Enlightening talks at 1 PM at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. Show at 2 PM.
April 1, 2018
This Sunday Salon talk will look at The Humans through the lens of the family in 20th and 21st century American theatre. Starting with iconic playwrights Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams, we will look at how the family has been used to represent American life at the time and how acting style and stage setting support and illuminate the content of these great playwrights.
Speaker: Stephen Heatley
Stephen Heatley has worked in professional theatre for over 40 years. During his 12 years as Artistic Director of Theatre Network in Edmonton, he directed over 30 premiere productions. He spent five years as Associate Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, was resident director with the Freewill Players Shakespeare Company for 5 years, and has directed for theatres in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Toronto, Blyth, Ottawa, and London, England. Stephen is the Head of the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia where he works with actors, directors, and playwrights.
7:30 PM show followed by a chat with the cast. Discover how actors get into character and where directors get their inspiration.
The Arts Club is proud to offer VocalEye Described Performances at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and the Granville Island Stage this season.
Each performance listed below will be described for patrons who are blind, partially sighted, and visually impaired. The description will not be audible to the general audience. Ten minutes before the show begins, VocalEye users will hear a brief description of the set, characters, props and costumes. Once the show begins, the VocalEye describer will convey important visual information and physical action, live, between the actors' lines. Patrons with vision loss can reserve their tickets and description equipment through the Arts Club Box Office. The equipment consists of a handheld receiver and a single plastic earpiece that fits over either ear. The receivers are also compatible with most personal earbuds and headphones. Equipment is available, at no charge, for pickup at the VocalEye table in the lobby up to one hour before showtime.
VocalEye Described Performances
Learn about Mask-making with Melody Anderson
Me and You, pre-show presentation with playwright Melody Anderson
Saturday, April 28, 11 AM–12:30 PM
BMO Theatre Centre
Admission is FREE
Melody will speak a bit about her play and her process as a mask designer and maker-maker, followed by an exclusive look at some of her current works in progress. LEARN MORE
RSVP FOR APR 28!
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Panelists: Dave Deveau, Spencer Chandra Herbert, Veena Sood, and Colin Thomas.