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January 16, 2012

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.

After a months...

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December 20, 2011

Pi Theatre staff and board had a lovely dinner at Nuba in downtown Vancouver on December 19th to mark the end of the year. Great food. Great company. Bring on 2012!

(In the photo: Pi GM Becky Low, Secretary Dawn Padget and President Ben Unterman.)

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December 16, 2011

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.

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December 15, 2011

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.

December 15th, 2011 8:00 pm

CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC.

Directed by Richard Wolfe

Cast:
Kathleen Duborg
Alex Ferguson
Vincent Gale
Todd Thomson

Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. If you would like to...

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December 1, 2011

Tired of buying people things they don't need? Fed up with spending money on more useless tat? This year, avoid waste, give theatre. This holiday season, give ethically with Pi.

We have a wide variety of gifts for everyone on your list. You can buy a gobo for your landlord, fifteen sound cues for your aunt and an actor for a day for your sister. With items starting at $5, it's affordable for everyone to contribute, and play a vital role in creating contemporary theatre. For gifts over $20, you will receive a tax receipt for the full value of your donation. Finish your holiday shopping now at...

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November 12, 2011

Carmen Aguirre is recently returned from London where she was promoting her new book Something Fierce.

Read a wonderfully written profile of Carmen in The Guardian.

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