As many of you know, in 2009 it was decided that adult arts and cultural organizations would no longer be eligible for funding through Gaming grants. Pi was just finishing the last year of a three year commitment from Gaming as the cuts were announced. Between Gaming eligibility changes and cuts to the BC Arts Council, Pi lost over 20% of our funding between 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. The past two years have been undeniably challenging. We've been incredibly fortunate in our fundraising, and are hugely grateful for our amazing community of supporters for helping us get through.
Pi's playwright in residence Sean Devine unveiled his newest work-in-progress at CBC Studio 700 Thursday night in front of an enthusiastic crowd of more than thirty people. "Except in the Unlikely Event of War" takes a look at whether peace is actually desirable or is war, in fact, better for us all.
The actors from left to right are Alex Ferguson, Vincent Gale, Kathleen Duborg, Todd Thomson and Richard Wolfe. Except will have its second workshop this summer.
Thanks to all who came out to support Sean and new play development in Vancouver.
Set in a world where war and waste are necessary and authoritarian power is the binding force of society, Except in the Unlikely Event of War is scathing satire on the politicization of art and media and the instability of truth.
Developed over the course of Sean Devine’s artistic residency with Pi Theatre, this will be a workshop of the play in-progress.
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