Jun 29, 2009

Sound + Vision



I spent a busy day conducting interviews, for both radio and video.

First up, interviews related to upcoming Fringe productions. The sheer range of works on offer this year is incredible -everything from Moliere to improv is on offer, taking in topics as vast as school violence and interpersonal relating.

I also spoke with folks from Driftwood and Clay and Paper Theatre Companies, respectively, about their upcoming works. There's so much going on in the city this summer, it's overwhelming. My advice? Go with whatever hits your heart and stirs your curiosity. Just make sure you tune in. ;-}

Radio Interview Schedule:

Between Sea & Sky

--Krista Dalby, Assistant Artistic Director, Clay and Paper Theatre, June 30th

The Sicilian
--Nicolas Billon, adapter + Lee Wilson, director -Fringe Festival, July 1st

Brother, Can You Spare Some Pants?
--The Williamson Playboys (Paul Bates + Doug Morency), performers -Fringe Festival, July 2nd

Lockdown
--Leonie Forbes, performer -Fringe Festival, July 3

Shades in Bloom
--Gemma Wilcox -Fringe Festival, July 6th

King Lear/The Comedy of Errors
--The Bard's Bus Tour -Jeremy Smith, Artistic Director, Driftwood Theatre Company, July 8th.

All radio interviews are broadcast on CIUT's morning show, Take 5, which airs Monday to Friday, 8am to 10amET. As well as arts stuff, the show features really good live music and cool conversations with local newsmakers.

Now, onto the video. There are many more coming up in the next few weeks, but you can find the latest one here.

I really don't understand why Odets isn't performed more. When it's done right (as in this production, by Soulpepper, on now) it's really, really beautiful, and extraordinarily moving.

Also: William Webster was the greatest King Lear I have ever seen. Ever. He was wonderful in Awake & Sing! too -he really broke my heart in the best way. Oh, & is also a truly lovely person. It was a treat to speak with him and Miles Potter, whose work I have admired for so very, very long. The chance to speak with so many people I admire is sometimes... overwhelming. I mean, today I interviewed David French. Gosh, I love my job.

Enjoy the vid. More to come in the next wee while.

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