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Jack and the Beanstalk... Terrific TYA!
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I had the pleasure of taking in Alberta Opera's Jack and The Beanstalk last week at the Backstage Theatre. They only had a very short public performance run before they headed off on their 200+ performance school tour. I was so glad I managed to catch this show as I have been disappointed to...
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The Aliens are all around us...
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Took in The Aliens by Annie Baker at Theatre Network this past week. It's a very introspective piece with silences and pauses but don't let that scare you off. Director Taylor Chadwick has made sure that the pauses are present and engaging, not simply waiting for the next thing to happen. The act...
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A Doll's House (Walterdale Theatre) - still so incredibly relevant...
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I took in the Opening Night performance of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen at Walterdale Theatre  this past Wednesday evening. I knew what was coming, having read much of Ibsen in my 20s and 30s, and revisiting some of it in my 40s. What struck me was how sadly relevant it still is today. It ...
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UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project) - Thoughts on who we are...
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I'm very aware that there are a lot of people around me that are 'not from around here'; mostly because I am an immigrant myself. I blend in well... because I have been in Canada from a very young age and because I think of myself as Canadian, but there have always been stories and accounting of ...
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And Life Returns to Normal?
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Guess we'd have to know what "normal" is for that to happen.... But Sense and Sensibility is up and running and I have returned to just my regular job and I have even finally had a couple of days off, so I am feeling a little more rested. The intensity of the 10 weeks was such that it will take m...
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Away in Banff... Having a wonderful time!
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I have been in Banff for the last two weeks and will be here for 2 more weeks as the Intern Director for the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. It's an intensive and rigourous program and I am blogging about the experience here: http://cbcptp2017.blogspot.ca/When I return I w...
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Cinderella, BUST and Moi, Monsieur, Moi! All over the map - literally!
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Cinderella, BUST and Moi, Monsieur, Moi! All over the map - literally!
Well, I traveled from Italy to Fort McMurray and then to Senegal this week in my theatrical adventures! I also took in an Opera, a new work and a one-woman show - variety that is a testament to the many different theatrical offerings available in Edmonton in most months!Cinderella (or La Cen...
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On the Horizon... The Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Program...
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I haven't written about this yet... too busy preparing and getting things ready for me to go. But in a few short weeks I will be starting an amazing career adventure. I will be the Director Intern for The  Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Program. What does that mean? Well you can fin...
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A Mountain, A Weapon, and a Dinner Party...
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Annapurna, Shadow Theatre - Funny, real, and moving, it tells the story of an unexpected reunion of a long estranged couple. Their history is revealed slowly and significantly as they each harbour resentments and scars from the past. Ullysses, in a powerful and humourous performance by Shaun...
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Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes and Fortune Falls - Illuminating
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Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes and Fortune Falls - Illuminating
This past week I took in 2 very different shows, both Canadian works. First up was Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes produced by the relatively new company, Cardiac Theatre in the PCL Theatre at Fringe Theatre Adventures. The short (59 minutes) show tells the story of Peter Fechter, a young East Ber...
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