Last night I had the great privilege of seeing Ariane Mnouchkines four hour epic play, Les Naufrages du Fol Espoir (Aurores), The Castaways of the ‘Fol Espoir’ (Sunrises….and the name of the ship that goes aground off Cape Horn.) The set was built in an enormous airplane hanger and the huge wooden shipping crates wereContinue reading “Ariane Mnouchkine ‘s Theatre du Soleil”
World debut of my new character, Simi Starfish, singing “Happy St. Valentines Day” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of Aurora Winterborn’s Candid Cabaret. Performed my new piece for a full house, very enthusiastic reception, bit of a thrill to perform here. Met lots of interesting Fringe performers doing a variety of pieces toContinue reading “Debut of Simi Starfish”
Attended the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards in Vancouver last night. Danced up a storm with my friends Joey Lesperance and Derek Whelan.Moving tribute to our friends who left us this year during the John Moffat Larry Lillo Award…which went to my friend Susan MacFarland to produce her new play.
New Adventure….packing for Nova Scotia, my old stomping grounds. Getting ready to head to Nova Scotia to perform an edited 20 minute version of Stripes: The Mystery Circus for Contact East 2010, the east coast Arts Market. Sept 22-26 in Antigonish NS.My showcase is Sept 25th at 11am.
Attended interesting Vancouver Fringe Professional Development Talk…Artist Meets industry with Justin Sudds of S.L. Freldmann & Associates (Manager agent) and TJ Dawe. Notes from this session: Discussed: the importance of Social Media Component for artist Justin looks for big presence in social networking, twitter, facebook fans etc. Mentioned opportunities for artists: corporate touring, PACtouring, ContactContinue reading “Artist Meets Industry Van fringe Talk”
Vees’ show is up and running at the Moberely Arts Centre. I saw the show twice and was touched many times in each performance. The school show on Thursday morning was an amazing experience, to witness such a moving performance in the company of a culturally diverse group of children, grades 6 & 7, andContinue reading “Vee’s Show Under The Mango Tree – Moberley Arts & Culture Centre”
Veeneesh Dubois and Sarah Hayward in front of our Booth at BCTC, where we pitched our shows as a Double Bill…Under The Mango Tree and Stripes: The Mystery Circus. We shared 5 minute pitch session! Met lots of great people and made some good contacts for future touring possibilities, learned a great deal. We areContinue reading “Contact 2010 BCTC- BC Touring Conference”
Creating solo show workshop with Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg (http://taracheyenne.com/) The marvelous Tara, gold medal winner for getting her freak on, sharing her workshop recipes with me.
Vancouver performer and playwright, Veenesh Dubois took the Vancouver Fringe by storm with her sellout show, Under the Mango Tree, which won ‘Pick of the Fringe’ 2009 and is now headed to Victoria for four special performances at the Intrepid Theatre Club. Dubois’ enchanting semi-autobiographical play tells the story of her families’ struggle to immigrateContinue reading “Double Bill!”