Tag Archives: Spoken Word

Virtual Production Of Wheel Voices: Tune In!

26 Apr

For two nights in May, you are invited to check out the virtual production of Wheel Voices: Tune In!. It is a mashup of original scenes, rap, spoken word, and choral pieces. Featuring a cast of 14 Vancouver-based community artists, this virtual performance weaves personal stories rooted in the disability experience with passionate anthemic scenes, and one hilarious comedic take on revenge fantasy. 

Music is a common language; it dissolves barriers and strengthens bonds between people from many walks of life. Realwheels performers will come together in an online collaboration, demonstrating a range of talents across genres. Wheel Voices: Tune In! is edgy, poignant, funny as hell, and full of heart. 

Originally scheduled for production in May 2020, but postponed due to the pandemic, they have now put together this virtual production through online rehearsals, innovation, and tenacity. Each performer brings their originality, heart, and spark to the “stage”. Virtual shows run May 5 and 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm both evenings. Tickets are Pay What You Can. To grab your tickets, visit Reelwheels Theatre.

9th Annual Verses Festival of Words April 25th to May 4th

23 Apr

VersesFestivalOfWords2019The 9th Annual Verses Festival of Words happens from April 25th to May 4th at a variety of locations in Vancouver. This is 10 day event is Canada’s largest alternative literary festival which features spoken word, storytelling and music. The event celebrates poetic artists, including spoken word and page poets, storytellers, singer-songwriters and improvisers. This is where activism and art take centre stage. You are invited to come experience the transformative power of words. If you are interested in checking out 3 or more events, you may wish to consider a Festival Pass which is $75 but gets you full access to all shows happening throughout the festival. There are a number of locations in East Vancouver playing host to the Verses Festival including the Wise Hall, The Cultch, Havana Theatre, York Theatre and Storm Crow Tavern. For a full rundown of events, visit Verses Festival.  Take note if you are on a budget, there are a couple of free events you are invited to participate in titled Talk The Talk one is on the Climate Crisis May 4th and the other Decolonizing the Arts May 2nd.

Shut The Front Door! Blurs The Lines At Astorino’s April 6th

2 Apr

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I tell you that Sara Bynoe (pictured far right) really gets around. Word master that she is I’m sure she won’t mind a little play on words. I am of course talking about her many appearances about town whether it’s her Say Wha? events or her latest endeavor, being part of the line up at Shut The Front Door!   This show is a mix of spoken word and comedians blurring the lines between stand up and spoken word.   The event will be hosted by Brendan McLeod featuring some local talent including Graham Clark, Cheryl Maddaena, Sara Bynoe, Fernando Raguero and Al Mader aka “The Minimalist Jug Band”.   The event takes place at Astorino’s Hall, 1739 Venables Street this Sunday, April 6th and gets under way at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance via PayPal or $12 at the door. Note cash sales only at the door.  Shut The Front Door! Is part of the Verses Festival of Words taking place between April 5th and 12th in and around East Vancouver. For a full line up of events, check out Verses Festival of Words 2014.

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