Rebecca 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:
And Belinda Cornish
Dayna Manning is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer songwriters.
When she was in her teens she had a hit song on the radio. Soon after that she found herself, in the words of Joni Mitchell, “Stoking the star maker machinery behind the popular song.”
At times the chat you are about to listen to unfolds like an episode of the popular TV show “Nashville”…except it’s not a TV show.
This is the story of a real person, trying to make a difference in her community, and the world, through music.
We discuss Tom Petty’s influence, working with Grammy award winning music producer Jim Scott, Dayna’s contribution to Stratford, Ontario’s Heritage Square committee, and her sojourn in northern British Columbia.
As well as having a successful solo career, these days Dayna is playing sold out concerts with Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler as part of the popular trio Trent Severn.
We talk about the writing process behind some of their songs.
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.