Some Assembly Theatre Company and RHYTAG present:
DATES & TIMES Wed May 1, 1:30pm | Thu May 2, 11am & 1:30pm | Fri May 3 & Sat May 4, 7:30pm
LOCATION Roundhouse Performance Centre
ADMISSION Free. Donations go to RHYTAG. Limited seating. A facilitated talkback follows each performance.
Ticket reservations: www.someassembly.ca
For more information: 604-684-8807 email@example.com
*Box Office opens one hour before each performance in Performance Centre lobby.
Rewire is a new and original multi-media theatre production that speaks to both youth and adults. On the night of a symbolic lunar eclipse and major video game event, a group of youth come together to bravely tackle root causes of stress including poverty, grief, and sexual assault. Directed and written by Valerie Methot in collaboration with diverse Metro Vancouver youth, Rewire highlights integrity, positive action, community support, and inspires positive change in the face of stress, anxiety, and social isolation. It is a bold, must-see production full of truth, tragedy and comedy, along with original music and spectacular visuals. Performances take place May 1 – 4, 2019, during National Youth Arts Week and BC Youth Week.
Credits for Rewire:
Director/Playwright/Set Design/Sound Design: Valerie Methot
Youth Support Worker/Musician: Ken Lawson
Video Design: Flick Harrison
Technical Director/Lights: Jeremy Baxter
Stage Manager/Props/Set Piece Design: Athena Ivison
Set Piece Design: Katie Gartlan-Close
Script Consultants: Allen Morrison, Linde Zingaro, Susan Bertoia, Ljudmila Petrovic, Brogan Ho, & Alishah Virji
Costumes: Nikki McLaren & Anna Talbot
Make-up/Hair: Brogan Ho
Musicians: Sophie Elder Labrie, Joe Baker, James Moore & Stephen Fisk
Acting Coach/Youth Support Worker: Allen Morrison
Movement/Physical Theatre Advisor: Susan Bertoia
Head Technician: Terry Podealuk
Lights: Chantele Fry & Jessica Han
Youth Writers/Actors: Sophie Elder-Labrie, Joe Baker, Rylan Adriano, Carly Le, Devana Petrovic, Josh Kennedy, Denise Cachero, Fox Hunt, Charles Campbell, Ben Gauthier
Community Partners, Sponsors, Funders:
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Ministry of Children and Family Development, City of Vancouver, BC Arts Council, Province of British Columbia, Vancouver Foundation, Hamber Foundation, Metro Vancouver, Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Boxmaster, Methotical Productions, Sparc BC and the Deryck Thomson Award, San Diego Foundation, Scene Ideas, Panago, WAVAW, Vancouver School Board, private donors and media sponsor The Georgia Straight.
ABOUT SOME ASSEMBLY THEATRE COMPANY AND RHYTAG
Some Assembly Theatre Company and the Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (RHYTAG) Project
The Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group consists of new and returning diverse youth who work in collaboration with professional artists on a new theatre creation project each year that addresses issues facing young people. Established in 2001, Valerie Methot as Roundhouse artist-in-residence developed the project and engaged in a process of youth outreach in and around the Roundhouse. With huge interest from youth community members, Valerie assembled Chandra Lesmeister and Jeremy Baxter to the team. The project led to the involvement of Ken Lawson, Allen Morrison, several guest artists and the development of Some Assembly Theatre Company, a charitable not-for-profit. Some Assembly is now in its 18th year of collaboratively creating and producing original plays that promote awareness, wellness, prevention and dialogue about issues facing youth. Some Assembly received the City of Vancouver Youth Award for outstanding contribution to the youth community. The company was recently honoured with the Deryck Thomson Award for exceptional contribution to community building and wellbeing.
As a director, playwright, designer and visual artist, Valerie Methot is dedicated to the creation of original collaborative theatre projects and providing opportunities for youth expression through the development of new works. Valerie Methot created the RHYTAG project in 2001 based on her MFA thesis project at UBC, as creator and director of ‘Treated with Tango’. Using theatre as an artistic tool to process trauma, Valerie developed the play based on her personal story with her friend dying of AIDS. In honour of John Saint Louis, who used tango to fight for his life, the moving experience led her to continue to use the power of art to raise awareness to issues facing youth and to promote positive social change. She is in her 18th year as the project’s artistic/project director, playwright, director, set/sound designer, and has produced twenty-nine collaborative theatre creations with many youth from all over Metro Vancouver. Valerie was nominated for Canada’s Siminovitch theatre directing award and is director/writer of several plays including: Treated with Tango, EXPOSE, Getting the Trendies, Marbles and Take a Breath. She achieved her BFA from Concordia University and MFA in theatre directing from UBC. Valerie is artistic/executive director/producer of Some Assembly. www.someassembly.ca
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