In My Day

by Rick Waines
co-produced by Norman Armour & Rick Waines
presented by The Cultch

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 pandemic response with extraordinary victories and heartbreaking failure. 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. 

Direction and Dramaturgy by Shawn Macdonald
Costume Design by Christopher David Gauthier
Choreography by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg
Intimacy Direction by Sharon Bajer
Lighting Design by John Webber
Sound Design by MJ Coomber

Props Design by Monica Emma
Set Design by Kimira Reddy

Production Management by Ash Shotton

Assistant Direction by Jack Bumbala

Featuring Patti Allan, Nick Benz, Scott Button, Ivy Charles, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Allan Morgan, Alen Dominguez Cameron Peal, Sabrina Symington, and Kelsey Kanatan Wavey.

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.