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Factory Theatre Lobby
January 30, 2017

Richard was in Toronto recently for the first week of the Factory Theatre run of Empire of the Son. Here's what he has to say about his trip.

Toronto was great. Vibrant city. Great art. Empire of the Son was very well received and our hosts at Factory were very supportive. VACT is thrilled with the tour as was Pi, and I’m sure our man Tetsuro was in fine form on closing night. GM Shayna was back in her hometown, so naturally I was hoping the visit didn’t cause her to miss it so much that she’d want to move back there. The photo above is a picture of Factory’s video display board in their...

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Dynasty Handbag
December 29, 2016

In the spirit of celebration and the celebratory spirit one gets when one catches themselves smiling, I’ve picked a couple of PuSh shows that I’m looking forward to seeing.

I did not mean these to be hierarchical in terms of their placement on the page. One is pure fun with some weight. The other is weightier with some great fun involved.   

Dynasty Handbag promises a whole lot of uncompromising fun with a little serious intent sprinkled throughout.   

Jibz Cameron (USA)
Dynasty Handbag
January 20, 2017
The Fox Cabaret

Created in 2002, performance artist Cameron’s alter ego explores personal...

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Long Division
December 7, 2016

AD Richard has written this blog about our November production of Long Division at Gateway Theatre.

We’ve wrapped the first leg of this year’s Long Division project. It was a great process-driven adventure that saw our intrepid and extraordinary cast challenged with a remarkable text by Peter Dickinson, and movement choreographed by Lesley Telford and her team. Jergus Oprsal, our lighting designer, did an astounding job. With just 24 dimmers and 48 instruments, he lit up Lauchlin Johnson’s mathematically inspired set. The show looked amazing. All the other designers did terrific work too...

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Dumplings in Richmond
November 10, 2016

We have loved getting to know the neighbourhood around Gateway Theatre during breaks from rehearsals for Long Division. As the show opens this week, we wanted to share a few of our favourite spots to eat. Why not make a night out of it and grab dinner before the show?

Dinesty Dumpling House

8111 Ackroyd Road #160, Richmond, BC, V6X 3J9
Good service, delicious dumplings and noodles and great prices too! This restaurant is just a 15-20 minute walk or a 5-minute drive from the theatre.

4 Stones Vegetarian Cuisine

7771 Westminster Hwy #160, Richmond, BC, V6X 1A4
Tasty Taiwanese-style dishes for...

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Venn Diagram
November 8, 2016

Are you a bit nervous that you’ll get lost in the math of Long Division? Well don’t worry! We have your cheat sheet here.

We won’t give away everything, or how these lessons are used in the play, but at least you’ll have a bit of a reminder if it’s been awhile since you used them.

Venn Diagrams
Venn diagrams were invented as a way of picturing relationships between different groups of things. Venn diagrams can be used to illustrate both set relationships and logical relationships. The diagram features these sets as circles with common elements being represented by the areas of overlap among...

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Long Division
October 21, 2016

Long Division's playwright, Peter Dickinson, has an amazing blog called Performance, Place and Politics, and he has been enjoying writing about Pi and his experiences working with us!

This time around is a piece about the creative meetings that have been well underway for the upcoming run of Long Division. Artistic Director Richard has been busy with meeting all of the creative team to discuss how they can work together to create a cohesive vision.

It's great to hear Peter's perspectives of being in these meetings and listening to the production come to life, in a new way, right before his...

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