For a Muse of Fire – Vancouver DTES
    photo credit: Mark Montgomery
For a Muse of Fire – Vancouver DTES

For a Muse of Fire is a live performance piece set on Vancouver’s number 20 bus that weaves personal stories from the Downtown Eastside (DTES), quirky dialogue, wild humour, and adaptations from Shakespeare. Bringing together individuals who live and work in the DTES including those who have experienced homelessness or are currently vulnerably housed, For a Muse of Fire explores themes of community, diversity and homelessness in Vancouver. It offers audiences a unique perspective on the lives and experiences of DTES residents, and aims to cultivate respect and understanding and therefore care for one another through the power of theatre. Produced by Creativa International, it is the second creation by the community theatre group led by Luisa Jojic who created and premiered Much Ado About Something at the Carnegie Centre and Waterfront Theatre in 2014.

Performance Dates: 18 July 2016 @ SFU Woodwards 12 April 2016 @ Justice Institute of BC 8 Dec 2015 @ Justice Institute of BC 28-30 Oct 2015 @ Heart of the City Festival

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For a Muse of Fire is presented by Creativa International in partnership with Lookout Emergency Aid Society, RainCity Housing, and Vancouver Moving Theatre/ Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival with support from the City of Vancouver’s Community Arts and Homelessness Action Week programs, and the BC Arts Council.