The Release Party at the Roundhouse

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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

Some Assembly Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of The Release Party, a new play with the Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (“RHYTAG”).

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 [email protected].

Some Assembly Theatre: The Release Party
Some Assembly Theatre: The Release Party: Laurel, Sian, Christopher, Elodie. Photo by Emily Cooper.

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:

Christopher Rahim
Latisha Wadhams
Steven Cao
Cam Adriano
Carly Le
Nikita Gutman
Elodie Doumenc
Haley Christenson
Devana Petrovic
Sian Kilpatrick
Laurel Trueman
Josh Kennedy

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.

Follow the production and the Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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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