Primary Conference Programming
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Add-On / Standalone Workshops
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Special Activities & Add-On / Standalone Workshops
Thursday, May 30, 2019
The GVPTA is proud to announce its 20th annual Making a Scene theatre conference, co-hosted with SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs and sponsored by PACT, Front Row Insurance, and Ecclesiastical Insurance.
The 2019 conference takes place in Vancouver over the course of three days:
NOTE: Registration closes 5:00pm, Wednesday, May 22.
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Early Bird (until 5:00pm, May 7):
*May 28 lunch as well as morning, afternoon, and evening break refreshments are included in the registration fee. Note that lunch/refreshments are not provided for add-on workshops on May 29 and 30.
The GVPTA is pleased to offer partial to full subsidy of the registration fee for individuals who require support to attend this year's conference.
Member companies may also apply, to support bringing more than one person from their company at a further reduced cost than is available.
Priority will go to:
Deadline to apply: 5:00pm Monday, May 6, 2019 (Late applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and will be accommodated as resources allow.)
Wheelchairs - SFU Woodward's is wheelchair accessible. For details about accessibility at The Post at 750, click here.
ASL interpreters are currently reserved for the conference. If you require ASL interpretation, please indicate this on your registration form.
Financial - If the ticket price is a barrier to your participation, please read information about our subsidy program above.
Childcare - If access to childcare during the conference is a barrier to your participation, please indicate this on your registration form. We are exploring options to provide childcare services on-site based on demand.
Scent-free - We ask attendees to refrain from using and wearing scented products at the conference, in order to respect and include individuals who may have allergies or sensitivities to common chemicals and fragrances.
Registration opens at 8:30am. Programming runs 9:00am-4:40pm; break for dinner (on your own), and return for a special evening presentation 6:30–8:00pm.
The conference kicks off with a keynote by director, playwright, and actor Kim Senklip Harvey from the Syilx, Tshilqot'in, Ktunaxa and Dakelh Nations. Conference programming features a diverse range of breakout sessions, workshops, and presentations that bring up questions, conversations, and learning relevant for the theatre community. Check out the Programming page for full details.
Following afternoon programming, join us for appetizers (courtesy of GVPTA) at the Charles Bar and show your conference pass for a 20% discount on dinner (happy hour not included).
Come back to the theatre for a special evening panel discussion on navigating art, copyright, and the threat of legal action, with theatre artists Erin Pike and James Long (Theatre Replacement), joined by lawyer Martha Rans and moderator Jivesh Parasram (Rumble Theatre). Yours, Mine, and Ours: Much Ado About Something (When Storytelling and Copyright Collide) is presented in partnership with Artists' Legal Outreach. Free to delegates; tickets $10 for general public. See full details on the Programming page.
On May 29 and 30 we present optional add-on workshops, including two Intimacy Direction Workshops with Siobhan Richardson (by application only; separate workshop registration required) and a Beginner's QLab Workshop (free to delegates; separate registration required. Limited space available).
The conference closes with a wrap party on May 30, and it's open to all; Ephemera 2: An Archiving Party is presented in partnership with Rumble Theatre, Theatre Replacement, and SFU. Free to attend, but limited space is available and RSVP is required.
Facilitator: Siobhan Richardson
We're pleased to host two Intimacy Direction workshops with Siobhan Richardson as standalone workshops (with discounted rates for conference delegates). Participants will gain a greater understanding of the role of an Intimacy Director and learn how to begin to incorporate best practices in rehearsal.
Registration for this workshop is by application only.
GVPTA acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia, The Government of Canada, BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver Cultural Services.
GVPTA acknowledges that this conference takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.