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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. 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
  • Wells Hill, Vanessa Goodman, Action at a Distance 2018