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Citizenships: Canadian, United Kingdom, Australia (landed immigrant).
Contributions: Wikipedia, Wikitravel, World66, Schmapp Travel Guides.
Bio: Stephen Atkins is a faculty member of the Capilano University Theatre Department , Artistic Director of Human Theatre  and an associate artist with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre . Selected performance, directing and writing credits can be found on LinkedIn  or on the Capilano University Theatre Department web page . Selected protfolio photos can be found on Flickr .
Travels Stephen Atkins' experience in travel started in 1985 when he co-led tour groups to Israel and the (then) USSR. Travels continued through the 1990s as a touring performer and in the early 2000s as a web-based software developer and website designer in service to clients of SoftVoyage. Stephen has been contributing off and on to various wiki projects since 2004/2005 with articles on theatre history, arts/culture and travel. Todays interests include international theatre festivals and keeping up with friends and colleagues abroad.
Other: Learning to be a Photographer.
Places I've been
I was born in Calgary and grew up there. Many years later I taught in the University of Lethbridge theatre department for two years.
I have spent more of my life there than anywhere else. 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 a six-month tour. We performed for schools all over the interior and as far north as the Alaskan panhandle. We even went to some communities with no roads, you had to fly in by float plane (packing set, props and costumes along!!).
100 Mile House, Bella Coola, Chilliwack, Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Gabriola Island, Grand Forks, Hope, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Nelson, Oliver, Osoyoos, Pemberton, Penticton, Port Edward, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Revelstoke, Saltspring Island, Squamish, Stewart, Tofino, Victoria, Whister, Whiterock, Williams Lake.
I make a trip to Ontario maybe once every two years.
Montreal was a great revelation the first time I went, but taking a road trip to the many smaller towns, especially down south, near the border to Vermont, you really see that mix of French and English heritage.
Anaheim, Bakersfield, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Death Valley, Eureka, Fresno, Joshua Tree, Los Angeles, Mount Shasta, Napa, Oakland, Oxnard, Palm Springs, Redding, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Saint Helena, Ventura, Yreka.
Friends of mine used to live in Las Vegas, I visited a few times and had the rare experience of what it is like to actually live in a suburb of Vegas. Since then all my trips have been the normal show/casino/convention type.
I was there once in 1992.
I worked in Buffalo for about a month and a half in 2000. I make trips occasionally to NYC. I have also been in the SITI summer workshop in Saratoga Springs.
Acapulco, Bucerias, Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Ixtapa, La Manzanillo, Manzanillo, Mexico City, Mismaloya, Oaxaca, Puebla, Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Sayulita, Taxco, Tehuantepac, Tijuana.
Europe & Great Britain
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.
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, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Fontainebleu, Gorges du Verdon, Istres, L'Ilses sur la Sorgue, La Coste, Les Baux de Provence, Lyon, Macon, Montpellier, Nice, Nimes, Orange, Nice, Paris, Salon de Provence, St Remy-de-Provence, Toulon, Tournon sur Rhone, Valence, Versailles.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Israel and West Bank
Places I want to go.
I am planning a road trip from Morroco through Gibraltar to Barcelona then on to Rome. It will happen in the next two years.