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Sherry J. Yoon

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Sherry J Yoon, Artistic Director of Boca del Lupo in Vancouver BC, is a theatre creator and director with a passion for creating new performance through collaborative pursuits. With the company she has co created over 45 productions, selected credits include: Fall Away Home, an inter-generational site-specific production in the forests of Stanley Park; Photog. a collaboration with establish conflict photographers, and Expedition a series of iterative projects about climate change. During Sherry’s tenure the company has received numerous awards including the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, Jessie Richardson award for Outstanding Production, Design, Actor, Ensemble, Stage Management, as well as the Critics Choice Award for Innovation. Her productions have toured festivals and venues across Canada, Europe and Mexico. She is currently working on an interactive installation about climate change and our relationship to our guilt and isolation that involves the audience charging a battery on a stationary bicycle. As a freelance director she has worked with companies selected credits include: Richmond Gateway, Bard on the Beach, Vancouver International Children’s Festival, and the National Arts Centre. Sherry also sits on the Studio 58 Arts Advisory, and has been part of Canada Council’s REAC committee and the Arts Advisory for Theatre Section and the BC Arts Council Advisory. She has launched the 3.7% local and National Leadership Initiatives – and advocacy group to support emerging and established BIPOC women and non binary artists in leadership, and most recently Stop Asian Hate an initiative that has galvanized Asian Canadian Leadership in the performing arts across Canada to help stop the spread of anti- Asian sentiments through connection and support within our communities.

She is thrilled about plays2perform@home and the partnership that has developed with Factory Theatre.