Home...But Not Free (A Fundraiser for Staircase XI's Home Free (2012 Fringe Tour)
“Home…But Not Free” is a fundraiser for Staircase XI’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Home Free, in the Victoria and Vancouver Fringe Festivals 2012. It will be an evening of awesome acts, at the laid-back and spacious Sin Bin Sports Grill. The evening will be full of great performers, as well as some awesome door prizes and fantabulous raffle prizes (Including various theatre tickets, Pacific Theatre, Itsazoo Theatre, Hardline Theatre and more!- and Starbucks Coffee!)
Hosted by Dan Willows: Dan Willows is a relatively new player on the Vancouver Comedy scene. A resent transplant from the prairies, Dan has started making a name for himself by drawing on stories from his personal life and childhood. Willows obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art in the Theatre Performance from the University of Regina in 2007 and went on to became a main player in the Saskatchewan artistic scene. He can be seen in CTV’s Corner Gas, Little Mosque on the Prairie, and CBC's InSecurity. More recently he can be seen in the Saskatchewan developed new hit web series InSayshable. He has performed in Regina,SK at The Comedy Grind Show, Pass the Hat: A Comedy Show on a Budget and as a cast member in Comabt Improv.
Since coming to Vancouver Willows has performed in numerous Comedy Shows, including being a Vancouver semi-finalist in Sirius XM Canada’s Next Top Comic Competition. Willows is looking forward to expanding his career and bringing the laughs to a broader audience in Vancouver.
Tillikum's Revenge (Brian Cochrane & Mishelle Cuttler-with David Kaye on the drums!) Tillikum's Revenge formed to play Bulgarian Folk Music in Mindy Parfitt's UBC MFA Directing Thesis production of Arms & the Man in 2010. They're not really a band. Or are they?
Sister Act (Accompanied by Mishelle Cuttler)
Sister Act was formed in 2008 and consists of Bita Joudaki and Christine Bortolin. Sometimes they are musically accompanied by Aaron Read. They have performed at festivals throughout Canada and are now working on completing two pointless Arts degrees. They like rap, friendship, and surprises. Also, low self esteem. They want to thank you for supporting live theatre
With loop pedal, fiddle and voice, sonic weaver Hannah Epperson creates intricate and moving musical landscapes. As a stirring solo performer and talented collaborative artist, she has joined forces with a versatile cast of some of Western Canada's favourites in the indie and folk scenes, including Miss Emily Brown, The Zolas, Aidan Knight, Said the Whale, Morlove, and electro-pop sensations Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party, to name just a few. Hannah's collaborative history has included many politically and socially charged mixed-media explorations, including collaborations with theatrical, visual, and musical artists including the beloved Mind Of A Snail Puppet Co.
In Vancouver, she is a regular at Café Montmartre and thrills in busking around the beaches of English Bay at dusk. But it was in Berlin where Hannah cut her solo teeth busking under derelict bridges and alongside quiet canals. From Berlin, Hannah got her first taste of the musician's life playing country rock with the Runaway Brides, touring through Scandinavia with the bluegrass band Wabash, and casting her enchanting aural spells under the dim lights of Kreuzberg's cafes.
After her incredibly successful debut in the B.C. Festival circuit in the summer of 2011, Hannah has certainly built a reputable name for herself amongst Vancouver's “Super Group” of indie musicians.
Here is a link to her bandcamp page, where tracks can streamed and/or downloaded: http://hannahepperson.bandcamp.com/
Where: Sin Bin Sports Grill (http://www.thesinbin.ca/)
295 West 2nd Avenue Vancouver
When: Saturday, June 30th. Doors at 8pm, Show begins at 9pm. $10 at the Door.
“Home…But Not Free” is a fundraiser for Staircase XI’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Home Free, in the Victoria and Vancouver Fringe Festivals 2012. Home Free will be directed by UBC MFA grad Brian Cochrane, will star Jason Clift (Studio 58) & Maryanne Renzetti (UBC BFA), with Technical Direction by Heidi Quicke. It will run during the Victoria Fringe Festival (August 24- Sept 1, Venue TBD) and in the Vancouver Fringe Festival at the Carousel Large Studio (Sept. 6-16).
About Home Free: Worlds collide when a brother & sister who live as a married couple are faced with a problem they’re unable to navigate via the make-believe reality they’ve created for themselves. This haunting and heartbreaking story is one of the earliest works of celebrated American playwright Lanford Wilson.