A blog about the local/global interfaces of audience and event.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
RIP Lorena Gale
I just learned that Lorena Gale, local actress and playwright extraordinaire, lost her battle with abdominal cancer at the end of June. This is a devastating loss to Vancouver's theatre and film community and what seems most unfair is how quickly the disease progressed (Lorena was only diagnosed this past February.
A memorial service is being held at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street), from 12-2 pm on Friday, July 31st.
In the meantime, visit Jerry Wasserman's moving tribute to Gale's life and work at vancouverplays.com.
I live in Vancouver and teach in both the English Department and the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. I am also the Director of SFU's Institute for Performance Studies. My academic interests include theatre, dance and performance studies, film studies, and gender studies. I am actively interested in the relationship between art and politics, and especially what the performing arts can teach us about our relationships with the places we live, and with the world more generally. Hence this blog.