Our Artistic Producer’s Presentation to City Council

Below is the complete text of frank Artistic Producer Chris Gatchalian’s presentation to the Standing Committee on City Finances and Services in City Hall, December 17, 2014: My name is Chris Gatchalian and I’m the Artistic Producer of the frank theatre company, Vancouver’s professional LGBTTQ theatre company. I’m very pleased to be here today to … [Read more…]

Canada’s First Lesbian Opera

This past summer the frank extended our reach when we presented When the Sun Comes Out at Tapestry Opera in Toronto, as part of World Pride, in association with the Queer Arts Festival and Tapestry Opera. When the Sun Comes Out was originally commissioned by the Queer Arts Festival in 2013, and premiered on August 5th of that year. WTSCO made history … [Read more…]

Melancholy and the queer artist

Melancholy. As the French philosopher Didier Eribon posits, this is where it all starts, and, in fact, ends—the lifelong process of mourning that each homosexual goes through, and through which we construct our individual identities.