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"Les Filles Du Roi" shines spotlight on Indigenous history
“A lot of people have never heard the stories. They don't know some of these histories, especially when we're looking so far back.”
May 22nd, 2018
Post-exotic puttyman Gabriel Dharmoo plays PuSh stage
Quasi-experts meet crypto-natives in scholarly spoof
Feb 2nd, 2016
Lillian Hellman's 'The Children's Hour' shows how views of same-sex couples have changed
Gay Rights in 2015 in Canada is a long way away from 1934's 'The Children's Hour.'
Aug 3rd, 2015
"Kitimat" brings drama of Enbridge Northern Gateway plebiscite to life on stage
“Kitimat”, a play written by B.C. playwright Elaine Avila, takes the story of a northern B.C. town over 2,000 kilometres to Pomona College, an intellectual hub near Los Angeles. It’s a story...
Apr 7th, 2015
International dance show “Backstage” sets the bar high for Chutzpah! Festival 2015: video
Watching Israeli group, Maria Kong, make their North American debut with the electric “Backstage,” is so breathtaking, it makes you wonder why they haven't premiered long ago in Canada. The...
Feb 20th, 2015
Laugh, cry, groove at Chutzpah! Festival's 15th Anniversary
Over the course of almost one month, the city will overflow with a wide range of performances, spread over six Vancouver venues, including the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Red Room Ultra...
Feb 4th, 2015
BC Buds Spring Arts Festival blooms at the Firehall Arts Centre
BC Buds features fab BC artists, for a free performance.
May 6th, 2014
Chelsea Hotel makes a confident return to Firehall
Chelsea Hotel is confident in two ways: it starts with one of the greatest poet/musicians this country has produced, and it doesn’t bore us by reminding us how deep and significant Cohen is.
Mar 20th, 2014
A Brimful of Asha offers a hilarious take on marriage and tradition
A Brimful of Asha offers a glimpse into generational and cultural differences between a mother and son.
Jan 24th, 2014
West Coast Reduction’s gift to Cultch benefits entire arts community
Vancouver's family owned The Cultch received a monumental gift from their longest standing corporate partner, West Coast Reduction Ltd.
Jan 24th, 2014