Wrapped Up and to the Next

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So the Fringe Festival ended yesterday. Throughout the fest, while working one full- and one part-time day job, I managed to act in 8 performances, see 17 shows, and attend 1 forum. We even had a local controversy that reached online blogs across Canada and the US and even the Globe and Mail (and on which I may or may … Read More

Show of Zen

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So tonight’s performance was the halfway point in the run. 4 shows down, 4 to go.   It’s been an interesting time with this Fringe show. Fortress Mentality has been a very different process than I’m used to, with much less structure. We’ve also been hit with a variety of unforeseen circumstances. From replacing an actor with only a short … Read More

Acting Updates

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Much of my career focus lately has been on rehearsals for Fortress Mentality. This play has some of the longest monologues I’ve had to perform and it’s a different process than I’m used to. Due to various reasons, the director had to replace an actor and, in a cast of three, that can change the dynamic greatly. Today was our … Read More

NACL Theatre Intensive: Day 1

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Here I am, in another workshop! This time it’s a 4-day “intensive” led by Tannis Kowalchuk of NACL.   This morning began with a physical warm-up that also focused on individual and group awareness. Some of the work we’ll be doing will be collaborative and even before we introduced ourselves we worked on becoming more aware of the group as … Read More

Exciting News x 2

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I’ve officially been cast in a Fringe show. Watch out for Fortress Mentality by Tom Blazejewicz in August! So far as I know, other cast members have yet to be confirmed.   I’m excited to be acting again. Aside from a brief scene in a university class, I’ve spent the past year directing. From what’s been described to me, though … Read More