Be-Longing: A Collaborative, Digital, Musical Performance

Be-Longing Official Trailer from Chimerik on Vimeo.

Created by Fay Nass, Meghna Haldar & Sammy Chien
A Partnership with CHIMERIK 似不像

1:02:07 | 2020 | Canada | English, Spanish, Arabic & Cantonese

Vancouver Premiere: December 16th – 20th, 2020

With Closed Captioning

Be-Longing is a digital theatrical performance incorporating ancient and contemporary lyrics, devised performance, movement and interdisciplinary media about the nature of queer desire, exile, mourning and migration in diaspora. A collaboration between three Canadian artists from Taiwan, Iran and India, Be-Longing is an innovative and elegiac ode to home during a time of contagion.

Content Warning: Dialogue about racism and homophobic and transphobic violence.

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Telling It Bent 2021 – Applications Now Closed

Applications are now closed for Telling It Bent! TIB is a writing workshop for queer, trans, Two Spirit, and questioning BC youth (ages 14 to 25). Led by Lutselk’e Dene and Plains Cree spoken word artist, poet, and land defender Tawahum Bige, the program provides emerging writers with the opportunity to gain skills, meet other queer young creatives, and explore different styles of writing. Telling It Bent 2021 will focus on playwrighting and poetry.

WHEN: January 12th – April 27th 2021
DAY: Every Tuesday
TIME: 4:00pm – 6:00pm PST
WHERE: Online – Zoom Meetings
The Virtual Showcase will be officially streamed through The frank Theatres’ platforms in May 2020.
HONORARIUM: $1000 – Upon completion of the project.

The program will be facilitated by Tawahum Bige [Two Spirit, Non-binary, Slam Poet]. Writing Mentors include
Jan Derbyshire [Theatre-maker, Comedian, Writer/Performer of Touchstone Theatre’s “Certified”] and
Jillian Christmas [Poet, Educator, Author of “The Gospel of Breaking”]. Guest Speaker includes Kim Senklip
Harvey [Indigenous Theorist, Cultural Evolutionist, Playwright/Director of “Kamloopa”].

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Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women – ReStream

by Paul Lucas

November 19, 2020, 6 pm Streaming Online

Part of Trans Awareness Week

A Repeat Performance Livestream

Co-presented with Zee Zee Theatre and UBC Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, UBC Equity and Inclusion Office, UBC Allard School of Law Outlaws, and UBC ARTIVISIM: Sex + The Unheard.

Originally Produced with Zee Zee Theatre in association with Firehall Arts Centre.

“Trans Scripts drags heart and vulnerability into the room with every syllable. This team of badass ladies breathe in the fears, prejudices, pain, and lies surrounding the experience of transitioning and breathe out connection, compassion, humour, and humanity. This show is a salve in a burning world.” –Vancouver Presents

Trans Scripts centres on the lives of seven transgender women. These true stories, compiled from over 70 interviews from around the world, are honest, funny, moving, insightful and inspiring. But most of all, they are human, shedding light not on our differences, but on what all people share.

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