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Huge thanks to: Charles Demers, Ami Gladstone, Stephen Drover, Marcus Youssef, Anita Rochon, and all of the past Panto artistic and production teams; Kirsten McGhie, Sarah Sosick, Darryl Millot, and Ace Martens; Geoff Hicks; Justin Kellam; Sarvin Esmaeili, Jacob Leonard and Tanner Zerr; Kathryn Shaw, Yvan Morissette, David Hudgins, Daniel Dolan and Studio 58; Bard on the Beach and Arts Club Theatre; Elia Kirby, Kyle Sutherland, Kiki Lightburn and the GNW Scene Shop; Jennifer Reidle and the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association; Jason Cameron and UBCP.
CAMERON ANDERSON is a professional videographer with a special focus on live performance. As a filmmaker, he has produced, shot, and edited several short documentaries and films, and is co-directing, alongside Chelsea Haberlin, the upcoming short film Dust, written by Marcus Youssef. He is the resident process videographer of Neworld Theatre, and the current in-house videographer of The Cultch. He has collaborated with several dozen local arts organizations, including Music on Main, Theatre Replacement, and Electric Theatre Company. He has also built promotional videos for the Vancouver Green Party, Green Party of Canada, and current BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with distinction. His film training includes a diploma in Documentary Filmmaking from In Focus Film School, and a one-year practicum with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
MARK CHAVEZ is a writer, actor, and comedian who hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is one half of the Pajama Men, a narrative-sketch comedy duo that The Guardian hailed as “one of the most influential comedy groups of a generation”. He has written or co-written numerous screen and teleplays for studios including the BBC, Scott Free, Film 4, and CBS and recently co-wrote season two of the critically lauded podcast, This Sounds Serious with Kelly & Kelly, winner of the Banff Podcast of the Year Award. He is also the writer of two other East Van Pantos (Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White) and is super excited that Theatre Replacement allowed him to write himself into this one. Mark can also be found on the web every week as host of a show for young people called Fun Time Funday! on Campbonkers.com, and every Sunday night Chavez can be found performing with Vancouver’s longest running independent comedy show, The Sunday Service improv group.
VEDA HILLE is very happy to be playing around with the East Van Panto, as always. You can keep track of her comings and goings at vedahille.com or on Instagram @loveyoulikealion. She has a new solo album called Little Volcano that you can download at her site or on bandcamp, or go nuts and order it on gold vinyl! Look for more online shows in the new year, and good luck and love to you all in this strange season.
JAMES LONG This year has been extraordinary in so many complicated, introspective, speculative and, often joyous ways, like this one. To share a room with this group of people and create something to share in this moment has been a gift I will never forget. I hope all are doing as well as can be out there and I see your full faces in the very near future, either here in the York, or on the street, or in a restaurant, or out in the world when we get back to touring. I artistic direct Theatre Replacement with Maiko Yamamoto and we have a website, theatrereplacement.org. Check it out if you want to see what I get up to normally with the company. I also make work with people outside of T/R, teach post-secondary students, and professionals performance, hold a Masters in Urban Studies, have a remarkable pair of kids, Nora and Leo, and glorious partner, Nicky. Happy holidays.
ADRIAN MUIR is excited to be working with Sophie and the entire team on another East Van Panto. In January, he’s working with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre on their virtual tour of 1 Hour Photo. He is looking forward to be back doing live theatre in the New Year.
MILY MUMFORD is a filmmaker, playwright, director, and scientist originally from unceded Lekwungen territory. They are the new Associate Videographer for The Cultch and very excited to be working with Theatre Replacement and the Panto this year! Recent work includes Controller, a choose-your-own-adventure sci-fi play developed during the Arts Club Emerging Playwright’s Unit 2019, The Cinephiles (producer/host/projection artist) a film/drag queer multimedia series, the sci-fi short film GEMINI (writer/director, Crazy8s 2018, Cannes Short Film Corner), and the short film Operation Gingham (writer/director, Best Film Vancouver Quarantine Performance Project). In addition to creative work they are a graduate student at SFU in Interactive Technology where they research mental health support for long term space travel, and the Multimedia Producer for the HR Macmillan Space Centre—where in non-pandemic times they can be found entertaining kids and adults with planetarium shows and fireballs.
AMANDA SUM is a performer and creator dancing between theatre and music. She holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University. Recent credits include do you want what I have got? a craigslist cantata (The Cultch), East Van Panto: Pinocchio (Theatre Replacement), Double Happiness: Detour This Way (Nancy Tam & Robyn Jacob/Music on Main/Neworld/plastic orchid), and Chicken Girl (rice&beans). Equipped with an all-female team and Asian female band, Amanda released her debut indie-pop singles, Groupthink and Mary Shelley, this fall. She is so grateful to be back with the Panto family, and sends love and warmth to you at home this holiday season. Up next, Amanda will present a piece at Theatre Replacement’s PushOFF. Antics and updates can be found on Instagram @amanduhsum, or her website amandasum.com.
SOPHIE TANG is a Jessie Award Winner and Nominee, as well as an Ovation Award Nominee. She holds an MFA theatre design degree from UBC and a BFA theatre production and design degree from SFU. Recent credits: 12 Dates of Christmas (Lighting) – Arts Club Theatre; Straight White Men (Lighting) – ITSAZOO Productions; Little Volcano (Lighting) – Veda Hille X Theatre Replacement; Peter Pan (Lighting) – Carousel Theatre; Kuroko (Set) – Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre; Herringbone (Lighting and Set) – Patrick Street Productions; The Orchard (Lighting) – Arts Club Theatre; Chicken Girl (Lighting) – rice & beans theatre; Old Man and the Sea (Lighting) – Turning Point Ensemble; Elephant and Piggie: We are in a Play (Lighting) – Carousel Theatre; Yoga Play (Set) – Gateway Theatre; Titus Buffonious (Lighting) – Rumble Theatre; Last Train In (Set) – rice & beans theatre; Urine Town (Set) – Arts Umbrella. Portfolio website: sophieyufeitang.com
ZOE YUAN is a senior website design student and minor in production design at SFU School of Contemporary Arts. She is a music and dog-loving human who designs user experiences for companies. This year she is excited to work as a production design intern in the Panto Come Home team! User-centred designs that can empower people and inspire moments of joy are at the heart of what she does. Portfolio website: sparklingzoe.com
What do you get when you mix the best of all seven East Van Pantos, the York Theatre, and 350 pounds of past costumes? It’s Panto Come Home!
In 2020’s Panto Come Home! Theatre Replacement’s Artistic Directors James Long and Maiko Yamamoto sneak into the York to find very sad pyjama clad Veda Hille parked at her piano. Seems she’s moved into the theatre and has been spending her days trying to relive Panto memories of old. In an attempt to cheer her up they call up a bunch of their Panto friends to sing and dance the greatest East Van Panto hits. Things go sideways fast when the Phanto of the Panto swoops in. He’s been watching these things ever since Jack and the Beanstalk opened the York 8 years ago and has a few choice ideas of his own. Physically-distanced antics ensue!
The chickens have been busy collecting an all-star cast of East Van Panto favourites including Dawn Petten (Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Wizard of Oz), Donna Soares (Cinderella), Amanda Sum (Pinocchio), Shawn Macdonald (Pinocchio), and Mark Chavez (writer, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White). Together, they will dig into the East Van Panto vault and remix the best of the last seven years into a brand new holiday extravaganza. From the ‘Cheese Song’ to the BC Ferry Godmother, Panto Come Home! is guaranteed to knock out the isolation blues and bring home the holidays.
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