Reviews

 Justin Ramsey

When Things Go Sideways

When Things Go Sideways

Apocalypse Parade, Possible Worlds and the Value of Life

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 5 of 5. And if they were to take a principled stance, what would the future look like? This is a question that artist collective Popcorn Galaxy explores in Apocalypse Parade. […]

 Justin Ramsey

Razing Our Children

Razing Our Children

Saving Mother’s Call to Action

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 4 of 5. Before Saving Mother begins, Coast Salish-Nez Perce community activist and writer Kat Norris takes the stage and, drum in hand, asks us to rise to our feet and […]

 Justin Ramsey

A Case for Hugging Trees

A Case for Hugging Trees

Empathy in Living On The Grid

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 3 of 5. I remember when the UN Climate Change Conference happened in Paris. The cause was so simple, so dire, that swift and immediate action should have been taken. No […]

 Justin Ramsey

Fleeing From Our Problems

Fleeing From Our Problems

Cosmic Justice On Accountability

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 2 of 5. I am waiting outside a curtain of tarps, which block off a section of the Anderson Street paid parking lot at Granville Island. The lot resembles a dilapidated […]

 Justin Ramsey

One Thousand Ways of Doing Nothing

One Thousand Ways of Doing Nothing

The Lilacs Tackles the Millennial Crisis

Written by Justin Ramsey Re:generation is a special series of articles responding to Generation Hot at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This is part 1 of 5. At six o’ clock on a sunny Saturday, I arrive at Granville Island. I’m early, so I walk around the pond, and along the boardwalk south of the […]

 Jen Kennedy

Rivulets

Rivulets

Video, Words and Photos by: Jen Kennedy I arrived at a secret location in Chinatown to see three linked plays. The stories confront the look of madness or survival in a world at its absolute end. The series was called Rivulets, but the plays had their own subtitles and were separate distinct vignettes, all set […]

 Drew Copeland

Eurydice

Eurydice

Review and interview by Drew Copeland On its surface, Eurydice is catchy and engaging, verging on farcical; pausing for deeper consideration, more significant aspects arise from the tragic foundations. The play is both immediately entertaining and enjoyable like Count Chocula, but also offers some gristle upon which to chew in quiet reflection. This popular Greek […]

 Aly Laub

Pop Punk Paradise at Seven Dining Lounge

Pop Punk Paradise at Seven Dining Lounge

Failing Street debuts their EP at an all-ages show

On November 5th, a young crowd floods Seven Dining Lounge. They’re here to see five musical acts perform: solo artists Joel Stibbs and Bryan Michael, followed by Harper Youth, One And The Same, and the headliners, Failing Street. The show is Failing Street’s debut of their EP, Silver Tongues and Silver Globes, so a large […]

 Aly Laub

“Trashy Show” Review

“Trashy Show” Review

Local bands perform at 333 on October 23, 2015

  Words By Alyssa Laube   With a name like “Trashy Show”, it’s easy to jump to conclusions about the event. It doesn’t help that it’s at a notoriously run-down venue, either. Due to the number of people who RSVP’d “Yes” for October 23rd, the space was changed from the original location to 333 Clark Drive, […]

 Jen Kennedy

The Work In Dreams

The Work In Dreams

Contemporary dance lights up the Firehall

It is possible to perceive something that isn’t actually there. Choreographers, dancers and composers create a production with many interpretations. I am sitting in the Firehall Arts Centre theatre, about mid row, my eyes relaxed on the gravitational pull of an empty stage. The new contemporary dance performance “Things Near and Far” has not yet […]