by Rick Waines
Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables Street
Presented by The Cultch
December 2-11, 2022
In My Day is a verbatim work of contemporary drama that exists at the cross section of disability and memorial arts. Centred around HIV’s impact on Vancouver, it is a story of a pandemic response with extraordinary victories and heartbreaking failures. This work is inspired by a community-based oral history research project in 2017, titled HIV In My Day, which was initiated at the University of Victoria interviewing long-term survivors and caregivers who lived through the first 15 years of the HIV pandemic in British Columbia. The collected stories and reflections would honour the voices of women, people of colour, Indigenous folks, trans, people who use[d] injection drugs, and others, alongside those of cis-gender gay men.
Featuring Patti Allan*, Nick Miami Benz, Scott Button*, Ivy Charles*, Allan Morgan*, Alen Dominguez*, Cameron Peal, Sabrina Symington, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Kelsey Kanatan Wavey, and Braiden Houle*
Direction and Dramaturgy by Shawn Macdonald*
Co Produced with Norman Armour & Rick Waines
Choreography by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg*
Stage Management by Angela Beaulieu*
Assistant Stage Management by Liam Kearns*
Costume Design by Christopher David Gauthier
Set Design by Kimira Reddy
Lighting Design by John Webber
Sound Design by MJ Coomber
Props Design by Monica Emme
Intimacy Direction by Megan Gilron & Karyn Mott*
Production Management by Ash Shotton
Assistant Direction by Jack Bumbala
Committee for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE)
Chair: Dr. John Paul (JP) Catungal
Members: William Flett, Sandy Lambert, and Dr. Surita Parashar.
* The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance, Opera, Theatre Policy (DOT).