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November 17, 2009

The beautiful rehearsal photos you can see on this blog (here and here) are Ken Bryant's work. Read what he says about the link between theatre and photography!

After a lifetime spent teaching language, I am super-saturated with words, and increasingly fascinated by images. The photographs I most like to take are those of people — above all, people whose faces and bodies reflect action and emotion. I am attracted to complex and dramatic lighting, the kind that shows bodies and faces outlined in dense shadow, far from the flat, boring lighting of the TV sitcom. In short, the theatre is my...

November 16, 2009

The buzz is out! Check out The Province's coverage of After the Quake. You can also hear coverage on Tuesday's edition of CBC's On the Coast and later this week on CBC's The Early Edition.

November 16, 2009

What a treat it is to have time on your side.  And what about space?  That too.  For this production, we had both.  Longer rehearsal period means more time for discovery… more time for creativity to set in.  Of course, as a Set Designer, that doesn’t mean much unless the set is also involved in that process… and it was.  Cue the new rehearsal space known as “Progress Lab 1422”, and voila… time and space. The set was built ahead of time so it could be set up in the rehearsal room…. Most of it anyway.  It is truly a rare pleasure for directors to enjoy rehearsals on the actual set, as the set is...

November 16, 2009

After the Quake Costume Designer Sheila White took a few moments out of her busy schedule to tell us about the work she did for the show.

What sort of research have you done about Japanese clothing?

Fortunately the cast is of Asian descent so of course they had a lot to say about esthetics.

How are you dealing with Frog's costume?

There was a lot  of discussion over the character of frog. There are a lot of different ways one could go about costuming him. Firstly, one could be quite literal and make a huge lumbering frog costume. Or, one could pick up on the "essence" of frog by picking a few...

November 16, 2009

Tickets for After the Quake are now on sale at from $15, and some nights are already selling out. Get yours now!

November 19-December 5 (opening November 20)

Visit or call 604.629.VTIX (8849).
Tickets are FREE to the first 20 Pi members at the door Thursday-Sunday this week.

Studio 16
1545 West 7th Avenue, at Granville Street

November 13, 2009

All photographs by Ken Bryant

rehearsal Manami

Manami Hara in rehearsal for After the Quake


Kevan Ohtsji in rehearsal for After the Quake


Alessandro Juliani in rehearsal for After the Quake


Tetsuro Shigematsu in rehearsal for After the Quake


Director Craig Hall and Kevan Ohtsji in rehearsal for After the Quake


Leina Dueck in rehearsal for After the Quake





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