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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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Check out my interview with Actor, Improvisor Sandy Jobin-Bevans

Dayna Manning: Singer songwiter

Episode 51 - March 27, 2016

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Dayna Manning podcast, singer songwriter, interviewDayna 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.

Show Notes
Dayna Manning’s website
Trent Severn’s Website
Loreena McKennitt
Tom Petty
The Artist’s Way

Dayna Manning. podcast, interview

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”