Support for the Arts:
BC Arts Council
Assembly of BC Arts Councils
BC Gaming Commission
Council for The Arts
City of Vancouver Cultural
The Hamber Foundation
The McLean Foundation
Community Partnership Program
Our Friends & Community Links:
(In alphabetical order...)
Jay Hamburger's, artistic
director, Teaching Schedule
ADI is a cold-read scenes drop-in in Vancouver. We are celebrating our 6th year
in the studio at Cineworks and are now welcoming performers with a range of experience.
Drop in to act out a scene and/or bring in a scene and watch or direct it. Monologues
are welcome as well. Performers often hook up with independent filmmakers present.
More info on where and when on Adam Abrams website - click link above...
Cardel Accounting started in 1985. Carol O'Dell's interest has
always been in helping companies grow into a successful and prosperous venture.
"It gives me great satisfaction to see my clients realize their dreams.
Cardel Accounting Ltd. continues with this focus. We work to meet all your business
and personal accounting needs in a professional manner but with a personal touch".
At Cardel Accounting saving you money is their purpose and commitment.
- The Downtown Eastside "Living Room" at
Main & Hastings - Bruce Eriksen (DERA) was very instrumental in saving Carnegie
from the wrecking ball where it eventually became the DTES Community Centre. Jay,
our artistic director taught all aspects of theatre at Carnegie Centre for seven
years - and has been instrumental in teaching acting and playwriting to many new
and upcoming actors in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
- thoughtful visual communication... the soul who designed
and maintains our website and other graphical and promotional
stuff - she can help you get a website up and running that
works! - a site that is just right for you for either business
and/or personal or a logo identity or...
or... carol is also an accomplished drummer,
singer-songwriter/musician and energy healer too.
- The little credit union (on "the Drive")
that "does"...Community Economic Development (CED) is their "bottom
line"... We were very proud to be awarded their "Roger Inman Memorial
Award for Community Economic Development (CED) in 2004.
- A wonderful place where we sometimes present outdoor
theatre... Our Neighbourhood Community Garden promotes food security and provide
space for growing in a city where green space is at a premium. This is a place
where people welcome each other, look out for each other's plots, and learn from
each other about garden techniques and skills. At Cedar Cottage Community Garden,
we grow not only plants but also connections within our community. We are located
behind the big "A" sign at Hull Street and Victoria Drive (close to
20th Avenue) in Vancouver, B.C.
Columbia Journal Newspaper
Journal is a positive progressive alternative to the conservative corporate press
in B.C. Dedicated to inform, entertain and advocate for the people of BC, it is
an independent publication, promising free and open debate on all issues including
political, a voice for people throughout BC.
- Live! - Blog by Steve Duncan
and best blog to check out and to find out what's really happening on "The
Drive" in East Vancouver - written by the wonderful, innovative and very
talented Steve Duncan.
online community of free-lance photographers and artists offering their wonderful,
original and high quality work for download at decent and fair pricing. They also
free images offered regularly - check it out. Free membership... If you join through
our link and/or purchase mages for yourself, it will help towards our purchase
of royalty-free images when we may need them. If you are a photographer or artist
who would like to offer their work online, they welcome new members.
Edith Iglauer Daly
- Edith is a true BCer living on the Sunshine Coast and an Award winning
author who penned the book "Fishing With John" along with four
other must-reads. Edith periodically has pieces published in Geist Magazine
- so look out for her!
Geek - Community Computer Technology Centre
- Ever wonder where to bury that old computer and any other
related stuff? Free Geek offers ethical recycling of old gear,
is also a computer thrift shop, plus volunteering & education,
free & open source software and general very cool place
on the Eastside of Vancouver!
Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, incorporated
in 1983, is an association of more than 100 theatre companies
and individual members who, through their collective efforts,
promote live theatre and foster a thriving environment for
the continued growth and development of theatre through the
Greater Vancouver Regional District.
in 1981, Vancouver's Headlines Theatre, directed by David
Diamond, uses Theatre for Living, which has evolved
from Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed to help
living communities tell their stories. Be on the lookout for
their Power Plays and Forum Theatre events.
Justin's Theatre Links
Justin’s Theatre Links is a directory of about 5,000
annotated listings of theatre-related websites from all over the globe - based
out of Melbourne, Australia.
Libby Davies, Member
of Parliament for Vancouver East
Libby was first elected as Member of Parliament for Vancouver East in 1997. Re-elected
in 2000, 2004, 2006 and recently in 2008. She is Deputy Leader of the NDP, served
as NDP House Leader since 2003 and also the federal NDP Spokesperson for Drug
Policy Reform and Solicitation Laws.
you saw our successful mainstage show Bruce - The Musical, Libby's character
was a main part of the show! Hats off to Libby - yeah!
The wonderful venue off Main street where we held sold-out
shows with our 2009 Festival of Mythical Plays & Winning One Acts... and it
has quite the history...
Mountain Gallery was established April 7th, 2006. Built in 1930, 195 east 26th
Avenue was home to Curly’s Garage. In the decades to follow it has been a sheet
metal shop, a plumbing and heating outlet, a soda pop bottle depot, and lastly,
South Seas Meats Ltd. Over the past nine years however it has been home to the
Arts. Located just west off of Main Street, Little Mountain Gallery strives to
survive in a city that has seen too many Art spaces disappear. LMG has pushed
forward to improve upon what had already been established by the Butchershop Collective
(2001-2006). LMG is dedicated to its neighborhood, and to keeping the dream alive.
Coop Bookstore - Since 1945! ...People's is one of our most favourite
bookstores - They're at 1391 Commercial Drive (on the Drive) in Vancouver... They
are one of the last small bookstores still operating in Vancouver - Please support
them as they'll be supporting us by being our ticket outlet for our upcoming production
of Vatzlav - They also now offer online sales through their website.
- An online resource for advocates, people on welfare, and
community groups and individuals involved in anti-poverty
work. Find up-to-date information about resources in British
Columbia and Canada.
- Richard Hamburger is Jay's brother currently living with
his family in New York City, New York. Richard has directed
all forms of theatre both in the US and in Europe. A wonderful
original and unique director and theatre artist. His shows
Urban Empire on Commercial
The best "kitch" ever on the Drive (in all of Vancouver!) and great
folk too... also community ticket outlet to local Vancouver shows and events.
Thanks Patrica you rock! and you got great postcards too...
and other stuff we won't mention - you'll have to see for yourself - especially
if you're looking for that unique gift.
- The Vancouver Actor's Guide (VAG) has been around since 1998,
when there were very few easily accessible resources for people curious about
the local entertainment industry... People wanted to know how to get started,
what to watch out for, and to get connected with other performers for support,
advice and ideas - Great site for Audition notices too!
Vancouver Co-operative Radio
Known as Vancouver's Co-op Radio - is a non-commercial, co-operatively owned,
listener-supported, community radio station for over 30 years. Located in the
heart of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Co-op Radio is a voice for the voiceless
that strives to a provide space for under-represented and marginalized communities.
Co-op Radio aims to increase community participation by encouraging examination
of the social and political concerns of the geographic and cultural communities
Jay, our artistic director, has been co-hosting with the Arts
Rational Show collective once a month on Thursday nights at 9 pm for many
years - Try to catch it!
Vancouver District Labour Council
Vancouver & District Labour Council (VDLC) is the local organization of the Canadian
Labour Congress (CLC) at the city level. The CLC represents 1.5 million unionized
workers across Canada.
Vancouver Fringe Festival
The Vancouver Fringe Fest is one of North America’s international Fringe Fest.
Every year the Fringe delivers an eclectic mix of theatrical offerings consisting
of over 500 performances by more than 65 different groups over 11 days on Granville
Island. We've been a part of them in 2007, including the Seattle Fringe in 1998.
Based in the Downtown Eastside since its founding in 1983, award winning Vancouver
Moving Theatre (VMT) has presented many performances, workshops and lectures to
audience members in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
been a part of the Heart
of the City Festival five times over the last number of years with
working TV is primarily a labour show, focusing on union and political issues
and, to the best of our knowledge, the only labour television program in North
America. They produced a wonderful tribute series in memory of DTES community
activist and past Vancouver City Alderman Bruce Eriksen. - view
on our "Bruce" archives page >>
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Exposure to Voices Seldom Heard" since 1994!