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Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) @ The Queer Arts Festival
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
Vancouver, BC
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Tuesday Jun 19, 2018 7:00 PM - Saturday Jun 23, 2018 7:00 PM | Free - CA$32.00


Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) @ The Queer Arts Festival
A love story. A ghost story. A ritual for release.

A Vancouver artist attends the opening night of his career retrospective. Unbeknownst to gallery-goers, his past has returned to haunt him.  What if what we thought we knew about our lives proved to be less than true? And how can we know the truth if the one creating it keeps it in camera, hidden?

Two beautifully young men, off in radically different directions, become entwined with the untimely death of a stranger, which seals their fate; Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) is an exciting new contemporary play inspired by Governor General Award winning, multimedia artist, Paul Wong*. His true life and radical work provide a jumping off point for playwright and director Lesley Ewen to contemplate the act of creation as both a way of coping with despair and of telling lies. Mixing truth and fiction she spins out a world of multiple realities that re-views a double tragedy in the hope of absolution and understanding.

Actors Jeff Ho, Julien Galipeau and Braiden Houle bring the story to life with passion, intelligence and a brash sense of humour. The renowned design team, Sammy Chien, Khan Lee, Stefan Smulovitz, James Proudfoot and Hannah Case, have created an elegantly rich, multidimensional environment within which to tell this heartfelt, funny and deeply intense tale of Love and Redemption.

This performance deals with topics of racism, suicide and murder. Please care for yourself as you see fit, including leaving the theatre; youre welcome to return quietly.  We will have an Indigenous Elder available if you require support.

*Paul Wong is a Governor General Award winning, Vancouver based multimedia artist. He is a founding member of several important artists groups including VIVO Media Arts Centre, as well as curator of QueerSUM. His work includes conceptual performances which mesh video, photography, installation, and performance with Chinese-Canadian cultural perspectives.

Come early, share a drink among friends, and take in QAF's visual arts exhibitions. Bar opens at 5:30.

TICKETS $30 General Admission | $20 Concession
June 19 PREVIEW NIGHT $25 General Admission | $15 Concession
June 23 matinee PAY WHAT YOU CAN DAY  

Entry to all QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are available for $2 online or $5 / $2 concession at the door. Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your new card.

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The Pride in Art Society is a registered charity, and will issue tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more. To donate online, please visit our donation page.

This event is scent-reduced, and fully wheelchair accessible. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events. For a full accessibility audit of the space, visit Radical Access Mapping Project.


Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (View)
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z2W3


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Festivals
Social > LGBT

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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