“Vita” means life, and we will celebrate life through our belief in human freedom and voluntary interaction between all people. Rather than use taxpayer money, therefore, Vita will use voluntary donations, ticket sales, fundraisers, volunteers, crowdfunding and revenue from classes to pay its artists, run its operations and produce its plays. Our Artistic Director will volunteer her time for each production until funding is secured for all other expenses.
For the immediate future, Vita intends to produce one devised piece of theatre each year, along with events such as fundraisers and workshops, all beginning in 2019.
Barbra French is a theatre artist and educator who studied theatre at Vancouver Island University, the University of British Columbia (BA in Drama, Honours) and the University of Alberta (MFA in Directing). She has been the founder and Artistic Director of several theatre companies, including the Etcetera Theatre Collective (Edmonton), In Other
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Barbra lives in the Cowichan Valley with her husband Greg.