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After a successful run of Terminus, we would like to invite all of our friends, colleagues, and members to our upcoming workshop reading of Sean Devine's new play, Except in the Unlikely Event of War. Hosted by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, the reading is on April 4th at 7:00pm in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Except in the Unlikely Event of War  is a dark, political satire on the use of war as a means of societal control, the politicization of art & media, the mutability of truth. Mixing fact and fiction, this exciting new play...

A big thank you for all of the support that led to the success of Terminus! There are so many people that play a part in the success of a production, not only the talented artists who have done an incredible job with Terminus, making it a tremendously beautiful production, but also the many volunteers who played a part during the run of the show, and of course to our many patrons and sponsors, without you, this would not be possible. We appreciate all the continued support from patrons and audience members that are long-time fans of Pi, as well as all of our new members that have just joined...

To celebrate our favourite day of the year, I thought I would write a post about the history of Pi Day! After a quick Wikipedia search, here is what I have found:

Fun Facts About Pi Day!

1.  Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14 in month/date format) as 3, 1, 4 are the most important digits of Pi in decimal form.

2. Pi Day was first officially celebrated by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium.

3. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) mails their acceptance letters to prospective students on March 14th to celebrate Pi Day. Good luck to all 2013 applicants/geniuses...

The first week of Terminus is almost to a close! Audiences have been raving about the production, and, in particular, the distinct writing style of Mark O'Rowe. As my inaugural blog post as Pi Theatre's Interim Office Manager, I thought I would share some information about the man in question.

Mark O’Rowe is part of a generation of playwrights who emerged in the 1990’s whose values challenge the norm with surreal and violent tales of a more urban focus. His contemporaries include Martin McDonagh and Conor McPherson. O’Rowe won the IFTA Award for Best Screenplay for his first film, Intermission...

Leanna Brodie, Jovanni Sy and Stephanie Hargreaves in the Terminus Lounge

Leanna Brodie, Jovanni Sy and Stephanie Hargreaves in the Terminus Lounge

Terminus opened last night to a full house and enthusiastic post-show comments. The Terminus Lounge with a video installation by Parjad Sharifi was a big hit as well. An electric time was had by all.

More of the amazing team that has worked creatively behind the scenes to bring you Terminus.

Parjad Sharifi, Projection Installation

Parjad Sharifi is a theatre scenographer, director, and new media creator. He holds a MFA in scenography from the University of British Columbia. He is the recipient of the 2012 Jessie Richardson Award for outstanding lighting design in small theatre. Parjad is currently pursuing research on new media and expressive scenography as a PhD candidate at SFU's School of Interactive Arts and Technology.

Carmen Alatorre, Costume Designer

Originally from Mexico City...

Outside Our Rehearsal Room Window

Outside Our Rehearsal Room Window

Terminus had its last day of rehearsal today. It's been an absolute pleasure to work with this remarkable acting company of Leanna Brodie, Pippa Mackie and John Emmet Tracy and the extraordinary design team of Alan Brodie, David Roberts, Carmen Alatorre,  David Mesiha and Parjad Sharifi. SM Jethelo E. Cabilete, and ASM Jillian Perry kept things running smoothly. We're all looking forward to joining our first audience on preview night, Thursday Feb. 28th for a drink in the Terminus Lounge before and after the show.

Let us introduce you to the fabulous actors, designers, director, and members of the crew that help to make up the Terminus Team!

Richard Wolfe, Director

Richard came to Pi Theatre in 2008 after more than a decade with Theatre Conspiracy. Plays he's directed include seven Canadian premieres of contemporary international work and six new Canadian plays - four of which have been published - as well as plays translated from French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian.

Richard has received four Jessie nominations for Outstanding Director and one for Significant Artistic Achievement...

Check out this blog posting by our newest board member, Rob Maguire. We're very excited to have Rob on the team!


Pi's Progress Lab Obstructions show entitled A Place Called Whisper: Circus of Stolen Dreams came and went on Saturday November 24. The Obstructions were a real gift. For those who are interested, I'm posting a short process blog here: Obstructions Process.

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