Experience The 4th Element

  Stage Door Theatre has explored many a fun theme in the past, varying from punk to Egyptian. This year, they have worked hard to prepare an exciting play called The Fourth Element that, as always, will make you laugh and keep you on the edge of your seats. You will discover the intricacies of the human spirit, overcoming individual selfishness, and the awareness of how we together can harm or heal the world in which we live. The story goes like this…...

A Different Perspective Art Show

Contributed by Danzante, Support Worker, Supported Living Network My name is Danzante and I am a Support Worker for posAbilities’ Supported Living Network, a job in which I get to work with a really diverse and interesting group of people. I recently had the good fortune to help someone create his own art show.  The show is called “Gregory Grant: A Different Perspective” and it is currently hanging at Joe’s Table Cafe (5021 Kingsway).  It really is an amazing show, full...

ABC Network Seeking Actors with Disabilities

Contributed by Vania Huang Last week, Colin from Stage Door had the exciting opportunity to audition for an upcoming TV series on an American TV Network we have all heard of: ABC! This came at the perfect time, just weeks after Stage Door’s media and messaging retreat last month in Vermont, where the actors and colleagues explored the ways in which disability is portrayed in the mainstream media. Check out our blog post here. In this series, the TV casting...

Aegis Sings and Signs

Contributed by Vania Huang Every Friday at Aegis, the building is filled with the sound of music and laughter as people come to gather and “learn American sign language through the magic of music.” Since November 2016, a small group of staff and persons served have been teaching songs in ASL to two classes at Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School in New Westminster. Last week, we were blessed with not one, but two, live performances by our brilliant Sing and Sign group....

The Jake Report: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

At the core of the PuSh Festival’s values are engagement, inclusion and accessibility, providing transformative performing arts experiences to as many audiences as possible. They seek to break down the barriers — whether physical, social, financial or otherwise — to experiencing live performing arts. Relaxed Performances cater to people with light and sound sensitivity, autism, neurological disorders and anxiety with the goal of creating a comfortable and fun theatre experience for people with diverse abilities. The houselights remain half-lit and...