Behind the Curtain: No Resolution but Revelation with Dale Hayes of Late Company

by Caleigh Crow “From what I’m seeing from the actors, it’s truthful, it’s unbearably truthful. It’s really hard to watch,” says Dale Hayes of her production, “It’s like watching a car accident, you want to look away, but you can’t.” It’s odd to promote one’s work by declaring it hard to watch, but given the … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: No Resolution but Revelation with Dale Hayes of Late Company

Roundtable Discussion: Six Artists from Imago Theatre’s Her Side: Revision to Resist

The Quebec Drama Federation presents a roundtable discussion with six of the artists working on Imago Theatre's upcoming play festival, Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist. The Participants: Jen Viens, lead actor in What Happened After Nora Left Her Husband Tamara Brown, director of The Last Wife and lead actor in Fucking A … Continue reading Roundtable Discussion: Six Artists from Imago Theatre’s Her Side: Revision to Resist

Behind the Curtain: Joseph Shragge of Oedipus Part One: Assembly

By Caleigh Crow   “We don’t think of the Greeks as musical theatre,” says Joseph Shragge, “even though the choruses were sung and danced to.” Joseph sits across from me at the ubiquitous wooden table that dominates the Quebec Drama Federation’s main meeting space. It’s a large table, long, darker in color; the varnish on … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Joseph Shragge of Oedipus Part One: Assembly

Behind the Curtain: Cultivating Confidence with Gabriel Maharjan, director of Gruesome Playground Injuries

By: Caleigh Crow For Playground Productions, new swingers on the Montreal independent theatre monkey bars, there’s only the future ahead, laid cleanly before them like white-painted hopscotch squares, still un-scuffed by sneakers and loose pebbles. Their first kick at the can (last playground joke), Gruesome Playground Injuries, offers the story of two characters brought together … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Cultivating Confidence with Gabriel Maharjan, director of Gruesome Playground Injuries

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