CHASIcast: Dr. Shelley Liebembuk — confronting hate through art

Dr. Shelley Liebembuk sits in the CIVL Radio studio with a microphone in front of her. Behind her, a window looks out at the UFV Abbotsford Student Union Building Atrium. A quote from Dr. Liebembuk reads: “My hope is that when you sit with someone — literally, physically, have to sit with somebody else and someone else’s ideas for a while, in a space that asks you to listen — I think that can be really transformative. And I think part of that is the wonder and the courage of an audience member to arrive, and the courage of a performer to be vulnerable, to tell the story, to use their body as a conduit for that conversation.”

Dr. Shelley Liebembuk, a UFV Assistant Professor of Theatre, dives into her upcoming project on the latest CHASIcast. Premiering Thursday, March 23, The Laramie Project is constructed from the transcripts of over 200 interviews, conducted in the aftermath of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Dr. … Read more

The Laramie Project: digital art competition call for entries

Poster-style graphic. On the left side, there is a photo of a bird on a barbed wire fence, silhouetted against a rising/setting sun and a large tree standing alone in a field. On the right side, text reads: “UFV Theatre, SOCA, & CHASI present: The Laramie Project Digital Art call for entries. Top prize: $3,500 & interview with The Cascade. UFV Students are invited to submit an original art piece, providing their own perspective on or response to The Laramie Project, as part of a digital art competition. Deadline extended: Now March 1, 11:59 PM. Full details:”

Digital Art Call for Entries DEADLINE EXTENDED: We’ve had a tremendously positive response to the Laramie Project art competition so far, but we’ve also heard from many students that they want to enter but the deadline was too short during a busy time in the semester. To ensure everybody has a chance to enter, we … Read more