The Roxy theatre burned down yesterday.

My play Body Language was done there, during NextFest, in 2000. It was directed by Amy DeFelice, who has since been nominated for five Sterling Awards, and directed Take a Bite for me.  In it were Aaron Talbot, who’s now the Communications Coordinator at Theatre Alberta.  And Shannon Blanchett, who’s in New York City this minute. And AdamContinue reading “The Roxy theatre burned down yesterday.”

Two performances, and no more…

This past week, a very young Edmonton actor, Adam Cope, died. A memorial is being held for him on Tuesday. I first saw him play King Mark, the husband of Isolde, in a brand new production of Tristan and Isolde in March this year, at the Serca Festival of Irish Theatre. He was a fairlyContinue reading “Two performances, and no more…”

There is never enough money…part 1

Yeah. A two parter. After dwelling on this for a while, I think this issue is too big to swallow in one go. I’ve said before that I don’t personally know anyone making their living solely in theatre…and yet, by all the measurements of anyone outside of theatre, they should be. If you get aContinue reading “There is never enough money…part 1”