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Another Window, Featuring Queer As Funk

For immediate release: January 2 2019

Poster art by Ne Khazaee

The Frank Theatre and Neworld Theatre present Another Window,  an interdisciplinary and inter-cultural cabaret! A night of performances including theatre, dance, music, drag and more.

Another Window is an annual cabaret featuring a diversity of talent and genres including music, spoken word, drag and more, produced by Neworld Theatre. The premise for this show is that Vancouver is just a big enough place that most of our cultural audiences are segmented into disciplines, genres and social identities. This event is designed to knock down these walls and build community in the process.

This January, Neworld is partnering with the Frank Theatre to bring a queer, intersectional focus to the evening’s curation. Programming includes “blind dates,” where artists from different cultures and disciplines are paired together to create original performances.

January 26th, 2019, doors at 7pm, performances at 8pm. Progress Lab, 1422 William St.

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the frank Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with The Year Of The Queer

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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the frank THEATRE COMPANY names Fay Nass new Artistic Director

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 >