Behind the Curtain: CABAL’s Anthony Kennedy and the Tragic Queens

By Caleigh Crow “We're not trying to be rebellious or provocative for the sake of it,” Anthony Kennedy says, “this is just what makes sense to us.” Anthony Kennedy is the director and one of six founders of CABAL Theatre, one of Montreal’s newest independent theatre companies, whose upcoming production, Tragic Queens, is a collectively … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: CABAL’s Anthony Kennedy and the Tragic Queens

Behind the Curtain: Warona Setshwaelo of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program

by Caleigh Crow So, you’ve decided to go for it. You want to be a theatre practitioner. Maybe you discover you’re compelled to perform; to tell stories. Or maybe you’ve got a discerning eye for design and you’re great at building models. Maybe directing is your soul-food. You may have attended a post-secondary theatre training … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Warona Setshwaelo of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program

Behind the Curtain: In Front of the Lights with Itai Erdal and His ‘How to Disappear Completely’

By Max Mehran The Segal Centre for Performing Arts presents The Chop Theatre’s award-winning production of How to Disappear Completely from April 30th to May 21st at the Segal Studio. QDF had the pleasure to meet with the co-writer and performer in the show, internationally-known lighting designer Itai Erdal. In this emotionally charged interview, Itai … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: In Front of the Lights with Itai Erdal and His ‘How to Disappear Completely’

Behind the Curtain: Dwellings

By Caleigh Crow “I feel like I’m wrangling a carriage of ten horses and they’re all going in different speeds and directions!” Ulla Neuerburg-Denzer says affectionately. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre at Concordia University. She’s referring to Dwellings, the multi-department, multi-disciplinary, multi-venue, multi-everything performance piece Concordia is presenting this weekend. “The … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Dwellings

Behind the Curtain: Michael Egan’s Time Travelling Design for Clybourne Park

By Caleigh Crow “They have streets called Whacker Boulevard or Wabash Avenue,” Michael Eagan says, swinging his fist and chuckling, “Whacker!” We’re talking about Chicago, where Centaur Theatre’s current production Clybourne Park takes place. Michael, Set and Costume Designer for show, visited Chicago to help inform the design of the titular house. “Perfectly legitimate names, … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Michael Egan’s Time Travelling Design for Clybourne Park

Behind the Curtain: Glen Robinson’s ‘Dream Project’ Balconville

By: Caleigh Crow At the time of our interview the full moon was just behind us and the ides of March were just ahead of us, and outside the window the beginning of the last flurries were fluttering into Montreal. We don’t expect that those flurries are the onset of a record setting snowfall that … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Glen Robinson’s ‘Dream Project’ Balconville

Behind the Curtain: Range, Power, and Vulnerability with Amy Blackmore and Emily Murdoch of Revolution They Wrote: Short Works Feminist Theatre and Performance Festival

By Caleigh Crow For anyone at all involved with independent theatre in Montreal the usual adjectives apply to today’s venue: ubiquitous, ever-present, familiar, infamous, MainLine theatre. All very good things to be in theatre. I go through the door at the top of the stairs and the first thing I see is Amy Blackmore, Artistic … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Range, Power, and Vulnerability with Amy Blackmore and Emily Murdoch of Revolution They Wrote: Short Works Feminist Theatre and Performance Festival