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Murray Foster: musician, songwriter


Murray is best known for his work as bassist in the Canadian bands Moxy Früvous and Great Big Sea. In 2014, he directed the Independent Film, “The Cocksure Lads Movie” which is now being developed into a musical “Chelsea Sunrise” with the Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College.

You’ll hear how he wrote the songs for the play and why he never received the investment he was offered when he appeared on the TV show “Dragon’s Den.”

SHOW NOTES
Murray’s Website: http://www.murrayfoster.ca/
Chelsea Sunrise at the Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College.
Murray on Twitter
Murray on Facebook

“The Secret Life of The American Musical” on Amazon.


Bethany Kovarik: Dancer, actress (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

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Elyse Friedman, author, screenwriter, The Answer to Everything

Elyse Friedman is a Toronto based writer. Her most recent book “The Answer to Everything” received great reviews. She’s won a Gold National Magazine Award and has been short-listed for the Trillium Book Award and the Toronto Book Award.

She’s also participated in Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit and has written two feature films, one of which premiered at TIFF, the other at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Answer to Everything, Elyse Friedman,

Reviewing “The Answer to Everything” 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.”

In the interview Elyse answers questions submitted by podcast listeners, including one about her favourite dark and funny writers.

Links from the Podcast
elysefriedman.com
The Answer to Everything
Ryeberg Curated Videos
Elyse Friedman, author, screenwriter, The Answer to Everything