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Bethany Kovarik: Dancer, actress (2016)

Episode 57 - October 7, 2016

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Bethany-CardBethany has been dancing since the age of three.

She’s danced in New York and at some of the best theatres in Canada.

She also gives back to the dance community by sharing her skills with younger dancers. She loves educating and mentoring young dancers to be the strongest performer; mentally, emotionally, and physically. She’s particularly enjoys working with dancers in their late teens, dealing with big transitions in their life.

She’s a proud graduate of the Sheridan Institute’s Musical Theatre Performance Program.

We talk about Bethany’s work in “A Chorus Line” at The Stratford Festival as well as the career decisions dancers have to make.

SHOW NOTES:

Jesse Robb Choreography with Bethany in New York: on Facebook
A Chorus Line at the Stratford Festival
Episode #20 with Bethany.

Elyse Friedman: Author

Episode 25- October 12, 2014

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Elyse Friedman, author, screenwriter, The Answer to Everything Elyse’s fiction has won a Gold National Magazine Award and has been short-listed for the Trillium Book Award and the Toronto Book Award.

She’s also written two feature films that were produced and has two more in development.

The Answer to Everything, Elyse Friedman,Her last book “The Answer to Everything” received great reviews.

The National Post’s Sofi Papamarko wrote: “Tales about people searching for meaning in an empty culture and confusing universe aren’t new, but Friedman tackles hers in a fiercely funny and original way.”

The Toronto Star’s Safa Jinje wrote: “The Answer to Everything is tragicomedy at its best. The novel is packed with sadness, but readers will mostly laugh.

Among other things we discuss why Elyse dropped out of high school at a time in her life when she was, in her words, “a crazy, hormonal, freaked out teenager.”

A few of you podcast listeners submitted questions which Elyse answers, including one about her favourite dark and funny writers.

Links from the Podcast
elysefriedman.com
The Answer to Everything
Ryeberg Curated Videos

Steve Ross: Actor

Episode 23- October 6, 2014

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steve ross, actor, shrek, stratford festival, grand theatre
An accomplished actor, Steve Ross has performed at The Stratford Festival for 11 years. In 2014 he played Sancho Panza in “Man of La Mancha” and Moose in “Crazy for You.”

Currently Steve can be seen as Shrek at The Grand Theatre in London, On. where he plays the lead role. Towards the end of the podcast Steve discusses how he prepared for the role.

Steve’s performed at a variety of theatres including Chicago Shakespeare theatre, The Canadian Stage and the Neptune Theatre.

But Steve began acting later in life, after dropping out of Western University, and Sheridan College’s sports medicine programs. He would study at Brock University and the National Theatre School of Canada before finally choosing a life on the stage.

We discuss Steve’s love of comedy, his most bizarre audition for a TV commercial and the time he failed in the role of Edgar in “King Lear.”

Steve was an actor on the verbatim theatre piece “London Road” at the Canadian Stage. We discuss how it felt rehearsing with an ear piece….listening to the real voice of the character he played, in his ear.

We also talk about his mother, who suffered from depression, and the impact that had on his acting.

Links from the Podcast
Leah Cherniak
The National Theatre School of Canada
The Stratford Festival