SCA | Quick News | March 31, 2023

Khosravi and Mosavarzadeh's Ominous Chaos

SCA alumnus Homa Khosravi and Marzieh Mosavarzadeh exhibition Ominous Chaos, curated by Bahar Mohazabnia, is at Centre A from April 8 – June 3, 2023. More HERE.


The SCA's Nadia Shihab's SISTER MOTHER LOVER CHILD is premiering on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 8:30 PM (EDT) at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto), as part of the 2023 Images Festival. More HERE.

CBC Arts on Soft Launch

Read CBC Arts on Soft Launch, which is a set of "two-week 'mini-residencies'" featuring the SCA's Ryan Tacata and Justine A. Chambers and SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil, running across March & April, 2023, at ECU's Libby Leshgold Gallery. Read it HERE.

Congrats, Priest!

The SCA's Eldritch Priest received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grant for his project The New Daydream Imaginary: On the Ethico-Aesthetics of Spontaneous and Non-productive Thought. While you're contemplating what that might involve, consider listening to Priest's Omphaloskepsis, which was released by Halocline Trance in 2022.  

Tacata and Lewis talk Animating Archives

Watch Nya Lewis and the SCA's Ryan Tacata in conversation at the "first critical duet" in the Animating Archives: Memory, Community, Creation series of talks hosted by the Coach House at UBC's Green College, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Watch it HERE.

Chambers in Tick and Talk of Common Time

Watch the SCA's Justine A. Chambers in Margaret Dragu's Tick and Talk of Common Time video work (and here is the Audio Transcription; Programme, Research & Creative Process Notes for the work).

Smulovitz plays First Contact with Wallace

Watch the SCA's Stefan Smulovitz perform First Contact with Russell Wallace at the Neo-Nativist 33 1/3 concert, which took place March 4, 2023. Watch it HERE.

PantoLand / PantoTown

Have some / know some kids into theatre & performance? Consider Theatre Replacement​'s week-long summer camps, PantoLand (5-10 years) and PantoTown (11-13 years), running this July. Take note: Registration opens Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 8:00 AM! More HERE.

Lin / Ciwas talks with Lee and is on BBC 4

SCA alumnus Anchi Lin / Ciwas Tahos will be in conversation with Nancy Lee on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (PDT) at 254 E. Georgia St., Vancouver, presented by Current Symposium. More HERE. Also, Lin / Tahos is featured as part of a BBC Radio 4 program called Art and Resistance in Taiwan. Listen HERE (while it's available).

Hey Spring with Vines

Vines Art Festival​, which was created by SCA alumnus and Festival Director Heather Lamoureux in 2015, and Art Ecosystem are co-presenting Hey Spring, featuring "music, poetry and a zine launch" on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Pandora Park (2325 Franklin St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Vuorensivu, Pishvaei, and Galindo's With love, 23

Watch With love, 23 by SCA alumni Mikela Vuorensivu, Roya Pishvaei, and Andrea Isea Galindo, presented as part of SpringWorks Festival's POSTCARDS: ShortWorks Showcase. Watch it HERE.

McFarlane works Newcomers

SCA alumnus Ian McFarlane is on "Set, LX and Prop Design" duties for the Halifax Theatre for Young People's FREE presentation of Newcomers: Stories of Refugee and Immigrant Children, on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM at the Bronfman Theatre (Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax). More HERE.

Gamboa in Piña

SFU Woodward's are presenting Ralph Escamillan + FakeKnot's Piña from May 4 – 6, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), featuring SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa as one of the dancers. Tickets HERE.  

Tam with The Chop

SCA alumnus Nancy Tam is working with The Chop in Dublin on their work Playing Fields for the Dublin Theatre Festival, with support from the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Yukon Arts Centre. More HERE.

THEATRE CORPS.' Exquisite Pressure

THEATRE CORPS. (SCA alumni Alexa Fraser and Matthew Winter and Dominique Wakeland) are hosting their final Exquisite Pressure event ⁠at What Lab⁠ (1814 Pandora St., Vancouver) on ⁠⁠April 7 & 8, 2023, at ⁠7:30 PM (doors at 7:00 PM). More HERE.

Triana in DADAO

SCA alumni Jhoely Triana's Arboles (Trees) is being presented as part of Dance West Network’s 8th annual DADAO (Des arts dehors/Arts outside) program. More HERE.

The Darlings in TRANSFORM

Watch The Darlings III by The Darlings, the "multi-disciplinary, non-binary drag performance collective" that includes SCA dance alumni Desi Rekrut (P.M.), presented as part of the 2023 TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival, presented by The Cultch and Urban Ink. Watch HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It on The Doll

Listen to S2E02 of the podcast How Would Lubitsch Do It about Ernst Lubitsch's "lo-fi comic masterpiece" The Doll, with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Tim Brayton. Listen HERE.

Sum sings Aerosmith

Listen to SCA alumnus Amanda Sum cover Aerosmith's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing on her Instagram. Also, don't miss Sum in in Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, directed by Rachel Peake, which is running March 2 – April 2, 2023, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre (2750 Granville St, Vancouver), presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company.

Magpantay at MORROW

SCA alumni Anjela Magpantay is part of Dumb Instrument Dance's Asian Heritage Month programming at MORROW from May 6 – 29, 2023. Follow Dumb Instrument Dance on Instagram for updates.  

Wu in For Now

SCA alumnus Johnny Wu is performing in Green Thumb Theatre's presentation of Scott Button's For Now, which is on tour! More HERE.

Kajander in A forged spider’s web

SCA alumnus Paul Kajander (with HaeAhn Kwon) is part of the exhibition A forged spider’s web, curated by Anne Low, which opens April 1, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and runs to May 7 at Unit 17 (2954 W. 4 Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

O'Callaghan on Morlock

Read some memories from SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan about his experiences with Jocelyn Morlock, who sadly just passed away, when she was a guest composer when he was a student here. Rest in Power, Jocelyn.  

The PSQ at SFU

Here's great blog post from the folks in SFU's Archives and Record Management featuring an interview with Frances Dodd, Systems & Technical Services Librarian at SFU, about some records from the Purcell String Quartet (PSQ), which was the quartet-in-residence at Simon Fraser University, circa 1972-1982. Read it HERE.

Calderon is the cover star

SCA alumnus Davey Samuel Calderon is the cover star for Up in the Air Theatre's 2023 rEvolver Festival, which includes Calderon's Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! ONLINE in its programming. More HERE.  

Femme Festival giveaway

The Tyee are giving tickets away to The Cultch's Femme Festival, which includes SCA alumni Tara Cheyenne's Body Parts on May 3 – 6 and Amanda Sum's New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert on May 11 – 14, and dinner on them is part of the prize, too! More HERE.

Basanta's The unknown future rolls toward us

SCA alumnus Adam Basanta's The unknown future rolls toward us is at Langage Plus from March 24 – May 28, 2023. More HERE.


Watch the video for SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY's latest single, WHAT A MAN, from her album GOOD LUCK, which out now on Sub Pop Records. Watch it HERE.

Skoden in the Sun

Read The Vancouver Sun on the fifth annual Skoden Indigenous Film Festival, which runs Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1, 2023, in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St. Vancouver). Read it HERE.

I’ll be your mirror on the list

Scout Magazine lists I’ll be your mirror, the SCA third-year Visual Art exhibition (presented in collaboration with Kota Ezawa, who's the Spring 2023 Audain Visual Artist in Residence), which runs March 30 – April 8, 2023, at SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery (SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver).

New After School

Here's the latest episode of After School, the podcast produced by the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology that has FCAT students in conversation with FCAT alumni, including from the SCA. This episode features Centre for Digital Media student Marshall McCann speaking with CDM alumnus Brenda Medina. Listen HERE.

Kong on Below the Radar

SCA PhD student Yani Kong is the guest on the latest episode of Below the Radar, produced by the SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Listen HERE.

Spectres of Shortwave at Sackville

SCA alumnus Amanda Dawn Christie's Spectres of Shortwave screened March 23, 2023, at Sackville's Vogue Cinema, presented by the Sackville Film Society.  

TRAction's earth day call

TRAction, a collective co-organized by SFU School for the Contemporary Arts MFA student, Kevin Jesuino, is hosting a three part online workshop facilitated by nehiyaw iskwew (Cree) artist Sandra Lamouche. Here's what they have to say about the workshops: Participants will make artwork or puppets to honour an endangered species of their own choosing. They will record an honour dance together for a video to be shared on Earth Day 2023. Participants are asked to attend all three sessions, however some accommodations can be made. Workshops are April 4, 11 & 18 4pm-5pm PT on ZOOM. For more information and to register, please visit this LINK. This workshop is hosted by TRAction with support from The International Centre of Art for Social Change as part of their FUTURE/forward program.

Lum's in the running

SCA alumnus Ken Lum is up for the 2023 $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award, which the SCA's Jin-me Yoon won in 2022. More HERE.

Morelli talking

SCA alumnus Didier Morelli is part of the final episode of the 'Create With Theory' cycle of conversations, produced with support from Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture au Québe. Watch it HERE (in French). Also, Morelli was part of a public discussion on March 29, 2023, at the Auditorium Sandra et Alain Bouchard, with Dayna Danger, France Choinière, JJ Levine, and Vicky Sabourin about the exhibition Evergon: always present, which runs to April 23, 2023, at Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Snack Witch's Adult Sweetness

SCA alumnus Joni Cheun / Snack Witch is presenting Adult Sweetness at the MFA Gallery (VA-102) in the VA Building at Concordia University (1395 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal). More HERE.

March 31, 2023