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Disrespectful Hiring Practices in Vancouver Theatre

Disrespectful Hiring Practices in Vancouver Theatre

This is a guest article by a young Vancouver actor who would like to remain anonymous. They are talking about their experiences and expressing their opinions. I am very grateful to them for sharing this articulate piece and I look forward to hearing feedback from...
East Van Panto: Beauty and the Beast — such a beauty

East Van Panto: Beauty and the Beast — such a beauty

(Photo by Emily Cooper) Year after year, almost without fail, Theatre Replacement’s East Van Pantos are some of the most innovative, entertaining productions we see all season. Beauty and the Beast is one of the best. Co-writers Jivesh Parasram and Christine Quintana...
Hurricane Mona: downgraded to tropical storm

Hurricane Mona: downgraded to tropical storm

Just a simple family meal with a frog (Photo by Augusto Meza) I’m grateful to every artist who takes on climate change and there are striking elements in Pippa Mackie’s script. Overall, though, Hurricane Mona is a mostly unfunny comedy and its structure sucks. That...
A Doll’s House, Part 2: I got plenty and wanted more

A Doll’s House, Part 2: I got plenty and wanted more

(Photo of Melissa Oei and Tom McBeath by Javier Sotres) There’s a knock on the door. How else could it start? In Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 script A Doll’s House, Nora, the heroine, leaves her suffocating marriage, her husband Torvald, her three young children, and her...
Elf, the Musical: hits within a miss

Elf, the Musical: hits within a miss

Can’t get enough of this guy: Andrew McNee as Buddy (Costume by Christine Reimer, photo by David Cooper) This might sound weird but Andrew McNee is playing Buddy the elf in this production and, when I was watching him, I had a sudden — glorious — flash of his...