Author Archives: Firehall Arts Centre

21

Apr
2017

18 instruments. 6 multi-talented artists. 2 powerhouse collaborators (and spouses!). 1 legendary Canadian musician.   Here’s a sneak peek of rehearsals of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell with cast members Kimmy Choi, David Z. Cohen, Rowen Kahn, Scott Perrie, Adriana Ravalli, and Sara Vickruck                 […]


29

Mar
2017

Last week of Refuge

Here’s what reviewers are saying: “A powerful and relevant work” – Jay Minter, On The List “Donna Spencer…brings together a skillful, sensitive cast.” – Jo Ledingham “Refuge is a genuine eye-opener, and Donna Spencer’s production gives full value to its concerns. The acting is excellent… “ – Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun “I don’t remember the […]


06

Mar
2017

Help Bring Students to REFUGE

Canada has become a beacon for refugees leaving war torn countries, poverty and oppression to find a safe refuge for their families. As numbers of refugees crossing the border increase in this era of actions by the current U.S. President, we need to consider how we, as Canadians, respond to this need. How do we […]


10

Feb
2017

A “Nasty Woman” Onstage at the Firehall

Marguerite de la Rocque de Roberval, a French nobleman fits the description of what someone whose name shall go unnamed would label a “nasty woman”. She was abandoned by her uncle, who had set out to Canada to help colonize it, on a remote island off the coast of Newfoundland, for her sexual indiscretions in […]


21

Jan
2017

“Thank goodness for second chances. Or perhaps more appropriately in the case of The Nether, a second life.” – Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

Following its debut at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival, The Nether continues to receive high critical praise on the Firehall Arts Centre stage. “Don’t be daunted by The Nether’s subject matter. See it. But brace yourself: Haley springs a couple of plot twists that will stun you.” – Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca “Director Chris Lam’s minimalist staging […]


17

Nov
2016

We Have WIT. Women in Theatre.

On Sunday November 20th at 5:30pm, following the matinee performance of Miss Shakespeare, join us for a panel discussion: WIT – Women in Theatre in the 20th Century “…If a painter can be male or female, then why shouldn’t an actor be. Or a writer. An artist is an artist. Women are born with creative abilities […]


‘Miss Shakespeare’ uses musical theatre to champion women’s rights Kelsey Klassen — Westender ‘Miss Shakespeare’ tells the story of Judith Shakespeare leading a group of women in something secret, subversive, and illegal: the staging of a play. — Emily Cooper photo Imagine a world where women weren’t allowed the same rights and privileges as men. […]