ana by Impulse Theatre at Uno Fest 2016. A review.

ana by Impulse Theatre Uno Fest 2016

Ana by Impulse Theatre at Uno Fest 2016. A review. Emerging artist—these words are fraught with meaning and interpretation.  How long does one emerge?  When can a company consider itself to be established? With ana, currently at Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest May 26-28, 2016, Impulse Theatre confirms, once again, their place in the region’s burgeoning arts scene, and as “part of the current great cultural shift” (my comments following Wolf in … [Read more...]

In the Blue of Evening at Uno Fest 2016. A review.

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In the Blue of the Evening at Uno Fest 2016. A review. The blue hour (that dusky time twixt day and night) has long been associated with romance and longing.  It’s a favourite time for photographers when landscapes take on an aura of mystery—a period the French call “entre chien et loup”, between dog and wolf, since it’s hard to distinguish the two in this shadowy light. In dementia, the blue hour leads to sundowning, a symptom in which … [Read more...]

The Unfortunate Ruth at Uno Fest 2016. A review.

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The Unfortunate Ruth at Uno Fest 2016. A review. Uno Fest audiences will remember Tara Travis from her performance in The Six Wives of Henry the Eight (Uno 2014) a multi-character, rapid-paced and highly comical historical “play of possibility”.  Her facility to switch characters and accents engendered such buzz and audiences that the show was moved from the Intrepid Theatre Club to the much larger Metro Studio, and sold-out. In The … [Read more...]

Inside/Out at Uno Fest 2016. Interview with Patrick Keating.

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Inside/Out at Uno Fest 2016.  Interview with Patrick Keating. Inside/Out is part of Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest 2016.  I had the opportunity to interview Patrick Keating. What sparked the creation of this show? I had been thinking of writing the story for over a decade but I was reluctant to because most of the people in the theatre community (Keating is an actor with an impressive list of film, television and stage credits to his name) … [Read more...]

Lavinia at Uno Fest 2016. An interview with Jon Lachlan Stewart.

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Lavinia at Uno Fest 2016.  Interview with Jon Lachlan Stewart. Lavinia is part of Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest 2016.  I had the opportunity to interview Jon Lachlan Stewart. What sparked the creation of this show? The event that sparked the creation of this show was the attack on Jyoti Singh in Delhi, December 2012.  I was shocked, outraged, and began to look into how our society still enables violence against women. How does this … [Read more...]

Rzeka Czasu: River of Time at Uno Fest 2016. An interview with Grace Salez.

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Rzeka Czasu: River of Time at Uno Fest 2016. An interview with Grace Salez. Rzeka Czasu us part of Intrepid Theatre's Uno Fest 2016.  I had the opportunity to interview Grace Salez, the author. What sparked the creation of this show?  The spark was a solo performance workshop that Lina de Guevara was giving at Royal Roads in 2014. I did a short piece about my mother. Lina liked what I presented and asked if I had more material. I … [Read more...]

Laissez-Faire at Uno Fest 2016. An interview with Freya Olafson.

Laissez-Faire at Uno Fest 2016. An interview with Freya Olafson. Laissez-Faire is being presented May 27 and 28th in a double bill with okay.odd (by Milton Lim) at Uno Fest 2016.  I had the opportunity to interview Freya Olafson. What sparked the creation of this show? ‘Laissez-Faire’ was commissioned by and created for Ainsley Hillyard as a solo performance work; it was developed with the generous support of the Alberta Foundation for … [Read more...]

okay.odd at Uno Fest 2016. An interview with Milton Lim.

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okay.odd at Uno Fest 2016. An interview with Milton Lim. okay.odd is being presented May 27 and 28th in a double bill with Laissez-Faire (by Freya Björg Olafson) at Uno Fest 2016.  I had the opportunity to interview Milton Lim What sparked the creation of this show?  Can you speak to your collaboration with the other artists mentioned? Practically speaking, I created a short-length version of okay.odd. last June for a modular arts event … [Read more...]

Long Day’s Journey into Night. A conversation with designer Patrick Du Wors.

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Long Day’s Journey into Night. A Conversation with Designer Patrick Du Wors.  Next up for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre is Eugene O'Neill's classic Long Day's Journey Into Night (May 10-22, 2016). Set and costume designer Patrick Du Wors has a long history with Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre—he was the designer for the 2009 inaugural season—As You Like It, Death of a Salesman and The Fantasticks—designed A Street Car Named Desire in 2010, … [Read more...]

A Lie of the Mind at Theatre Inconnu May 3-21, 2016. A review.

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Lie of the Mind at Theatre Inconnu May 3-21, 2016. A review. Sam Shepard is arguably one of America’s greatest living playwrights—his scripts veritable treasure troves of “bon mots” and aphorisms, constructed to reveal the discordant and unhappy underbelly of a society disassociated with itself.  His caustic and probing examination of family structures and the ties that bind is in sharp relief in A Lie of the Mind, currently running at Theatre … [Read more...]