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Naomi Snieckus: Improviser, actress

Episode 60 - Oct. 31

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Naomi Snieckus podcast interview
Naomi Snieckus

Naomi went from dreaming about doing the works of Shakespeare and Shaw to abandoning the theatre classics for The Second City.

These days you might recognize Naomi from her role in the hit comedy TV show “Mr.D” where she plays Bobbi the gym teacher.

And in the theatre and comedy community she’s well respected as a founding member, and performer, in the National Theatre of the World.

Show Notes
National Theatre of the World
The Second City Toronto
Theatre Passe Muraille
Mr. D
Shut the Front Door Improv
iO West Theater

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Rebecca Northan: Improviser, actor, director

Episode 56 - July 14, 2016

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CardRebecca is an innovative artists and a creative entrepreneur.

I Interviewed Rebecca after a performance of her show “Blind Date,” an improvisational show unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Rebecca is truly a theatre innovator.

Rebecca recently won a Dora Mavor Moore award for her performance in “Blind Date” and her other show, “Legend Has It,” just got nominated for a Betty Michell Award in Calgary in the category of Best Ensemble.

We talk about how Rebecca’s 10 minute theatre experiment turned into a full-length show that played off-Broadway and London’s West End.

Rebecca will be at the Stratford Festival Wed., Aug. 31 and Fri., Sept. 2nd doing 2 performances of an improv show called “An Undiscovered Shakespeare.”

Joining Rebecca ontsage at Stratford are:
Bruce Horak
Raoul Banehja
Kevin Kruchkywich
And Belinda Cornish

Show Notes:
Rebecca Northan on Twitter
Loose Moose Theatre Company
An Undiscovered Shakespeare at The Stratford Festival
Kevin McCollum’s theatrical and media producing company Alchemation
The Dora Mavor Mooore Awards
The Betty Mitchell Awards
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Nicky Guadagni: Actor, playwright

Episode 54 - May 13, 2016

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Nicky Guadagni, podcast, interview, hookedNicky Guadagni has been nominated for five Gemini awards and won two for her roles in “Major Crime” and “Blue Murder.”

Her one woman show “Hooked” started as a private performance in people’s home and eventually made its way to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.

“Hooked” won the SpringWorks’ 2016 People’s Choice Award.

In the podcast we talk about acting, producing at festivals, her training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and of course our lives as parents.

I don’t know what part of our conversation I enjoyed most: Learning about her youth in Montreal, the creative process behind her hit show “Hooked,” or how she and her husband dealt with their teen aged son who spent way too much time playing video games, and online poker, but then turned that into a career.

Show Notes
Hooked The Play
Sweeney Todd at The Shaw Festival with Nicky’s daughter Tess Benger in the ensemble.
Griffin Benger, Nicky’s son & poker player/commentator on Twitter
“First Person Shooter” documentary film from Cogent Benger Productions
Improvisation instructor Kate Ashby
Donna Eden Energy Systems
“Hooked” at the SpringWorks Festival in Stratford.

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