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An explosion of colour, culture and controversy: Q+A with Hot Brown Honey’s Queen Bee, Busty Beatz

Busty Beatz, the Queen Bee, chats with us about the tour de force, Hot Brown Honey. “Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat, delivering lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit that took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm.” For those who are perhaps unfamiliar with Hot Brown Honey, can you share a bit about the show? ... Read More »

Director’s Notes: Evan Frayne on “The Lonesome West”

Before the smashing success of In Bruges, Martin McDonagh hit the London theatre scene and quickly became known as the “Quentin Tarantino of the theatre world”. His plays are visceral, violent and darkly humorous. But in his plays, there is also beauty and human connection. McDonagh wrote almost his entire cannon in less than a year and in 1997 he ... Read More »

Q+A: Playwright Pamela Mala Sinha talks “Happy Place”

Playwright and actor, Pamela Mala Sinha, spoke with Artslandia recently about her newest play, Happy Place. Sinha talks about the origins of the play, her creative process, and sharing her play with Vancouver audiences for the first time. Can you tell us about the origins of the Happy Place and the creative process of writing it? What was it like for you? The impetus ... Read More »

7 years in the making: Q+A with Corey Payette on his new musical, Children of God

Playwright, composer, actor and director, Corey Payette, spoke with Artslandia recently about his brand new musical, Children of God. Corey shares about his creation process, the story, Vancouver’s World Premiere and next year’s tour. This is a major work for Canada and an important part of our history that needs to be told. For those who don’t know, can you share with us a ... Read More »

Performative gender identity: Meredith Kalaman’s first full-length work, Femme Fatales

Femme Fatales is a poetic trio for three women that blends narrative and contemporary dance to bring to light the impact of gender socialization. The work takes a thought-provoking look at our history of gender-defined roles and behaviors to illuminate the impact on us today. Blending pleasure and sorrow, this work dives into the heart of what makes us who ... Read More »