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Vancouver New Stage announces "Earle Birney: Celebration of Vancouver"

October 17, 2006 ... Vancouver New Stage, a professional theatre company, will present "Earle Birney: Celebration of Vancouver" at the Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch), November 2, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.

On December 7, 2005, Vancouver New Stage officially announced to Vancouver City Hall (Office of Cultural Affairs) its Creative Mission: to present programming that reflects the life of our city through the talent of its artists. Vancouver New Stage will produce and promote the work of Canadian playwrights and creatively unite these works with an international repertoire of plays that speak to Vancouver audiences and their experience of life in our city.

On December 15, 2005, Vancouver New Stage officially announced to the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts the "Earle Birney: Celebration of Vancouver" project featuring the works of Vancouver's legendary poet and Canada's literary giant Earle Birney.

The project will present the famous epic November Walk Near False Creek Mouth together with Birney's other renowned Vancouver poems Vancouver Lights, Pacific Door, The Shapers: Vancouver, January Morning/ Downtown Vancouver, Dusk on the Bay.

Vancouver New Stage approaches Earle Birney's works as an important part of our city's cultural heritage. In all these works, that were written about our city and in it, Earle Birney has artistically captured the life of Vancouver as a modern city.

Vancouver New Stage will introduce contemporary Vancouverites to Birney's spellbinding imagination and the embracing warmth and respect he felt for Vancouver and its people.

Earle Birney's work has so much to inspire 21st century Vancouverites: it is a true anthem to the spirit of our city.

The project features Vancouver New Stage's artists-in-residence Ruth McIntosh and Lisa Waines, directed by Thomas Novak.

Thomas Novak
Artistic Director
Vancouver New Stage
Email: [email protected]