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Over the course of the last six months while we grew this second annual festival from inception to reality I heard one question over and over again: Why is it so important to bring theatre to Whistler? My first response was always, because telling and performing stories is important and has been a natural part of human evolution since the beginning of time. From cavemen to the ancient Greek, First Nations to fourth generation, people have told stories. Stories as a means of preserving a culture's history, as a way of boosting religious subscription, and even as a way of getting out of detention. From the Hanamichi to the Ishkin, the Big Apple to the Rose. In the best and worst of times stories shape and reflect all of who we are.
So why should the town of Whistler be any different? Turns out you're not!
We thank you for embracing live theatre in Whistler and for taking a night out to do something a little different. Whether it was singing about nuts and seeds or seeing God kick God in the ass, we hope that you enjoyed watching the shows as much as the cast and crew of Almost an Evening and the Big Oops enjoyed bringing them to life on stage. We are very much encouraged by your support, kind words and packed houses and are dedicated to presenting innovative, funny and compelling stories in Whistler!
Blank Slate Theatre Festival Co- Producer
I attended the public hearing on Tuesday night for the asphalt plant/quarry rezoning bylaw. There were more than 30 speakers by my count and all of them, including the two who spoke in favour of the rezoning, were intelligent, passionate and articulate. We live in an amazing community. I am proud to be a Whistlerite.
Nancy J. Wilhelm-Morden