Vancouver’s Theatre Conspiracy wins $60,000 arts prize
Vancouver’s Theatre Conspiracy has won the $60,000 Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award for 2013.
The annual prize—funded by mining company Rio Tinto Alcan and administered by the Cultch arts centre in East Vancouver—is available to B.C. performing arts companies.
On its website, Theatre Conspiracy says the funds will be used to support its latest work, Extraction, which is set to premiere at the Cultch in March 2013.
The documentary-style production, in English and Mandarin, explores the economic boom in Beijing, the rapid development of the oilsands in northern Alberta, and relations between Canada and China.
Written by Theatre Conspiracy’s artistic producer Tim Carlson, the play is to feature performances by non-actors who have lived and worked in China and Alberta.
The Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award is offered to dance, theatre, and music or opera groups, rotating between the disciplines each year.