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Hamletmachine & Ophelia’s Red Sweater Dress

Ines Ortner (director and costume designer) approached me back in September with her designs of Ophelia’s big Act 5 dress, the Red Sweater Dress. I was immediately intrigued- a dress made out of over 25 knitted red sweaters, a train that limits actors’ movement and a cage around the head containing LED lights. Not something […]

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THE SECRET DOCTRINE

Our season of plays and classrooms have closed but UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre is still hard at work as a laboratory. Theatre artists and scholars from four universities, along with students, actors and consultants have taken up residence in order to push the boundaries immersive audience experience with a workshop for a project called The […]

Report from Northern Voice: a bloggers confession

Forgive me interwebz for I have sinned. It’s been six months since my last blog post. Ironically Ian’s last post was to crow about our attendance at Northern Voice 2009 a personal blogging and social media conference. The conference was tremendously inspiring around the topic of social media. It was exciting to understand more fully […]

Are MFA Programs Worth It?

Recent PuSh Festival performer and monologist Mike Daisy continues a lively discussion of the value of MFA programs in theatre. He questions the choice that large institutions make to charge tuitions that are far out of alignment with what sort of income graduates can expect after their training. His focus seems to be MFA Acting programs (Theatre at […]

A New ‘Art-titude’ for City Council

An update on the “Save the York Theatre campaign”. Consider it officially “saved”. Wall Financial rescued the York from the wrecking ball this past Friday for a purchase price of $2 million and the architect, Henriquez Partners, will begin the 12 million dollar renovation this afternoon. Wall purchased the theatre for the City of Vancouver […]

The Heart of a Theatre

Over at The Guardian’s Theatre blog, actor and writer Molly Flatt posts a short piece on British theatres and their accompanying bars: The bar has always been at the heart of a theatre. Not so long ago, it was most likely to be a humble, unlovely little corner where you would anaesthetise the pain of the third […]

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