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Protesting the Anti-Muslim Anti-Immigration protesters in Vancouver
August 19, 2017

Today's anti Muslim - anti immigration protest at City Hall was countered by an estimated 4,000 Vancouverites who believe in the value of inclusion.

As usual there were some terrific signs! One of my favourites said "No Alt-Reich".

There was also live music, and a palpable feeling of solidarity in the air.

It was recognized that when people come together they wield a voice that's stronger and louder than they could possibly have standing alone.

 

Vancovuer Protests

 

 

 

 

 

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August 19, 2017

We're happy to report that our friends at On the Boards in Seattle are presenting Burning Doors by Belarus Free Theatre from September 28 to October 1.

Belarus Free Theatre is one of the most politically charged theatre companies working today.

This description is taken from the On the Boards web site:

Where do you belong when your government suppresses your
basic right to expression? What do you do when the state imprisons you
for making art? How would you survive one of the most brutal prison
systems in the world? 

Belarus Free Theatre combines forces with Pussy Riot’s Maria
Alyokhina in her...

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Haley McGee
May 31, 2017

Pi Theatre is excited to be the presenting partner for Haley McGee's I'm Doing This For You at the rEvolver Festival, and it opens tonight! 

Haley is a fantastic artist from Toronto, and to introduce her a bit more to Vancouver, Richard decided to ask her 10 questions. Check out her answers below and don't miss I'm Doing This For You running only until June 3rd.

1.     What is your greatest fear?
That love doesn’t exist for me.  That I’m poison to the people who love me. That what I’m contributing to the world is futile. 
 
2.     What calms you down?
Being around trees and looking at the sky.
 
3.     When are...

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Venn Diagram
April 19, 2017

Math Cheat Sheet for Long Division

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.
But the most important thing is to focus on what the characters is talking about! It’s not about a formula or the math itself, but really about the metaphors and connections.

Cardinal, Ordinal and Nominal Numbers
Cardinal numbers – known as the counting numbers, indicate quantity.
Ordinal numbers – indicate the order or rank of things in a set.
Nominal numbers – name or identify something and do not show quantity or rank.

Venn Diagrams...

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Genetic Drift
April 3, 2017

We asked Tom Jones to write a blog entry for us about his experience becoming Gary 3. Read it here:

Welcome to the future and Gary 3 is going to tell you about it. Preparing to play Gary 3 has involved looking into climate change and the circumstances that lead to his speculative world as well as delving into this character. A human who also bears genetic material from a microscopic creature called a Tardegrade.
 
The Tardegrade is “microscopic water creature grows to just over 1 mm on average, and is the only animal that can survive in the harsh environment of space. It can also withstand...

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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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