urban ink productions
Rare Earth Arias
Earth Arias features the writing of Wendy Chew, Rosemary Georgeson, Leith
Harris, Sharon Jo Jelden, Ruth Matemotja Barnett, and Muriel Williams,
all members of the Downtown Eastside Womens Writing Group. Artistic
Directed by Marie Clements and Maiko Bae Yamamoto, and directed by Mercedes
Baines, Rachel Ditor, Kathleen Flaherty, Lorena Gale, Sophie Merasty,
and Adrienne Wong, Rare Earth Arias is performed by Patti Allan, Patricia
Collins, Tasha Faye Evans, Patricia Idlette, Suzie Payne and Vera Wong
with the operatic stylings of Katherine Harris.
the commissioned word arias of six women writers from the Downtown
Eastside and the reactive luster of some of Vancouvers most
acclaimed theatre divas, Rare Earth Arias is an earthly meeting
of words, dresses, electrical conductivity and the celebration of
the rare voice.
Set and costume design by Barbara Clayden,
lighting design by James Proudfoot and stage management by David Kerr.
Rare Earth Arias is presented at The Firehall Arts Centre
- Studio (280 E. Cordova),
October 17th to 26th, 2002.
Special pay what you can preview on October 16th.
ALL SHOWS AT 6PM.
Call 604.689.0926 or visit www.firehallartscentre.ca.
Group rates available, please call 604.692.0885.
urban ink productions is a Vancouver based, First Nations production company
founded in 2001 By Marie Clements. The mandate of the company is to create,
develop, and produce Aboriginal and multicultural works of theatre, writing
and film, utilizing an approach that embraces the combination and integration
of artistic disciplines, including different forms of theatre, story-telling,
dance, music, video and multi-media. urban ink productions seeks to create
new works which celebrate and bring together different cultural and artistic
perspectives and inter-racial experiences.
Previous productions include Urban Tattoo on tour to the Festival de Theatre
des Ameriques in Montreal, and Burning Vision in association
with Rumble Productions. The company has also published an anthology of
poems by the Downtown Eastside Womens Writing Group, entitled
Rituals of Rock in association with the Firehall Arts Centre.
Rare Earth Arias is produced with the support of the Firehall Arts Centre
Launch Pad program.
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