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“This is Something Else” created by Andrew Kushnir

April 7 @ 12:00 am - May 12 @ 12:00 am EDT


This Is Something Else

The first episode of this 5-part podcast series will be released here on April 7; further episodes will arrive weekly. The podcast can also be heard on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and most everywhere podcasts are available.


This Is Something Else: Consciously Eclectic Histories of the Arts Club is a 5-part podcast series exploring more than 50 years of Vancouver’s theatre scene and the making of Canada’s largest urban theatre company. Created and hosted by documentary theatremaker Andrew Kushnir, this Arts Club-commissioned project takes a distinct approach to history. This Is Something Else focuses less on dates and events, and casts a focused eye (and ear) to the complex relationships between people, places, and big ideas.

Over the course of five episodes, Kushnir explores a wide range of themes and topics, culled from over 72 hours of original interviews with 43 artists, historians, administrators, and patrons. Featured guests and interviewees include Bill Millerd, Anosh Irani, Kim Collier, Morris Panych, Donna Wong, Ann Mortifee, Omari Newton, Jerry Wasserman, Marcus Mosely, Katrina Dunn, and many others. The podcast examines the Arts Club’s history, from its beginnings at the Seymour Street Theatre to its current status. It shines a light on the remarkable women who fought for Vancouver’s cultural institutions and some of the Arts Club’s noteworthy ups and downs. Kushnir also delves into the cultural forces that have had a hand in forming the Vancouver professional theatre ecology, be it the counterculture movement of the 60s, the city’s real estate market, artists’ relationship to the land, or the global pandemic we currently find ourselves in.


Creator and Host Andrew Kushnir
Podcast Assistant and EDI Consultant Preeti Dhaliwal
Sound Editor Kevin Gault
Original Music Jeff Cancade


This Is Something Else is generously supported by ITC Construction Group, BMO Financial Group, KPMG, BFL Canada, and longtime patron Lee Grills. We would also like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver for their ongoing support.


April 7 @ 12:00 am EDT
May 12 @ 12:00 am EDT
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