GOLDRAUSCH does not fail in its overall mission to break the fourth wall and encourage the audience to consider why people create art and who has the right to tell a certain story.
The play tells the story of a group of artists who are filming a movie, based on a book, which is based on the real life story of Johann Sutter.
While students want a minor that will help them gain access to future career opportunities, the programs also helps to foster a greater understanding of an integral part of global society. The research highlights the fact that there is a demonstrated interest for courses with African content. Classes are full and students are waitlisted.
Dr. Farah Shroff prefers not to be called a resistor. “Resistor is always putting something else at the center of what I do,” she explained. “I like to put my own goals and attention, my dreams at the center of what I do.”
It felt personal — intensely so. It left me feeling like I was witnessing moments that didn’t belong to me, while also stirring up thoughts and feelings that didn’t belong to anyone but me.
“[Michelle] was always repeating to us ‘We’re creating a safe space where dangerous things can happen, not a dangerous space where safe things can happen,’” said Paskalidis.
“The biggest misconception that we want to debunk for other immigrant theatre artists is the fact that you actually aren’t alone,” said Barry. “... I really thought I was. That’s really damaging and tragic in a lot of ways.”
“We spend so much money preserving old buildings.… Why not also spend some money documenting the extraordinary linguistic diversity of our species — that thing that makes us human?”
The sheer amount of fun the actors seemed to be having helps keep the audience engaged, especially for those who may not have been following the quick jokes veiled in old English.
“That was really challenging and also really exciting … to hear a director go ‘We don’t need to see frivolous women on stage. We can see real women. And these women take up space and they’re confident and intelligent and they know what they’re saying, and they’re complex and they’re making decisions.’”
Coren, a professor emeritus in the psychology department at UBC, has won numerous awards for his work, had his own television show called Good Dog!, written books that have topped the bestsellers lists, and currently writes the blog “Canine Corner” for Psychology Today.
Kealoha called the decision to pursue poetry as a career one of the single biggest decisions of his life. Even after the radical career change however, Kealoha did not abandon his scientific background.
“The Aga Khan is well known for his commitment to reconciliation, but to reconcile two convocation ceremonies is really an accomplishment.”
Regardless of what students are interested in, the new season of UBC Theatre offers myriad of options.
“You must speak out against injustice,” she said simply. “And you cannot speak out just once.”