SCA | Quick News | May 31, 2024

Congratulations, Magpantay!

SCA alumnus Anjela Magpantay is Theatre Replacement's next COLLIDER Artist in Residence. More HERE.


The SCA's Ryan Tacata and his For You productions collaborators Erika Chong Shuch and Rowena Richie are presenting PARTY ON! PARTY PEOPLE, a "series of interactive parties celebrating isolated elders in San Francisco throughout June 2024," produced in partnership with the San Francisco chapter of Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE). More HERE.

FCAT Convocation Reception

Attention all graduating SCA students participating in convocation on June 14, 2024, at SFU Burnaby. Please make sure to drop into the FCAT Convocation Reception at SFU's Halpern Centre – friends and families are invited, too! More info and RSVP HERE.

SFU Woodward's no more

We're very sorry to see our friends in SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs be downsized. While the pieces haven't fallen into their new places yet, we hope that our venues will still be accessed by the great legacy organizations that they worked with. Read more from Stir Vancouver HERE and HERE. Despite that bad news, however, please don't forget this: we're still here! While our focus is our students and faculty and the events that are developed out of the SCA, and while we may not have extensive budgets for outside events, we also love collaboration and partnerships. Maybe something good can happen?

Your Old Way Kind of Vision

ECU's Aboriginal Gathering Place and Libby Leshgold Gallery are co-presenting Your Old Way Kind of Vision, curated by Daina Warren and featuring work by Siku Allooloo, Catherine Blackburn, Wally Dion, and SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers, opening May 31 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and running to June 30, 2024. More HERE.

a film about a uterus

SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour and elika mojtabaei's collaborative a film about a uterus, "a poetic surrealist treatment of theatre on film," is having its premiere, supported by a performance and a Q&A, on Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at The Polygon Gallery. RSVP HERE.  

SCA alumni up for some Doras

Some SCA alumni are up for Dora Prizes, including Milton Lim and Patrick Blenkarn's assess.masses, nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Innovative Experience, and Brian Postalian and the rest of the Boys in Chairs Collective team behind Access Me, nominated for three Dora Awards: Outstanding New Play, Direction, and Performance by an Ensemble. See all of the nominees HERE. Congratulations and good luck!

Soft tongues: a bioacoustic opera and @interWEBBED reviewed

Read Stir Vancouver on @interWEBBED and SCA alumnus Jami Reimer's Soft tongues: a bioacoustic opera, which ran as part of Upintheair Theatre's rEvolver Festival at The Cultch. While these two shows have finished, the Festival runs to June 2, 2024 (more HERE). Read the review HERE.  

Are you a Hungarian actor?

rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Anjela Magpantay filling in as interim Artistic Director while SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale is on paternity leave, are looking for some Hungarian actor for the DBLSPK workshop of Emberre Valtam by Olivia Etey. More HERE.

Goodman and White lead a Summer Intensive

SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman joins Calder White as the week 2 instructors for Joshua Beamish and MOVETHECOMPANY's Summer Intensive 2024, which runs July 8 – 12, 2024, at Q7 Studios/Out Innerspace Dance Theatre (77 E 7th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Silverfox and Sound in BACA

SCA alumni Krystle Silverfox and Michelle Sound are participating in the 7th edition of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial / Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone (BACA), which is "a multi-venue exhibition that explores the deep-rooted theme of Creation Stories through the eyes of a talented collective of four curators:" Lori Beavis, Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Jake Kimble, and Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé. If you're in or around Montréal, catch the opening on Saturday June 8, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. More HERE.

Hyperbolic Crochet + Process Design Workshop

Barbara Adler, an SCA alumnus and the Artistic Director of The Only Animal, is holding a Hyperbolic Crochet + Process Design Workshop on Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre (5714 Medusa St., Sechelt). More HERE.

Maddock interviews Mascall

The Spring 2024 issue of The Dance Centre's Dance Central publication features an interview with Mascall Dance's Jennifer Mascall by SCA alumnus Rachel Silver Maddock. The issue also includes Charlotte Leonard on her work on the Coming Out of Chaos: A Vancouver Dance Story website. Read it HERE.

Fried Bites

Watch the first installment in a new online series, 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!" Watch it HERE. 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).

VANDU's Recent History, 2014-2024⁠

Gallery Gachet​ (9 W Hastings St., Vancouver), which has SCA alumnus Olumoroti Soji-George as Director/Curator, is hosting a panel discussion, "VANDU's Recent History, 2014-2024⁠," featuring Delilah Gregg and Lorna Bird in Conversation with Nathan Crompton, on June 6, 2024, from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM⁠, presented in support of the exhibition, To Be Belligerent//To Commit To Memory//To Live Without Fear, which runs to June 22. More HERE.

Yassine at HTMLLes

SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine presented How Far Can A Marked Body Go? at Montréal's HTMLLes festival, which ran May 1 – 15, 2024. More HERE.

Cleave in Ravelling Seams: Visioning Hope

SCA alumnus Sena Cleave joins Allison Chow and Rawan Hasan in Ravelling Seams: Visioning Hope, which runs June 3 – August 8, 2024, at Massy Arts (23 E. Pender St., 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 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.

What the F-Word is Going On?

The last two shows of Garvin Chan's What the F-Word is Going On? (which has Jesse Del Fierro, Samantha Walters, Eve Middleton-Meyer, Cindy Kao, and Brett Hubich as "Panelists") run June 1 & 2, 2024, at the Greenhouse Studio (1885 Venables St., Vancouver), presented as part of Upintheair Theatre's rEvolver festival. More HERE.

Ho at the Canadian Screen Awards

Good luck to SCA alumnus Kimberly Ho and Mark Kenneth Woods, Saba Akhtar, Christian Yves Jones, and Michael Venus, who were all nominated for "Best Host, Web Program or Series" for Pride: The LGBTQ+ History Series at the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards, which are taking place Friday, May 31, 2024, at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto (250 Front Street West). More HERE.

Edwards in Community Moves

SCA alumnus Jenn Edwards is teaching a workshop on June 1, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, and presenting Re:Semblance on June 9 at 10:30 AM as part of Method Dance Society's Community Moves festival, which runs June 1 – 9 at several venues in Prince George, BC. More HERE.

Kanagawa on Shōgun

SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa shared a long post on Facebook about his experience with Shōgun the book and now the new series streaming on Disney+, which he plays a small (but rather cool-looking!) role in, to honor Asian Heritage Month. Read it HERE.

Yamamoto on Cultivating Joy & Care In Our Practice

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, 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) and Jeanette Kotowich. More HERE.

Novel Echopath

SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam (@mattplaysdumbpop) and Adrián Castro Avendaño (@guachiii) have announced their debut album, Novel Echopath, issued in a limited edition of 50. Follow either or both of them on Instagram for their release show date.

How Would Lubitsch Do it? S5E03b

Listen to S5E03b of How Would Lubitsch Do it? with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Donald Brackett on Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder and Lubitsch's Ninotchka (1939). Listen HERE.

Ancestral Dreams & Other Premonitions video tour

Watch a five-minute video tour of SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki's Ancestral Dreams & Other Premonitions (on now the Kamloops Art Gallery until July 6, 2024) by curator Charo Neville for Rogers TV. Watch it HERE.

Silverfox teaches glitching landscape photography

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox is hosting a free "hands on digital art workshop" about "the art of glitching landscape photography" on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in Room 128 in the Science Building at UBC's Okanagan Campus (1177 Research Road, Kelowna), presented by the Okanagan Gallery in collaboration with UBC's Indigenous Art Intensive program. To RSVP, please contact Ryan Trafananko at by Friday, June 7 at 12:00 PM.

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) and Gravity in Your Eyes by Furious Grace Dance Theatre (SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad and Sophia Saugstad). More HERE.

Upcoming Sum

To celebrate the release of does it make me naive if i’ve never been part of something where i’ve meant more to them than they did to me? on June 27, SCA alumnus Amanda Sum is having a performance on Thursday, July 4, 20224, at 7:30 PM at The Cultch's Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St., Vancouver). More HERE.

May 31, 2024