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Best podcasts about Shaw Festival

Latest podcast episodes about Shaw Festival

Finding Your Bliss
Chilina Kennedy

Finding Your Bliss

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 51:14


On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, Broadway star Chilina Kennedy is our exclusive guest! Bliss Expert and Life Coach Judy Librach sits down with the talented star to talk about some of the exciting things Chilina is up to now! Chilina is known for playing Carole King in the musical

Finding Your Bliss
Charlotte Moore

Finding Your Bliss

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 47:01


On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, Life Coach and Bliss Expert Judy Librach is joined by Canadian Theatrical legend Charlotte Moore. A musical theatre veteran and national treasure, Charlotte Moore is part of one of the greatest musical theatre families in the country. She is the daughter of Mavor Moore, who, of course was a member of the Order of Canada and won a Governor General's award, and Mavor Moore really helped establish professional theatre in Canada. Charlotte

The Creative Process Podcast
(Highlights) HARRIS YULIN

The Creative Process Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021


“The difference between stage and screen acting is vast, but it's the same root. It's just some of the techniques are very different. I really know theater because that's where I started. I went at it in a very haphazard way. I had a very haphazard approach. It was not orderly at all. I didn't go to a proper school or anything like that. After fooling around in Europe for almost a couple of years, just because I'd gotten out of the army...and didn't really know what to do or how to do it. And so I just went and while there I did some acting, but nothing very remarkable except doing a nightclub with William Burroughs. That was great fun. I did a little bit of studying here or there...Jeff Corey (and at one class in New York) someone said something that helped me a great deal. And then I just learned by doing it.”Harris Yulin has appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, The Price, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Visit, A Lesson From Aloes, and Watch On The Rhine. His off-Broadway credits include Raindance at Signature Theatre; Don Juan In Hell at Symphony Space; Steve Tesich's Arts And Leisure at Playwrights Horizons; Tina Howe's Approaching Zanzibar at Second Stage; Hamlet, King John, Richard III, and A Midsummer Night's Dream at New York Shakespeare Festival; and Mrs. Warren's Profession and Hedda Gabler at Roundabout. Regional credits include Finishing the Picture at Goodman Theatre; a recent appearance in the title role of King Lear at New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; The Talking Cure at Mark Taper Forum; Tartuffe at the Guthrie and Arena Stage; Henry V at Hartford Stage; and The Tempest at Shakespeare & Co. Mr. Yulin's directing credits include Horton Foote's The Prisoner's Song at Ensemble Studio Theatre; Conor McPherson's This Lime Tree Bower at Primary Stages; Don Juan In Hell in London (Riverside Studios) and in New York (Symphony Space), Steve Tesich's Baba Goya (Second Stage), Adele Shank's Winter Play at Second Stage; Candida at the Shaw Festival; and The Front Page and The Guardsman at Long Wharf. His television credits include “Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight,” “Mister Sterling,” “24,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Frasier” (Emmy Nomination), and “La Femme Nikita” (Emmy Nomination). His film credits include Fur, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Emperor's Club, Training Day, The Million Dollar Hotel, The Hurricane, Looking for Richard, Murder at 1600, Multiplicity, Clear and Present Danger, and Scarface.· www.imdb.com/name/nm0950867/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 · www.creativeprocess.info

The Creative Process Podcast

Harris Yulin has appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, The Price, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Visit, A Lesson From Aloes, and Watch On The Rhine. His off-Broadway credits include Raindance at Signature Theatre; Don Juan In Hell at Symphony Space; Steve Tesich's Arts And Leisure at Playwrights Horizons; Tina Howe's Approaching Zanzibar at Second Stage; Hamlet, King John, Richard III, and A Midsummer Night's Dream at New York Shakespeare Festival; and Mrs. Warren's Profession and Hedda Gabler at Roundabout. Regional credits include Finishing the Picture at Goodman Theatre; a recent appearance in the title role of King Lear at New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; The Talking Cure at Mark Taper Forum; Tartuffe at the Guthrie and Arena Stage; Henry V at Hartford Stage; and The Tempest at Shakespeare & Co. Mr. Yulin's directing credits include Horton Foote's The Prisoner's Song at Ensemble Studio Theatre; Conor McPherson's This Lime Tree Bower at Primary Stages; Don Juan In Hell in London (Riverside Studios) and in New York (Symphony Space), Steve Tesich's Baba Goya (Second Stage), Adele Shank's Winter Play at Second Stage; Candida at the Shaw Festival; and The Front Page and The Guardsman at Long Wharf. His television credits include “Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight,” “Mister Sterling,” “24,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Frasier” (Emmy Nomination), and “La Femme Nikita” (Emmy Nomination). His film credits include Fur, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Emperor's Club, Training Day, The Million Dollar Hotel, The Hurricane, Looking for Richard, Murder at 1600, Multiplicity, Clear and Present Danger, and Scarface.· www.imdb.com/name/nm0950867/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 · www.creativeprocess.info

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
[Full episode] Annaleigh Ashford, Colson Whitehead, Philip Akin

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 67:26


Actor Annaleigh Ashford discusses her role as Paula Jones — the first woman to come forward with sexual assault allegations against former U.S. president Bill Clinton — in Impeachment: American Crime Story. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead talks about Harlem Shuffle, his new crime caper set in Harlem of the late '50s and early '60s. Theatre director Philip Akin talks about resurrecting the groundbreaking 1955 play Trouble in Mind at this season's Shaw Festival, and why its story about racial tensions between Black actors and a white director still resonates today.

Soft Revolution
Context is King feat. Kevin Hanchard

Soft Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 81:30


Kevin Hanchard joins the pod to discuss the use of the N-word, now and in the future in response to the Shaw Festival's cancellation of Assassins.  Torq and Ali first discuss the Canadian election, and how Afghanistan teaches us again, that if you can't change culture, it doesn't matter how many bombs you drop.JOIN OUR PATREON - $3/MTH - EARLY ACCESS - BONUS CONTENT - PROCEEDS TO THE ACTORS FUNDLINKS:Shaw Festival pulls Stephen Sondheim's Assassins from lineup - Globe and MailIran has been hiding one of the world's greatest collection of contemporary art - BloombergPICKS:Horsey - LagoonSPONSORS:Effin' Birds - www.effinbirds.comInvest with Tim Ziegler - www.investwithtim.caCrow's Theatre - www.crowstheatre.com

The Good, The Bad, and The Sequel
Actor Jason Cadieux (Iron Eagle IV)

The Good, The Bad, and The Sequel

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 71:46


The next sequel we are reviewing is "Iron Eagle IV" and this week we are talking with one of the stars of this one, Actor Jason Cadieux. Jason takes over the role of "Doug Masters" played by Jason Gedrick in the original. Jason talked about how his big break came from a high school play, Lou Gossett Jr, his love of theatre, the Shaw Festival, and lots more. Awesome chat. This is a video interview you can watch at sequelsonly.com/jasoncadieux Links mentioned in the interview: Fright-Rags https://www.fright-rags.com/ Jason's Instagram @cadieuxjason Shaw Festival https://www.shawfest.com/2021-season/ Joanne Vannicola book is "All We Knew But Couldn't Say" Jason's IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0128218/ Next week we are discussing "Iron Eagle IV" which you can watch for free on Tubi. Lou Gossett Jr and troubled teens is a formula I LOVE. Follow us on all social media @sequelsonly and our website is sequelsonly.com Review, rate, and share us with your friends! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Off Stage and On The Air

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The Happiness Project
Ep #85 - In Conversation with Howard Davis on Creativity, Queerness, Black Joy and MixedUp

The Happiness Project

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 48:56


There are so many titles associated to our guest speaker today! We have with us Howard Davis who aka HAUI, who is a diverse multidisciplinary entrepreneur of many artistic trades, including performing, directing, design & visual arts. Howard J. Davis performs professionally in Film & Television and Theatre. A graduate Ryerson Theatre School of University in Toronto in 2014, he has acted with companies such as the Shaw Festival of Canada, Native Earth Performing Arts, Cahoots Theatre, Paper Canoe Projects, Factory Theatre, Neptune Theatre as well as in film and television. In the summer of 2020, he was slated to design the world premiere of Anne Marie MacDonald's play Hamlet 911 at the Stratford Festival of Canada. His work as a filmmaker emphasizes how the past can inform our current sociopolitical climate to build a practice in telling stories of his heritage, marginalized cultures, and original modern works that bridge classical, theatrical, and historical context to contemporary cinema and stage. In this episode, HOWI takes us through his journey of being ‘Mixed' and how it inspired him to create this incredible film called Mixed up. 2020 wasn't an easy year – not for me, not for you but for some people wonderful things came out of it because they got into their creative potential and inner voice.  His feature-length film debut entitled MIXEDUP explores the isolation of being BIPOC and LGBTQ+ and demands that we celebrate what is unique about each of us. The film was co-produced with trans producer/filmmaker Jack Fox and premiered November 2020 on OUTtv and OUTtvGO network television and at Image+Nation LGBTQueer Film Festival. Howard is part of Wildseed Black Arts Residency in association with Black Lives Matter Toronto - a 20-month paid residency and space for interdisciplinary collaboration through arts and activism. In 2019, He was the recipient of ByBlack's People's Choice Award for Best Director. In 2020 he was nominated for a Montreal English Theatre Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre. From being queer, to an artist – his life story has been pretty interesting. We discuss about his work that revolves around race, gender, orientation and how he beautifully brings it up in his movie MixedUp. He talks about his struggle of coming out and the support that he received from his family and friends. As an artist, his life journey has shaped his perspective as an Actor, Film maker, and Director. I am so delighted to have Howard on my show who takes us through the nuances of his queerness and mixed heritage. There's so much that we discover and learn about Howi in this episode. Tune in to the entire episode to know more about creativity, queerness, happiness, black joy and his film MixedUp (ps - please check out his film - it's incredible) To know more about Howard Davis Social handles are @hauidavis / @mixed_upfilm Website: www.haui.ca --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thehappinessproject/message

Stageworthy
#293 – Andre Sills

Stageworthy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 51:04


Andre is a Toronto-based Actor, Director, Producer and Writer.  He has spent most of his career working in the Theatre across the country. This is his 7th season at Stratford where he is playing Bottom in A Midsummer's Night Dream, opening the new Tom Patterson Theatre Parking Lot under a tent. He also played the title character in the 2018 Stratford hit Coriolanus directed by the World Renowned Robert Lepage, and was in the top 10 shows of 2018 in the Washington Post and The Globe & Mail and more.  In addition, he spent four seasons at The Shaw Festival where he played Tom in The Glass Menagerie and received a My Entertainment World Best Actor Award for his work in An Octoroon and a Dora Award & Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Actor for his work in Master Harold and the Boys.  He has also worked at Soulpepper Theatre where he toured with Kim's Convenience across the country, and also played Othello at The St. Louis Black Rep, and many other companies across the country. He is a Resident Artist with The Actors Repertory Company (ARC). Online: Check out his new web series on YouTube called Private Idiots. Instagram: @dre373 Twitter: @andresills373 Private Idiots Instagram: @privateidiotsseries Twitter: @Privateidiots Support Stageworthy by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/stageworthy

Stageworthy
#285 – Emotional Bleed in theatre: a conversation with Siobhan Richardson & Nicole Winchester

Stageworthy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 66:29


Siobhan Richardson is an internationally-recognized Fight Director, an Intimacy Director (a pioneer voice in this specialty across Canada), and an award-winning actor/fighter/singer/dancer. Her teaching career has spanned Canada, USA and Europe, including international events such as the Paddy Crean International Art of the Sword Workshop, Fight Directors Canada's National Workshops, and the Nordic Stage Fight Society's Summer Workshops, and four separate teaching tours including Sweden, Norway, Estonia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Germany and France. She’s been both a student and a teacher online for over a decade. Siobhan’s work has been seen on some of Canada’s most well-recognized stages (The Canadian Opera Company, National Arts Centre, The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, Factory Theatre and Soulpepper, to name a few), as well as around the world through online performance and education. In all her work, Siobhan is dedicated to the growth and development of the art form, the artists and our workplaces in order to support a vibrant and healthy artistic community. Passionately curious, Siobhan continues to pursue her own training, and is continually experimenting, drawing from arts and science for the betterment of our performances, rehearsal practices and the spaces we work in. Practices that foster joyful workspaces for vulnerable and creative work has been a particular focus of the last several years.   www.SiobhanRichardson.com Instagram: @fighteractress YouTube: www.youtube.com/actorsr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SiobhanRichardsonFighterActress/ Nicole Winchester is a storyteller, a narrative designer for live-action and tabletop roleplaying, and an ‘international larper of mystery.’ A co-founder of Fair Escape Studios where she produced two sold-out immersive evenings of vampire intrigue, she has written for Green Ronin Publishing, Pseudonym Productions, John Wick Presents, the Toronto Star, and more. Currently studying Social Work at York University, Nicole’s latest work is “Heather was right: The real curse in The Blair Witch Project is the mediocre white dude,” an essay in Transgressive Horror launching today, April 27th, on Kickstarter. www.nicolewinchester.com Twitter: @noizangel Instagram: @noizangel Fair Escape Studios: fairescapestudios.com Transgressive Horror by Ghost Show Press https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ghostshowpress/transgressive-horror Support Stageworthy: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/stageworthy

Breaking Down The Fourth Wall
Episode 5 - Thom Allison

Breaking Down The Fourth Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 61:59


Follow Breaking Down The Fourth Wall  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/breakingdownthefourthwall/Twitter https://twitter.com/bdtfwFacebook https://www.facebook.com/BreakingDownTheFourthWall BECOME A PATREON MEMBER! https://www.patreon.com/breakingdownthe4thwall Follow Thom AllisonInstagram- https://www.instagram.com/thom_allison/Twitter- https://twitter.com/thomallisonFacebook- https://www.facebook.com/Thom-Allison-173610719362772/http://thomallison.com Follow Kolton Stewart Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/koltonstewart/Twitter- https://twitter.com/kolton_stewartFacebook- https://www.facebook.com/KoltonStewartPerformer/www.koltonstewart.com

Musical Theatre Radio presents
Jim Byk on "Be Our Guest" presented by MTR

Musical Theatre Radio presents "Be Our Guest"

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 67:30


Veteran Broadway press agent Jim Byk is the co-founder of The Press Room, a theatrical and entertainment publicity office based in New York City. Current clients include Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Born for This, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, Broadway Black’s The Antonyo Awards, Beyond Babel, Working Girl The Musical, Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist, Havana Music Hall, Make Some Noise: The Legend of Frankie Wilde, Out of the Box Theatrics’ The Last Five Years and Baby, Vineyard Theatre, The Wooster Group, Barrington Stage Company, Miami New Drama’s Seven Deadly Sins, Why Not Theatre’s Mahabharata for the Shaw Festival, actor/pianist Hershey Felder, Rosie’s Theater Kids, Hunter Theater Project, Theatre Row, New York Classical Theatre, Swamp Motel, Shakespeare’s Globe and Southern California’s 3-D Theatricals.

Before the Downbeat: A Musical Podcast

Next week it's time to head back to the turn of the 20th century and discuss one of Autumn's favourite musicals Ragtime! Join Autumn and Mackenzie as they discuss why this epic musical is better than similar 1990s musical Titanic. Plus they break down why this musical deserves more praise and recognition by the theatre community. Plus find out which original Broadway cast member Autumn worked with at the Shaw Festival. All of this plus a working Ford Model T next Friday on the podcast! Don't forget to leave us a review and share your thoughts on this episode on our social media pages. Follow the links below to reach our pages. Facebook Instagram Twitter

MichaelKushner
#37 - Backstage Bazaar: Helping Out The Purple Squirrel

MichaelKushner

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 51:29


"When someone asks you to do a job - you just say yes and then you figure out how to do it later on." Though that might sound backwards - the lesson is to open the door and at least welcome opportunity - that's what this episode is all about. How did two fabulous women with similar backgrounds begin working on a completely new (and scary!) endeavor? After Erin Slattery Black posted an idea on Facebook, she received an overwhelming response, including a message from Truly Carmichael who offerend help to launch Backstage Bazaar, a virtual marketplace showcasing the amazing art created by the theatre community while their industry is on hold. They came together and with a concoction of a "YouTube and You" and Opening Night mindset - they created an online experience to help artists survive and gain income during CoVid-19. Erin and Truly talk with Michael about blending the identities of artist and CEO - all while thinking about design, tax write offs, and marketing. But the big question is how do we inform other artists that what we are learning during this pandemic is not going away, but it's also not daunting? If you'll take anything away from this awesome episode, it's how to be an expert collaborator - just like Erin and Truly have proven to be. Erin Slattery Black is a costume designer, maker, stylist and entrepreneur. She holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Theatre and Education from Marquette University. Erin has costumed such celebrities as Antonio Banderas, Justin Timberlake, Kermit the Frog and Big Bird. Her career has included costuming for theatre, television, film and opera, as well as corporate and commercial styling work. Erin has worked extensively with the Jim Henson Company, where she served as costume designer for Sesame Street and the Netflix original series, Julie's Greenroom, with Julie Andrews. Her work can be seen in the movie Spy Kids as well as on Broadway in The Lion King and Willy Wonka. Erin lives in New York City with her husband and four children. In addition to her work as a costume designer, Erin is the CEO of Lyla Tov Monsters, a plush toy company she founded with her husband and oldest daughter. Erin has been awarded four daytime Emmy Awards for her work as Costume Designer for Sesame Street and is the recipient of the Zelma Weisfeld Award for Costume Design. Erin has served as an Assistant Arts Professor, Adjunct Instructor, Costume Director, and design mentor for the Tisch Drama Department at New York University. She has also worked with students as a lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Texas at Austin, Marquette University, and Ithaca College as well as serving as designer in residence at Marquette University. Truly Carmichael is an award-winning professional costumer and milliner who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatrical costume construction and design. She has worked in various capacities in costume production shops across North America, including a full-time role as painter/dyer/crafts artisan at the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis and Head cutter/Draper at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Tx. Most recently a Tailor/Milliner at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, she also has a thriving couture millinery business (trulycouture.ca) and an eCommerce website that caters to actors and re-enactors who need 16th century hats and jewelry (trulyhats.net) Truly's other career is a Project Manager and Technical Writer for a telephony software company in Seattle. https://linktr.ee/BackstageBazaar Connect with Michael: @themichaelkushner (IG and TikTok) @dearmultihyphenate (IG) www.michaelkushneronline.com Produced by Alan Seales and the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Stageworthy
#269 – Brenda Kamino

Stageworthy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 53:56


Brenda Kamino is an actor, artist, teacher, and cultural activist. Brenda has been seen as a performer on many of Canada's best known stages for over 40 years. A veteran performer of the Shaw Festival, she has created many roles in new plays at such theatres as Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre and Young Peoples' Theatre in Toronto as well as the Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg and Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary. Her theatrical career has taken her from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa to the Citadel in Edmonton in shows as varied as the Dora Award Nominated "Naomi's Road" to "M. Butterfly", working with such directors as Canadians Douglas Campbell, Peter Hinton, Jackie Maxwell, Neil Munro, Dennis Foon, Sue Miner, Ed Roy, Sally Han, Vinetta Strombergs, Ron Jenkins, Nina Aquino and Guillermo Verdecchia, as well as British Director Tudor Davies and American Directors Lane Nishikawa, David Levine and Raul Aranas. Her performance in "suicide notes" by Kenneth Williams for Toronto's Summerworks Festival, garnered her recognition for Outstanding Performance by Now Magazine. Her television and film career includes over 100 guest and lead performances and many years as host, narrator, radio artist and improviser. www.brendakamino.com Support Stageworthy: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/stageworthy

Cue To Cue: The Performers' Podcast
Siobhan Richardson: How To Succeed When You Have More Than One Passion

Cue To Cue: The Performers' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 94:56


How do you juggle multiple skillsets? How do you keep your skills sharp? Joining the conversation on Cue To Cue this week is Performer/Fight Director/Intimacy Professional Siobhan Richardson who advises us to always reassess and rebalance on what makes us happy, not what other people think you should be.  Are you suffocating because you're selecting what you should show the world? Are you being the fullest version of yourself? Release yourself from those shackles! You can be more than one thing at a time and still find fulfillment. You can enjoy and thrive in the diversity of your passions! In this episode: How breaking the shackles from the expectations of others allowed her to thrive in different forms of art and creativity How ballet triggered her journey in movements arts to discovering stage combat and scenes of intimacy The importance of points and pathways in embodying the required movements for scenes of violence The impact of communication in knowing if someone is in trauma response versus being uncomfortable with scenes of intimacy A little about Siobhan: Siobhan Richardson is an award-winning actor/fighter/singer/dancer, Fight Director and Instructor, and Intimacy Director and is a pioneer voice in the Canadian Theatre Industry regarding Intimacy in Performance.  She is the preferred Fight Director and Instructor for a number of theatre companies, actors and directors, and a certified Fight Director with Fight Directors Canada. Stage combat teaching has, likewise, taken her across Canada, the USA and Europe. She has taught at international events such as the “Paddy Crean International Art of the Sword Workshop”, “The World Stage Combat Certification and Teacher’s Conference”, “Fight Directors Canada's National Workshops”, and the “Nordic Stage Fight Society's Summer Workshops”. In 2009, she received a “Chalmers Arts Fellowship Award” from the Ontario Arts Council, which allowed her to travel to Washington (DC), England and Sweden to study with some of the world's foremost Fight Directors: Brad Waller, Jonathan Howell, Tim Klotz and Peppe Östensson. She has completed three separate teaching tours of Europe which included Sweden, Norway, Estonia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Germany and France. Siobhan's approach to teaching stage combat draws parallels to the actor’s process in order to connect fight technique to the characters objectives, obstacles and tactics. From a physical perspective, her classes examine structure and biomechanics to prevent injury, while expanding physical vocabulary. She had been teaching Intimacy extensively across Canada for the 2.5 years before Pandemic, travelling from Vancouver to Halifax to teach this work, in professional and amateur settings, and in educational institutions. She has also shared these techniques across the United States and in Europe. She is the first certified Intimacy Director in Canada (Intimacy Directors International), was the first ACTRA “Intimacy Coordinator” contract and the first Intimacy Coordinator contract at Ubisoft. Her work as a fight director and/or intimacy director has appeared at The Shaw Festival, the National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre and English Theatre, The Stratford Festival, Native Earth Performing Arts, Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre, Soulpepper, Canadian Musical Theatre Projects, The Grand Theatre (London, ON), Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, Young Peoples’ Theatre, Starvox Entertainment, and Coal Mine Theatre, to name a few. Meanwhile, she continues to perform as an actor/fighter/singer/dancer, most recently Faking It (#canadaperforms, NAC), The Penelopiad (Grand Theatre, London, ON) and A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream (Driftwood Theatre). When at home, she and her partner, Matt Richardson, teach stage combat (private lessons, workshops for actors, and workshops in schools). In the 2013-2014 school year, Burning Mountain was on the Ontario Arts Council’s “Artists in Education” roster, a program that subsidizes professional artists in high schools. In 2011, they won the Stage Combat Competition at CombatCon (Las Vegas), and later shot their scene “Trespasser” for film. Always infusing Joyfulness and Curiosity into the work, Siobhan is dedicated to the growth and development of the art forms, the artists and the workplaces. She builds upon current practices, inspired by historical sources, drawing upon a variety of styles and approaches, infused with some science and developing ideas. Her approach to teaching movement arts draws parallels to the actor’s process in order to connect movement technique to the characters objectives, obstacles and tactics. From a physical perspective, her classes examine structure and biomechanics to prevent injury, while expanding physical vocabulary. She endeavors to foster and support a vibrant and healthy artistic community, and to help performers around the world connect more through their bodies to continually grow as storytellers and joyful co-workers. Follow Siobhan! Instagram: @fighteractress Twitter:@fighteractress Facebook: Fighter Actress Facebook: Siobhan Richardson Fighter Actress

Jaipur Bytes
Mahabharata: Adapting Ancient Myth for Modern Theatre

Jaipur Bytes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 42:45


Devdutt Pattanaik in conversation with Ravi Jain and Miriam Fernandes. Presented by Why Not Theatre, Shaw Festival and Canadian Opera Company. Join us for a conversation with famed mythologist, author, and illustrator Devdutt Pattanaik and theatre artists and writers Ravi Jain and Miriam Fernandes for a deep dive into the world of the Mahabharata through the lens of Jain and Fernandes’ stage adaptation of the ancient text. The conversation will speak to the relevance and importance of these myths in our modern world and how these epic stories can help us unpack the chaos around us. Why Not Theatre’s new theatrical adaptation of the Mahabharata takes a modern twist on the ancient Indian epic, with the session also providing a sneak peek into the process of creating the show as well as its Bhagavad Gita mini-opera. Mahabharata was commissioned by the Shaw Festival and the World Premiere will be presented by the Shaw in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. The Bhagavad Gita was developed with the support of a Creative Residency at the Canadian Opera Company. This episode is the audio version of a live online session from #JLFToronto2020.

Standing By
Standing By: Meghan Froebelius

Standing By

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 75:26


Meghan is here to make your Monday brighter! She is currently the assistant producer at a little-known company... The Shaw Festival? Maybe you've heard of it. She's also a superstar stage manager who is killing the game! We converse about her journey as an Apprentice Stage Manager, the joy that theatre brings to her life, and what her dreams are for the future. We also talk about how she navigates this pandemic-laden world, finding ways to bring art to audiences in a safe and entertaining way. I would be remiss not to mention Meghan's alternate personality: she is a "procrastineator", and has managed to find the best food in many parts of the world, and she posts about it on her food account (@thefrobelly) so you can eye it up with jealousy and desperation. Thanks for tuning in each week, and for continuing to share this little podcast - it's greatly appreciated! Hit up Meghan on Insta to see all that she's busy with (@meghanfrobo), and I hope you enjoy this joyful episode with Meghan Froebelius!

Stageworthy
#260 – HAUI aka Howard J. Davis

Stageworthy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 50:22


HAUI is a multi-disciplinary entrepreneur of many artistic trades including performance, directing, design & visual arts. He was born in the United Kingdom to mixed Caribbean, Taino/Arawak and European heritage. Howard is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. To date has worked at the Stratford Festival as an assistant director as part of the inaugural bud’s program (part of the Michael Langham Director’s Workshop Presentation) He has worked at Canada’s Shaw Festival as an actor and designer, National Arts Centre as an assistant director, directing/design intern at the Grand Theatre; Montreal’s Black Theatre Workshop, Ottawa’s Great Canadian Theatre Company and Neptune Theatre as a designer, and performed with Native Earth Performing Arts, Cahoots Theatre, Paper Canoe Projects, and Factory Theatre. His work as a filmmaker emphasizes history and how it can inform our current sociopolitical climate. He hopes to continue building a practice in telling stories of his heritage, marginalized cultures not at the forefront of history and modern original works with an emphasis on bridging classical, theatrical and historical context to contemporary cinema and stage. www.howardjdavis.com Twitter: @hauidavis Instagram: @hauidavis Support Stageworthy: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/stageworthy Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/stageworthy/2d0d1cdd-7ea5-480f-99ce-acaa7f0f6448

Dance Matters Podcast
Episode 39- Amy Wright, Casting Director, Producer and Choreographer

Dance Matters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2020 66:06


Since her professional beginning in 1995 Amy Wright has become one of Canada’s most in demand Choreographers. Her work includes feature films, movies of the week, television series, reality TV, commercials and stage musicals, including Canada’s prestigious SHAW FESTIVAL. Amy is the Casting Director, Choreographer and a Producer for the sensational television series The Next Step watched by millions around the world.Over the years, Amy has been fortunate to work with some of the hottest stars in the business: Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Hedley, LeAnn Rimes, Will Ferrell, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Colin Farrell, Molly Shannon, Alyssa Milano, Lauren Holly, Colin Mochrie, Hilary Duff and a movie produced by Britney Spears. Amy has choreographed eleven Academy Award Winners/Nominees: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Sissy Spacek, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter O’Toole, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Irons, Virginia Madsen, Helen Mirren, Ellen Page and Jessica Lange! Join us as she shares her insights into the dance, television and film industry.

Cindy Paulos Show
Canada Day, and Why Charlene Chamberlain Can't Celebrate it This Year

Cindy Paulos Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2020 14:56


Charlene Chamberlain is the owner of Anne Street Cottage in beautiful Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada, the prettiest town in North America. Sir Winston Churchill stated that “The Niagara Parkway is the prettiest drive in the world”. Every year she stays at her cottage to Celebrate Canada Day, But......Not this year.   We talk about why she loves it so much there.   The town sits on the peninsula where Lake Ontario meets the Niagara River, which takes the water to Niagara Falls, just a 20 minute drive away.   The town boasts magnificent flower baskets and gardens, charming shops, restaurants, historic sites, walking and biking trails and 35 plus wineries. It's also home to the Shaw Festival, the second largest professional theatre festival in North America.   No matter how many times I’ve been there, in any season or weather, Niagara on the Lake always holds its charm.   www.annestreetcottage.com   http://annestreetcottage.com/souvenir.html

T**s and Teeth: Musical Theatre Banter with Beverages
Kimberley Rampersad - Hold Your Space!

T**s and Teeth: Musical Theatre Banter with Beverages

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2020 47:17


Fellow human beings! The Queen, Kimberley Rampersad, is here on Tits and Teeth! Her incredible words are ready to flow through your ear buds and inspire you to HOLD YOUR SPACE!Kimberley is a glowing force in this industry, who was recently appointed as the new Associate Artist Direct of the Shaw Festival. We chat with Kimberley about how she ‘schedules her balance’, the stories she wants to tell as a director, and a little bit about Gypsy, scheduled to play at the Shaw Festival, which she is both directing and choreographing. We also got to have a beautiful catch up with Kimberley because we had recorded her interview ‘pre-pandemic’. We needed to hear how Kim is continuing to inspire and lead while staying safely in her home, and in true Kim Rampersad fashion, she hit us with some incredible advice for this moment in time. Kimberley proudly hails from Winnipeg Manitoba and has been an asset to theatres all across Canada. Kimberley has been a performer in Holiday Inn, Grand Hotel, Pygmalion, Sweet Charity (Shaw Festival) Crazy For You, Man of La Mancha (Stratford Festival), has Directed The Colour Purple (Neptune Theatre, Citadel/MRTC) Man and Superman, O’Flaherty V.C. (Shaw Festival) How Black Mothers Say I Love You (GCTC), and Choreographed Matilda (RMTC/Citadel/Arts Club) Bittergirl (RMTC) and Seussical (Young Peoples Theatre). What we’re saying is…she does it all, and she does it all at the highest level. Come hang with us, grab a drink, and let’s all get through this together.

T**s and Teeth: Musical Theatre Banter with Beverages

We are so lucky here at Tits and Teeth to be able to speak with the many talented and inspirational leaders across North America, and today is no exception with director, choreographer, actor and educator, Ray Hogg!Ray completely PAMPERED your girls for this interview. He provided a stellar charcuterie board, and champagne glasses for our Perrier, all between his two shows that day! We chat with Ray over this luxurious spread about knowing our worth, longevity in this business, and fostering the love of theatre in our youngsters. Ray Hogg is a force in Canadian theatre. He is currently the Artistic Liaison in Toronto for Neptune Theatre, and most recently he has been appointed Artistic Consultant at The Musical Stage Company. He was the Artistic Director of Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg from 2012-2017 and has directed and choreographed at reputable theatres spanning across Canada, including The Shaw Festival in Ontario to The Arts Club Theatre Co in Vancouver! Some of Ray’s performance credits include; Cats (Stuttgart, Germany) My One and Only, Oklahoma!, South Pacific (Stratford Festival) Sweet Charity, Spelling Bee, Elf The Musical (Drayton Entertainment) and West Side Story (Vancouver Opera) Come hang with us, grab a drink (if you’re not driving) and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter, with beverages.

The Conscious Builder Show with Casey Grey
#82 - Karen Graves and Cameron MacDuffee Build a Tiny Home in Prince Edward Island

The Conscious Builder Show with Casey Grey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2020 34:50


Karen and Cameron met playing at the Shaw Festival, which is a major non for profit theatre in Niagara on the Lake. Karen and Cameron share how they gradually planned and built a tiny home off grid in Prince Edward Island, which included living in a Yurt. They discuss how their careers in the arts has evolved with the change in lifestyle. This isn't a story about why you should be a minimalist or live in a tiny home, this is really about a couple that finally took action to pursue their dreams. Episode includes a song from Karen's recent album "The Bayfield Sessions" featuring guest singer Alicia Toner. 

Cue To Cue: The Performers' Podcast
Charlotte Moore: Make Practicing Gratitude A Part Of Your Craft

Cue To Cue: The Performers' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2019 62:10


Has anyone ever affected your ability to believe in yourself as an artist? Singer/Actor Charlotte Moore is joining the conversation on Cue To Cue today to share how people influenced her confidence as a performer and the battles she faced to overcome self-doubt. She will help us reevaluate how we speak to ourselves and how it impacts our self-assurance.   In this episode:  Practicing gratitude when things don't turn up as planned Impact of having positive conversations with ourselves How Social Media affects your castability Importance of saving in an artist's life   A little about Charlotte:   Daughter of Mavor Moore (Order of Canada, Governor General's Award), grand-daughter of Dora Mavor Moore (after whom Toronto's annual Theatre Awards are named), and one of Canada's most dynamic performers, Charlotte has been on the scene for over thirty-five years, mostly in her first love, musical theatre. A recipient of the 1990 Dora Mavor Moore Award, (also known at Charlotte's house as a "Granny"), for her work in The Rocky Horror Show, Charlotte has had the great good fortune of working across the country with some pretty amazing people. Most recently she appeared as Marilla in Anne of Green Gables at The Charlottetown Festival.  She has twice appeared in Gypsy – once as "Louise", and once as "Rose" – eighteen years apart. She also managed the same trick with "Lucy" in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She played "Fantine" in Les Miserables across the country opposite Craig Shulman, and her favourite role to date is definitely as the sole woman in Stan Rogers - A Matter of Heart. She spent a season in Robin Phillips' Grand Theatre Company , and three wonderful seasons at the Shaw Festival, culminating in the unforgettable Jackie Maxwell production of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. Charlotte has also done a lot more shows you'd recognize, but her real passion are the ones you probably won't – the Canadian shows that she has had the pleasure of being in. Shows by Leslie Arden, Jim Betts, Cathy Elliott, Joey Miller, and a whole host of other folks – a lot of whom are represented on her CD, "Friends of Mine". It features fifteen songs from shows past and present, only one of which had been recorded before. For more information, check out the Music page.  For Charlotte's current résumé, visit The Talent House.

What on Earth is Going on?
...with Theatre (Ep. 79)

What on Earth is Going on?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2019 59:38


Live theatre is one of the oldest art forms, but rather than fade away in the face of easy social media and instant entertainment, it is experiencing a resurgence. What is it about live drama that keeps filling theatres around the world? How are theatre directors keeping the form relevant, accessible and engaging? What are the cultural touchstones of the stage, and what makes it so much fun? Ben is in Edmonton to chat with Daryl Cloran, Artistic Director of the renowned Citadel Theatre. About the Guest Daryl began his tenure with the Citadel in September 2016. He came to Edmonton from his role as Artistic Director of Western Canada Theatre (WCT) in Kamloops, B.C. Past chairman of the Citadel Board of Directors, Sheila Witwicky, has said of Daryl that “he has the special combination of vision, skill, experience and artistry that running a theatre centre like ours requires.” Originally from Ontario, Daryl was at the artistic helm of WCT for six years and, in addition, is a nationally recognized director of productions across the country, including at the Arts Club, Theatre Calgary, National Arts Centre, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage and Neptune Theatre. He was the Artistic Director of Theatrefront, Toronto, known for its unique international theatre collaborations in countries such as South Africa and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which played across Canada and internationally to much acclaim. He’s also the co-creator and director of DRUM! a musical celebration of the founding cultures of the Maritimes which features a large cast of dancers and musicians from Celtic, Acadian, African-Canadian, and First Nations origin. Daryl is thrilled to be spending the next chapter of his career in a theatre town like Edmonton. “My passion as a theatre-maker and Artistic Director is community. It will be my job as Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre to become a contributing part of Edmonton’s artistic community and to provide opportunities to local artists and train emerging artists from the region and across the country,” he says. “I believe the Citadel must maintain a high profile leadership role within Edmonton and continue to figure prominently as part of the national theatre scene. As Artistic Director, I will pursue partnerships and opportunities to showcase the Citadel’s work on national stages. I believe a theatre with the profile of the Citadel should be known nationally for its work, and while the Edmonton community will always be our primary audience, audiences across North America should see our fabulous productions.” Growing audiences is a particular focus of Daryl’s. He’s keenly interested in having young people experience the magic of theatre, as well as in the importance of multi-cultural voices on Edmonton’s stages. WCT is a national leader in the creation of First Nations theatre work and the support of First Nations artists. Children of God, a musical co-developed at WCT about the residential school experience in Canada, premiered at the National Arts Centre in June 2017, and will appear on the Shoctor stage at the Citadel March 3 to 24, 2018. Daryl also has a great interest in theatrical experimentation. At WCT, he created the annual High-Wire Festival, which challenged the relationship between artist and audience by exploring different theatre formats (micro-performance, immersive performance, interactive productions). Daryl intends to bring this desire for experimentation and attracting non-traditional audiences to the Citadel. “I value theatre that asks questions important to its community; I value creative risks,” he says. “The Citadel is an incredible theatre company with a history of innovation, high production values and important contributions to the Canadian theatre landscape. I want to build on this success, honour its traditions and also take appropriate risks to lead the Citadel into the next phase of its artistic growth. My wife and I and our two young sons are excited to be calling Edmonton home.” Learn more about Daryl or follow him on Twitter (@DarylCloran). Mentioned in this Episode Western Canada Theatre, a company based in Kamloops, BC Poetics, an ancient work on aesthetics by Aristotle Theatrefront, a theatre company based in Toronto and originally founded by Daryl Cloran Theatre Yes, a theatre company based in Edmonton Highwire Series, a new theatre program produced by the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton Fight Night, a play that was produced at the Citadel Theatre in October 2019 Late Fragment, an interactive film co-written and co-directed by Daryl Cloran Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an interactive Netflix program Rashomon, a classic 1950 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa Mump and Smoot, a renowned Canadian performance clown duo Prison Dancer, an upcoming Citadel Theatre project inspired by this video The Quote of the Week "I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Blackout Podcast
Shelley Thompson - Actress, Writer, Director

Blackout Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2019 41:42


An award-winning performer and 12 season veteran of the hit Canadian series Trailer Park Boys (Barb Lahey), Thompson trained at the UK’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Canadian Film Centre (2015), and was one of the eight Women In the Director’s Chair - Story & Leadership program (2016/17).She has played roles at the UK’s Royal National Theatre, in London’s West End and British regional Theatres; at the Shaw Festival and across Canada at major theatres. Recent on-screen work Includes Web series like the groundbreaking Tokens (2019); recent television includes the Trailer Park animation and Diggstown (2019). Film work, including working with Jim Henson on Labyrinth, also includes recent award-winning performances in Michael Melski’s The Child Remains and Splinters by Thom Fitzgerald.Thompson has begun a transition to writer/director, with her short films included in festivals across North America and Europe. Her short Pearls played at over 30 festivals worldwide, winning awards and nominations. Duck Duck Goose, the winner of the FIN Best Atlantic Short accolade for 2018, addresses the culture of fear perpetrated by school lockdowns, and was selected for Telefilm’s Not Short On Talent at Clermont - Ferrand, and for the CBC’s Short Film Faceoff (June 2019) as well as playing major festivals across North America (Miami International FF, Sarasota, Canadian and Kingston Film Festivals) and Europe.Thompson has been developing TV series with the support of NS producer Terry Greenlaw, who is also producing Thompson’s first dramatic feature, shooting in Nova Scotia in the summer of 2020 - Dawn, Her Dad & The Tractor. The script for DHD &TT won the $200K WIDC Feature Film award in 2018, was selected by the WIFT NYC Writer’s lab supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, and the Breaking Through The Lens Initiative in Cannes.Based in Halifax/Dartmouth, Thompson is parent to singer/songwriter T. Thomason, and a champion of LGBTQ issues.Check her out @ShelleyThompsonYou can always watch this episode on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any episode.

What on Earth is Going on?
...with Making Art in a Noisy World (Ep. 61)

What on Earth is Going on?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2019 65:24


Denise Clarke is one of Canada's most respected performing artists, perhaps best known for her work with One Yellow Rabbit. Since 1997 she has opened up the company's process with the Summer Lab Intensive. She recently published The Big Secret Book: An Intense Guide for Creating Performance Theatre. Ben talks with Denise about her book, the recent Calgary production of Waiting for Godot (which she directed for Black Radish Theatre), the life of an artist, the meaning of art in an age of noise, and much more. This episode contains some swearing. About the Guest Denise began working with One Yellow Rabbit in 1983 and became Associate Artist and a permanent member of the Ensemble in 1986. She has created or co-created several shows including The Erotic Irony of Old Glory, Touch, CD Dance, Breeder, So Low, Permission, Featherland, Sign Language, Heavens to Murgatroid, A Fabulous Disaster, Smash Cut Freeze, and wag. In 1997, Denise created the Summer Lab Intensive and as Director continues to welcome a broad range of established and emerging artists from all over the world. She continues to teach, provide master classes, and lecture across Canada and abroad. Other work includes choreography for Theatre Calgary and Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary, Edmonton's Citadel Theatre, Crows Theatre, Canadian Stage Company in Toronto, the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, and the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake. Denise has toured extensively in shows including Ilsa, Queen of the Nazi Love Camp, Mata Hari: Tigress at the City Gates, Doing Leonard Cohen, Thunderstruck, Sign Language, and Dream Machine. On December 30th, 2013, Denise was appointed as a Member to the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honours. Prior to this appointment, she was also recognized by the University of Calgary with an Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Arts. Recently Denise wrote The Big Secret Book, An Intense Guide To Creating Performance Theatre. The Quote of the Week "Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence." - From "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann, 1927

Let's Grab Coffee
#155 - Kaylee Harwood

Let's Grab Coffee

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2019 86:44


In this week’s episode, I sit down with Kaylee Harwood. Kaylee Harwood is an actor, singer, dancer, and is currently the cover for Carole King and Cynthia Weil in the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In our conversation today we discuss how she was introduced to theatre and her background in dance, how what we perceive on stage and what in reality is actually happening are not always the same thing, as well as the importance of not only working hard but figuring out the why behind the hard work you are doing. We also discuss her experiences working at both the Shaw Festival and Stratford Festival, what she has learned through her experiences on tour in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, as well as where she sees theatre in Canada headed in the future and the types of things that are exciting her in the industry.

Let's Grab Coffee
#155 - Kaylee Harwood

Let's Grab Coffee

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2019 86:44


In this week’s episode, I sit down with Kaylee Harwood. Kaylee Harwood is an actor, singer, dancer, and is currently the cover for Carole King and Cynthia Weil in the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In our conversation today we discuss how she was introduced to theatre and her background in dance, how what we perceive on stage and what in reality is actually happening are not always the same thing, as well as the importance of not only working hard but figuring out the why behind the hard work you are doing. We also discuss her experiences working at both the Shaw Festival and Stratford Festival, what she has learned through her experiences on tour in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, as well as where she sees theatre in Canada headed in the future and the types of things that are exciting her in the industry.

Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
Adrian Griffin, Actor/Acting Coach

Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2019 49:07


My guest today is actor and Meisner technique coach Adrian Griffin. He is a graduate of the famed Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied with Sanford Meisner, Bill Alderson, Ron Stetson, and Robert Modica. For the past 30 years he has been a working actor at the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, Neptune Theatre, Sudbury Theatre Centre and many other theatres across Canada. He is also the founding Artistic Director of both On A Wing and Prayer and THE CO. theatre companies. Adrian has been teaching Meisner’s work for over 10 years and is an experienced audition coach, for roles that range from Shakespeare to contemporary film and television. This is a not to miss episode for actors. Detailed Show Notes: http://dianefoy.com/005

The Halo Halo Podcast
Episode 112 - Theatre, Musicals, Lea Salonga and So Much Fun!

The Halo Halo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2019 63:58


Sigi and Jezzie have much fun this episode by paying tribute to the wonderful world of musicals, and theatre.  They reminisce down memory lane and gush over some of their favourite live theatrical performances. And Halo Halo wouldn't be complete without spotlighting a fabulous Filipino, like the incomparable Lea Salonga.  Finally, Sigi and Jezzie begin to analyze how there is depth to being part of a fun-loving people and culture.    In the Mix this Week: "All or Nothing's: New Zealand's All Blacks" Official Trailer, Famous PEOPLE Players, Fox's "Rent: Live", "Cats the Musical" Official Website, Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Wicked the Musical, Spring Awakening | Musical, "33 Variations" Wikipedia Entry, "Avenue Q", "Miss Saigon" Official Website, Lea Salonga Official Website, "Here Lies Love" Wikipedia Entry, Lighthouse Festival Theatre production of "Prairie Nurse", Carlos Bulosan Theatre,

What on Earth is Going on?
LIVE EPISODE: ...with Live Performance in the Digital Age (Ep. 42)

What on Earth is Going on?

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2019 86:00


Watch the video of this episode. What does it mean to be live? Can a hologram be considered performance? Is going to the theatre a private or communal act? And should performing artists embrace and incorporate technological change—or should they resist, and build an oasis from social media and screen time? What on earth is going on with live performance in the digital age? Listen to the first-ever recording of the podcast with a live audience! The panel, moderated by Ben, features Colleen Renihan, Craig Walker and Michael Wheeler of the Dan School of Drama and Music. About the Panel Colleen Renihan Colleen Renihan was delighted to join the Dan School of Drama and Music faculty as a Queen's National Scholar in 2016. She earned a B. Mus. in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba, an Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from the Vancouver Academy of Music, and an MA and PhD in Musicology at the University of Toronto in 2011 with generous funding support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her dissertation Sounding the Past was a finalist for the Society for American Music’s Housewright Dissertation Award. Dr. Renihan’s research considers aspects of opera and operatic culture from a postmodern perspective. Inherently interdisciplinary in nature, it explores cultural politics, popular culture, performance theory, temporality, memory theory, opera’s interactions with media (specifically film), and opera’s potential for intervention in current debates in the philosophy of history. Her work has been published in a variety of edited collections and journals, including, most recently, twentieth century music, The Journal of the Society for American Music, and Music, Sound, and the Moving Image. Forthcoming publications include an invited chapter on Benjamin Britten’s coronation opera Gloriana to an edited collection for Boydell & Brewer, and a chapter on affective listening in Harry Somers’s Louis Riel for Wilfrid Laurier Press. Two current book projects explore the historiographical dimensions of American postwar opera, and innovation in Canadian opera and music theatre 1970-2010. Dr. Renihan has presented her research at academic conferences in Canada, the United States, and Europe, including chapter and national meetings of the American Musicological Society, and in 2010, she participated in the Society for Music Theory’s graduate student workshop on ‘Music and Narrative’ with Michael Klein. She was a founding member of Operatics (a working group for the interdisciplinary study of opera) at the University of Toronto, a founding member of IPMC (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Music in Canada), and has been involved with several research and writing projects at the Canadian Music Centre. Learn more about Colleen. Craig Walker is Director of the Dan School of Drama and Music and Professor of Drama, and is also cross-appointed to the Departments of English and Cultural Studies. Dr. Walker earned his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, where he had taken his earlier degrees in English. He has taught courses in most subjects in Queen's Drama at one time or another. As a director, for the Queen’s Drama, Dr. Walker has directed the world premiere of Orbit, a play about the daughters of Galileo by Jennifer Wise (2014), a double-bill of Michel Tremblay’s Counter Service and Nina Shengold’s Lives of the Great Waitresses (2012), Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (2010), his own adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s Drums In the Night (2008), John Lazarus’ Meltdown (2005), Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles Soeurs (2003), Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth (2000), his own translation of Odon von Horvath’s Judgement Day (1999), Richard Rose and D.D. Kugler’s adaptation of Timothy Findley’s Not Wanted on the Voyage (1997), the medieval morality play Everyman (1996) and Elmer Rice’s The Adding Machine (1993). From 1997 to 2007, Dr. Walker was Artistic Director of Theatre Kingston, during which time the company produced 54 plays, 36 of which were Canadian, including 18 world premieres. On the academic side (see profile on academia.edu), Dr. Walker's most recent publication is "Canadian Drama and the Nationalist Impulse" in The Oxford Handbook to Canadian Literature. He is the author of The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition and co-editor (with Jennifer Wise of the University of Victoria) of The Broadview Anthology of Drama: Plays from the Western Theatre, Volumes I and II and The Broadview Anthology of Drama, Concise Edition. He was Book Review Editor for Modern Drama for two years, from 1998 to 2000. In 2009, he was appointed as a Corresponding Scholar at the Shaw Festival. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Learn more about Craig. Michael Wheeler is Artistic Director of SpiderWebShow Performance, an online performance company working at a national scale. His previous position was as Executive Director of Generator, a mentoring, teaching, and innovation incubator that empowers independent artists, producers and leaders in Toronto. He has co-curated The Freefall Festival with The Theatre Centre and HATCH emerging artist projects with Harbourfront Centre. In 2017, he will co-curate the first Festival of Live Digital Art (foldA) at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. As Founding Artistic Director of Praxis Theatre and a theatre director, he has produced and created numerous independent works including Rifles (2 Dora nominations), the World Premiere of Jesus Chrysler by Tara Beagan presented in association with Theatre Passe Muraille, a National Tour of the SummerWorks Award-winning G20 drama You Should Have Stayed Home, and Jesse Brown’s Canadaland World Tour of Canada. Much of Michael’s work has intertwined with online tools, as editor and publisher of websites like PraxisTheatre.com (Winner Best Blog Post & Best Arts and Culture Blog: Canadian Blog Awards), DepartmentOfCulture.ca, AfricaTrilogy.ca, WreckingBall.ca and most recently SpiderWebShow.ca. He holds a BA (distinction) from McGill University and a Masters of Fine Arts from The American Repertory/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Learn more about Michael.

MythTake
Episode 29: From the Vault--Crossover Episode with Jeff Wright and Ryan Stitt

MythTake

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2018 66:14


It's New Year's Eve and that means out with the old and in with the new! While cleaning out the MythTake vault, we found this unreleased recording from earlier this year, so we're wrapping it up and giving it to you now. In the summer of 2018, four intrepid podcasters-- Alison, Darrin, Ryan, and Jeff-- headed off to the Shaw Festival to watch Stephen Fry perform Heroes, the second part of his three-part trilogy Mythos, based on his book by the same name. Then we talked about it. Here is that conversation. Mythos: A Trilogy--Gods. Heroes. Men. written and performed by Stephen Fry and directed by Tim Carroll at the Shaw Festival, 2018 Mythos by Stephen Fry, published 2017. Special Podcast Guests Jeff Wright of Trojan War Podcast Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece    Patrons These people like our show so much, they decided to support us on Patreon! Thank you so much! Aven McMaster & Mark Sundaram (Alliterative); Joelle Barfoot; Erika Dilworth; Stargate Pioneer (Better Podcasting); Greg Beu; Jeff Wright (Trojan War Podcast); and Dan Lizote. We want to hear from you! Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum or @MythtakePodcast. Give us a like, let us know what you think, and follow along on Facebook at MythTake. Subscribe on iTunes or Google Play so you don’t miss an episode! Find our RSS on Podbean. Like what you hear? Please support us on Patreon. We're a part of the #HumanitiesPodcasts podcasting community. Check out the hashtag and follow @HumCommCasters to find many more engaging and knowledgeable podcasts. This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.

The Performers Podcast
Actor, singer: Alexis Gordon

The Performers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2018 64:13


Alexis Gordon is one of the young stars of Canadian theatre. Her work at the Stratford Festival (Carousel, the Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Coriolanus, The Tempest...) has been getting great reviews. In the upcoming summer theatre season she'll be at the Shaw Festival - one of several Stratford Festival Company members making the move to Shaw in 2019. We discuss that change along with her work under the renowned directors Robert Lepage and Donna Feore. Follow Alexis Gordon on Twitter. Follow Alexis Gordon on Instagram. Thanks to my sponsors:AnthroDesk The best sit/stand desk. Details here. Chefs PlateSave 50% on a week's worth of delicious food    

I Grok Sherlock
Footnote 14 – Hound at Shaw

I Grok Sherlock

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2018 52:26


On October 13 , 2018 an intrepid contingent of Bootmakers journeyed to Niagara on the Lake to see the Shaw Festival’s production of The Hound of the Baskervilles. This footnote records a preshow chat with Shaw’s planning director, Jeff Cummings, as well as Damian Atkins, who plays Holmes himself. Big thanks to Mike for recording […] The post Footnote 14 – Hound at Shaw appeared first on I Grok Sherlock.

The Dance Podcast
#123 Amy Wright. Casting Director. The Next Step. Choreographer. Producer.

The Dance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2018 61:04


Straight from a Casting Director's mouth! We discover the do's and don'ts in your dance training, in auditions, on set and working as an assistant. Amy Wright began her professional career in 1995 and has become one of Canada’s most in-demand Choreographers. Her work includes feature films, movies of the week, television series, reality TV, commercials and stage musicals, including Canada’s prestigious SHAW FESTIVAL. Currently, Amy is the Casting Director, Choreographer and Consulting Producer for FAMILY CHANNEL’S hit series “The Next Step”. Amy’s choreography was featured on three episodes of So You Think You Can Dance Canada (Season one). Recent work includes: Crimson Peak with Tom Hiddleston, directed by Guillermo Del Toro (Feature Film), Global TV’s Working The Engles directed by Jason Priestly, Saving Hope (CTV), Lost Girl and Copper (Showcase), Defiance and 12 Monkeys (SyFy), Hemlock Grove (Netflix), Degrassi: TNG (CTV). Amy is proud of her work on Emmy and Golden Globe winner Grey Gardens (HBO) with stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. The IIFA Awards (2011) opening, a “flash mob” with over 200 dancers live onstage, remains Amy’s most-watched choreography with over 600 million viewers worldwide.

Let's Grab Coffee
#136 - Aaron Hastelow

Let's Grab Coffee

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2018 80:19


In this week’s episode I sit down with Aaron Hastelow. Aaron Hastelow is an actor, singer, and dancer who most recently starred as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Charlottetown Festival. In our conversation today we discuss how he was introduced to theatre growing up, his experiences at Sheridan and the main lessons he took from his time in school, as well as his experiences at the Shaw Festival and the things he learned as a member of that company. We also discuss his experiences at the Charlottetown Festival, stepping into the role of Jesus this year in Jesus Christ Superstar and what he has learned from that experience, as well as future goals for himself and where he hopes to see theatre in Canada headed in the future.

Let's Grab Coffee
#136 - Aaron Hastelow

Let's Grab Coffee

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2018 80:19


In this week’s episode I sit down with Aaron Hastelow. Aaron Hastelow is an actor, singer, and dancer who most recently starred as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Charlottetown Festival. In our conversation today we discuss how he was introduced to theatre growing up, his experiences at Sheridan and the main lessons he took from his time in school, as well as his experiences at the Shaw Festival and the things he learned as a member of that company. We also discuss his experiences at the Charlottetown Festival, stepping into the role of Jesus this year in Jesus Christ Superstar and what he has learned from that experience, as well as future goals for himself and where he hopes to see theatre in Canada headed in the future.

T**s and Teeth: Musical Theatre Banter with Beverages
#15 Heather McGuigan - Mom Jeans: Parenting in Musical Theatre

T**s and Teeth: Musical Theatre Banter with Beverages

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2018 50:09


Heather McGuigan is an actor, adventurer, philanthropist, AND just joined the ranks of dope Moms in the business. Heather comes baring gifts for this parents-in-the-business episode of Tits and Teeth, Don Julio 1942, so it was quite the tequila filled interview. Jen and Ky get to hear all about what it means to be a parent in this business, how totally glamorous child birth is, and how theatres and new families are collaborating to help make working with a new baby possible. You’ll also get a few stories from Dad’s in the business. Heather has worked all over Canada and toured North America with some amazing productions. A few of her credits include two season at the Shaw Festival, a season with The Stratford Festival, North American tours of Mary Poppins, and Saturday Night Fever, and played iconic roles such as Fiona in Shrek (Rainbow Stage & Neptune Theatre) and Mary in Mary Poppins (Neptune Theatre & Capitol Theatre).Heather is also the founder of ‘HopeTotes’ a Canadian charity that produces gift bags of everyday essentials to women in need across Canada. Come hang with us, grab a drink (if you’re not driving) and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter, with beverages…Mom Jean's edition!

The Performers Podcast
Actor, Director: Charlotte Gowdy

The Performers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2018 44:52


Charlotte Gowdy is a graduate of the National Theatre School in Montreal and Ecole Philipe Gaulier in Paris. As an actor, she's played lead roles at the Shaw Festival and theatres across Canada. These days she's making a career transition as she follows her heart's desire to direct! As well as a career transition, Charlotte has gone through some personal transformations including quitting alcohol and becoming a vegan. This episode is packed with great tips for actors and directors. Charlotte shares what she's learned working with the critically acclaimed artistic directors Chris Abraham, Tim Carroll and Jillian Keiley. Charlotte, who is also a competitive athlete, shares some of the secrets to maintaining a healthy lifestyle while working under the precarious conditions of freelance life. She also discusses her work directing Anna Chatterton's "Within the Glass" with Troubadour Theatre Collective.   Books Mentioned: Healthier Leaner Energetic You by Leslie Beck. Smoothie Nutrition by Victoria Boutenko. Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever and Raymond J. Cronise. Sponsors: AnthroDesk The best sit/stand desk. Details here. Stratford Tea Leaves. The world's best, freshest and most exotic loose-leaf teas. Click here.  

Cue To Cue: The Performers' Podcast
George Masswohl: Follow The Signs

Cue To Cue: The Performers' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2018 90:50


Joining the conversation on Cue To Cue today is Actor/Singer/Producer and current member of the Toronto cast of hit Musical Come From Away! To say I enjoyed my time with George would be an understatement. You can always tell I am having a good time when my voice always seems like it is one millisecond away from laughter.    Along with his years of knowledge and wisdom in the entertainment industry, George brings his gigantic heart to this episode. He leaves nothing on the table as we explore his journey as an artist and human being navigating his way through an artist’s lifestyle. George talks about how he used to think to himself, if I could just get one job then he could leave it alone. Well, he got hired and clearly, he did not leave! Here is to many more stories to be told by you, George!   In the episode:   the importance of maintaining your health as an artist and how to get back to health how to work effectively under pressure the impact of being a part of Come From Away has had on him how to know you are on your authentic path How to take the stage and own it! A little about George:   Currently playing Claude (and others) in the hit Toronto Production of Come From Away, George’s other recent appearances include: Matthew in Anne of Green Gables for the Charlottetown Festival; the world premiere of the Alan Menken/David Spencer musical adaptation of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz at Montreal’s Segal Centre; Sweeney Todd with Newfoundland’s Opera on the Avalon and the Vancouver Opera Company; The Canadian Stage Company’s groundbreaking production of London Road (Dora Award); Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Stage West Mississauga; Seussical for YPT/The Citadel (Dora nomination); The Winter’s Tale for Canadian Stage Company; Parade for Studio 180/Acting Up Stage; and Oh, What a Lovely War! for Soulpepper (Dora nomination). Other credits include Fiddler on the Roof, The Threepenny Opera and Guys and Dolls for The Stratford Festival; A Little Night Music and Follies for the Shaw Festival; Sweeney Todd for Canadian Stage (Dora nomination), Showboat for Livent, and Time and Again for the Manhattan Theatre Club. George also manages, records, and tours with his baritone trio BRAVURA.  Connect with George! bravurabaritones.com   Twitter: @georgorama Instagram: @gmass67

The Performers Podcast
Actor: Mike Shara

The Performers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2018 61:05


Mike Shara is one of Canada's most accomplished actors with multiple seasons at the Stratford Festival and the Shaw Festival. He covers a wide range of topics from his time at Theatre School to the limitations of acting in Canadian television. Mike's worst audition story is a classic and, even better, he has some great thoughts on how to avoid blowing the audition before you even open your mouth. We discuss working with director Chris Abram on The Matchmaker and Othello. Mike opens up about the struggles he faced learning Shakespeare and how participating in team sports impacts his work. Thanks to my sponsors: AnthroDesk The best sit/stand desk. Details here. Chefs PlateSave 50% on a week's worth of delicious food  

The Performers Podcast
Nora McLellan, actor

The Performers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2018 44:41


Nora McLellan is one of Canada's most celebrated and respected actors. In this episode we begin by discussing her early days in Vancouver and move forward to the Shaw Festival and her recent performance in the Annie Baker play "John." McClellan is candid about the ups and downs of life and the arts as well as some of the lessons she's learned to improve her acting skills working under the direction of some of North America's finest directors. Currently, you can see McClellan in "Shirley Valentine," at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia.   Save 50% off your Chefs Plate order

The Performers Podcast
Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director The Grand Theatre

The Performers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2017 42:53


How do you raise 1 million dollars for your theatre? Dennis Garnhum is the Artistic Director of the Grand Theatre, in London, Ontario. Within a few months of taking on the new job he, along with development team, raised 1 million dollars for the theatre. Garnhum Grew up in London, and he was 13 years old when he first appeared on stage at the Grand. Later he was an usher, stage manager and eventually, in 2004, he and his husband, Bruce Sellery (also from London) married in the balcony at The Grand. Before arriving at the Grand, Dennis was the Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary since 2005 where, as well as developing new plays, he built some impressive partnerships with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, the Shaw Festival and Bard on the Beach. So our conversation leans towards the business of running a theatre and finding a life balance. Show Notes The Grand Theatre's website

Let's Grab Coffee
#90 - Matt Nethersole

Let's Grab Coffee

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2017 54:36


In this week’s episode I sit down with Matt Nethersole. Matt Nethersole is an actor, singer, and dancer originally from Oakville Ontario. In our conversation today we discuss what it was about theatre that spoke to him growing up, his path into the industry and the experiences he had while training at Sheridan college, as well as some of the things he learned from his first couple experiences in the industry. We also discuss some of his most positive experiences in theatre, the differences and similarities he noticed after working seasons at both the Shaw Festival and Stratford Festival, as well as where he sees theatre in Canada headed in the future.

Let's Grab Coffee
#81 - Joseph Tritt

Let's Grab Coffee

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2017 45:50


In this week’s episode I sit down with Joseph Tritt. Joseph Tritt is a Canadian music director currently working on Lucky Stiff with Drayton Entertainment. In our conversation today we discuss what drew him to musical theatre, his experiences in school both in Manitoba and New York, as well as some of his most positive experiences in the industry so far. We also discuss his time as the music intern at the Shaw Festival, the lessons he has taken from some of his mentors in the industry, as well as where he sees theatre in Canada headed in the future.

Let's Grab Coffee
#64 - Travis Seetoo

Let's Grab Coffee

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2017 50:54


In this week’s episode I sit down with Travis Seetoo. Travis Seetoo is an actor, singer, and dancer currently working at the Shaw Festival. In our conversation today we discuss his early experiences with theatre, his training and experiences in dance, and the lessons he took from his time at Sheridan College. We also discuss his experiences at both the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, the importance of setting goals and creating your own unique path in the industry, as well as where he sees theatre in Canada headed in the future.

Let's Grab Coffee
#57 - Emily Lukasik

Let's Grab Coffee

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2017 44:00


In this week’s episode I sit down with Emily Lukasik. Emily Lukasik is a performer who has played the role of Reza in the Toronto production of Once and who has spent the last two seasons at the Shaw Festival. In our conversation today we discuss how she was introduced to theatre, the things she took from her time in school, as well as her experiences in the industry. We also discuss the mentors she has had and what she has learned from them, the importance of creating your own definition of success, as well as where she sees theatre in Canada headed in the future.