Well like my main website Vancouvertastic.com I have not updated in a long, time got busy etc. So I’m trying to spend some more time and posting more. Starting up with new Volunteer Festivals and more this year. Beginning With The Cultch, The Talking Stick Festival, The Fringe Festival, Vancouver Men’s Chorus and more…
My First Shift this year 2019 with The Vancouver Push Festival
I was a greeter at the Vancity Theatre on Seymour street for the Italian Film “
The Children Are Watching Us ” by VITTORIO DE SICA and PRESENTED WITH VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
A heartbreaking tale of a family breakup witnessed through the eyes of a child. Shot in 1942 . My job was really easy, basically all I did together with one other volunteer just greet patrons coming in and offer Push Guides, then sat down and watched the film and then when it was over, left.
I enjoyed the film, but it was really dark and made me cry a lot, bringing up memories from my own childhood which I related to a lot. I have 7 more shifts with this Festival. Hope to post more in the following weeks.
A Post-Electric Play
I was so excited to Usher this play Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play on Friday night April 20th. I had been looking forward to it since I first heard about it and since I met one of the Actors, Douglas Ennenberg while volunteering at The Talking Stick First Nations Festival this past Fall in 2017.
Produced by Little Mountain Lion Productions
It was a sold out show it went very well, I also enjoyed talking to Matt on of the producers and the FOH Denice who gave me some very helpful advice on how to get work in Theatre which is definitively a goal of mine after enjoying so many shows this m past year.
I was an usher at the Culture Lab in the Cultch Theatre April 17th 2017. The Play was an interesting one. In The Explanation (with Kevin MacDonald and Evan Frayne), two men who keep insisting they’re straight start to feel an unexpected attraction. After taking the tickets and welcoming everyone in I sit down the watch the play. The show starts, with a man standing on stage alone, who’s wearing a miniskirt and a wig. He looks at the audience for a long time and then says: “I’m a man. I’m straight. I just like to dress this way.” He’s one of two males in the play who are keep insisting they’re straight, while talking about their growing relationship. But they also seem to be forming a warmer and warmer bond, meeting at the downtown library one day, later going for coffee, and eventually heading out to a club on Davie Street.
I really enjoyed the play and there were many laughs during the show from everyone. I really saw myself in my own struggles many times during the show as well. One of the better thoughtful LGBTQ shows I’ve seen in Vancouver
My friend Steve asked me if I would be interested in helping out this night of the Vancouver Mens Chorus New Westminster Drag Show. Of course I was so happy to but was only able to do Sat. night In New West. as I was leaving in a few days for my trip to Thailand. I was asked to be an usher which I did for about an hour welcoming guests then they asked me if I would be able to run the spotlight on the performers. Having never done anything like that before I was a little nervous but so excited for the new experience. Working on a script with the lighting manager I ran the spotlight on 22 wonderful and beautiful performers who actually sang, not lip synced their performances. It was an amazing night and made me so happy, I hope to be asked to do something like this again.