There are some fantastic events coming up during BC Youth Week and right here in Vancouver there will be the world premiere of a play created by youth in collaboration with professional artists.
The Release Party at the Roundhouse
When: May 2-5, 2018
Performance Times: May 3, 11:00am & 1:30pm; May 4 & 5, 7:30pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews)
Tickets: Admission is FREE. Donations are appreciated. For reservations contact: Ken Lawson (604) 603-5247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Release Party is a play based on real life – a story powerful enough to save lives. It is a celebration of youth expression in a pursuit to manage struggles with mental health, bullying, and suicide prevention.
Working in collaboration with professional artists, this play is written and performed by youth from diverse backgrounds including Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Greek, French, Russian, Kurdish, and Serbian.
‘Wind’, a young First Nations artist, is releasing her new single – in which bystanders are troopers, standing together hand in hand in truth. ‘Wind’ and her magic friend ‘Emberlin’ invite a diverse group of youth to share what is meaningful to them and to perform their various talents, which leads to a life-changing experience they’ll never forget. The Release Party features comedy and drama along with original dance, music, spoken word, rap, visual art, film, and parkour.
The Release Party is written and performed by the following youth from Vancouver and Surrey:
These youth have worked in collaboration with industry professionals/artists Valerie Methot, Ken Lawson, Flick Harrison, Rup Sidhu, Jeremy Baxter, Anna Talbot, Athena Ivison, Nikki McLaren, and Allen Morrison.
Some Assembly Theatre Company is now in its 17th year of collaboratively creating and producing original plays that promote awareness, wellness, and dialogue about issues facing teens. Audiences are invited to participate in talkback sessions after each performance.
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