Tuesday, December 8, 2009

That's it folks.

Sunday was the final performance of after homelessness... and we played to a packed audience at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in New West.

After 15 performances in two venues, countless interventions, and sold out houses almost every night, after homelessness... has been a success.

Gail Franklin has a lot of material to work with to create the Community Action Report that will be delivered to organizations (and posted on the Headlines website) in January.

Thank you to the production team, staff, workshop participants, cast and the audience for making this production a wonderful experience!

Stay tuned to the Headlines site and sign up for our facebook page and newsletter and follow us on twitter to stay up to date on Headlines and our upcoming two year project, Us and Them which we are preparing for the 30th Anniversary of the Company!

Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"After Homelessness... may be the most important show you can seen this year"

Check out Jerry Wasserman's review of the play here.

Tonight we open at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Westminster. Doors at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm.

See you there!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Moving Day!

The run at the Firehall finished yesterday with a full house and Headlines' webcast. It went TERRIFIC.

Today the team is moving the set to the Holy Trinity Cathedral (514 Carnarvon St., next to the Columbia Skytrain Station) where the play will open tomorrow and run until Sunday, December 6th.

Tickets are $10 and are available through the Headlines office at 604.871.0508 or at the door.

Yippie Kay Yay!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Final Weekend at the Firehall!

This is the final weekend for after homelessness... at the Firehall in Vancouver. Beginning next Tuesday, we'll be at the Holy Trinity Cathedral (514 Carnarvon St.) in New Westminster. It's really close to the Columbia Skytrain Station, so if you aren't able to make it to the Firehall, join us there December 1 to 6.

Tonight's show is SOLD OUT and Saturday and Sunday are to close to being so, so call the Firehall 604.689.0926 to buy your tickets!

The word is out and seats are filling fast!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day two of the Dialogues a success

More than 60 people attended the Community Dialogues today to discuss
What Makes a Home a "Home"? Beyond bricks and mortar, what are the essential ingredients of safe, appropriate housing?

Moderator David Diamond (aka Headlines' Fearless Leader) kept everyone at a good pace and panelists
Liz Evans, Executive Director of the PHS Community Services Society Sandra Pronteau, Community Activist and Mark Smith, Executive Director of RainCity Housing and Support Society
provided their perspectives on the subject.

The crowd was fantastic and got very involved in the discussions.

Come out tomorrow to the final day of the Session. The topic will be
The 5 Ws: Who, Where, What, When and Why is the Money? How do we finance safe, appropriate housing for people who have been homeless?

Moderated by the Georgia Straight's editor, Charlie Smith and featuring:
Craig Crawford, Vice-President of Development Services, BC Housing Jill Davidson, Assistant Director, Housing Policy, City of Vancouver Catherine Hume, Vancouver Site Coordinator, At Home/Chez Soi Project, Mental Health Commission of Canada and Jaimie McEvoy, Director of the Hospitality Project and New Westminster City Councillor

The Community Dialogue Sessions are FREE and begin at 1:30PM at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Community Dialogue Sessions begin today

Today is the first day of the Community Dialogue Sessions: housing the homeless, that Headlines is hosting.

These sessions will cover the "nuts and bolts" of housing in Metro Vancouver, and are made up of moderated panel discussions.

Today's topic is
"Location, location, location: is it viable to create shelters and/or housing in the communities in which homeless people are residing? If so, how? If not, why?"

Panelists today are
Shirley Chan, Executive Director, Building Opportunites with Business
Dr. Kerry Jang, Councillor, City of Vancouver and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC
Anny Kloppenborg, Former City Planner, City of Vancouver

Come be part of the discussion! Panelists will speak for about 10 to 15 minutes each and then the floor will be open to discussion with the audience.

The session begins at 1:30pm and are FREE!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Opening Night a Smash!

Okay, imagine these people in a theatre...now, you get the idea.

Saturday, our opening night, was a sold-out success. The audience gave after homelessness... a long, enthusiastic standing ovation.

At the reception afterward I was barely able to elbow my way through the crowd to the cheese.

I've already heard through friends that people who saw the show this weekend are encouraging others to see the play. The momentum keeps growing!

The play deals with the human moments of creating safe, affordable and supported housing.

But for the nuts and bolts of the issue, come to the Community Dialogue Sessions: housing the homeless.

They're free. 1:30pm, Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at the Firehall (280 E Cordova St)

Day 1 starts tomorrow. It's called: "Location, location location"

See you there?