Our Fringe run is now officially over and what a way to end it with the final shows being completely sold out!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful people who helped us, beginning with the Vancouver Fringe Festival staff and 600 volunteers who make the festival run if not like exactly like clockwork than like a reasonably priced and waterproof digital watch. We would also like to thank the fabulous Fringe Artists that we got to meet or see perform. Truly the Fringe is one of the few opportunities to celebrate independent theatre in Vancouver and we have been blessed to perform here three times so far. Thank you to Studio 16 for being such gracious hosts; we’d love to play here again someday and in the meantime maybe check out the restaurant.
We would like to thank the fabulous Assaulted Fish team; thank you to our unflappable and resourceful Stage Manager Ann Chow and our cheerful and conscientious technician Katja Schleuter who made sure our show was running smoothly every single night, thereby reducing our stress level exponentially. Thank you too to our incredibly talented director Laura McLean who finally had the opportunity to strut her stuff with this show earning rightful mention in the Vancouver Province review. Big thanks to Linda Ong Chan, our intrepid publicist who stood in the lobby and welcomed fans and sold t-shirts every night and also pulled off the astonishing coup of getting us profiled in the Globe and Mail. We’d also like to thank our official sponsors, Raz Chan Fitness and Schema Magazine.
Finally, a heartfelt thanks to you our fans both old and new who came to see the show, including some who made the trip from another country (the US is still officially another country, as far as we know). You are the wings that make these stupid angels fly, make the astronauts orbit weightless and make us feel sexy on a budget (and several other equally forced and mixed metaphors). Thank you for helping us celebrate our 10th anniversary in style. Hope to see you all really soon! Be good!
Diana, Marlene, Kuan and Chris
P.S., does anyone want a watermelon (slightly rolled)?
A big thank you to the Powell Street Festival for another amazing year. It’s a privilege to be a part of this incredible community event for 10 years. Special thanks to Kristen Lambertson, Julia Aoki, Janice Wu, Miko Hoffman and all the other fabulous staff and volunteers who work so hard to put on this festival every year.
Warm thanks to Jamie Burns and Linsy Rotar who run a tight ship at the FireHall Arts Centre; Laura McLean, our director who makes us look and sound so good; and Linda Ong Chan, who usually wears a publicity hat but was happy to don one of our new T-shirts and distribute fortune-teller fish.
Last but not least, thank you to our fans. What a great turnout on Saturday! We loved performing for you and hope you had fun. If you liked what you saw on Saturday, please join us in September at the Vancouver Fringe Festival for Assaulted Fish: Sacred & Profane. It’s going to be a one hour extravaganza of our favourite sketches of the last ten years. Tickets are now available through the Fringe box office. You can also pick up a Fringe program around town.
Stay tuned. We’re going to make a special announcement tomorrow!