OPPORTUNITY QUESTION: By using original pieces of theatre, how can we share the diverse stories and voices within the MONOVA collection?

Term: Spring 2022
Department: Theatre
Course: ASAS161/ASAS261
Instructor: Carol Ballard & Kelsey Ranshaw, MONOVA

For the first time, CapU Theatre students will prepare short pieces of original device/object theatre engaging with voices or stories within the MONOVA collection. MONOVA plans on producing a selection of the works Summer 2022.

Through the collections and experiences, MONOVA encourages residents and visitors to explore North Vancouver’s fascinating history, to share reminiscences and stories, to research our players, characters and neighbourhoods, and experience programs that advance understanding of local people, cultures, and history.

City of North Vancouver Community Plan (2014):

Goal 6.1: Support a wide range of arts and cultural activities.

6.1.2 Support the production and delivery of a wide range of arts and cultural activities, community celebrations, signature events and festivals that engage and are enjoyed by residents and visitors;

6.1.3 Support access for people of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and diverse needs, to a wide range of arts and cultural opportunities and activities that contribute to quality of life and social well-being;

6.1.5 Support creative strategies, practices and partnerships that cross boundaries, fuse different artistic traditions, encourage cross cultural understanding, and celebrate the City’s distinctive cultural identity.

Council Strategic Plan 2018:

A Vibrant City is where dynamic public spaces and places provide opportunities for connection and enable residents to engage with their community and celebrate their culture and history.