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Producer Christie Watson talks about The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards

Producer at Holding Space Productions, Christie Watson, spoke with Artslandia recently about pulling together The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Christie answers a few lightening speed questions about last year’s event in anticipation for the 35th Jessie Awards on June 26. What’s the best part about producing the Jessies? Christie Watson: I love having the opportunity to create community and host a celebration. Best ... 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 behaviours to illuminate the impact on us today. Blending pleasure and sorrow, this work dives into the heart of what makes ... Read More »

Grease is the word: Q+A with The Lawyer Show’s Roger Watts, aka Danny Zuko

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of ... Read More »

Q+A with Moshe Denburg and Farshid Samandari: A new album of choral intercultural music

In May 2015, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and Laudate Singers celebrated more than a decade of artistic partnership with a concert of choral intercultural music titled MYSTICS & LOVERS. The next day, those same 50+ musicians gathered again to record two of the featured works on the programme, Ani Ma-amin (I Believe) by Moshe Denburg and Asheghaneh by Farshid Samandari. Most recently, the VICO and Laudate were jointly ... Read More »