Q: Has there been a particular show that changed your life or perspective on something? A: (guy on right) I remember seeing Rent when I was 15 in 1996 with the original cast. I was from a fairly conservative town in Canada and it just really changed my perceptions on the way people could live their lives. The other show was seeing De La Guarda a few years later on a visit here because if Rent changed the perception of how people could live their lives, De La Guarda was theatre that could change your perception of what was real and what reality could be or was. Q: Why is theatre important? A: (girl on left) I’ve actually been thinking about this recently because I had been seeing some [terrible] theatre back home in Vancouver and I was starting to wonder if I just didn’t like theatre. So that made me think about what makes it real or why is it good. And I think the conclusion that I can come to right now is that the theatre that I resonate with really echoes where I’m at and makes me contemplate and reaffirm where I’m at in my life.