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You're Invited to a Night with Kim Senklip

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:16 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

Join us for a special night with Kim Senklip Harvey, writer of Kamloopa, our exciting Season Opener!

Welcome to the 2nd Community of Practice at the Cultch with Syilx, Tsilhqot'in, Ktunaxa and Dakelh artist Kim Senklip Harvey. 

When: Monday, May 28, 6-8 pm

Where: Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

If you engage with theatre then this event is for you!

The intention of the gathering is to hold space for the community to reflect, think and discuss about how we as community members, artists, patrons, designers, administration, critics and artistic leaders engage and impact Indigenous theatre.

Hear about Kim's journey in writing and directing Kamloopa, an Indigenous Matriarch play, and how that intersects with her work in cultural leadership. As well as her Treaty with the Citadel and The Arts Club for her next play, Break Horizons. 

Kim will use her journey as a playwright, director, actor and Indigenous woman to hold conversations around the challenges and opportunities she faces creating space for Indigenous ceremony to exist with the dominant Western Eurocentric theatrical frameworks of the Canada Nation. 

Kim's been all over the world since her last Community of Practice and is excited to do some knowledge sharing about her experiences. The good, the bad and the ugly.

Our Community of Practice is rooted within the value system of the sacred 7 Grandmother teachings: humility, courage, truth, respect, love, wisdom and honesty. These values will be actively held to hold ourselves accountable as we navigate these challenging and necessary conversations.

Bring your questions and curiosity!

RSVP if you can make it!

Or just show up - We would love to see you!

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.