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…

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…

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…

In-Yer-Face with StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

In-Yer-Face with StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

This week’s interview features the cast of Crave – Alex Dawkins, Sarah Emslie and Gabriel Richardson – which is being staged as part of the Fringe Theatre’s off-season by local indie company StoneMarrow Theatre. Scroll down to listen to that. Theatre news this week included…

Celebrating drama kids with Everybody Loves Robbie

Celebrating drama kids with Everybody Loves Robbie

This week’s theatre news comes from the Citadel, which is about to open Cost of Living, a Pulitzer-winning play written by Martyna Majok. They play features two performers who use wheelchairs. As part of bringing this show to Edmonton, the Citadel unveiled new accessibility upgrades…

Talking dictators and warfare with Midwinter Shakespeare Festival

Talking dictators and warfare with Midwinter Shakespeare Festival

Welcome back to the second half of the 2019-2020 theatre season in Edmonton! This week’s interview features Benjamin Blyth, the artistic director of Malachite Theatre and founder of the Winter Shakespeare Festival. Scroll down to listen to the episode. There was a bit of local…

Happy holidays with A Christmas Carol

Happy holidays with A Christmas Carol

This is the last episode of the year! Ghost Light is taking a mid-season break but will return promptly in January 2020. Until then, enjoy this lovely conversation with playwright David van Belle, who adapted the Citadel Theatre’s brand-new production of A Christmas Carol. This…

Performing the apocalypse with Mr. Burns

Performing the apocalypse with Mr. Burns

This week’s episode dives into myth-making, storytelling and oral history through the lens of a nuclear apocalypse – and The Simpsons. Mr. Burns: a post-electric play is currently running as part of Fringe Theatre’s off-season and director Andrew Ritchie and performer Paula Humby talk about…

Small town hospitality with Bed and Breakfast

Small town hospitality with Bed and Breakfast

This week I had a fun conversation with Mathew Hulshof and Chris Pereira, the two performers in Theatre Network’s production of Bed and Breakfast. This fast-paced, hilarious script is written by Canadian playwright Mark Crawford and tells the tale of a Toronto couple who inherit…