“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.”
Part of what keeps Smailes loving his job is the opportunity to learn something new and different every day. “You only have to go talk to a researcher about what they’re working on, and their excitement is infectious.”
Vancouverites don’t need a time turner to thumb through a first edition printing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Instead, any muggle or wizard can head down to the basement of Irving K. Barber Library to see the book themselves.
Culture at the Centre, a collaborative exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology, brings together the work of five Indigenous cultural centres and six nations. Its March opening showcased this attitude of partnership with a collection of performances and speeches by the communities involved.
Through a combination of impressive acting, thoughtful set design and eerie sound effects, UBC Theatre creates an engaging and disturbing production of one of America’s most well known plays.
Virago Nation is a group of female warriors who are challenging stereotypes about Indigenous women and sexuality one burlesque performance at a time.
When the cast and crew of She Kills Monsters met for the first time, they were not themselves. With the help of five Dungeon Masters, two pounds of multi-sided dice and dozens of character sheets, they become paladins, mages and heroes in the fantastical world of Dungeons and Dragons.