BC Buds: Spring Arts Festival
May 4 – 7, 2016
Join us for the 12th annual festival of inventive, original site-specific works and new play readings by BC artists in and around the Firehall’s heritage building. Showcasing the exciting and innovative, BC Buds provides a platform for genre bending and multi disciplinary emerging and established artists.
This year’s festival is “Going Green” and creators explore works with a focus for
zero-waste by reusing or up cycling. Using personal, cultural and political stories to inform the work, pieces explore climate change and an appreciation for our earth. The Firehall will host nearly 30 different theatre, dance and music
micro-performances and staged readings.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Alastair Jamesy Knowles & Stéphanie Morin-Robert, Anna Kraulis, Leslie Kennah & Hannah Carpendale, Ashley Whitehead, Billy Marchenski & Diego Romero, Brad Muirhead & Sharon Kallis, Carolina Bergonzoni, Deanna Peters (Mutable Subject) & Paul Paroczai, Dylan Ctk Jones, Elysse Cheadle, Hong Kong Exile, Iris Lau, Itsazoo Productions & Savage Society, Isabelle Kirouac, Jennifer Mcleish-Lewis, Karissa Barry, Katie Cassady, Leisl Lafferty, Lily Cryan & Derek Copley, Lisa Waines, NOW! Theatre, rice & beans theatre, Robert Azevedo and Con8 Collective, Sally Stubbs, Sasha Singer-Wilson & Ulla Laidlaw, The ASSEMBLY, Wendy Atkinson Experimental Bass Player, Wet Ink Collective
REDUCING OUR THEATRE FOOTPRINT
Friday, May 6 from 5:30pm to 6:30
Join us for a discussion with Kendra Fanconi (The Only Animal), Kevin Kimoto (Uproot) and Elaine Avila
The full schedule is available here.
All performances are by donation.