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Kidd Pivot's The Tempest Replica. Presented by SFU Woodward's March 2014. Photo: Jorg Baumann

Signature Presentations

While the majority of SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs (SFUW) actively focus on local professional cultural engagement through co-presentations, SFUW also supports new and innovative creation based work through commissioning, producing and/or solo presenting.

Such creations must inherently possess a national or international profile component. These type of presentations must demonstrate a unique artistic expression through original auteur-driven creation and embrace integrated media technologies - all to inspire new narrative approaches. These presentations must also have an educational outreach component to support and inform the professional local artistic community in advancing cross-disciplinary arts practice.

This SFUW signature series requires a minimum 18 month to two year planning process with special budgetary and marketing analyses. The scale of larger projects may require national and/or international presenting collaborators.

SFUW welcomes applications for future consideration for 2019 Signature Series. Interested applicants can express their interest to Michael Boucher, Director of Cultural Programs and Partnerships via

SFUW Signature Series Presentations:

  • Robert Lepage & Ex Machina's The Blue Dragon/ Le Dragon Bleu 2010
  • Margie Gillis' Thread 2011
  • Atlantic Theatre Ballet Ghosts of Violence 2011
  • Robert Lepage's Far Side Of Moon/La Face de la Lune Cachee 2012
  • Theatre Pap's The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi 2014
  • Kidd Pivot's The Tempest Replica 2014
  • SFU's 50th Anniversary Cultural Program: World Premiere of Hidden Pasts, Digital Futures: A Festival of Immersive Arts (co-presented with the National Film Board & the Vancouver International Film Festival), Turning Point Ensemble's World Premiere of Air India [Redacted], and the Western Canadian Premiere of Robert Lepage & Ex Machina's 887 (in partnership with Théâtre la Seizième) 2015-2016