June Fukumura

June Fukumura is a Japanese-Canadian theatre artist with a BFA in Theatre Performance and a Certificate in Sustainable Community Development from Simon Fraser University. She acknowledges that her work takes place unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. June is the Co-Artistic Director of Popcorn Galaxies an experimental theatre company interested in re-enchanting the everyday through unconventional site-responsive works. Popcorn Galaxies has produced over ten independent productions in six years and has been presented at Centre A Gallery, Vancouver Fringe Festival, BC Culture Days, and rEvolver Festival. June is also the Co-Founder of New(to)Town Collective an artist collective with a mandate to provide ongoing accessible physical theatre training and experimental research workshops in Vancouver. Additionally, she is the current Assistant Dramaturg at the Playwrights Lab at the Banff Centre for the Arts. // Her practice is a blend of experimental contemporary theatre, site-responsive and site-specific art making, embodied performance techniques, and community engaged theatre and education. She has a deep interest in playing with and subverting traditional theatrical conventions, often blurring the line between reality/fiction and performer/audience in her work.


Vines, May 4