Tremors 2016: Speaker Series

Our popular Speaker Series returns as part of this year’s Tremors experience.

These free, “TED talks”-style lectures focus on themes found in the Tremors plays. The talks will be held in the lounge/bar area, during the break between the two evening performances. We encourage you to grab a drink and join us for these thought-provoking discussions.

Admission is complimentary for all Tremors ticket holders.

Our two guest speakers are Andrea Scott (playwright of Better Angels: A Parable) and Becki Ross. Becki will deliver her Dry Land-inspired talk on Wednesday, August 17; Andrea will speak about her play after the first show of Better Angels: A Parable on Friday, August 19.

Wed, Aug 17 @ 8:45pm — Becki Ross presents “Navigating Dry Land: The Queer Penalty, Sexual Shaming, and the Transformative Promise of Sport”

Becki Ross teaches at the University of British Columbia at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, and in the Department of Sociology.  A life-long competitive athlete and avid sports fan, she has researched the history of performing bodies in multiple arenas: gyms, golf courses, strip clubs, brothels, strolls, pornography studios, bars, and curling rinks. Her recent book is titled, Burlesque West: Showgirls, Sex, and Sin in Postwar Vancouver.  With Jamie Lee Hamilton, and in partnership with the City of Vancouver, Becki will unveil a memorial to honour the dignity, safety, and security of sex workers in Vancouver’s West End in mid-September.

Fri, Aug 19 @ 8:30pm — Andrea Scott presents “Stories Anansi Told Me: How I Created Better Angels: A Parable

Andrea Scott is a writer/producer who has been in playwright units at Cahoots, Roseneath, Obsidian, and most recently, Factory Theatre. Past writing credits include Eating Pomegranates Naked (SummerWorks), Frenemies (Mixed Company Theatre), Princesses Don’t Grow on Trees (Solar Stage), and Better Angels: A Parable (SummerWorks), which won Best Production last year. She is a graduate of the Generator Artist Producer Training Program. Don’t Talk to Me Like I’m Your Wife (Cayle Chernin Award winner) will be in SummerWorks this summer.

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