Lights - Upintheair Theatre's rEvolver Festival
Nancy Chaulk’s dementia is progressing and so her son Evan, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, finds himself leaving Canada’s west coast to return to his fundamentally wheelchair inaccessible home in Newfoundland. There, Nancy must face an uncertain future, and Evan must find his place in it. Set against the backdrop of a Newfoundland family Christmas – steeped in tradition and treacherous winter weather – Lights is about making room for change: in family, health, perspective, and each other. Audiences join Evan and Nancy on Christmas Eve, as they lose some common ground, find more, and struggle to accept the times and places where there may be none.
Lights is written by and features Jessie Award winner, Adam Grant Warren (Kill Me Now, CREEPS, Last Train In). Creation of the play is made possible by generous financial awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council. Feedback is critical at this stage in development, and audience members are invited to join the playwright and collaborators for a long-table discussion following the reading.
The staged reading of Lights, directed by Brian Cochrane, will be at the Greenhouse Studio on Sunday, May 26th, at 2:00 p.m.
Admission is Pay-What-You-Like
For more about Upintheair Theatre and the rEvolver Theatre Festival, visit upintheairtheatre.com
Photo Credit: Mike Warren
See & Be Seen - Artstarts School Tour
As part of Vancouver’s Artstarts in Schools Program, All Bodies Dance Project has redeveloped See & Be Seen as an ongoing engagement — a touring show designed to inspire the celebration of diversity, difference, and the power of the moving body.
The show engages young audiences in activities, demonstrations, and conversations designed to explore the connections between people of all abilities — to uncover what each unique dancing body has to say. Addressing themes of communication, expression, and connection, See & Be Seen uses foundational skills in contemporary dance and improvisation to challenge the image of the “normal” body and leave viewers with new ideas of what it means to be included, to move, and to be moved.
As part of the touring team, Adam will be appearing in British Columbia schools throughout 2019 and 2020.
Photo Credit: Chris Randle
Nassim - Theatre Replacement
Adam will be appearing in the May 8th performance of Nassim at The Cultch Historic Theatre.
From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box…
Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, it is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.
Direct from playing to sold-out audiences around the globe and a successful run in New York. NASSIM follows Soleimanpour’s globally acclaimed White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.
Tickets at thecultch.com/events/nassim
Photo Credit: Studio Doug
Translations - All Bodies Dance Project
In November of 2019, following the successful first run of Translations, Adam will be appearing in a newly developed remount for Dance in Vancouver.
Originally developed with the assistance of a New Chapter grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, Translations is an integrated dance performance aimed at exploring a multi-sensory approach to the experience of dance for audiences that include patrons with low-vision or blindness.
Photo Credit: Chris Randle