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Conference Programming & Presenters

Tuesday, May 28, 2019  |  SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Kim Senklip Harvey

Kim Senklip Harvey is from the Syilx, Tshilqot'in, Ktunaxa and Dakelh Nations and is a Fire Creator (director/playwright/actor/community member). In 2017, Kim participated in Writing in a Racialized Canada which assembled 20 of Canada’s most exciting POC writers at Banff Centre. In 2017, she started her two-year residency with the National Theatre School in their inaugural Artistic Leadership Program. Kim has been shortlisted for the Gina Wilkinson prize for her work as a director, participated in the Banff Playwrights Lab and the Rumble Theatre’s Directors Lab. In 2018, Kim had a three-city world premiere of Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story and her next artistic ceremony Break Horizons is a commission with the Citadel and Arts Club Theatre. Kim’s passion for theatre lives within its transformational nature and believes that storytelling is the most compelling medium to move us to a place where every community member is provided the opportunity to live peacefully.

Sechanalyagh (thank you in Tsilhqot'in) limelet (Syilx)

Kim Senklip Harvey



"When you know who you are;
when your mission is clear and you
burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will;
no cold can touch your heart;
no deluge can dampen your purpose.
You know that you are alive."

Chief Seattle

More workshops and programming to be announced shortly!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019  |  The Post at 750

More workshops and programming to be announced shortly!

Note: The following workshops require a separate registration or application process. See details below. 

Intimacy Direction Workshop 
with Siobhan Richardson

9:30am–4:30pm (1-hour break on your own; lunch not provided)

The Post at 750 (in the CBC Building)
110-750 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 2R5

Conference Delegate Rate: $175 Non-Member / $150 GVPTA Member

Standalone Workshop (without conference): $200 Non-Member / $175 GVPTA Member
(Note: fees subject to tax)

APPLICATION: Registration for this workshop is accepted by application only. Deadline to Apply: April 22, 2019, 5:00pm

We're pleased to host a 6-hour Intimacy Direction workshop with Siobhan Richardson at The Post at 750. This is offered as a standalone full day workshop aimed at directors and choreographers with some experience staging intimate scenes, as well as instructors who work with actors in a theatre training program. 

Participants in this workshop will gain a greater understanding of the role of an Intimacy Director and learn how to begin to incorporate best practices in rehearsal.

Click the button below for the workshop description, subsidy information, and the application form.

About Siobhan Richardson

Siobhan Richardson is an Intimacy Director, co-founder of Intimacy Directors International, and the only person in Canada recognized as an Intimacy Director by Tonia Sina, founder of the Intimacy For The Stage method. Siobhan is also an actor/fighter/singer/dancer, and a fight director/stage combat instructor. In all her work, Siobhan is dedicated to the growth and development of the art form and for the artists in order to support a vibrant and healthy artistic community.

Learn more about Siobhan by clicking the button above.


Thursday, May 30, 2019  |  The Post at 750

More programming to be announced! Check back shortly for updates on Special Activities and Add-On Workshops on May 29 and 30, or subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest conference updates. 

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.

GVPTA's 2019 Making A Scene Conference is presented with the support of SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs and MAXguide.

Conference co-hosted by
SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3

Conference supported by

The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.