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Opening Night Fever: Marcus Goddard, Trumpet

How does your day start on opening night? Marcus Goddard: I usually wake up at 7:00 a.m., meditate a bit, and warm-up for 15 minutes by playing long tones. What about pre-show jitters? Do you still get them? MG: Pre-show jitters? Oh yes…with every concert. But I’ve learned you have to get in the right mental zone. For me, it’s ... Read More »

Q+A with Ages of the Moon director John Cooper

Sam Shepard’s plays are distinctly of the West, rooted in dreams and longings we all recognize—for family, home, and self-understanding—but moving to their own rhythm. Shepard captures what it feels like to be human: The good, bad, ugly and profoundly beautiful. We chatted with Director John Cooper about his direction of Shepard’s moving and meditative play, Ages of the Moon. What drew ... Read More »

Straight Jacket Winter: A moving account of that newcomer feeling

Théâtre la Seizième A.D. Esther Duquette explains the intricacies of her awarded play, and how her own move from Montreal to Vancouver inspired it. Moving to a new city is hard! Many of us have been there. Even when you’re able to situate yourself in a home and a job, you can still be nagged by a feeling of social ... Read More »

Drew Facey sets the stage for ‘Angels’

Seasoned set designer Drew Facey describes his vision for Studio 58’s production of Angels in America. An angel hovers in the heavens, a wife descends into madness, a politician frets and fumes in his office, and two lovers meet for a furtive hookup in a public park. These iconic scenes from Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches can be quite ... Read More »

Q+A // with Co.ERASGA’s Alvin Erasga Tolentino

A new world premiere! Can you tell us about where you plan to take Collected, Traces, and Still Here after Vancouver? AT: This is the world premiere of CTSH; after the Vancouver premiere it will tour to Southeast Asia February and March 2017. We’ve read that the choreography pays homage to your own Asian Indigenous Roots. Can you tell us ... Read More »