Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sunday Features, 2012-13


December 15, 2013
Interview with Simon Brault, CEO of the National Theatre School, by David Sklar

December 8, 2013
Choreographer Jennifer Nicholls on her work with Against the Grain Theatre to bring a new production of Handel's Messiah to Toronto

December 1, 2013
Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg on their work Elizabeth - Darcy

November 24, 2013
Cristina Iovita on the misconceptions surrounding, and importance of, Marivaux

November 17, 2013
Pierre Simpson on the fascinating phenomenon of Les Zinspirés

November 10, 2013
Dahlia Katz, producer of the FireWorks series
Jacqui Skeete on acting and directing (an all-female) Taming of  the Shrew

November 3, 2013
Interview with Alison Darcy, an actor/director who comes from theatre royalty, but has carved out a brilliant career

October 27, 2013
Jessica Kostuck on directing Caryl Churchill's Far Away for Bad Dress Productions

October 20, 2013
Rick Miller writes about Venus in Fur and his comfort zone

October 13, 2013
Interview: Seana McKenna

October 6, 2013
Christopher Moore talks about becoming AD of Montreal's Persephone Productions and directing Spring Awakening

September 29, 2013
Soprano Ileana Montalbetti on playing Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes opposite Ben Heppner

September 22, 2013
Baritone Phillip Addis on playing two different roles in one production

September 15, 2013
Sue Edworthy on collaborating with the audience

September 8, 2013
Joel Ivany on a rare event: a new Canadian opera - Marilyn Forever

September 1, 2013
Rebecca J. Ennals, AD at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, on new casting rules

August 25, 2013
Sarah Segal-Lazar takes you into her world: The Island Fringe, 2013, in PEI

August 18, 2013
Interview: Antoni Cimolino, artistic director, Stratford Festival

August 11, 2013
Nathalie Mathieson on Show and Tell Alexander Bell at SummerWorks
Tara Litvack takes you into the complex and fascinating world of Stephen Sondheim

August 4, 2013
Joan McBride on what everyone should know about Edinburgh Fringe (after taking her students twice)

July 28, 2013
Fringe artist (Weaksauce) Sam Mullins shares part of his terrific blog: a bad/good day at the Fringe
Anton Golikov talks about directing Lunduntown by maverick Alain Mercieca

July 21 , 2013
Christian Baines writes of Angels in America and the work's unique capability of crawling under your skin.

July 14, 2013
Tonya Jone Miller on Threads and surviving the Fringe
AD Gwynne Hune on wrapping up the first Alberni Valley Fringe

July 7, 2013
Dancer/Choregrapher Jacob Niedzwiecki discusses his fascinating upcoming work, Jacqueries
Director Larry Westlake talks about his upcoming production of the Leopold and Loeb musical, Thrill Me.

June 30, 2013
Benjamin Wert gives a unique take on sets at Fringe fests, as he brings This Prison on tour
Jessica Moss tells of the joys of prepping her show, Polly Polly, for the Fringe

June 23, 2013
Christian Baines explores the violent, sexually ambivalent world around Joe Orton and Entertaining Mr. Sloane

June 16, 2013
Izad Etemadi on the difficult journey to his play Borderland

June 9, 2013
Jem Rolls - fragments from his new show JEM ROLLS ATTACKS THE SILENCE

June 2, 2013
Interview: Eric Coates, artistic director of GCTC

May 26, 2013
Interview: James Long and Marcus Youssef on Winners and Losers
Interview: Director Bruce Gladwin; Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

May 19, 2013
Bryce Alexander Dudley on Excuse You (Fringe: Toronto)
Andrew Wade on The Hatter (Fringe: London, Ottawa, Toronto, Saskatoon)
Laura Moore on producing The Matchmaker of Montreal (Vancouver)

May 12, 2013
Joel Ivany: Notes on Les Dialogues des Carmélites and Figaro's Wedding
Yana Kesala on I Think My Heart Needs Glasses (Fringe: Montreal, Winnipeg)
Heather Debling on writing and producing The Maple Leaves
Evan Tsitsias on directing I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

May 5, 2013
Photo Essay: Dahlia Katz on Wordsmyth's The Dumb Waiter
(American) Steven Patterson on his Canadian Connection (especially Brad Fraser)
Jessica Ruano on Sappho...in 9 fragments (Fringe - Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto)

April 28, 2013
Gillian English on the creation of Love in the Time of Time Machines and on its journey to the Fringe
Artistic Director Gwynne Hunt on the new Fringe Festival in Alberni Valley

April 21, 2013
Janis La Couvée on Promoting Fringe Shows
TJ Dawe on directing Never Shoot a Stampede Queen
Robert McQueen on directing Falsettos

April 14, 2013
Amy Lee Lavoie on her play Stopheart (interviewed by Nicolas Billon)

April 7, 2013
Tara Litvack on creating music for theatre - a case study (The Laramie Project)
Adam Brazier, artistic director of Theatre 20, on lessons he has learned so far

March 31, 2013
Marilo Nuñez, artistic director of Alameda Theatre, on Chile Con Carne
Kate Applin, artistic director of Metro Youth Opera, on Triple-Bill

March 24, 2013
Carly Chamberlain, artistic director, on mounting a Shaw/LaBute Double-Bill for Neoteny
Louis Patrick Leroux on his play Ludwig and Mae

March 17, 2013
Marshall Pynkoski, artistic director, on The Magic Flute at Opera Atelier

March 10, 2013
John Ng, actor, on Ching Chong Chinaman

March 3, 2013
Nicolas Billon, playwright, on his play Iceland (interviewed by Amy Lee Lavoie)
Shawn MacDonald on directing Four Dogs and a Bone

February 24, 2013
Four participants in Against the Grain Theatre's Kafka/Janáček/Kurtág break down the experience of preparing the production
Cassie Muise, actor, inside Avenue Q and Lower Ossington Theatre

February 17, 2013
Joel Greenberg, artistic director, on the tenth anniversary of Studio 180 Theatre
Andrew Cuk, director, on Marriage of Figaro at Opera da Camera (and the history of opera)

February 10, 2013
Nina Lee Aquino, playwright, on her play Every Letter Counts
David Reudelhuber, director, on his production of Art with Brave New Productions

February 3, 2013
Paul Van Dyck, director, on adapting Oroonoko for the stage
Sascha Cole on acting in Shakespeare's Nigga

January 27, 2013
Mansel Robinson, playwright, on his collaboration with translator Jean Marc Dalpé

January 20, 2013
Dahlia Katz gives a Mini-Masterclass on Theatre Photography
Natalie Gershtein, artistic director, on mounting Godspell at Beautiful City in Montreal

January 13, 2013
Joel Ivany, director, on Les Contes D'Hoffman at Edmonton Opera
Connie Manfredi and Ryan Segal, producers, on Into The Woods at Winnipeg's Master Playwright Festival

January 6, 2013 
Dáirine Ní Mheadhra, artistic director, on Ana Sokolović and Svadba - Wedding


December 16, 2012
Interview: Alisa Palmer, artistic director (English) National Theatre School

December 9, 2012
Sue Edworthy, pubicist, on Emerging Companies and Marketing

December 2, 2012
Matthew Gorman, artistic director, on Cart/Horse
Keith Waterfield on his Follies

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