SHIFT Artistic Team
Artistic Director Coco Roberge
Festival Stage Manager Jenny Kim
Welcome from the A.D.
Thank you for joining us for SHIFT 1-Act Festival 9, re-imagined & re-invigorated in our new digs at the Firehall. As a proponent of a ‘make it happen’ mentality, I am proud to present 4 original, locally-developed plays written by and featuring roles for empowered women.
I’m jazzed to include our first Festival Workshop, energizing Ecstatic Yoga on Sat. May 28th at noon in the Firehall’s studio. I’m thrilled to invite you to join us for our first Festival Reading, by donation, on Sat. May 28th at 3pm: brand new short works set in the storied neighbour- hood where we sit. Proceeds go to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC). Refreshments provided by Cartem’s Donuterie.
Our community-focused campaign continues pre-show & at intermission: Anyone with a DEWC donation is entered to win a fantastic door prize, announced on the back patio immediately post-show. Stick around to enjoy our excellent musical guests...YOU put the festive back into festival. Onward!
– Coco Roberge
Jenny is a graduate of the BFA Theatre Production & Design at UBC. Thanks to Coco for giving her an opportunity to join this great journey. It is an honour and pleasure to be able to work with the company and the talented individuals on this production. Her next project is working as Production Assistant for Dancing On The Edge Festival 2017. Last but not the least, thanks to her family and friends for their love and support. Recent stage management credits include: Stranger Than Hard Work(Firehall Arts Centre), The Glass Menageries(Island Production), West Side Story(TUTS), Sang Ja (Pangaea Arts), Mrs.Singh&Me(South Asian Arts Society), Faroe Islands & Ostrich (Dirt Road Production),Iceland(Dirt Road Productions), Snapshots:A Musical Scrapbook(Snapshots Collective), Greenland (TigerMilk Collective), Legally Blonde:The Musical (TUTS 2013/14), Dissolve (Shameless Hussy Production), and The Bombitty of Errors (Twenty Something Theatre)