A Theft in the Theatre
by Gaëtan L. Charlebois
Gillian English is the Artistic Producer and founder of The Theatre Elusive. Originally from Nova Scotia, she trained in theatre at Dalhousie University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). A Toronto based performer; she has headlined the London Big Comedy Go-To, and The Spring Fever Festival. In the past, Ms English has been featured by CBC, CTV, The National Post, Time Out New York, NOW! Magazine and many other media outlets for her work in theatre and comedy. She is also the curator of the hilarious online-dating message blog: www.ewwkcupid.tumblr.com Recent theatre credits include: Love in the Time of Time Machines (The Theatre Elusive), A Woman of No Importance (Alumnae Theatre Company), Antony and Cleopatra (The Theatre Elusive), I Don’t Like You (The Theatre Elusive), Matt and Ben (The Theatre Elusive), The Wormwood Prince (Next Stage Theatre)
(photo by Dahlia Katz)
I remember I was waiting to flyer the audience of one show on their way out, and the next artist in the venue was waiting next to me. She couldn't figure out what I was I doing; standing outside in the cold with a stack of cards for my show. I explained that I was flyering, and what that entailed, and her face just lit up and she exclaimed "OH MY GOD! That's such a good idea!" I couldn't help it, I said "Wow. This is literally your first rodeo, isn't it?"