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Krista Jackson: Actor, director

Episode 49 - Jan. 18, 2016

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Krista Jackson, director, winnipeg

Krista Jackson left her Winnipeg home in her teens to study acting in Toronto, but after she found herself auditioning, with a dozen other young actresses, for a “Tide” laundry detergent commercial she quit that scene and returned the theatre community in Winnipeg.

These days she’s performing in Matt Murray’s “Myth of the Ostrich” directed by Heidi Malazdrewich at the MTC Warehouse. It runs March 9 – 26.

She’s the founder and Artistic Director of Zone 41 Theatre, a theatre company that produces classic texts that aren’t often performed in Winnipeg.

Krista recently directed “Fly Me to the Moon” at The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario.

In 2015 Krista worked as an associate director at The Stratford Festival, under John Caird. She admits “I was always a bit intimidated to direct Shakespeare,” and talks about how she “cracked open that world…of dense text.”

Show Notes
Matt Murray’s Myth of the Ostrich
directed By Heidi Malazdrewich at The Royal MTC Warehouse.
Zone41
Martha Henry
Carolyn Gray
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
Directed by Martha Henry at The Stratford Festival

Richard Greenblatt: playwright, director

Episode 44 - Oct., 19, 2015

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Richard greenblatt, interview, podcast

Richard Greenblatt is a much in demand playwright, director and dramaturge, working with some of Canada’s top creative minds, helping them through the creative process.

Greenblatt co-wrote, and starred in, “Two Pianos Four Hands” one of Canada’s most successful theatre productions ever. It’s played in over 175 different theatres throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand and South Africa.

Show Notes

“2 Pianos 4 Hands” touring schedule

Tarragon Theatre

Review of Sarah Farb’s show “R-E-B-E-C-C-A”

Jillian Keiley: Director

Episode 40 - June 15, 2015

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PortraitDirector Jillian Keiley is originally from Newfoundland, currently she is the Artistic Director at The National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

We met at The Stratford Festival where Jillian directed Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

We talk about how tough it is to direct a powerful script, that has touched so many people’s lives. We also discuss how Jillian approached the playwright with her own alterations to the script.

In the past few years Jillian has auditioned over 800 actors, so she shares her audition process…and a few awkward audition moments.

Show Notes:
The Diary of Anne Frank at The Stratford Festival
Reviews of the Diary of Anne Frank at The Stratford Festival
The National Arts Centre
Catalyst Theatre
Mark Critch on Twitter