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In My Day

by Rick Waines

Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables Street

Presented by The Cultch

December 1-11, 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, and Kelsey Kanatan Wavey

Direction and Dramaturgy by Shawn Macdonald

Choreography by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg

Costume Design by Christopher David Gauthier

Set Design by Kimira Reddy

Lighting Design by John Webber

Sound Design by MJ Coomber

Intimacy Direction by Sharon Bajer

Produced with Norman Armour & Rick Waines

Committee for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE)
Chair: Dr. John Paul (JP) Catungal
Members: William Flett, Sandy Lambert, and Dr. Surita Parashar.

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.