Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰: Breaking the Silence, Taking Space

Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰: Breaking the Silence, Taking Space

“It’s all about bridging the gap, about humanizing stories and allowing people to feel connected with people that they feel at odds with, that they feel different from, maybe a little bit afraid of as well.”

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A Bloody Treat: Snapshots Theatre Collective's Sweeney Todd

A Bloody Treat: Snapshots Theatre Collective's Sweeney Todd

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd; really, you should. Snapshots Theatre Collective has served up a bloody treat just in time for Halloween. Their site-specific, immersive production of Sweeney Todd, mounted at 348 Water Street (Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop, I should say), submerges the audience in the dark world of Fleet Street so thoroughly that they will even serve you pre-show pie.

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Tarotscopes for the New Moon in LIBRA

Tarotscopes for the New Moon in LIBRA

The New Moon in Libra rose on Monday October 8th, and this astrologer was busy eating turkey. If you look up, the Moon is a satisfying white slice, waxing towards a Full Moon in Taurus later this month. Libra season is about thinking through both sides of the argument, weighing your options, and trusting your own judgement. When the New Moon passes through the sign, those principals apply to your inner world, your ability to care for others, and your willingness to share your emotions.

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Meet October's Featured Artist: Angus Ferguson!

Meet October's Featured Artist: Angus Ferguson!

His brain is “a puddle with a reflection of a TV on the surface.” A direct result of, lately, “too much TV-series binge-watching”, Angus Ferguson tells me. He’s been painting all day, and curbing the anxiety he feels when he’s not. He’s listening to Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell and feeling nostalgic. But nostalgia fuels him, for he sifts through old books and sketches when searching for creative inspiration. It sounds like he’s got plenty of inspiration—for if he could be doing anything right now, he’d be “making better work.”

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VIFF Immersed: Biidaaban: First Light

VIFF Immersed: Biidaaban: First Light

“A journey through decolonization, and into Indigenous Futurism, where the land’s future is a cyclic return to its past […] The experience was eight minutes long, and yet its imagining of a different future and the poignancy of the message had an effect that many could not have if they took hours.”

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