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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 »

Q+A with Artist Melvin Diggs of The 7 Fingers’ Cuisine & Confessions

What has it been like working on and performing in Cuisine & Confessions? Melvin Diggs: I’ve been with the show from the beginning and it’s been an amazing experience! There’s something very special about putting many minds together with one goal to achieve: taking an idea, bringing it to life, and helping others feel the story and emotion you are trying to ... Read More »

A Theatrical Feast: 10 things you should know about Cuisine & Confessions

Cuisine & Confessions showcases their trademark acrobatic and choreographic prowess, but this time, adds sound, smell, touch, and taste to their always-innovative aesthetic mix. Cuisine & Confessions becomes a theatrical feast—literally! A virtuosic mélange of circus, avant-garde dance, personal narrative, theatre, and cooking show comedy,  this work explores stories from our family kitchens—food prepared, memories made – and rituals that underpin our most important relationships. ... Read More »