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Growing Room Feminist Literary Festival

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival is Room magazine’s annual literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists. This year we will feature several ASL interpreted events, occurring March 2-4.

The complete event list is available here: http://https://roommagazine.com/festival

 

 

Sequence

ASL Board Games Night at Coquitlam Douglas College

Hello ASL community of Vancouver,
Douglas College’s Sign Language Interpretation program is hosting ASL Board Games Night!
The fun will happen on Monday, February 26 @ 6-9pm. We will be in room D1019 in the D building of Douglas College’s David Lam Campus in Coquitlam at 1250 Pinetree Way – about a short 5 min walk from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station.
Deaf community members are welcome. Professional interpreters are welcome too. ASL students and hearing allies who use ASL are, of course, more than welcome as well. This event is all ages and is wheelchair accessible.
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DATE: Monday, February 26, 2018
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
ADDRESS: Douglas College – David Lam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
ROOM: D1019 (D Building)
If you have any questions please email the hosting students – leem47@student.douglascollege.ca

 

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Games Night Posting Feb 26th 2018

Realwheels Theatre presents: SEQUENCE By Arun Lakra

Realwheels presents SEQUENCE, by Arun Lakra, which runs at Presentation House Theatre from March 14 – 24, 2018. We will offer ASL Interpretation on Sunday, March 18 (2pm). Please note that we are offering a $20 ticket price throughout the run for persons who are Deaf or live with disability with the promo code SEQ2018.

Realwheels Theatre presents:
SEQUENCE
By Arun Lakra

WHEN: March 14-24, 2018
Media Opening: March 15, 8pm
*Preview: March 14, 8pm *(All proceeds from the preview performance will go to Realwheels Society to cover production costs)
Performance Times: March 16-17 & 21-24, 8pm
Matinee: March 18, 2pm

http://www.tickets.phtheatre.org

WHERE: PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE
333 Chesterfield Avenue; North Vancouver, BC

RUNNING TIME: 80min, no intermission

TICKETS: Adult: $28 | Deaf; PWD: $20 (USE PROMO CODE SEQ2018) | Senior: $20 | Student; Arts Worker: $15 | School Groups: $10 per student
On sale now at Presentation House’s Box Office, by phone at 604.990.3474, or at www.tickets.phtheatre.org

ADDED VALUE:
Enjoy a post-show discussion on Wednesday, March 21
ASL Interpretation on Sunday, March 18 (2pm)
Live Description by VocalEye for people who have vision loss on Saturday, March 17 (8pm) & Saturday, March 24 (8pm)

ADVISORY: Mature content – not suitable for children.

 

“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” – Stephen Hawking

(Vancouver, BC) – Join Realwheels Theatre for an intellectually sexy and thought-provoking evening as they present SEQUENCE, the award-winning science thriller by Arun Lakra.

Taking place at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver from Wednesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 24, this production integrates a cast of four professional actors, including two who live with disability. The casting speaks to Realwheels Theatre’s ongoing commitment to fostering interchange between mainstream and disability arts sectors.

Is our luck programmed in our genes? Is there an innate ‘right-ness’ to biological outcomes that’s rooted in our fundamental DNA? SEQUENCE is a fast-paced, science thriller that explores the intersection of math, nature, and spirituality.

A professor confronts a student who has defied probability by taking a multiple choice exam only to get every answer wrong. Meanwhile, the “Luckiest Man Alive” – with his uncanny ability to predict the winner of the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 years running – is confronted by a young woman who claims to know his secret. In SEQUENCE, two different paths converge. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos!

Directed by Rena Cohen and featuring performances by Amy Amantea (Comedy on Wheels), Jake Anthony (Just Watch Me: A Trudeau Rock Musical), Byron Noble (The Foreigner) and Krista Skwarok (Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street), SEQUENCE explores questions of determinism versus free will via two stories that interweave like a strand of DNA. This production of SEQUENCE will be the first-ever to be performed by an integrated cast, giving audiences a rare glimpse into the lived experience of disability.

SEQUENCE is written by Arun Lakra
Director: Rena Cohen
Producer: Lindsey Adams
Associate Producer: Jayson McLean
Featuring: Amy Amantea, Jake Anthony, Byron Noble, & Krista Skwarok
Scenographic Designer: Joel Grinke
Lighting Designer: Nicole Weismiller
Costume Designer: Christopher Gauthier
Stage Manager: Jenny Kim

For more information on Realwheels Theatre, please visit the following platforms:

Website: http://www.realwheels.ca
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RealwheelsTheatre
Twitter:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RealwheelsTheatre

 

About Realwheels Theatre:
Realwheels creates and produces performances that deepen the audiences’ understanding of the disability experience. We are committed to full inclusion and integration of disability, both on and off Canadian stages; a barrier-free, diverse performing arts world that reflects the real world and all of its people. www.realwheels.ca

About Presentation House Theatre:
Presentation House Theatre is your neighbourhood professional performing arts centre with all kinds of shows for all kinds of people. We are the place where children, youth, and adults from different communities come together for a shared experience in professional theatre and performing arts. We create this shared experience by building bridges between professional artists with over 10,000 hours of experience and the community, eager to appreciate quality artistry; between generations with programming that brings in very young children, as well as adults and seniors; and between the diverse cultures of the North Shore with programming that reflects our diversity in taste and experience. So come visit us to Laugh, Cry, Think, and Learn. http://www.phtheatre.org

 

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Realwheels Theatre_Press Release_SEQUENCE

GVAD and BCCSD hosts Bingo on Feb 24, 2018

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Bingo Flyer 2018-final

Bingo Flyer 2018-final

VPL ASL Interpreted Presentations ** Updated **

Omar El Akkad Presents American War

Omar El Akkad’s American War imagines a United States at the outbreak of a second Civil War triggered by an environmental catastrophe. El Akkad is an award-winning Canadian journalist of Egyptian background.

El Akkad is joined by Geoff Dembicki, local journalist and author of Are We Screwed? Dembicki’s writing highlights societal shifts created by millennials in response to climate change.

The event will be moderated by award-winning CBC journalist and host, Laura Lynch.

Please find a link to the updated event description link: https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=omar%20el%20akkad

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm.
Central Branch
350 West Georgia St.
Vancouver V6B 6B1
Thursday, December 14, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm.
Kitsilano Branch Library
2425 MacDonald St.
Vancouver V6K 3Y9

Please feel free to contact me for more details.

Barbara Edwards, Librarian |  Programming & Learning Services

t: 604-331-3687 | email

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