Month: November 2019

Commercialized queens – reviewing Citadel Theatre’s SIX

Commercialized queens – reviewing Citadel Theatre’s SIX

At the risk of being a complete party-pooper and raining on Edmonton’s current theatre parade, I have to say that SIX didn’t blow me away. There has been no shortage of hype for this show – tickets appeared on Stub Hub, for heaven’s sake. Due…

Telling stories of healing with Three Ladies

Telling stories of healing with Three Ladies

This week, I spoke with Lady Vanessa Cardona: poet, performer, artist and community builder. Her show, Three Ladies, is opening Fringe Theatre’s off-season. In Three Ladies, Lady Vanessa weaves together monologue, ceremony, poetry, hip-hop and traditional Colombian dance in a story of healing. She is…

Staging a true crime – reviewing The Ballad of Peachtree Rose

Staging a true crime – reviewing The Ballad of Peachtree Rose

NOTE: I decided to break this review into two parts: the first gives a spoiler-free overview of the show and the second discusses some very specific aspects of the story. If you haven’t seen the show and/or do not want it to get spoiled, stop…

Crime and stage management with The Ballad of Peachtree Rose

Crime and stage management with The Ballad of Peachtree Rose

We don’t often get to hear from the perspective of stage managers when talking about theatre, so this week I spoke with Millie Winzinowich, the apprentice stage manager for Workshop West’s new show, The Ballad of Peachtree Rose. We talk about what stage management even…

Home invaders: Shadow Theatre’s The Roommate

Home invaders: Shadow Theatre’s The Roommate

Shadow Theatre’s season opener will have you thinking about your experiences with roommates, past or present. This two-hander, written by New York playwright Jen Silverman, features Coralie Cairns and Nadien Chu as a pair of middle-aged women who become roommates in small town Iowa. Sharon…