Posts tagged ‘theatre’

The final curtain call for the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company

Citing “a combination of challenging economic times and an inefficient operating model within the downtown theatre space, and the cost of temporary production facilities”, the Vancouver…

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Thinking about leadership

When I was in theatre school, I regularly participated in the ‘collective creation’ process. This involved collaborating with my fellow students to create a short play…

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Re:Union grapples with big questions

On November 2, 1965, Norman Morrison, a Quaker from Baltimore, drove to the Pentagon with his baby daughter. He poured a jar of kerosene over hmself,…

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Tear the Curtain Weaves Theatrical Magic, Wrecks Heads

Tear the Curtain is simultaneously one of the most original-looking and confounding plays I’ve ever seen. A co-production four years in the making by the Arts…

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Four Shows From the Fringe

We’re about halfway through the 2010 Vancouver Fringe Festival, and I’ve made it to four shows. Here are some quick reviews: Dirt – A provocative monologue…

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Consider the Context of the Critique

There’s been a tempest in a teacup this week: the Edmonton blogosphere meets the Fringe Festival. Brittney wrote a good summary. The too-long, didn’t-read version: Blogger…

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West Coast Love Blooms in “Paradise Garden”

Last week I was invited to the opening of “Paradise Garden”, the premier production by Arts Club Theatre Company of Lucia Frangione’s (yet another Canadian playwright…

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On Which Night Should You Attend a Play?

A reader wrote with an interesting question. They’re planning on going to see a play this month–Robert Lepage’s “The Blue Dragon”, and wondered “do I go…

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