A little about myself.
June Fukumura is a Japanese-Canadian inter-disciplinary theatre artist with a BFA in Theatre Performance and a Certificate in Sustainable Community Development from Simon Fraser University.
June is the Co-Founder of New(to)Town Collective an artist collective with a mandate to create new experimental works; provide ongoing accessible physical theatre training and experimental research workshops called Training Jams. June is also the Co-Artistic Director of Popcorn Galaxies an experimental theatre company interested in re-enchanting the everyday through unconventional site-responsive and site-specific works. Popcorn Galaxies has produced over eleven independent productions in eight years and has been presented at Centre A Gallery, Vancouver Fringe Festival, BC Culture Days, rEvolver Festival (Upintheair Theatre), The Array: First Contact (Upintheair Theatre), and PushOFF 2021 (Theatre Replacement).
Additionally, she was the Assistant Dramaturg at the Banff Playwrights Lab in 2019 and 2020 and is the Associate Dramaturg this year in 2021. From 2019 - 2020 June worked as the Emerging Dramaturg/Producer for Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s MSG Lab program. She is now the MSG Lab Curator, developing the 2021-2022 MSG Lab program.
She independently produces the Nikkei Artist Mixer, the Emerging Dramaturg Mixer, and is the founder of Dyslexic Players Canada. Her artistic practice includes: experimental theatre creation, acting for theatre/film, performance, clown, dramaturgy, directing, producing, curating, Japanese language translation and language coaching, and cultural leadership.