vAct is now taking submissions for the Emerging Dramaturg position for their MSG new play development program, in association with Playwrights Theatre Centre, PTC. This paid position will be a hands-on learning…

MSG Emerging Dramaturg Submissions

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vAct is now taking submissions for the Emerging Dramaturg position for their MSG new play development program, in association with Playwrights Theatre Centre, PTC. This paid position will be a hands-on learning experience propelling the individual from emerging to professional dramaturgy. The Emerging Dramaturg will be learning from and working with PTC Dramaturgs during the Block V Summer workshop of 2020 and MSG Play Development workshops Winter 2020-2021. The Emerging Dramaturg will receive a $1500 stipend for their work.

Representation matters in all roles of art making. vAct is dedicated to inclusive practices by increasing the number of under-represented individuals in every role involved in play making, which includes: producers, directors and dramaturgs. Diversity and various perspectives in our community enriches the artistic process and expands our understanding of the ever changing world. By increasing the number of diverse voices in our community, we can better support our playwrights. Artists living with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or POC identifying artists that can support an Asian Canadian perspectives are encouraged to apply.  

Time commitment and responsibilities: 

  • Must be available in April 2020 to be part of MSG play selection committee.
  • Must be available for Block V workshops, in-person meetings and phone calls during the Summer of 2020.
  • Must be available for in-person dramaturgical meetings and workshops with playwrights and Dramaturgs during Dec 2020 and Jan 2021. 

How to Submit: 

Please submit to playsubmission@vact.ca with the subject title EMERGING DRAMATURG. In one PDF file, please have the following: 

  • An Artist Bio (750 words max), describing your work as an artist so far, and your intentions in being part of the MSG new play development program as the Emerging Dramaturg.
  • Curriculum Vitae, CV (1 page max).

Deadline for submissions will be on March 1 2020.

Please send any questions to playsubmission@vact.ca 

Free admission Location: Progress Lab Studio, 1422 William St RSVP at: tickets@vact.ca My Little Tomato by Rick Tae When: January 15th, 8pm-10pm A Chinese-Canadian kindergarten teacher inherits an organic farm from his deceased…

Save the date for our MSG Lab readings

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Free admission
Location: Progress Lab Studio, 1422 William St

My Little Tomato by Rick Tae
When: January 15th, 8pm-10pm
A Chinese-Canadian kindergarten teacher inherits an organic farm from his deceased parents and vows to continue the business to honor his family name. As Keaton Chu learns to grow, nurture and pour his heart out into every single fruit and vegetable, he obsesses over finding a home for each, believing that every life has a purpose whether deformed, rotten or misjudged. Meanwhile, a young Japanese-Irish wholesaler, Joe McKinley, has fallen in crush over this avant garde supplier — helping to guide Keaton towards true love of the ‘conventional’ kind, supporting his unique eccentricities and yet showing that relationships are ultimately possible even when tomatoes have to come in between them.

Oh Sandra! by June Pang
When: January 16th, 8pm-10pm
Turbulent, imaginative Frankie is irrepressibly drawn to curious but complicated Audrey. Art and politics infuse the language of love and lust in this play about making the best of bad timing, avoiding the obvious, and living life in the warm, comforting glow of cultural heroes.

Himmat by Gavan Cheema
When: January 19th, 8pm-10pm
Himmat by Gavan Cheema is a gripping and hilarious narrative that uses both Punjabi and English to delve into the world of a father and daughter born generations and miles apart. It is a story about redemption and love. A story that humanizes a working-class immigrant father in an attempt to shed light on many topics Punjabi families keep in the dark. Told through flashbacks and set in Surrey Memorial Hospital, Himmat takes it’s audience on a journey to explore the complexity of family history and the impending doom of human mortality.

July 19, 2019, 4pm (Doors Open at 3:30pm)

Congratulations Alannah Ong! Jessie Richardson Awards

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July 15th 2019.

We are proud to announce during the 37th Annual Jessie Richardson Awards, Alannah Ong won a Jessie for Best Supporting Actress in a Small Theatre for her role in The Ones We Leave Behind by Loretta Seto. It is a well-deserved win! She brought humor and pathos to her character that was beloved by audiences and critics alike. This is her second nomination and first win with VACT; her first nomination was for her role in Ga Ting by Minh Ly.

We also wanted to give a shoutout to Heather Redfern and the Cultch for receiving the Vancouver Now Representation and Inclusion Award. We couldn’t think of a more deserving recipient!

Finally, we want to congratulate everyone who was nominated in our vAct family. You are all still winners in our hearts!