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Grace Gordon

Grace fell in love with the theatre at a tender age playing Goldilocks in nursery school. In high school she toured Macbeth and The Two Gentlemen of Verona with Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company. Grace spent her summers exploring and cultivating her passion for classical theatre with the Stratford Festival’s Shakespeare School and Theatre Performance Intensive under the direction of Edward Darayni. In summer of 2011, she appeared in Ottawa parks and the National Arts Centre’s 4th stage...

Duration: 00:51:16

Jeff Ho

Factory Theatre, in association with b current performing arts, is proud to present the world premiere of trace, a one-man-two-piano-play written, composed and performed by former Factory Artistic Associate Jeff Ho (Ophelia, Prince Hamlet/Why Not Theatre), and directed by Factory Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino. A painfully personal story of family and genealogy, trace follows the footprints taken by Jeff’s great grandmother who fled the Japanese in WWII by escaping to Hong Kong, losing...

Duration: 00:46:56

Jacquie P.A. Thomas

This year Jacquie P. Thomas celebrates her 25 Season as the Artistic Director of Theatre Gargantua, which she founded in 1992. In addition to her role as founder and Artistic Director, Jacquie has served Gargantua as an actor, director, producer, composer, choreographer, dramaturge and writer, earning 10 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for her artistic contributions to the company. Her most recent directorial projects include the upcoming November 2017 presentation of Reflector as well...

Duration: 00:51:56

Sarah Lynn Strange

Sarah Lynn Strange is stoked to be Phil’s 100th podcast! 2017 marks a banner year, with 8 of 12 months working on stage, classics like Singin’ In The Rain and My Fair Lady, to a Disney dream role in Beauty & The Beast, and capping off the year with A Christmas Story… which pssst she has never even seen the movie of, don’t tell anyone!! A Sheridan Graduate, previous credits include evil queen’s and lots of mothers, not a character actress in any way She can be heard as series lead Dilys...

Duration: 00:55:19

Cathy Huang

Cathy Huang is an Asian-Canadian multidisciplinary theatre and film artist, and a classically trained singer and pianist. She aims to redefine what it means to be Canadian, and eventually start her own company to create art for and support young people that feel caught between their Asian and Canadian identities. Cathy is one of Nightwood Theatre’s 2017/18 Young Innovators, and is the recipient of Theatre Ontario’s first Summer Intensive Youth Scholarship, having recently returned from...

Duration: 00:46:00

Will King

Will is a graduate from the BFA Acting program at the University of Windsor. Will has trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School, and completed workshops with R.A.D.A., the Stratford Festival, and the S.I.T.I. Company from New York. He is also certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique (GLMCC). Selected Credits Include: Albert Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Seven Siblings), Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein (Echo Productions), Aladdin in Aladdin (Globus Theatre),...

Duration: 00:55:32

Nigel Shawn Williams

Nigel Shawn Williams is a four-time Dora Mavor Moore Award-winner as both actor and director. His theatre credits include The Merchant of Venice for Bard on the Beach this past summer, five seasons at Stratford Festival, four seasons at Shaw Festival, as well as performances in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. Nigel is also heavily involved in new play development and mentoring young and emerging artists through the difficult transition from training schools to...

Duration: 00:51:36

Adam Paolozza

Adam Paolozza is a director, performer, producer, teacher and Artistic Director of Bad New Days. As a performer Adam has collaborated with Zou Theatre, Fixt Point, Why Not Theatre, Soulpepper, Vertical City, Litmus Theatre & Ahuri Theatre. His co-translation of Pier Paolo Pasolini's Pylade (a modern re-telling of theOresteia story) was recently debuted in NYC by legendary La Mama theatre and toured all over Europe. He regularly teaches privately, giving classes based on his...

Duration: 00:46:28

Ellie Moon & Brendan Healy: Asking For It

A documentary play that looks at gender roles and sexual consent in the wake of the Ghomeshi scandal, Asking For It considers the various ways in which sexual consent is understood personally, culturally, and legally. Moon speaks with people of all ages and backgrounds about their assumptions and experiences around consent to sexual relations, and with crown prosecutors and legal experts about the current state of sexual assault law in Canada. The conversations are candid, funny, often...

Duration: 00:39:52

Tennille Read

Tennille Read is a Toronto based artist and graduate of George Brown Theatre School and Queen's University's Stage and Screen Studies. Selected theatre credits include: The Death of Mrs. Gandhi and the Beginning of New Physics (Everything but the Bard), This Hotel (Talk is Free Theatre), Hanger (Toronto Fringe Festival), Birth (Pandemic Theatre), Delicacy (Theatre Brouhaha), No Exit (Soup Can Theatre). Selected Film and TV credits include: Condor (MGM/DirectTV), Schitt's Creek (CBC),...

Duration: 00:48:48

Micheal Ross Albert

Michael Ross Albert is the author of several plays including Miss (FringeNYC; upcoming: Unit 102 Actors Company); The Farmers Lit the Fields on Fire (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome (FringeNYC, published by Applause in Best American Short Plays 2014-2015); and Karenin’s Anna (Toronto Fringe Festival, “Outstanding New Play,” -- NOW Magazine). Along with the Storefront Theatre, Michael produced the sold-out world premiere production of his play...

Duration: 01:02:14

Nina Okens

Nina Okens is a Toronto based Designer. Her work has been seen in such productions as Pea Green Theatre Group’s Clique Claque and Three Men in a Boat, Cahoots Theatre Company and Theatre Passe Muraille’s Ultrasound, Théâtre Français de Toronto’s Albertine En Cinq Temps. She has also designed subtitles for recent productions at Théâtre Français de Toronto. Stageworthy: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

Duration: 00:59:15

Tamlynn Bryson

Tamlynn is an actor, writer, occasional director, infrequent musician, and constant avid cheese lover (despite her lactose intolerance.) She completed her BFA in Acting with a Certificate in Arts Management at the University of Windsor in 2015. Recent credits include: Writer/Performer for Bedwetter (Drawing Board Productions); Lisa Fulvi in Evidence to the Contrary (Tree of Life Theatre); Bassianus in Titus Andronicus (Seven Siblings Theatre); Writer/Performer for #staystrong (Drawing...

Duration: 01:15:38

Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster

Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster is presently a resident artist and the Shen Fellow at Soulpepper Theatre Company. She is a Founding Member of The Howland Company and a graduate of UBC, the Citadel/Banff Theatre Program and the Soulpepper Academy. Selected theatre credits include Spoon River, Blood Wedding, Incident at Vichy, The Dining Room, Eurydice, Of Human Bondage, Marat/Sade, Alligator Pie, Idiot’s Delight, The Barber of Seville, The Royal Comedians, The Crucible, Death of a Salesman,...

Duration: 00:53:57

A Rant

In light of recent events, there's no interview this week. Instead, host Phil Rickaby has some things on his mind. Stageworthy: Twitter @stageworthyPod Facebook:

Duration: 00:13:10

Amanda Cordner, Christina Bryson & Caire Burns talk about Divine at Summerworks

DIVINE, performed by an all female cast, takes place in a dystopian Ontario: The Great Lakes are bone dry and the boreal forest has vanished under extreme arid heat. Bandits roam the desolate landscape searching ruined towns for the vanished element now sacred on the lips of women: water. Narrated by one of the only children left in the world, DIVINE follows a pair of scavengers searching for a mysterious water diviner, who’s rumoured to be able to talk to water, but they’re not the only...

Duration: 00:33:25

Justin Miller presents Pearle Harbour's Chautauqua

Pearle Harbour's Chautauqua is a darkly comic, wildly immersive extravaganza - part cabaret, part tragicomedy, and part tent revival. Pass through the milky folds of Pearle's beautiful Tent, and be sheltered from the inharmony of our troubled times. The world may be falling apart, but Pearle will show you there's more that unites us than divides us. website: insta: @pearleharbour Show link:...

Duration: 00:45:01

Nick May & Jessica Bryson of Theatre Topikos

Theatre Topikos is proud to be bringing Wordplay to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August! Wordplay is a dark comedy about a fag and his hag. No words are off limits between friends. Cut between their work environment and their debate, Jess and Nick, using dark humour (and a lot of naughty words) push the boundaries of their friendship as they question appropriate and appropriated word use within the dynamics of society and each other. Premiered at Toronto's Gay Play Day 2014,...

Duration: 00:58:19

Kairos Collective: Natalia Bushnik and Robin Luckwaldt Ross

Winner of the Critics’ Choice award at the 2016 Hamilton Fringe Festival, The Bathtub Girls is inspired by the first known case of sibling matricide in Canada. The murder took place in 2003, Mississauga, Ontario. Two sisters, egged on by their friends, drowned their mother in their family home’s bathtub, and expressed it to be a mercy killing. The play examines how three immigrants' determination to rapidly assimilate into a Canadian suburb led to the destruction of their family, and the...

Duration: 00:52:12

Triple Bypass Productions

Melanie Pyne A Founding member of Triple ByPass Productions (Producer/Actor) - playing Denise inJohn Patrick Shanley's 'Savage in Limbo' at Toronto's Storefront theatre, Sandy in George F. Walker's'The End of Civilization' at Fraser Studio's Toronto, Jo-Ellen in Eric Bogosian's "Skunkweed'- InToronto's 2015 Fringe Festival at Theater Passe Muraille, and Boochie in Stephen Adley Gurigis 'Den ofThieves' at Toronto's UNIT 102. Well versed in theatre, she has tackled such playwrights as,...

Duration: 00:59:22

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