon, who's out to find out more about "the people and the community of the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood!" Meant to help promote UNSCRIPTED: Deep Fried on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Progress Lab – featuring Peter Abando and Kimmortal, plus a conversation by Calderon and his collaborators with SCA alumnus Anjela Magpantay – but the event is sold out (they're encouraging folks to email to be added to the wait list).

Brown's Listening Event

SCA alumnus Lorna Brown is hosting a Listening Event on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 2:00 PM as part of the Marianne Nicolson's project This Is An Emergency Broadcast, which is running June 21 – August 11, 2024, at UBC's Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (1825 Main Mall, Vancouver). More HERE.

Home is an Artifact

SCA alumni Kaila Bhullar and Ogheneofegor Obuwoma join Luis Andrés Serrano and Monica Cheema as Gallery Gachet​'s 2024 BIPOC New Media Cohort for To Map Alongside Belonging. Each of them will produce a film that will be screened on Sunday, June 9 at 7:00 PM as part of XINEMA's Home is an Artifact at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver), and on June 10 as part of the will launch of Gallery Gachet’s community screen.

Tablao Triana Flamenco

SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana is performing as part of Tablao Triana Flamenco on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Anza Club (3 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Mascall Dance's Privilege At Home

Mascall Dance, which has SCA alumnus Tobias Macfarlane (son of Jennifer Mascall and the SCA's John Macfarlane) as part of their team, is collecting bookings for their Privilege At Home project, which they describe as "a travelling delivery dance well-suited to gatherings of all sizes and major events." Find out more 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.

DADAO Informal Presentation of Outdoor Works

SCA alumni Carla Alcantara, Jhoely Triana, and Sarah Hin Ching U are participating in Dance West Network's DADAO Informal Presentation of Outdoor Works on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM at David Lam Park (300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver). More HERE.

Incoming at Boombox

Boombox, a performance space run by SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer and Sierra Megas in a 53 foot shipping container (located at 44 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver), are cooking something up for June 26 – 28, 2024. Follow them on Instagram for updates!

Impossible Ordinary with Adler and Evans

Watch the latest edition of the Impossible Ordinary with SCA alumnus Barbara Adler, who's also the Artistic Director of The Only Animal, seeking "advice on thorny topics" from guest SCA alumnus Tasha Faye Evans. Watch it HERE.

Sound of the Sun Vol. III

SCA alumni Marianne Thodas, Hân Phạm, and Sam Meadahl contributed to Sound of the Sun Vol. III, the "final iteration" of UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness' "celestial, sequential, solar, cyclical project," which is holding a "summer garden party with an outdoor cassette listening space, small meal, and live performances by SOTS artists Edith Skeard, Anju Singh, Sam Meadahl, and Immix (Robyn Jacob)," on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at 2954 West 4th Ave., Vancouver. Space is limited, so RSVP HERE.

The Dead Letter Office in Dartmouth

With performances and one-on-one experiences to share, Popcorn Galaxies' (SCA alumni June Fukumura & Keely O'Brien) The Dead Letter Office is returning to Dartmouth Nova Scotia for the Eastern Front Theatre's Stages festival, which runs June 5 – 9, 2024. More HERE.

Sleeper calling for mail art

SCA alumnus Clint Sleeper is calling for mail art for the exhibition Electioneering at Unrequited Leisure, "an artist-run project space in Nashville, Tennessee," organized by Chalet Comellas-Baker and Sleeper. Send your submission to: Electioneering, PO Box 587, Tallahassee, FL, 32302.

PTC Workshop Series 2024

SCA alumni Heidi Taylor, Melanie Yeats, Davey Samuel Calderon, who are Playwright Theatre Centre's Artistic & Executive Director, Creative Managing Director, and Dramaturg, Public Engagement, are all hosts for the PTC Workshop Series 2024. Yeats is hosting "Writing Scenes of Intimacy… beyond 'they kiss'” on Thursday, June 13, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM via Zoom; Taylor is hosting "Mapping a Creative Project: Out of your head and into the world" on Wednesday, July 3, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Progress Lab (1422 William St., Vancouver); and Calderon is hosting "The Show Will Go On: The Basics of Running a Smooth Event" on Friday, July 12, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, which runs online and at Progress Lab. Also, PTC's Joanna Garfinkel hosted an earlier workshop on May 25. More HERE.

Gan's BIPOC Class Series

SCA alumnus Natalie Tin Yin Gan is hosting a "BIPOC Class Series" for EDAM Dance on Sundays from June 30 – July 21, 2024, from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. More HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S5E04a

Listen to S5E04a of How Would Lubitsch Do It? with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Kevin Bahr on Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner (1940). Listen HERE.

Khosravi's virtual talk and open studio

SCA alumnus Homa Khosravi, the winner of Griffin Art Projects' 2024's BIPOC Studio Award, is participating in a virtual artist talk with Aiden Kirkegaard (the 2024 Griffin x ECU Studio Award Winner) on Saturday, June 15, from 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM via Zoom (more HERE) and also holding an "open studio," again with Kirkegaard, on Sunday, June 23, from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at 1180 Welch St., North Vancouver (more HERE).

Wreck Beach Butoh

Kokoro Dance, which has SCA alumnus Barbara Bourget as co-Artistic Director, is calling for participants for the 30th annual Wreck Beach Butoh performance workshop, running July 8 – 21, 2024, at Wreck Beach. The registration deadline is June 30, and the performances will be July 20 and July 21. More info HERE.

Gamboa's dama workshops

As part of her New Works' 2024 Summer Studio Artist Residency, presented in partnership with Out Innerspace, SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa is offering four free workshops on the voice and movement practice called dama on June 19, 20, 21 & 26, daily from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM at Q7 (77 E 7th Ave., Vancouver). More info and RSVP HERE.

Bhullar helps launch Greasy

SCA alumnus Kaila Bhullar is participating in the launch for the new magazine Greasy on on July 20, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at What Lab (1814 Pandora St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Sethi bio

The Sundar Prize Film Festival shared a profile of SCA alumnus Rashi Sethi (they're the Festival Videographer) on their Instagram (read it HERE) and also reminded us that Sethi and Inanna Cusi's Glitter Loop is screening on grunt gallery's Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen (at the intersection of Broadway & Kingsway in Vancouver).

Horror in Seconds' themes

Horror in Seconds, the short film festival dedicated to 60-seconds-or-less horror shorts from emerging BIPOC filmmakers organized by SCA alumnus SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy, has announced the themes for its 2024 edition: Religious Horror and Urban Legends. More HERE.

June 07, 2024