In Conversation: Dennis Foon and Heather Redfern

  • June 18, 2013
  • 12:00 pm

Executive Director of Vancouver’s premier gathering place for the Arts—The Cultch—sits down with award-winning screenwriter and founder of Vancouver’s acclaimed Green Thumb Theatre Dennis Foon to discuss a range of topics pertinent to the current state and future of the theatre. Is the form in need of revitalization? Does new media enrich, enhance or distract from the power of theatre? Join in this important discussion of the relationship between stage and screen and the injection of new media into the theatre.

  • General admission: $12

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  • June 18, 2013
  • 12:00 pm

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