šxʷʔam̓ət (home) – Countdown to the show!

šxʷʔam̓ət (home), our 2017 production is set to open at the Firehall Arts Centre on March 3rd! šxʷʔam̓ət (home) will investigate our journeys and struggles towards Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and will be a platform on which we can explore ways we can make Reconciliation meaningful. We are very excited to be starting the workshop at the end of the month, and we look forward to what will emerge from the workshop and play creation process!

Introducing our cast: Asivak Koostachin (Inuk/Cree), Madeline Terbasket (Okanagan, Ho-Cak & Anishnabe), Mutya Macatumpag, Nayden Palosaari (Cree), Rev. Margaret Roberts*, Sam Bob* (Snaw-Naw-As/Coast Salish) and Tom Scholte*.

*Appear through the generous support of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Our Cast

We have already had a tremendous response from our preliminary outreach – so if you want to come see the show, buy a ticket before it sells out! You can buy tickets from the Firehall website here, or by calling the box office 604.689.0926

For more information about the production, and for group reservations, feel free to contact our Outreach Coordinator, David Ng at outreach@theatreforliving.com
Or call the office 604.871.0508

šxʷʔam̓ət (home) will be playing at the Firehall Arts Centre at 280 E Cordova St. Vancouver, BC.
March 3 – 11th, with a preview on March 2nd. 
All evening shows start at 7:30pm and cost $15 + $4 service charge, and the preview (March 2), and matinees (March 5 and 8) start at 1pm, and are priced at 2 for 1.

** There is a possibility šxʷʔam̓ət (home) might tour in 2018.  If you are in BC or Alberta and are interested in bringing this show to your community, please contact outreach@theatreforliving.com

Happy 36th Birthday to Theatre for Living

We celebrate our 36th birthday at the end of this month! A big thank you to all of you who have supported us, and we look forward to seeing you at a performance of šxʷʔam̓ət (home)!

Kirk Tougas is honoured with the Ian Caddell Lifetime Achievement Award

A big congratulations to one of our founding board members, Kirk Tougas, for being honoured with the Ian Caddell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

Kirk has over 250 productions to his credit, and is one of Canada's foremost documentary cinematographers.  Kirk has also directed and produced several films, is a member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema, and is the founder of the Pacific Cinémathèque.

David Diamond in India

David is currently in India. After a wonderful visit with Sanjoy Ganguly and Jana Sanskriti Theatre in Badhu (outside of Kolkata), David is doing a series of trainings and workshops with Radha Ramaswamy and the Centre for Community Dialogue and Change in Bangalore. The level 1 workshop was a tremendous success, with people from the local community as well as participants from Taiwan, Greece and Australia. David also completed a one day workshop on global warming (2 degrees of fear and desire), and is just wrapping up a 6 day power play that goes to public performance on issues of service delivery in the mental health system at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Hospital (NIMHANS).

Theatre for Living in Spain

Theatre for Living workshop alumni Juanjo Rubio is organizing a training in Pamploma, Spain Sept 12 – 17th, 2017! If you are interested in joining this level 1 training, please visit this Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/events/1388793971139385/, or email us at the office at outreach@theatreforliving.com for more information.