For immediate release: May 17 2018
From The Georgia Straight:
Sometimes the best ideas are hatched over drinks. And so it is with Year of the Queer, which is the City of Vancouver’s recently announced initiative to celebrate significant anniversaries of 15 organizations that serve the city’s LGBT community.
It started a few months ago when the executive director of Out on Screen, Stephanie Goodwin, was sitting in the Irish Heather with the heads of two other arts organizations: SD Holman of the Queer Arts Festival and Fay Nass of the Frank Theatre Company.
The conversation turned to the groups’ anniversaries—the 30th for Out on Screen and the 10th for the two other groups.
In a phone interview with the Georgia Straight, Goodwin recalled that she then blurted out: “It needs to be declared the year of the queer!”
And it is! We’re delighted to join queer organizations from all of Vancouver to celebrate at City Hall on May 23rd, where the Pride and Trans flags will be raised, and will fly all summer. For more information on the Year of The Queer launch, please visit the City of Vancouver’s website.
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For immediate release: December 18, 2017
the frank Production Society is ecstatic/delighted/over the moon/tickled pink/honoured/thanking its lucky stars to announce its engagement of Fay Nass as Artistic Director. Fay comes to the frank having demonstrated skill and vision as a writer and director in professional theatre. However, perhaps most impressive about Fay is her personal and professional commitment to facilitating critical conversations about how race, place, gender, and sexuality intersect. We look forward to working with Fay as she curates community and professional theatre programming that invites audiences to contemplate the oppressive and liberatory potential of different ways of seeing and doing diversity.. More >
Vancouver, November 27, 2017: After six groundbreaking seasons, Chris Gatchalian will be stepping down from his role as Artistic Producer of the frank theatre company, Vancouver’s professional queer theatre company, effective December 15, 2017. More >