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New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Co-presented by Nakai Theatre, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, and Dawson City Music Festival

Doors open – 7:30 / Showtime 8:00 (please be on time, late-comers won’t be let in once the show starts!)
Advanced Tickets: $24 General admission / $22 KIAC Members / $12 youth & accessible rate
Available at the KIAC Online Store, KIAC Office (902 2nd Ave), and by phone (867-993-5005)

Capacity is limited (handmade books are being created for each audience member)! Try to get your tickets in advance if possible 🙂

$25 at the door (if there are still tickets available)

New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert is neither a musical nor a straight concert.

Amanda Sum rearranges her debut album, New Age Attitudes, to craft a narrative that demands – and rewards – your gentle devotion.

New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert is part pop-up book, part performance.

This lo-fi performance speaks to the introverts and celebrates awkwardness and pleasure of quiet attention. Each audience member is given a personalized book to silently read together. Filled with sonic descriptions and humorous invitations, the pop-up book guides audience members through a new way of listening. Created, crafted and performed by Amanda Sum. Directed by Maiko Yamamoto, with installation design by Cindy Mochizuki, lighting design by Alexandra Caprara and technical stage management by Vee Pho.

Produced by Theatre Replacement.

Tour supported by the British Columbia Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.

Amanda Sum (she/her) is a performer and creator who dances between theatre and music. She is based in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Amanda has collaborated on many interdisciplinary theatre based works, which have brought her to perform and present work at the SMUSH Gallery (Jersey City), On The Boards (Seattle), the Fury Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theatre (San Francisco) and Summerworks (Toronto). Past devised works include Once She Dries (Meagan Woods/Nancy Cohen), New Societies and Champion (re:current theatre), Other Inland Empires (Swim Club), and Double Happiness: Detour This Way (NancyTam & Robyn Jacob/Music on Main/plastic orchid factory/Neworld Theatre). Amanda holds a BFA in theatre performance from Simon Fraser University.

As an actor, Amanda’s recent credits include 4 seasons of the East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement), Sense and Sensibility (Arts Club), do you want what i have got? a craigslist cantata (The Cultch), Chicken Girl (rice&beans), and The Wolves (With A Spoon/Rumble/Pacific).

As a musician, Amanda’s writing floats on top of the indie-pop genre, sometimes dipping into jazz or visiting alternative folk. Amanda’s debut full-length record, New Age Attitudes, was just released. Her music video, Different Than Before (directed by Mayumi Yoshida), was JUNO Nominated for Music Video of the Year, and won the SXSW Music Video Jury Award. She aims to champion other under-represented artists in her music work. All her sound recordings were made with an all-female production and engineering team, and feature an all-Asian female band. Music recording collaborators include Emily Millard, Olivia Quan, Jamie Lee, Mary Ancheta, Cindy Kao, Shin-Jung Nam, Ginger Chen, and Elisa Pangsaeng.

As Theatre Replacement’s COLLIDER Artist in Residence, Amanda created New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert, a pop-up book performance. She has presented in-development iterations of NAA: LIC at PushOFF in 2021 and 2022. Directed by Maiko Yamamoto, the premiere of the piece was presented at The Cultch as part of the Femme Festival in the spring of 2023.

Amanda dips between disciplines, and values collective opportunities, chortling laughter, matching outfits, rhythm and rigour across all mediums she works with.

Info and warnings:

The show is 60 mins in length
Recommended for audiences 13+
FYI, there is reading involved to follow the show


May 2
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)


Age Restriction
This event:
Will have bar service


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
902 2nd Avenue, Dawson City + Google Map
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