An erotic, moving & sharply funny piece of storytelling in Aromas

It was back to Alumnae Theatre last night, in the Studio this time for the world premiere of the Junes Company’s production of Aromas, written/directed by Andrew Faiz, and starring Andy Fraser. I saw this compelling one-person show when an earlier draft of the play was produced at Red Sandcastle Theatre in September 2014. AromasContinue reading “An erotic, moving & sharply funny piece of storytelling in Aromas”

A heartbreaking, erotic & darkly funny journey of identity & intimacy in Aromas

“Sex is never just about sex, it’s about so much more.” The Junes Company* production of Aromas, written and directed by Andrew Faiz, and starring Andy Fraser, opened at Red Sandcastle Theatre last night. Shifting between time, space and – possibly – reality, Aromas is a one-woman show, featuring two main characters (ice dancer KatalinContinue reading “A heartbreaking, erotic & darkly funny journey of identity & intimacy in Aromas”

A Woman of No Importance time travels to 1985 @ Alumnae Theatre

The tagline reads: “It’s not your great-aunt’s Oscar Wilde!” Make no mistake, Alumnae Theatre Company’s production of Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance, directed by Paul Hardy, is most definitely not a traditional staging of the play. Brandon Kleiman’s minimalist and stunning set design (he does double duty as costume designer) provides the audienceContinue reading “A Woman of No Importance time travels to 1985 @ Alumnae Theatre”

The continuing love affair with burnt umber – The Drowning Girls set

I have often said that the set ain’t finished till the burnt umber goes up. Often used in finishing touches, especially with dry brushing and distressing techniques, burnt umber is a gorgeous, warm dark chocolate brown on the reddish side of the brown spectrum. Imagine my glee when The Drowning Girls set designer Ed RosingContinue reading “The continuing love affair with burnt umber – The Drowning Girls set”

Busy times @ Alumnae Theatre

Hey all. Busy times working in theatre in addition to the full-time job this week, and I was in Ottawa visiting friends last Friday/weekend – so haven’t been able to get out to see stuff. Wanted to give some shouts out to the beehive of activity that is Alumnae Theatre, though. Lots going on atContinue reading “Busy times @ Alumnae Theatre”