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A podcast about the creative process & people whose lives depend on it

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Not quite a theatre podcast, nor a music or comedy podcast, I talk to creative people about the intersection of daily life in society and their creative muse.

Brooke Johnson, Trudeau Stories

Brooke is an award winning actor who, when she was in her teens, launched her career by working as a production assistant at the Shaw Festival, often driving actors to and from Toronto.

Brooke has an expansive career, but I decided to focus our chat on her solo performance “Trudeau Stories.”

When she met Trudeau at the National Theatre School of Canada they shared a dance and their cheek to cheek moment sparked a relationship that lasted years. Brooke documented the relationship with Trudeau in a journal and in 2007 created the solo performance “Trudeau Stories” for Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival.

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