2008/09 Season

Are MFA Programs Worth It?

Recent PuSh Festival performer and monologist Mike Daisy continues a lively discussion of the value of MFA programs in theatre. He questions the choice that large institutions make to charge tuitions that are far out of alignment with what sort of income graduates can expect after their training. His focus seems to be MFA Acting programs (Theatre at […]

A New ‘Art-titude’ for City Council

An update on the “Save the York Theatre campaign”. Consider it officially “saved”. Wall Financial rescued the York from the wrecking ball this past Friday for a purchase price of $2 million and the architect, Henriquez Partners, will begin the 12 million dollar renovation this afternoon. Wall purchased the theatre for the City of Vancouver […]

The Heart of a Theatre

Over at The Guardian’s Theatre blog, actor and writer Molly Flatt posts a short piece on British theatres and their accompanying bars: The bar has always been at the heart of a theatre. Not so long ago, it was most likely to be a humble, unlovely little corner where you would anaesthetise the pain of the third […]

social media madness

social media madness

Tweet, post or get out of the way – social media is here to stay. To bring yourself up to date with the best of the Vancouver internet media, who are hooked into culture, fashion, politics and, well every li’l thing, check out Rebecca Bollwitts “Best of 604” Awards. Ms. Bollwitt, better known as “Miss604” is […]

all the www’s a stage…

it’s not enough to email, Facebook, twitter, log into Java Life or even Second Life, nope. just about everybody is blogging these days.  i need a whole new vocabulary. today’s word is: “SPLOG” A splog is a fake blog generated by a machine with the purpose of generating higher search engine rankings for one or […]

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