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Orwell Workshop
October 23, 2015

We’ve almost finished our first week of workshops of It’s All Over, Orwell at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. It’s been a lot of fun working with actors Nneka Croal and Brett Harris. We’re having a conversation with George Orwell. Theatre Conspiracy’s Tim Carlson is the medium.

The first few days have been about exploring some text Tim brought into the room. The following is a snippet of dialogue spoken by characters One and Two. They’re discussing the merits of George Orwell’s famous essay Politics and the English Language, published in 1947. Tomorrow we start throwing bodies...

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Invisible Hand
August 24, 2015

Pi is holding auditions!

Do you want to audition for Pi's production of Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand? We're being presenting by The Cultch, and this show will hit the Historic Theatre stage in April 2016.

For this show, we are seeking four male actors:
- 1 x early 20s
- 1 x mid-to-late 20s
- 1 x 30s
- 1 x 40/50s

The characters in the play, as written by Mr. Akhtar, include three individuals of Pakistani background and one non-defined “American”. 

 

Think you might be a great fit for one of these roles? Check out more information HERE and then submit your headshot and resume!

 

 

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SFU
July 27, 2015

This past March, Pi partnered with SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement to present a panel discussion on The Role of The Artist Provocateur in Canada.

Moderated by our own Richard Wolfe, the featured panelists were Jamie Hilder, Omari Newton, Ndidi Cascade, Geoff Olson, and Cherise Clarke. 

Did you miss the discussion? You can watch the following video of the panel and then we'd love to hear your thoughts, so don't be shy!

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Inclusivity
July 22, 2015

A group of concerned theatre artists in Vancouver (lead by ReAct) have written an open letter to the Vancouver Jessie Society critiquing the lack of diversity on Jessie juries and the resulting lack of recognition at the awards themselves. 150 artists from around the city have signed the letter. There are a number of issues raised in the letter that are at once connected to, but also separate from, the Vancouver professional theatre awards.

A response has been posted by the Jessie board. Both are published below.

Have a look. Do you have a position? A comment? Do you see an elephant in the...

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Group Shot
June 24, 2015

Monday night was the 33rd annual Jessie Richardson Awards and Pi Theatre's Blasted was nominated for 8 awards!

Of the 8 awards, Pi took home 3:

Jeff Harrison - Outstanding Lighting Design
Drew Facey - Outstanding Set Design
Richard Wolfe - Outstanding Direction

Here's a photo of Artistic Director Richard Wolfe accepting his award:

Richard Wolfe

We'd like to once again thank everyone who worked on Blasted, all our donors, sponsors, board of directors and volunteers, as well as all of our audience members. Our goal was to get you talking, and we know that we did with this riveting and intense work. 

Also a...

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Blasted / Jessie's
June 22, 2015

Tonight, Pi Theatre will join the Vancouver theatre community at The 33rd Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.

We'll be celebrating our production of Blasted by Sarah Kane, which is nominated for eight awards - the most nominations for any single production. If you missed it, Blasted was an incredible show that made people sad, angry, confused, upset, and probably evoked many other feelings. But most of all, it got people talking, which was one of our main reasons for bringing it to the stage. We were overwhelmed by the responses and feedback from critics and audience members alike, and we cannot...

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