My wife and I are at the opening of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, 10th anniversary edition, and PuSh founding board member Jane Heyman has asked us all to introduce ourselves to a stranger by telling them about our connection to PuSh. I’m talking to a group, some I know and some I don’t, about my wife Lainé Slater’s ambition, with colleague Norman Armour, to help to build a Vancouver international theatre festival. Lainé was eight months pregnant. Maybe she was joking about her near-term future when she suggested the word “push” to Norman as a possible name.Read More
Club PuSh opens tonight — the fifth program of new performance that thrives in a bar environment — as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
PuSh has made a lot happen in a decade, growing from a trio of presentations in 2004 drawing an audience in the hundreds to a program of 30, including those at the Club in 2014. Last year, PuSh attendance hit 34,000.Read More