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…

Studying French with Madame Catherine

Studying French with Madame Catherine

How does a script change when you translate it into another language? I find out the answer on this week’s show, where playwright Elena Eli Belyea gives us the lowdown on their show, Madame Catherine preparé sa classe de troisième a l’irrémédiable, which is running…

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…

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…