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Listen to This #005: Alisa Palmer, director of Cloud 9

Graham F. Scott

In today’s edition of Listen to This, I interviewed Alisa Palmer, who directed the production of British playwright Caryl Churchill’s landmark play Cloud 9, currently on stage at the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto. Cloud 9 is a hilarious satire on colonial-era notions about sex and gender, and how those ideas have crumbled over the years. […] More »
November-December 2009

Night confronts darkness of the North—both literal and metaphorical

Cameron Tulk

For a playwright from Toronto, creating a play about Canada’s North is a daunting task. How do you talk about a culture that, though Canadian, is as foreign as one from the other side of the world? How do you approach difficult issues like suicide when you’re not just an outsider, but also a member […] More »

Are the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Responsible for B.C.'s missing arts funds?

jasmine rezaee

The Ancient Olympic Games were held in Greece every four years and celebrated culture as much as sports. The founder of the modern Olympic movement, Pierre de Coubertin, placed an emphasis on culture as well, making it the “second pillar” of the Olympics, equal to sports. In the early 20th Century, the second pillar was […] More »
September-October 2004

Big bank theory

Nathaniel G. Moore

For those of us who struggle in the art of finance, Bank Of Victoria is here to make it all right. The cheeky brainchild of Montreal’s Victoria Stanton, the project got its start as a way of helping a friend in debt. “I hated seeing him suffer like that. Credit cards are killers,” says Stanton. […] More »
July-August 2004

This Isn’t Summer Stock

Caitlin Fullerton

For the current and former mental health patients who make up the Workman Theatre Project, acting is a step toward healing—a way to take control of their minds and bodies More »