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March 9, 2010

Since its inception, Hive has embraced the notion of risk. This project is no exception. From the first time I walked into the Digital Media Centre warehouse in preparation for Hive 2 back in 2008, I was intrigued by the little room at the top of the stairs. It spoke to me. A couple of weeks ago a remarkable company of actors, stage managers, technicians, designers and friends set about transforming the little room into a fully animated house and home.  We invite you in for a visit.

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March 9, 2010

Carmen Hung is designing lights for our upcoming production of House/Home at HIVE as part of our Prime Placements Program. Here's what she has to say about the show:

There is a reason why a theatre piece is called a “play.” In the end, isn’t the theatre just like a playground for us to enjoy and explore?

The creation process of HIVE 3 with Pi Theatre is very novel to me. I couldn’t agree with Jacqueline more: it is like an adventure. Most of my previous theatre productions have a very similar production schedule - 1-2 months of rehearsal, 1-2 weeks for load-in and tech, and 1-2 weeks run — and...

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March 8, 2010

Jacqueline Breakwell is dancing in our upcoming production of House/Home at HIVE as part of our Prime Placements Program. She took some time out of her one day off from rehearsal to day to write a bit about her experience on the show:

So it is our first day off from rehearsal since we started this adventure. Wow! Time is going fast! I use the word adventure, because that is what this process has been. Meeting and working with the cast and crew as a unit towards making this piece has taken me to many different places. In exploring our possibilities we have gone from one side of the spectrum to...

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March 5, 2010

Check out our HIVE ASM Lois' blog post about her hunt for work in the world of theatre.

You can read more about Lois here.

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February 16, 2010

We're pretty excited about our upcoming show as part of HIVE. If you've been to HIVE 1 or 2, you know this event is not to be missed. If you haven't, this is your chance to get in on this theatrical legend. Sold-out shows at Chapel Arts in 2006 built the buzz. Sold-out shows at Magnetic North Theatre Festival in 2008 amplified that buzz. Now HIVE returns for a third edition as part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

8 late nights. 12 hot theatre installations. 10 hot bands. One big party.

“The buzz was right — [HIVE 2] is the hottest ticket in town... some absolutely dazzling little...

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December 3, 2009

The character of Sala in After the Quake is played by Leina Dueck, who is 10. What does she think about her role in the show?

"It was great to be acting with my mom!  All the adults were so kind and funny!! I enjoyed it a lot."
"I enjoyed creating my character, Sala and playing her.  But I don't like screaming every night.......I don't want to hurt the audience's ears!"
For more about Leina and her work in the show, check out this interview in the North Shore News with Leina and her mom, Manami Hara, who plays Sayoko in the show.

This is Leina playing Sala:

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Her costume is the school uniform her...

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