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at  Heart of the City Festival


Throughout the year, Theatre Terrific offers classes and workshops led by practicing professionals throughout the Lower Mainland, and beyond. The classes aim to professionally develop the artistic and theatre production skills of the members of our communities. In May every year, we invite the graduates of these classes and members of our communities (everybody is welcome) to audition for a new production. Then, by September, we present the show to the general public; It's simply the year's harvest!

The show is developed through a collaborative process with the artists; we start only with a general concept and then build characters and scripts through weekly creative workshops.

Harvest 2022: ZOETIC

19th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

Wednesday, October 26 to Sunday, November 6, 2022


Where: Online, on Heart of the City's Website

Cost: Free


Zoe’ comes from the Proto-Indo-European root ‘*gwei-‘, literally meaning ‘to live’ or ‘life’. ‘Zoetic,’ from the word ‘Zoe’, means ‘pertaining to life,’ ‘living,’ and ‘vital’. The themes we will explore are an awakening of our senses to all that lives around us. What is our relationship to plants, animals, the air, the water, and consequently, each other? We will explore big questions with movement, music, sound, and text.
*ASL interpreted*

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About the artwork

The show's poster is a collaboration between Daryl Dixon and Nandita Ratan. Nandita used Daryl's artwork as the main inspiration and starting point of the design. 

Nandita's first submission

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Daryl's artwork

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Daryl Dixon

Daryl was born in Sekw’el’was band, Lillooet and Stl’attl’imx Nation on Oct 29. 1969. He has been a part of Theatre Terrific for approx 15 years. He loves Theatre Terrific, he calls it “Church.” He loves to sing, draw, paint, go bowling and swim, and walk.


Nandita Ratan

Nandita is a south Asian Illustrator and surface designer. She works with storytelling and creating visual narratives. Her works explore the everyday and see beauty and magic in the mundane. 

When she’s away from her studio, she spends her time sharing tea with friends, scouring thrift stores for granny jackets and tending to her plants. Contact: www.nanditaratan.com