The Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT) is producing the Brink Festival at Studio 1398 on Granville Island from September 20 – 23, 2012. This festival will represent Asian Canadian actors, playwrights and stories that were randomly not selected through the lottery format of the 2012 Fringe Festival. VACT feels that the Brink Festival will complement the Fringe Festival by providing a more colourful representation of greater Vancouver’s community and allowing those applicants a means to showcase immediately after the Fringe.
With the Brink Festival, VACT wishes to accomplish the following goals:
- Reflect the cultural diversity of Vancouver by presenting various Asian Canadian stories written with Asian Canadian characters.
- Showcase Asian Canadian actors, playwrights and directors.
- Respect and promote understanding of the cultural dilemmas facing dual heritages (Asian heritages and Canadian heritage).
- Attract the mainstream audience to a VACT production of diverse theatre with universal themes of assimilation, identity & immigration.
Check out the acts:
PANCITY – A comedic journey into the lives of Asian Canadian culture as seen through the eyes of custodial engineers
By F.O.B. (Filipinos on Board)
With Chris Casillan, VJ Delos Reyes & Dave Dimapilis
Why Weight – A dark comedy about one woman’s journey into food, fat, fitness, and finally a discovery of what really feeds her
Written by Loretta Seto with Gemma Isaac
Keep On Loving You – Hilarity and sparks will ensue when a troubled middle-aged man brings home his much younger lover to prove to his conservative, domineering wife that the affair he’s having is real
Written by Leroy Chin with Michael Gehsperz
You can buy tickets online here.