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2017 Jessie Award Winners

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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 »

Director’s Notes: Cameron Mackenzie dishes on the synergetic origins of Elbow Room Café: The Musical

We asked director and producer, Cameron Mackenzie of Zee Zee Theatre, to give us his notes, a backgrounder if you will, on the new fully-professional staging of the play—Elbow Room Café: The Musical. Cam says, “Like all good art, it’s the years, experiences, and people that you meet leading up to the actual idea [four years in the making] that makes the ... Read More »

Director’s Notes: Barbara Tomasic turns the light on “42nd Street”

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” —Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabhan by JK Rowling When Kathryn Shaw of Studio 58 asked me to direct 42nd Street, we were still in pre-Trump times: basking in the glow of our new, handsome, charismatic Prime Minister, ... Read More »