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Cyrus Lane, actor

Episode 79, Nov. 14. 2017

Cyrus-Card

Cyrus Lane has appeared in many productions with the Stratford Festival, Outside the March, and CBC TV’s Murdoch Mysteries. He’s currently rehearsing for his role as Ebenezer Scrooge in Ross Petty’s “A Christmas Carol the Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose!” at the Elgin theatre in Toronto.

At this year’s Stratford Festival he appeared in “Timon of Athens,” “The Changeling” and “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” all of which received consistently glowing reviews.

But it was his work in last year’s “Macbeth” that bodes well for his role as Scrooge in Petty’s perennially popular pantomime. Scroll down for your chance to win a family pack of 4 tickets to see “A Christmas Carol the Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose!”

Lane, is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

In our podcast Lane discusses his work as an understudy to Ian Lake’s Macbeth. Lane was given very short notice before he took on the role at Stratford’s legendary festival stage. He played the role for two weeks and describes the role of Macbeth as being “the loneliest part ever written.”

Show Notes
Cyrus Lane on Twitter
Interview with Joanne O’Sullivan
Tickets and details for “A Christmas Carol the Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose!”
Tickets and details for “Bunny” at Tarragon Theatre

Win tickets to see A Christmas Carol

Shakespeare webcomic creator: Mya Gosling

Episode 73: Sept.3, 2017

Mya Gosling, good tickle brain, interview, podcast

Mya Gosling is the creator of the popular webcomic Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost and possibly only stick-figure Shakespeare webcomic.

I love Mya’s work, she makes Shakespeare super fun. Based on our conversation it’s clear to me that her primary goal is to share her love of Shakespeare with others, and that’s a good thing.

So naturally I spent a bit of time in our podcast talking with My about how she makes money from her Good Tickle Brain webcomic. Of course we also talk about Shakespeare and her favourite shows on the playbill at the Stratford Festival.

No spoilers here, you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out.

Show Notes

Good Tickle Brain
Lady Macbeth’s relationship advice
Utah Shakespeare Festival
@bardfilm
The University of Iowa’s film studies page about “Omkara,” composer/director Vishal Bhardwaj’s transposition of the story of “Othello” to the landscape and culture of contemporary eastern Uttar Pradesh

Mya at the Stratford Festival Forum
Wed. September 6, 10:45 am to 12 pm
Info and tickets

Writer, Comedian: Joanne O’Sullivan

Episode 72, June 20, 2017

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Joanne’s written for the hit TV shows “This Hour has Twenty Two Minutes” and the “Baroness Von Sketch Show.”

Joanne has performed stand-up comedy across the country, she’s also done storytelling at the Stratford Festival’s “Late Night with Lucy Peacock cabarets,” and improvisation for four seasons of “Sin City,” Toronto’s popular live, improvised soap opera.

Plus she’s had a hit Fringe Festival show and is about to debut her new show “She Grew Funny” at the Toronto Fringe.

We talk about parenthood and the impact having a daughter had on her career. Prior to writing her latest show Joanne took a course to help with her writing, something she never imaged herself doing at this point in her career, but as you’ll hear it really helped kick start the process that led to her second Fringe Festival show.

SHOW NOTES
Joanne’s Show “She Grew Funny“.
The crowd funding site.
Joanne O’Sullivan on Twitter.
Tracey Erin Smith Soul O Theatre.
Albert Howell on Twitter.