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Richard Greenblatt: playwright, director

Episode 44 - Oct., 19, 2015

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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”

Stephanie Rothenberg: Actress

Episode 43 - Aug, 5, 2015

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Stephanie Rothenberg plays Maria in the Stratford Festival production of “The Sound of Music.”

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She first got the musical theatre bug at age 7 when she performed in a YMCA summer camp production of “The Wiz.” The following year Stephanie appeared in a community theatre production of “Grease” playing the role of Marty. A chance encounter with someone in the recording industry who saw her performance opened the door for Stephanie to start singing professionally.

While Stephanie was studying at New York University’s Tisch school of Arts’ Cap 21 program she auditioned for the ensemble of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on Broadway starring Daniel Radcliffe.

She discusses the lucky break that opened another door – this time moving from the ensemble to the leading role of Rosemary who falls in love with Finch, played by Daniel Radcliffe.

Stephanie covered the role of Rosemary as required, and was later offered the role, playing opposite Nick Jonas.

Today Stephanie’s receiving rave reviews as Maria in the Stratford Festival’s production of “The Sound of Music.” We talk about how she got the role and the challenges of the production.

We take a few questions from friends on social media. Thanks to everyone who submitted a question, unfortunately we didn’t get to all of them.

Show Notes
Reviews of the Stratford Festival’s “The Sound of Music.”
The “Sound of Music” at the Stratford Festival.
“How Stratford stars use a vibrator to warm up their singing voices” The Globe and Mail.
Follow Stephanie Rothenberg on Twitter @stephrothenberg

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See all the Stratford Festival opening night photos.

Ophira Eisenberg: Writer, Comedian

Episode 36 - March 23, 2015

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The Moth, Ask Me Another, Ophira Eisenberg, comedy,Ophira Eisenberg is a writer and comedian, originally from Canada, now living in New York City.

In university Ophira studied Anthropology and English at McGill, which some people call the “Harvard of the North.”

Today she makes her living as a writer, stand up comedian, NPR host and regular contributor to The Moth – the popular storytelling event, podcast and radio program.

Her writing has been featured in an anthology of great comedy, alongside that of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dennis Miller and Joan Rivers.

I was so happy to meet with Ophira, who was back in Toronto, where she hosted a sold out performance of The Moth. Let me tell you she was staying at one of Toronto’s finest hotels, a long way from her days schlepping from one comedy club to another, hoping to find appreciative audiences.

We talk about everything from how she started with nothing in New York, the evolution of her stand up comedy, and the influence of the Moth’s storytelling techniques on her writing.

Show Notes
Ophira’s story “The Accident” on Youtube.
NPR’s “Ask Me Another” trivia show, hosted by Ophira.
Ophira’s book: “Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy” at Amazon.

Ophira’s CDs on iTunes
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