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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

Cole’s Christmas Shows

Episode 29- Dec. 15, 2014

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ColeChristmas is for kids so each year at this time we go see some theatre.

This year we saw “Shrek The Musical” at the Grand Theatre in London and “The Little Mermaid” at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.

I have to admit Cole, an 8 year old boy going on 14, was a bit reluctant to see “Disney’s the Little Mermaid,” especially after all the fun in “Shrek the Musical,” but as you’ll hear in the podcast there was plenty of laughs to keep him thoroughly enjoying the 2 hour and 30 minute performance.

Both shows are fun for the whole family.

Don’t miss my podcasts with Steve Ross, who plays Shrek, and Bethany Kovarik who plays Atina and is also the dance captain.

Show Notes
“Shrek the Musical” at The Grand Theatre London
“The Little Mermaid” at The Dunfield Theatre Cambridge