#71 - PlayME Mono - Daniel MacIvor

June 26, 2018

PlayME Mono

Episode 4 - Daniel MacIvor 

discussing his play Who Killed Spalding Grey?

  

We are excited to share the PlayME Mono series - a collaboration with the Playwright's Guild of Canada, and our first series of live episodes. 
 
Over the past months, we've been hosting conversations with some of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, recording a monologue they've written, then sitting down in front of an audience to dive deep into their inspirations and writing processes. We've had some thrilling events, and can't wait to share these conversations with our listeners.
 
Recorded live-to-tape at the Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto, Canada.
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#70 - PlayME Mono - Keith Barker

June 18, 2018

PlayME Mono

Episode 3 - Keith Barker 

discussing his play This is How We Got Here

  

We are excited to share the PlayME Mono series - a collaboration with the Playwright's Guild of Canada, and our first series of live episodes. 
 
Over the past months, we've been hosting conversations with some of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, recording a monologue they've written, then sitting down in front of an audience to dive deep into their inspirations and writing processes. We've had some thrilling events, and can't wait to share these conversations with our listeners.
 
Recorded live-to-tape at the Aki Studio in Toronto, Canada.
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#69 - PlayME Mono Eps 2 - Judith Thompson

June 12, 2018

PlayME Mono

Episode 2 - Judith Thompson 

discussing her play Palace of the End

  

We are excited to share the PlayME Mono series - a collaboration with the Playwright's Guild of Canada, and our first series of live episodes. 
 
Over the past months, we've been hosting conversations with some of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, recording a monologue they've written, then sitting down in front of an audience to dive deep into their inspirations and writing processes. We've had some thrilling events, and can't wait to share these conversations with our listeners.
 
Recorded live-to-tape at the Red Sandcastle Theatre.
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#68 - PlayME Mono Eps 1- d’bi young anitafrika

May 28, 2018

PlayME Mono

Episode 1 - d'bi young anitafrika

discussing her play She Mami Wata & the Pussy Witchhunt

  

We are excited to share the PlayME Mono series - a collaboration with the Playwright's Guild of Canada, and our first series of live episodes. 
 
Over the past months, we've been hosting conversations with some of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, recording a monologue they've written, then sitting down in front of an audience to dive deep into their inspirations and writing processes. We've had some thrilling events, and can't wait to share these conversations with our listeners.
 
Recorded live-to-tape at the Red Sandcastle Theatre.
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#67 - PlayME - Interview with Sara Farb and Britta Johnson

May 18, 2018

Musical Stage Company's - Reframed Series

 

Interview with Sarah Farb and Britta Johnson:

 

Writer, Sara Farb and composer, Britta Johnson talk about their careers, their writing process, and about working together to create Musical Stages’ short musical, He Is Coming.

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#66 - PlayME - He is Coming

May 15, 2018

Musical Stage Company's - Reframed Series

 

He Is Coming:

Book by Sara Farb

Music and Lyrics by Britta Johnson

 

Featuring: 

Andrew Scanlon, Kaylee Harwood, Eliza-Jane Scott

 

Orchestra:

Tara Litvack, Alex Grant, Tara Davidson

 

Musical Direction by: Tara Litvack

  

Synopsis:

A few years before she died, the eccentric artist Editta Sherman was evicted from one of the last remaining rent-controlled Carnegie-Hall apartments. In He Is Coming we meet Irene Newman, our heroine, who is facing the same unjust future. She is surrounded by her beloved portraits and paintings when one by one they come to life just moments before Irene is forced to vacate her legendary apartment.

 

 

Sara Farb - Playwright

As an actor, Sara worked at Stratford for five seasons, with credits including Juliet, Anne Frank, Cordelia, Jessica (Merchant of Venice), Petra (A Little Night Music) Lucy (The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe), Constance (She Stoops to Conquer), and creating the role of Mary in Kate Hennig’s world premieres of The Last Wife and The Virgin Trial. She just finished playing Brigid in the Canadian premiere of The Humans, and is currently playing Medium Alison in Musical Stage/Mirvish’s production of Fun Home. As a writer, she was nominated for a Dora award for co-writing He Is Coming for Musical Stage Company/AGO’s Reframed, and she wrote and starred in her one-woman show R-E-B-E-C-C-A for Theatre Passe Muraille. She is currently writing a new musical with Britta Johnson.

 

Britta Johnson - Composer

Britta Johnson is a Toronto-based composer, lyricist and writer. Her writing credits include: Life After (Canadian Stage/Musical Stage Company), Alligator Tears (Blyth Festival), Big Box Story (Stratford Festival special presentation). With her sister Anika Johnson: Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan; Dora Award for Audience Choice), Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (YPT; Dora Nominee Best new musical), Trap Door (Theatre Sheridan; book by Morris Panych), Dr Silver: A Celebration of Life (Musical Stage Company/ Outside the March; Opening Fall 2018). With Sara Farb: Reframed (Acting Up Stage Company/AGO; Dora nominee Best New Musical). With Katherine Cullen: Stupidhead! (Theatre Passe Muraille; Dora Nominee Best New Play). This past Spring, she was librettist for choreographer Robert Binet’s adaptation of The Kreutzer Sonata with Ballet Moscow. She is the Crescendo Artist-in-Residence with the Musical Stage Company which includes a commitment to produce three of her shows in three years.

 

Painting: Otto Willem Albertus Roelofs (Dutch 1877-1920). He Is Coming, (detail) late 19th, early 20th c. Oil on panel, 37.5 x 30.5 cm. Bequest of F.W.G. Fitzgerald, 1949. Copyright 2016 Art Gallery of Ontario.

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#65 - PlayME - The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel

May 7, 2018

Musical Stage Company's - Reframed Series

 

The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel:

Book by Julie Tepperman

Music and Lyrics by Kevin Wong

 

Featuring: 

Andrew Scanlon, Kaylee Harwood, Eliza-Jane Scott

 

Orchestra:

Tara Litvack, Alex Grant, Tara Davidson

 

Musical Direction by: Tara Litvack

  

Synopsis:

At the exact moment of his Dad's death, eleven-year-old Paulie Peel was out exploring in the ravine behind his house, when he made eye contact with a very unusual, rather confident wood frog. At the funeral, Paulie reveals a surprising theory for his Dad's sudden and untimely "death" – a conundrum that only he, as his scientist father's trusted apprentice, can solve.

 

 

Julie Tepperman - Playwright

Julie Tepperman is an actor, playwright and educator, as well as co-artistic director (with Aaron Willis) of Convergence Theatre, thrice listed by NOW Magazine as the "Best Site-Specific Theatre Company in Toronto".  Past immersive Convergence productions: The Unending (amongst several “best of” critics’ picks of 2015); the Canadian premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play (with Outside the March and Sheep No Wool; Dora Award for Outstanding Ensemble), YICHUD (Seclusion) (published by Playwrights Canada Press; Capital Critics’ Circle nomination for Outstanding Production; one of NOW Magazine’s Top Ten Productions of 2010); The Gladstone Variations (4 Dora nominations; #2 in NOW Magazine’s Top Ten Toronto Productions of the Decade); AutoShow (one of NOW Magazine’s Top Ten Productions of 2006) Selected acting: Julie has acted at theatres across Toronto, as well as two seasons at The Stratford Festival and Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training. Favourite recent acting credits include: Radiant Vermin (Precisely Peter Productions), The Unending (Convergence); Still (Binocular Theatre); Tease (Crows’ Theatre/East End Performance Crawl); Passion Play (Convergence/Outside the March/Sheep No Wool); Mr. Marmalade (OtM); Out The Window (The Theatre Centre). Selected playwriting: The Unending (a re-imagining of Strindberg’s The Stronger and What Doesn’t Kill You…); YICHUD (Seclusion) (Convergence/Passe Muraille/Magnetic North), I Grow Old (as part of The Gladstone Variations; Dora nomination)ROSY (as part of AutoShow); a re-imagining of the August Strindberg play The Father (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre). Julie was Playwright-In-Residence at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2010/11 with the support of the Canada Council.  Recently: BRANTWOOD – a 15hr. immersive choose-your-own-adventure musical that had audiences following characters all over an abandoned high school (co-created, written and directed with Mitchell Cushman, as part of Sheridan’s Canadian Musical Theatre Project.)  Other: Julie was proud to be the Board President of Generator (generatorto.com) from 2015-2018 during the height of its transformation, and was humbled to be awarded a Harold in 2016 for her work in Indie Theatre. Currently/Upcoming: Julie continues to collaborate with composer Christopher Thornborrow and director-dramaturge Richard Greenblatt on Hook Up, a new musical work commissioned by Tapestry Opera (premiere production, winter 2019), as well as The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel with composer Kevin Wong, (commissioned by Musical Stage Company). Act One of …Polly Peel will be presented at The Toronto Fringe Festival in July 2018 as the recipient of the Paul O’Sullivan Prize for Musical Theatre.

 

Kevin Wong - Composer

Kevin Wong is a composer-lyricist, dramaturg, singer/musician, and Associate Artistic Director at the Musical Stage Company in Toronto, Canada. Training: Royal Conservatory of Music (Violin/Harmony/Music History); NoteWorthy (The Musical Stage Company, 2014); Composium (Theatre20, 2015). Selected past musical theatre writing: Recurring John: A Song Cycle (Toronto SummerWorks Festival 2014 / Chicago Musical Theatre Festival 2015); STAR!(ving): A Collection of Songs;  Misprint (with bookwriter Lauren Toffan, Women of Musical Theatre Festival 2016); Drama 101 (with bookwriter & co-lyricist Steven Gallagher, Bravo Academy 2017 / Etobicoke School of the Arts 2018 / Stage Door Academy 2018). Upcoming: In addition to the upcoming Fringe workshop production of The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel (with bookwriter Julie Tepperman), Kevin is beginning a new musical theatre piece with bookwriter & co-lyricist Nick Green entitled In Real Life.

 

Painting:Paul Peel (Canadian 1860-1892). The Young Biologist, (detail) 1891. Oil on canvas, 119.4 x 99.1 cm. Bequest of T.P. Loblaw, Toronto, 1933. Copyright 2016 Art Gallery of Ontario.

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#64 - PlayME - La Casati

April 24, 2018

Musical Stage Company's - Reframed Series

 

La Casati:

Book by Erin Shields

Music and Lyrics by Bryce Kulak

 

Featuring: 

Andrew Scanlon, Kaylee Harwood, Eliza-Jane Scott

 

Orchestra:

Tara Litvack, Alex Grant, Tara Davidson

 

Musical Direction by: Tara Litvack

 

Context:

Luisa, Marchesa Casati (b. 1881 – d. 1957) was one of the most infamous personalities of the first half of the 20th century. A wealthy Italian aristocrat with the sensibility of an audacious performance artist, La Casati commissioned portraits of herself by the most avant-garde artists of her time. In most of her portraits, she is wearing outrageous costumes and has seemingly provoked each artist to his/her most extreme artistic expression. By contrast, Augustus John’s painting appears stripped of artifice and presents the viewer with a direct, vulnerable and unadorned portrayal of La Casati. This was the starting point for our collaboration.

 

Synopsis:

Painter Augustus John discovers his friend and one-time lover, Luisa Marchesa Casati hiding out in her crumbling Venetian palace. His attempts to get her to come to terms with her imminent bankruptcy are hijacked by La Casati’s desperate need to avoid reality. He makes the mistake of comparing her to any other vain aristocrat commissioning portraits of herself. Enraged, La Casati lists the many reasons she abhors the tasteless upper class. To draw John into the memory of a happier time, La Casati summons her younger self (Luisa) at the party where she and John first met. John takes the bait and relives their first meeting. La Casati then transports them to later that same evening when Luisa arrives at John’s apartment demanding to be painted. Armed with a valise of eccentric costumes, Luisa commands John to choose the version of her he’d like to paint. He convinces her to drop all artifice in favour of a simple and honest portrayal. Together, they struggle to paint the portrait. After watching this reenactment, La Casati begins to come to terms with her circumstances.

 

 

Erin Shields - Playwright

Erin Shields is a Montreal based playwright and actor. She won the 2011 Governor General’s Award for her play If We Were Birds, which premiered at Tarragon Theatre. Erin’s other Tarragon premieres include The Millennial Malcontent and Soliciting Temptation. Erin’s version of Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea was part of The Shaw Festival’s 2015 season and her adaptation of Paradise Lost will premiere at the Stratford Festival this summer.

 

Bryce Kulak - Composer

Bryce Kulak is a Toronto-based actor, singer, pianist, and composer; award-winning projects include stage works Nami Namersson, Bears, and La Casati, and the movie-musical The Man That Got Away, in which Bryce also starred. The film won the only monied prize for shorts at the Berlin International Film Festival and went on to screen and win awards at festivals worldwide. As a performer, Bryce has been seen across Canada for 25 years, including productions at Mirvish (The Lord of the Rings), Marquis Entertainment (2 Pianos 4 Hands), Theatre Aquarius (Billy Bishop Goes to War), The Citadel (Oliver!, The Music Man), and Theatre Calgary (Camelot). Bryce co-created and tours with Tom Allen’s chamber-musicals Bohemians in Brooklyn, The Judgment of Paris, From Weimar to Vaudeville, and The Missing Pages. Most recently he was pianist, composer, and music consultant for the English world premiere of To The Light at Alberta Theatre Projects, and for A Christmas Carol at Western Canada Theatre. As a young composer, Bryce was mentored by John Estacio. He made his debut as a singer-songwriter with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and has sung with the orchestra of the Banff Centre and the Kingston Symphony Orchestra. Bryce has played a series of sold-out cabarets at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre; highlights are on their podcast. His albums Welcome, Tin Can Telephone, and The Man That Got Away are on iTunes. brycekulak.com

 

Painting: Augustus John (English 1878-1961). The Marchesa Casati, (detail) 1919. Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 68.6 cm. Purchase, 1934. Copyright 2016 Art Gallery of Ontario.

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#63 - PlayME - Interview with Hannah Moscovitch

April 16, 2018

Interview with Hannah Moscovitch

BIO:

Hannah Moscovitch - playwright

Tarragon past productions: East of Berlin, The Children's Republic, This is War, Little One/Other People's Children, Infinity. Hannah Moscovitch is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose work have been produced across Canada as well as in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Greece, Japan, Germany, Austria and Australia. Hannah has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work, including the Trillium Book Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the SummerWorks Prize for Production, both The Scotsman Fringe First and The Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize administered by Yale University. She is one of Tarragon Theatre's Playwrights-In-Residence. Upcoming Projects: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story created with Christian Barry and Ben Caplan (Off-Broadway New York 59E59 Theatres), What a Young Wife Ought to Know (2b theatre/Crow's Theatre).

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#62 - PlayME - Bunny Episode 3

April 9, 2018

Bunny

By Hannah Moscovitch

Aroused by inappropriate love, a young woman discovers the power of her own allure. Ever the outsider, she struggles with the social acceptable only to find herself increasingly alone in her desires. Dangerous and disorienting, Bunny is a play about repressive social convention, personal inhibition and desire unleashed.

A Tarragon Theatre production.

BUNNY was commissioned and received its world premiere in August 2016 at the Stratford Festival - Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director.

Featuring:Gabriella AlbinoMaev BeatyRachel CairnsMatthew EdisonCyrus LaneJesse LaVercombe & Tony Ofori. Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley.

Music by Alexander MacSween.

Buy tickets: http://www.tarragontheatre.com/show/bunny/
Plays at the Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Canada
Feb 21 – Apr 1, 2018
Use the discount code, "bunny20" for a 20% discount.

BIOS:

Hannah Moscovitch - playwright

Tarragon past productions: East of Berlin, The Children's Republic, This is War, Little One/Other People's Children, Infinity. Hannah Moscovitch is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose work have been produced across Canada as well as in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Greece, Japan, Germany, Austria and Australia. Hannah has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work, including the Trillium Book Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the SummerWorks Prize for Production, both The Scotsman Fringe First and The Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize administered by Yale University. She is one of Tarragon Theatre's Playwrights-In-Residence. Upcoming Projects: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story created with Christian Barry and Ben Caplan (Off-Broadway New York 59E59 Theatres), What a Young Wife Ought to Know (2b theatre/Crow's Theatre).

 

Gabriella Albino

At Tarragon: Debut. Other theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Festival Players), The Penelopiad, As You Like It, Cavalcade (GBTS), In the Heights, Beauty and the Beast, American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar (Yes Theatre), Emotional Creature (Nightwood/V-Day). She has worked as an actor developing new Canadian work with Studio 180, Soulpepper, Fu-GEN, Factory Theatre, and Festival Players. Gabriella is currently a member of the Factory Mechanicals, Factory Theatre’s company of emerging actors. She is a recent graduate of the George Brown Theatre School. Upcoming: Mary in Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Mitchell Cushman (Yes Theatre).

 

Maev Beaty

Maev was last seen at Tarragon in Wide Awake Hearts. In her 18-year professional career she has gathered 50 stage credits from across the country, ranging from new plays (Maev has appeared in 25 Canadian Premieres, including Palace of the End, Proud,Terminus, Passion Play, Parfumerie, Montparnasse and Goblin Market) to the classics (Goneril, Viola, Titania, Rosaline, Hamlet, Helena and Portia, among others). She originated Bunny in her third of four recent seasons at the Stratford Festival. She is a Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award winner, three-time Dora winner and nine-time nominee in both performance and writing. She’s been a proud member of huge theatre ensemble endeavours such as Theatrefront’s The Mill series, Volcano Theatre’s Another Africa (LuminaTO/Canadian Stage) and Nightwood’s The Penelopiad. Next winter she’ll be playing “Hannah Moscovitch” in their play (also created with Ann-Marie Kerr) Secret Life of a Mother at the Theatre Centre.

 

Rachel Cairns

Rachel trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Theatre credits include The Summoned, Hamlet (Tarragon), Stupid F*cking Bird (Bird Collective), Seeds, Fury (Blythe Festival), Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Cymbeline, Equivocation (Bard on the Beach), Peter and the Starcatcher (Arts Club), Romeo and Juliet (Pilot Theatre, UK). TV credits include: Anne (Netflix), Save Me (CBC), Saving Hope (CTV). She is the creator of three award winning web series, check them out at http://www.rachelcairns.ca/ Up next Rachel will be appearing as Juliet in R&J and Helena in Dream in High Park this summer.

 

Cyrus Lane

Cyrus is proud to be working at the Tarragon for the first time in Bunny. This winter, he played Scrooge in Ross Petty’s A Christmas Carol: The Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose at the Elgin Theatre. Selected shows from his 6 seasons at the Stratford Festival include The Changeling, Macbeth, As You Like It, Bunny (original production), The Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, Cymbeline, Peter Pan, Titus Andronicus, Richard III and Wanderlust. Happy moving between musicals and dramas, some favourite credits are Twelve Angry Men (Soulpepper – Dora Award, Ensemble), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Talk is Free), Passion Play (Convergence/Outside the March/Sheep No Wool – Dora Award, Ensemble), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (YPT), The Tin Drum (UnSpun Theatre) and An Inconvenient Musical (Factory). After two seasons at the Shaw Festival, Cyrus acted in several shows for Canadian Stage including Rock N Roll, Habeas Corpus, and Take Me Out. TV credits include Reign, The Border, The Summit, Anne of Green Gables: a New Beginning, and on the Murdoch Mysteries playing Roger Newsome, and now that Roger is dead, his identical twin brother, Rupert. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He sends his love to his wife, writer-comedian Joanne O’Sullivan. They have an 8 year old daughter named Eliza.

 

Matthew Edison

At Tarragon: Bunny, Marine Life, An Enemy of the People, Sextet, The Real World?, Forests, Midnight Sun. As playwright: The Domino Heart. Other theatre: Killer Joe, Noises Off, Venus in Fur, Race, Amadeus, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Proof, A Christmas Carol, Loot, Awake and Sing!, The Caretaker, The Real Thing, The School for Wives, The Importance of Being Ernest, The 39 Steps, Lawrence and Holloman, Pride and Prejudice, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Real Thing. Film and TV: The Detail, Save me, The Girlfriend ExperienceDirty Singles, Rookie Blue, Reign, Saving Hope, The LA Complex, Republic of Doyle, Harriet the Spy, Princess, Flash of Genius, The Wild Girl, Murdoch Mysteries, House Party, Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Other: Matthew received two Dora nominations for his play The Domino Heart and for his performance as Hal in Proof, as well as a My Entertainment World award for Killer Joe.

 

Jesse LaVercombe

At Tarragon: Bunny, Hamlet, Sequence. Other theatre credits include: The Bakkhai (Marigny Opera House, New Orleans), Our Beautiful Sons (Blyth), S h e e t s (Videofag), A Presence of Monster (PuSh Festival), The Ark: Ibsen on Fogo Island (NAC), Mistatim (Red Sky, Canadian Tour), Hacked (Caravan Stage Company, U.S. Tour). TV: American Gods (STARZ), The Detail (CTV), Salvation (CBS), Mayday (Discovery), Save Me (CBC); Films: Mary Goes Round, The Telephone Game, In Clamatore. Writing credits include: Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender (Videofag, NYC Fringe, Kick & Push), Preacher Man (NTS, Festival of Clowns, United Solo Festival [New York]); Short Films: “Philip” and “Tony” (CFC), “The Things You Think I’m Thinking” (Festivals include: SXSW, Slamdance, Whistler, BFI, CFF); writer and contributing editor for Intermission Magazine; 2017 Writer-in-Residence for Driftwood Theatre; commission for a new musical from YES Theatre. Training: National Theatre School, Canadian Film Centre Actors’ Conservatory. www.jesselavercombe.com

 

Tony Ofori

Born and raised in Toronto, Tony Ofori is a graduate of both Humber’s Theatre Performance program and York University’s BFA program, later training with Second city to round off his theatrical studies. Some of his latest works include, Best of fringe Kids winner Tick, Harold Green’s production of The Model Apartment (Toronto Centre for the Performing arts), Shakespeare in Action a touring show, and Let’s Go (Theatre Passé Muraille Backspace). Aside from theatre, Tony is also a recording hip hop musician, opening for the likes of Asap Rocky, Massari and Scratch from the roots. Tony is absolutely honoured to be working with Tarragon and is excited to work with such an amazing team to tell this amazing story.

 

Sarah Garton Stanley - Director

For the Tarragon: Director of Spring Training for 3 years and performer and creator for several Spring Festivals.  Other Theatre: Awkward and Embarrassing Conversations About Difference (Neworld) Kill Me Now (RMTC/NACBunny (Stratford) December Man (L’homme de décembre)(NAC), Caught (TPM) Helen Lawrence (Arts Club, CanStage, BAM, Kammerspiele etc.,) We Keep Coming Back (Polish tour + Asheknaz, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Chutzpah) Associate Artistic Director of English TheatreCo-creator and Creative Catalyst SpiderWebShow Performance Sarah is presently a PhD student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s. Upcoming: Liza Balkan’s Out the Window (Luminato/Theatre Centre) and foldA (SpiderWebShow)

 

Alexander MacSween

Musician, composer and sound designer, Alexander MacSween, has navigated many musical genres and participated in numerous dance, theatre and film projects. As a composer and sound designer he has worked with Natasha Bakht, Marie Brassard, Daniel Brooks, Paul-André Fortier, Dana Gingras, Brigitte Haentjens, François Girard, Jennifer Lacey, Robert Lepage, Montréal-Danse, José Navas, Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Public Recordings and The Stratford Festival. He is active as a drummer and multi-instrumentalist in the fields of rock, electronic and improvised music, having played with Bionic, Foodsoon and The Nils, and in the duo Detention with Sam Shalabi, as well as in Martin Tétreault’s Turntable Quartet. Alexander has created numerous solo musical performances and sound installations. He is also a teacher, giving workshops in live sound processing for the performing arts in diverse institutions around the world. His latest record, The Squiggle Game, is available on & records.

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