Get a Head Start on Spring Camps

Contributed by Vania Huang It may still be the dead of winter, but we like to stay optimistic and look forward to the coming of spring. Just imagine: sunnier (hopefully), longer days… and most importantly, spring break! Head Start Camp is the perfect opportunity for youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to learn about employment and the opportunities that await them, all while having fun and making new friends. The maximum number of participants for each camp is...

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....

Stage Door Goes to Vermont

Contributed by Vania Huang From December 5-10, Don House, Gord Tulloch, and 3 Stage Door actors, Greg, Nick and Colin, along with Brandon Siemens from See Together Media, visited Zeno Mountain Farm in Lincoln, Vermont to attend a creative retreat about media and messaging. Zeno is a community built around projects that foster friendships, including art, film, theatre, sports, music and adventure. In collaboration with the folks from Zeno Farm, the Stage Door folks explored the use of media and how it...

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...