Power, connection & identity in the potent, magical, eye-opening Watah Theatre Double Bill

“A world without fairy tales and myths would be as drab as life without music.”—The Watah Theatre The Watah Theatre presents a Double Bill of biomythographies, including an excerpt reading of d’bi.young anitafrika’s Once Upon A Black Boy and the world premiere of Najla Nubyanluv’s I Cannot Lose My Mind, running in the Studio at Streetcar Crowsnest.Continue reading “Power, connection & identity in the potent, magical, eye-opening Watah Theatre Double Bill”

Community, conflict & discovery in New Ideas funny & poignant Week 3 program

It’s the final week of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival (NIF),  and the Week 3 program features an extra bonus show: a lobby play. So get to the theatre early (around 7:30 p.m. to get a good spot in the lobby near the staircase to the mainstage) for this extra NIF treat. The Nurse (lobbyContinue reading “Community, conflict & discovery in New Ideas funny & poignant Week 3 program”

Passion, perception & revolution in New Ideas thoughtful Week 2 program

Alumnae Theatre continues its 2016 programming for its annual New Ideas Festival (NIF) of short new works with an engaging Week 2 program in the Studio space this week. Here’s what’s happening this week: Housekeeping (by Jean Koppen, directed by Anne MacMillan). Three cleaners find something unexpected in a wealthy client’s home and their everydayContinue reading “Passion, perception & revolution in New Ideas thoughtful Week 2 program”

Connection, dissension & endurance in New Ideas compelling Week 1 program

Alumnae Theatre opened its annual New Ideas Festival (NIF) of short new works with a strong Week 1 program in the Studio space last night. Here’s what’s on the menu this week: Stuck (by Stacey Iseman, directed by Kelsey Laine Jacobson). Polar opposites Joanne (Cathie Nichols) and Alice (Glenda Romano) get stuck in the elevatorContinue reading “Connection, dissension & endurance in New Ideas compelling Week 1 program”

Bittersweet memoir of lost love in A Play on Passion

A young crime novelist meets with a grand dame of Canadian theatre to ghost write her memoir – and gets a lesson on love in A Play on Passion. Written by G.D. Corkum and Patricia Delves, and directed/produced by Danielle Capretti, the play is being presented as a rehearsed reading for two performances at theContinue reading “Bittersweet memoir of lost love in A Play on Passion”

Falling – final rehearsal

Our last rehearsal yesterday. Tweaking rhythm. Tone. Transitions. Falling is a work in progress – not sure what draft playwright Jamie Johnson is on – and it’s important to present it as best as we can so the work can continue. Constance (I’m playing her at age 48) is a very complex character – andContinue reading “Falling – final rehearsal”

Falling rehearsals – we got rhythm

We got rhythm. Saturday’s rehearsal – in the studio again – was about rhythm and nuance. Mostly, it was about rhythm. Director Ed Rosing, who was reading for Cora (who got stuck having to do a training session at her new job that day), was also an orchestra conductor of sorts – suggesting a quickeningContinue reading “Falling rehearsals – we got rhythm”