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Charlotte Gowdy: Actor, Director


 

Charlotte Gowdy is a graduate of the National Theatre School in Montreal and Ecole Philipe Gaulier in Paris. As an actor, she’s played lead roles at the Shaw Festival and theatres across Canada.

These days she’s making a career transition, following her heart’s desire to direct!

As well as a career transition, Charlotte has gone through some personal transformations including quitting alcohol and becoming a vegan.

This episode is packed with great tips for actors and directors. Charlotte shares what she’s learned working with the critically acclaimed artistic directors Chris Abraham, Tim Carroll and Jillian Keiley.

Charlotte, who is also a competitive athlete, shares some of the secrets to maintaining a healthy lifestyle while working under the precarious conditions of freelance life.

She also discusses her work directing Anna Chatterton’s “Within the Glass” with Troubadour Theatre Collective.

Details, Details:
Within the Glass
Troubadour Theatre Collective
London On.
Final performance Sunday Sept. 23rd.
For tickets click: OnStageDirect

SHOW NOTES
Charlotte Gowdy on Instagram

Troubadour Theatre Collective.

National Theatre School

Ecole Philippe Gaulier

Fanshawe College Theatre Arts

Sheridan College B.A. of Theatre and Drama Studies

BOOKS and THINGS. Click on the image for links:

The Plant-based Power Diet: 10 Simple Steps To A Healthier Leaner Energetic You by Leslie Beck.

Green for Life: The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition
by Victoria Boutenko.

Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
by Julieanna Hever and Raymond J. Cronise.

Nutribullet.

23 and Me

Ubiome

Mark Crawford: Playwright, Actor



Mark Crawford is a playwright and actor.

His play “The Birds and the Bees,” which premiered in 2016 at the Blyth Festival and quickly became one of the most-produced Canadian plays of the decade, is now on stage at the Huron Country Playhouse II, running until Sept. 1.

In our interview we discuss the inspiration for writing the play and how working with actors in the rehearsals helped him “find the funny.”

Crawford, who grew up on a farm in Glencoe, ON. says that he didn’t watch much television in his youth, but has many fond memories of attending theatre at Huron Country Playhouse.

As well as sharing the secrets behind his writing process Crawford acknowledges the impact of production budgets on his artistic process.

He shares one of the best ever audition stories that changed his life but not in the way you’d think.

We discuss how he created his first play and the very first time he did a table read with actors.

Follow Mark on Twitter: @markjdcrawford

Details, Details:
The Birds and The Bees
Aug 15 to Sept 1
Huron Country Playhouse II
Grand Bend, ON
Box Office: 1-855-372-9866
Details and tickets online.

SHOWNOTES
Mark’s literary agent: Marquis Literary:
Ontraio Arts Council – Grants
Podcast with Nora McLellan
Mark’s other plays currently on stage:
“Bed and Breakfast” at Soulpepper until September 2.
“The New Canadian Curling Club” has been extended at the Blyth Festival, Sept. 18 – 21

Mike Shara: Actor

Mike Shara is one of Canada’s most accomplished actors with multiple seasons at the Stratford Festival and the Shaw Festival.

In this interview he covers a wide range of topics from his time at the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor to working with Yannick Bisson on the CBC Television series “Murdoch Mysteries.”

Mike opens up about the struggles he faced learning Shakespeare and how he overcame his fear of being perceived as a fraud. He worked hard to improve his craft and went on to work with the acclaimed directors Chris Abraham on “Othello” and John Caird on “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

Mike’s worst audition story is a classic and he shares great advice on how to avoid blowing the audition before you even open your mouth.

Details, Details:
The Rainmaker
June 20 to July 7
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
Waterloo, ON
Box Office: 1-855-372-9866
Details and tickets online.