OVER 20 YEARS!
The Burnaby Summer Theatre Program is planned and implemented by the Burnaby Arts Council (BAC). This program receives a Canada Summer Jobs Grant which covers majority of the student wages, the BAC slightly tops the wage. This program has been a part of the Burnaby Arts Council for over twenty years. The Activities and Delivery of the Program: Currently BAC is partnering with the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. Selected students create, produce and perform an original theatre work at various venues through the greater Vancouver area. One outcome of this project is that the students gain highly sought after work experience in their field of study. The students perform at parks, libraries, museums and other community venues. They also bring original theatre performances to BC Children’s Hospital, Canuck House and Ronald McDonald House.
The program is highly inclusive and accessible to all ages and cultures. The community benefits from this project as they are given an opportunity to view live theatre in their neighborhood at community centers, parks and libraries. Community centers support this program because of the quality and innovative theatre performance.
The summer theatre troupe currently provides 50 performances at different community venues throughout Metro Vancouver. Some 2,000-2,500 children watch the plays.
Would you like to book a performance for the 2019 season?
Please contact the Burnaby Arts Council office directly for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-298-7322
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