Difference between revisions of "User:Stephen Atkins"
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Contributions: Wikipedia since 2004, Wikitravel since 2004. World66 since 2006, Wikiversity since 2006.
Citizenships: Canadian, United Kingdom, Australia (landed immigrant).
Bio: Stephen Atkins, BA Theatre/Art History, MFA Theatre/Film (SFU) is a faculty member of Capilano College in North Vancouver, Canada and an Associate Artist with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre in Brisbane. He has performed, taught and directed in Brisbane, Melbourne,Vancouver, Calgary and Lethbridge. Recent directing credits include Mad Boy Chronicle, Woyzeck, Les Belles Souers for Exit22 at Capilano College , Samuel Beckett: 5 Short Pieces for Human Theatre / Zen Zen Zo  and Trigger, a collaboratice performance piece about gun violence. Stephen was a founding member of the Tooba Physical Theatre Centre  in Vancouver, BC. Writing credits for theatre include Just Measures (1989), Four & Twenty Blackbirds (1992), Black Angels (1997) and Dracula (an adaptation for physical theatre 2007). Articles include Virtual Reality and the Actual Performer (CTR 1994) Other writing projects include several contributions (1994-2005) on science fiction, art history, food and travel for trade publications and open-source projects such as Schmap Travel Guides, Wikipedia, World66 and WWTG. Stephen Atkins is an amateur photographer and loves to cook.
Places I've been
I have had the pleasure of seeing quite a bit of this amazing province because I was a touring actor in a childrens' theatre company where we did about 200 performances over most of a year. We toured our shows to schools all over the interior and as far north as the Alaskan panhandle. We went to some communities with no roads, you had to fly in by float plane (packing set, props and costumes along!!). The scenery was spectacular, we felt grateful to be constantly surrounded by things that tourists would pay thousands to see. But after appreciating the look of the mountain or valley, we had to get into our van or plane and cross the bloody thing. I guess part of the beauty of the wilderness is it the challenge it presents. If you are ever here, you have to see Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Okanagan Valley. For real out-doorsy experiences, go up the north coast to Bella Coola or out to Tofino on Vancouver Island. Out there, the sun sets on the wild, open Pacific. There is some fine dining on the island too at Sooke Harbour House.
Many US and Canadian companies have their head offices in my home town of Calgary. There is a lot of rivalry between Calgary and Edmonton, in everything from hockey to who has the best shopping mall. Check out Lethbridge and environs for a country-western experience. Drumheller's badlands are a great family get-away because of the paleontology museums and fossil exhibits. Who doesn't like dinosaurs?
Montana, Idaho and Wyoming
Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding towns.
Europe & U.K.
Aix en Provence, Ales, Arles, Avignon, Bagnois sur Ceze, Beaucaire, Carpentras, Cavallon, Chalon sur Soane, Champigne, Chartres, Chateau Neuf du Pape, Chateau Neuf du Rhone, Fontainebleu, Istres, L'Ilses sur la Sorgue, La Coste, Les Baux, Lyon, Macon, Montpellier, Nice, Nimes, Orange, Nice, Paris, Salon de Provence, Tournon sur Rhone, Valence, Versailles.
Bath, Bradford, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Derby, Dover, Hove, Leeds, Leceister, London, Luton, Nottingham, Oakham, Oxford, Peterborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Rye, Salisbury, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Stamford, Uckfield, York.
Places I want to go in the next 5 years.
I'd like to do one of these in the next 5 years.
Ideal Trip Number Two: As much of Italy as possible.