Wednesday, 3 March 2010

March 12: Jan Derbyshire performs Funny in the head!


Fado and Comedy

SHE LAUGHED, SHE CRIED

Fado with Sara Marreiros & Comedy with Jan Derbyshire
Friday, March 12, 2010. 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Telus Studio Theatre - Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. UBC

Opening the performance stream of the Kickstart Festival 2010. Fado singer
Sara Marreiros and her band bring music steeped in the passion of Portuguese
saudade (yearning). Jan Derbyshire performs Funny in the Head, the rollicking
story of a bipolar comedian's fight to stay funny.

Tickets: $22 ($16 students, seniors & fixed income)
http://www.ticketmaster.ca/section. 604.280.3311

Kickstart Festival 2010 presented in partnership with
the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/she-laughed-she-cried

Directions, Parking, Transit, Ticket Sales, and Accessibility at the Chan Centre:
http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Chan-Centre-For-The-Performing-Arts-tickets-Vancouver/venue/139280

Kickstart Festival 2010 March 8 – 27 Art exhibitions, dance, music, theatre,
workshops
http://www.kickstart-arts.ca/kickstartfestival.html

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KICKSTART FESTIVAL 2010 MARCH 8 - 27

Kickstart: join us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kickstart-Disability-Arts-and-Culture/318968627521?v=wall

Register by MARCH 4th for Breath, Voice and Movement Workshop on March 14 and 19
http://www.kickstart-arts.ca/comingevents.html#workshops

BRIAN – BC Regional Integrated Arts Network Meeting March 13
http://www.kickstart-arts.ca/BRIAN.html

EarSighted Audio Description of Performances SPINE March 16
http://www.kickstart-arts.ca/audio-description.html

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More about: She Laughed, She Cried:

FUNNY IN THE HEAD, is a one-woman show by comedian, storyteller, writer and
mental health activist JAN DERBYSHIRE. The show is the rollicking story of a
bipolar comedian's fight to stay funny. She ultimately finds an answer to the
pressing question, "Is appearing normal a mental health act?"

"Jan is an artist who is wildly talented, imaginative, and energetic... Jan's
plays are rooted in a deep fascination with a good story... Her style is very
confident, funny and energizing."
- Playwrights' Workshop, Montreal

Jan's previous shows include: Under the Big Top; Audition of the Embarrassed
Woman; The Opposite of Everything is True; Turkey in the Woods; The
Brotherhood of Mothers, A Modern Woman's Guide to Female Impersonation;
Ingenious Speculations. Jan recently directed Kickstart's Human Writes Story
Creation lab; Meg Torwl in That's so gay!; the Massey Theatre's Winter
Spectacular; and Herd of Women in Small Acts of Saying So.

Jan Derbyshire online: http://colossalsquid.blogspot.com/2008/12/inklings.html

FADO singer SARA MARREIROS and her band open the evening. Dark and brooding or
gloriously ethereal, Sara's sultry, sexy vocals are steeped in the passion of
saudade - the feeling of yearning that is part of the Portuguese soul. A
professional musician and bandleader for 15 years, her recordings include the
albums Minhu Luz, Uma da Terr,  and Saltwater.

"Sara's voice transports us to Portugal...to smokey bars and riversides...she
takes us from delight to despair and back again with the music and the
emotional scope she brings to her singing" - Sheryl McKay, CBC Radio

Sara Marreiros online: http://www.members.shaw.ca/lmarreiros/#


Telus Studio Theatre
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road, UBC
$22 ($16 students, seniors & fixed income)
Tickets:  www.ticketmaster.ca
or 604.280.3311

Directions, Parking, Transit, Ticket Sales, and Accessibility at the Chan Centre:
http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Chan-Centre-For-The-Performing-Arts-tickets-Vancouver/venue/139280







Meg Torwl

Community Outreach Coordinator
Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture

http://www.kickstart-arts.ca/