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Getting happy with Plain Jane Theatre

Getting happy with Plain Jane Theatre

(This week’s interview features Kate Ryan, director of Plain Jane Theatre, talking about the company’s upcoming musical revue and 10-year anniversary celebration, Get Happy! Scroll down to listen to the show; the interview starts around 6:00.)   There was an interesting and somewhat troubling story…

Consumed by Wihtiko: a review of Pawâkan Macbeth

Consumed by Wihtiko: a review of Pawâkan Macbeth

Infusing Shakespeare with Cree cosmology is an intriguing theatrical exercise at play in Pawâkan Macbeth – A Cree Takeover, which just had a short run in the Chinook Series at Azimuth Theatre’s Expanse Festival. This is the first full production of the script by Reneltta…

No more chugging at intermission: the Citadel sippy cup

No more chugging at intermission: the Citadel sippy cup

I had a story in Avenue Edmonton magazine recently that I’ve been meaning to share here: an inside look at the Citadel sippy! I took a break from seeing theatre for most of 2018 and early 2019 due to being pregnant/having a baby. When I…

Ketchup gore: a review of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

Ketchup gore: a review of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

This past week I saw The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius, Theatre Network’s latest show. This is a bouffon reimagining of Shakespeare Titus Andronicus, written by Canadian award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy. I interviewed Colleen for the show last week. I really wanted to…

Talking The Invisible with Catalyst Theatre’s Jonathan Christenson and Tara Jackson

Talking The Invisible with Catalyst Theatre’s Jonathan Christenson and Tara Jackson

This week’s interview features Jonathan Christenson, artistic director of Catalyst Theatre, and performer Tara Jackson talking about Catalyst Theatre’s newest show, The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Scroll down to listen to the episode; the interview starts around 7:15.   But first, let’s talk about…

Bouffoning around with Titus Bouffonius

Bouffoning around with Titus Bouffonius

This week I spoke with Colleen Murphy, the playwright of the effusively titled show going up at Theatre Network this week: The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. Scroll down to listen to that (the interview starts around 6:35). This past week I posted…

White people performing woke-ness: a review of Shadow Theatre’s Happy Birthday Baby J

White people performing woke-ness: a review of Shadow Theatre’s Happy Birthday Baby J

Raising your kid in gender prison cuts both ways: Shadow Theatre’s newest show, Happy Birthday Baby J, delves into the messy, oppressive and painful ways that gender norms shape and control our lives. Nick Green’s script pulls no punches in its exploration of the social…

Reimagining Cree cosmology with Pawâkan Macbeth

Reimagining Cree cosmology with Pawâkan Macbeth

This week’s interview features Barry Bilinsky, assistant director of Pawâkan Macbeth – A Cree Takeover. This show will be touring Treaty 6 Territory and will then have a few performances as part of the Chinook Series in partnership with Azimuth Theatre’s Expanse Festival. Scroll down…

Seeking the witches and merry devils of Edmonton at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

Seeking the witches and merry devils of Edmonton at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

There’s going to be a witch in a church in Old Strathcona tonight, though she’s not the kind who wears a lot of black and posts Instagram selfies with crystals and tarot cards. (OK, maybe there will be one of those – I don’t know…

Visceral and vulnerable: a review of StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

Visceral and vulnerable: a review of StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

An evening at StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave is a diametrical experience. The first part of the evening is an acoustic set by a local musician, cabaret-style in the front half of the Backstage Theatre. It feels like an evening out at a pub, relaxed and friendly.…