Tag: Shakespeare

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…

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…

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…

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…

Review: Julius Caesar at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

Review: Julius Caesar at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

The inaugural Winter Shakespeare Festival is running two shows throughout the month of January:  Julius Caesar fills the festival’s tragedy slot, while A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the comedy. Both plays are staged at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Caesar isn’t one of the more…

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…

All the middle-aged ladies put your hands up

All the middle-aged ladies put your hands up

This week is all about taking back the stage for the middle-aged ladies. First up is Kristin Johnston, who is starring in Northern Light Theatre’s season opener Baroness Bianka’s Bloodsongs. After that is Nancy McAlear, director of The Roommate, which is opening Shadow Theatre’s new…