Bard Beyond the Beach
“Hearts remote, yet not asunder” – William Shakespeare
We’re not in Vanier Park but we’re still here for you this summer! Check back often for unique new digital entertainment features, opportunities to attend exclusive virtual Member events, lively all-ages Education activities and more. NEW right now – our Bard Online Store and the first episodes of our exciting BMO Virtual Mainstage series, If Music Be The Food Of Love.
We love and miss our Bard family, and we hope you’ll watch this space as we keep the spirit and the heart of the Festival alive!
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|My Thoughts I’ll Character||Tai Amy Grauman||August 28|
|Nadeem Phillip||September 4|
|Colleen Wheeler||September 11|
|Carmen Alatorre||September 18|
|Hiro Kanagawa & Tasha Faye Evans||September 25|
|Ming Hudson & Austin Eckert||October 2|
|Michael Blake||October 9|
|Marci T. House (with Jeff Gladstone)||October 16|
|Tara Cheyenne Friendenberg (with Olivia C. Davies, Jasper Friedenberg Stewart, AJ Simmons & Raina von Waldenburg)||October 23|
|If Music be the Food of Love
||Andrew Wheeler, Olivia Hutt & Baraka Rahmani||September 22|
|Munish Sharma||September 29|
|Carly Street & Beau Dixon||October 6|
|Ghazal Azarbad & Christopher Allen||October 13|
Schedule subject to change
IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE
Welcome to Bard’s BMO Virtual Mainstage! We’ve commissioned theatre artists from across Canada to create original Shakespeare-inspired video features, in their own voice. We’re proud to launch the second series from the BMO Virtual Mainstage – If Music Be The Food Of Love.
EPISODE 1 – Andrew Wheeler’s “Hold Me”
Andrew Wheeler, long-time Bard Company member, developed this original multi-media reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet featuring artists Olivia Hutt and Baraka Rahmani.
MY THOUGHTS I’LL CHARACTER
We’ve commissioned theatre artists from across Canada to create original Shakespeare-inspired video features, in their own voice. The first series from the BMO Virtual Mainstage is My Thoughts I’ll Character.
EPISODE 4 – Carmen Alatorre’s “Marina”
Carmen Alatorre was most recently the Costume Designer for our 2019 production of All’s Well That Ends Well and our 2018 production of As You Like It.
BARD AROUND TOWN
Join Bard’s Operations Coordinator, Max Forsyth, as he searches across Vancouver to find The Bard around town.
EPISODE 6 – THEATRE HISTORY PT. 2
Before Max can learn more about Shakespeare, he has some errands to run. Join him as he cleans the office, sneaks into the Museum of Vancouver, and meets with a very familiar face. Don’t miss watching the season finale of Bard Around Town!
The Fairies: An Exploration of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Performance Research Program at Arts Umbrella was so looking forward to bringing the fairies of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life in the tents at Bard this summer. Instead, choreographer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg came together with the seven Arts Umbrella dancers you would have seen on stage to capture the essence of this Dream world, virtually.
BARD SITE BLOG SERIES
Discover fun facts about Bard’s Festival site and take a virtual tour of the Village!
Learn fun facts about the Douglas Campbell Theatre and the Howard Family Stage! Plus, take a closer look inside the tent.
In this Q&A with The Art Left Creative’s Director and Cinematician, Ryan McDonald, learn about how our 2019 Season play trailers were made and the experience of filming for a theatre festival. Plus, rewatch all four amazing trailers in one place!
Choreographer and Bard’s Movement Coach, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, shares her process in the making of The Fairies with seven dancers from Arts Umbrella’s Performance Research Program.
Explore our guide to the best of Shakespeare, from close to home and around the world, this is a curated list of Shakespeare-related content you’ll love – from live-streamed plays to podcasts and more – all in one convenient location.
In the latest episode of Bard Around Town, Max was having car trouble so couldn’t actually go around town! Instead, he was joined in the kitchen by Bard staff members Alva and Jocelyn to experiment with some Elizabethan recipes. In this blog post, you can watch the episode and follow along with the recipes.
BARD’S ONLINE BOUTIQUE
We are excited to welcome you to our online Boutique! We invite you to discover a selection of high quality t-shirts and merchandise. New items will be added as we grow and build our virtual store. Please note that we are unable to supply all the items that you might have seen under the tents at our Festival location.
Thank you for shopping with us and for supporting Bard on the Beach!
EXPLORE AT HOME
Bard Education has created this collection of activities just for you! Discover more about Shakespeare’s plays, characters, and language and have fun while making them your own.
HOW TO EXPLORE AT HOME:
1. Click here to open Google Classrooms
2. Enter the code: fh4omn2
3. Share on social and use #bard2020 so we can see your creations!
Note: Use your Google account to access the Explore at Home resources. Don’t have one? Don’t worry it’s free and easy to set up. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring a unique Bard experience into your home this summer! Join Bard’s Artistic Director Christopher Gaze and the Vancouver International Wine Festival’s Executive Director Harry Hertscheg as they chat and taste wine with expert guests from the BC wine industry, in a virtual wine-tasting event from Christopher’s backyard.
Tune in from your patio or living room and discover wines from your local liquor store*. Complete your Wine Wednesday experience and order a deluxe charcuterie plate from Emelle’s.
Tickets are $10 per household ($5 for Bard Members). When purchasing a Wine Wednesday ticket, please select the date(s) you’d like to attend: September 2 or October 7.
*All wines presented at the tasting will be available for purchase at BC Liquor Stores near you.
Please taste responsibly
This event is presented in partnership with our charitable partner