Stan Douglas says that Vancouver’s contempt for artists gives him more room to move

Stan Douglas, Helen Lawrence, Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver

Stan Douglas conceived Helen Lawrence and is directing the project

Stan Douglas and Chris Haddock, the big brains behind Helen Lawrence, which opens next Wednesday, March 19, have some surprising things to say about why they choose to make art in Vancouver. These comments didn’t fit into my preview interview with the pair, which will appear in this Wednesday’s Straight, so here they are.  [Read more…]

Get a measure of Mom medicine this weekend

Vancouver theatre, PuSh Festival, A Brimful of Asha, Ravi Jain, Arts Club Theatre

The delight that mother and son Ravi and Asha Jain take in each other makes A Brimful of Asha an infectious good time

I  highly recommend two shows in the world of Vancouver theatre this weekend: Asha and Ravi Jain’s A Brimful of Asha and TJ Dawe’s Medicine. I’ve also got high hopes for director Kevin Bennett’s take on Measure for Measure, which opens at Pacific Theatre tonight.  [Read more…]