Posts by Kevin Jesuino

UBCO University Theatre26 Grand Opening Event

Founded in 2012, the University Theater26 is a student and faculty run venue devoted to creating and presenting quality live performances for the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus and Kelowna communities. Theatre26 is produced and affiliated as a branch of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. The theatre presents and programs touring theatrical productions from outside of Kelowna and acts as a central hub for performance work in the Interdisciplinary Performance program.

We begin with one of the Vancouver Fringe’s PICK OF THE FRINGE shows. Monster Theatre presents Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, written and directed by Ryan Gladstone, performed by Tara Travis.

The Betrayed Wife. The Scheming Wife. The Peacemaker. The Ugly German. The Slutty One. The One In Love With Someone Else. Six queens. Six love stories. Six deaths. One actress! This show is 14+ because of coarse language and sexual content. A Grand Opening reception will follow the November 3rd performance.

Where: UBCO University Theatre26 (3333 University Way, Kelowna)
When: November 3 & 4 – 7:30 PM
How Much: $20.00 Regular/ $10.00 Students
For: 14+

Spotted! Stone Iris Serenades Downtown Kelowna

The Following

Was Spotted


Spotted this band set up outside of Paramount theatre downtown. They played a full set. Currently on a West Coast Tour, they play May 15th at O’Flannigans. Wicked sounds! Seems the RCMP didn’t mind them not having a buskers permit and playing at an illegal buskers stop. ;)

Broken Record

Presented by The UBCO Interdisciplinary Performance Program

Aren’t we all broken records? Since early childhood we learn through imitation, by copying others and the world around us. But the human body is like analog technology and, no matter how hard we try, the copy is never exactly the same as the original. Things transform as we repeat them.

This performance is a record of our process: the discoveries we made by recycling the sources that inspire us and repeating and copying the input we gave each other. And this record is by its very nature incomplete, full of loops and gaps, for you to fill in or tune in to.

Made and Performed by:
Jason Chan, Carson Cheng, Lee Cinnamon, Dill Claxton, Sarah Griffith, Natalia Hautala, Rhian Jack, Kate Janus, Kevin Jesuino, Dean Krawchuk, Tristan MacKinlay, Scott Mendonca, Brianne Messing, Shimshon Obadia, Trestan Shunter and Melissa Stein.

In collaboration with Ozgul Akinci and Nikki Cormaci, along with Guest Artist Instructor, Ame Henderson, and 2012 Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Artist-in-Residence, Guy Cools.

Where: Kelowna Community Theatre (1375 Water St)
When: April 2, 3 & 4, 2012 — 8:00PM
How Much: $10 / $5 Students
For: Everyone

Shannon Lester Interview

I interview local artist/performer/musician and half of the drag duo Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Shannon Lester, about his craft and inspirations from time in Japan.

Sold Out Center of Gravity Prize Pack, Meet Dirty Radio

Dirty Radio (aka Farshad Edalat) is swinging through Kelowna next weekend for a stop at the SOLD OUT Center of Gravity event taking place July 29-31. The Okanagan summer’s biggest event may be sold out, but A-OK can get you in with this incredible prize pack, consisting of:

  • Two 3-Day VIP Premium Passes to Centre of Gravity
  • A Meet & Greet with Dirty Radio
  • Two free tickets to the After Party at Flashbacks

How do you win this? Simply tweet: “RT2WIN! I need to meet @dirtyradiomusic the weekend at @COG_Kelowna from @awesomeokanagan #AOKgiveaway” between now and July 27 and we’ll randomly select you!

Dirty Radio (aka Farshad Edalat) is a Vancouver based singer/songwriter. His first album “Debut” was released in 2010 and produced the single “My Heart” featuring Sherry St. Germain. The album was recorded and produced by Vancouver’s Greenhouse studios in conjuction with Edalat’s production company SEX-ED. The single recieved national radio play and cracked the national top 40 chart on HOT AC radio. Recently Edalat was the regional winner in Astral Media’s national songwriting competition. In March he performed at Sapphire Club in Kelowna to a full house. The night boasted Edalat battling on the drums against the house DJ’s and was a massive success.

Remember, your only way to win this sweet, delicious prize is to tweet “RT2WIN! I need to meet @dirtyradiomusic the weekend at @COG_Kelowna from @awesomeokanagan #AOKgiveaway” between now and July 27. Good luck tweeple, happy tweeting!