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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Michael Coleman leaves Vancouver acting school SchoolCreative by Marsha Lederman

The Vancouver actor said his decision to leave Go Studios and SchoolCreative is unrelated to allegations made against him at a #MeToo town hall

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 10:24AM
Monday, February 5, 2018

New artistic director of Vancouver’s Arts Club announces her first season​ by Marsha Lederman

Ashlie Corcoran begins her new job with 18 shows, 11 written by Canadians, 11 by women and four by artists of colour or Indigenous artists

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 03:19PM
Friday, January 19, 2018

Review: The Events is a play in search of answers where there are none by Marsha Lederman

Critic Marsha Lederman can’t figure out why she wasn’t more moved by this production about the horrific mass shooting in Norway that left 77 dead -- a choral play which she notes should …

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 06:49PM

Forget About Tomorrow puts John Mann’s spirit on the stage by Marsha Lederman

A new play by Jill Daum, wife of the Spirit of the West front man, examines the effects of Alzheimer’s disease

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 12:00PM
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Review: Hot Brown Honey is an empowering, entertaining feminist celebration by Marsha Lederman

Australian show is a sort of burlesque cabaret with a dance-club vibe

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 04:14PM
Thursday, November 30, 2017

As comedy albums make a comeback, this B.C. label is laughing all the way to the top of the charts by Marsha Lederman

Vancouver indie record mogul and comedy fan Jonathan Simkin has released four comedy albums to date, and all have hit No. 1 on Canada’s iTunes comedy chart

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 05:00AM
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mi’kmaq playwright Cathy Elliott created powerful work by Marsha Lederman

A multitalented performer, she recently starred in the residential school musical Children of God

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 07:07PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

City Opera Vancouver takes on tragedy in the Downtown Eastside by Marsha Lederman

A world premiere looks at missing and murdered Indigenous women through opera

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 11:44AM
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In Vancouver, two new works of theatre examine the ‘Japanese Problem’ 75 years later by Marsha Lederman

During the Second World War, thousands of Japanese Canadians were uprooted from their homes and sent to Hastings Park, then to internment camps. New local projects shed light on the atrocity

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 03:35PM
Friday, October 6, 2017

A perfect storm at the TSO as it embarks on a new season by Marsha Lederman

After a flurry of still-mysterious resignations last December set Toronto’s century-old orchestra adrift, it’s hoisting the sails and charting a new course

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 01:25PM
Friday, September 15, 2017

Vancouver Opera scales back festival, beefs up season and tightens its belt by Marsha Lederman

The organization has hit some bumps since a drastic change two years ago, but more changes are under way for 2018 – starting with a scaled-back festival

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 03:12PM
Monday, September 4, 2017

Vancouver Fringe Festival executive director David Jordan takes a final bow by Marsha Lederman

David Jordan speaks to The Globe about turning the festival around, the evolution of fringe fests and the recipe for success

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 02:20PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Canadian play Creeps a big winner at Jessie Awards in Vancouver by Marsha Lederman

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches also received three awards

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 09:04AM
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Actors with Down syndrome take spotlight in King Arthur's Night by Marsha Lederman

The show is an innovative collaboration with performers at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 06:00PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

B.C. staging of Angels in America leads Jessie nominations by Marsha Lederman

Angels in America received nine nods, including outstanding production in the large theatre category

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 09:00PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Alberta Theatre Projects raises funds and will operate beyond next season by Marsha Lederman

After a 77-per-cent drop in corporate sponsorship, community helps the company raise $250,000 to operate past 2018

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 03:00PM
Thursday, April 20, 2017

For the Vancouver Opera Festival, the drama is offstage by Marsha Lederman

As the new general director of the Vancouver Opera, Kim Gaynor is overcoming unexpected obstacles for the company’s inaugural festival

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 03:54PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Calgary Opera director says he quit production over selection of white singer by Marsha Lederman

Mark Bellamy says he left the production of South Pacific over the casting of Bloody Mary, a character he strongly believes should not be played by a white performer

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 10:28PM
Friday, April 7, 2017

Director, performer resign after Calgary Opera casts white man for Asian role by Marsha Lederman

Three people have left Calgary Opera’s production of South Pacific following tentative casting of a white artist for a Tonkinese role

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 03:01PM

Director, performer resign after Calgary Opera plans to cast white woman for Asian role by Marsha Lederman

Three people have left Calgary Opera’s production of South Pacific following tentative casting of a white artist for a Tonkinese role

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 03:01PM
Monday, March 13, 2017

Theatre Calgary announces new artistic director by Marsha Lederman

Toronto-born Stafford Arima returning from New York to take on Alberta theatre company

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 12:00PM
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Michael J. Fox, Martin Short to receive Governor General’s lifetime award by Marsha Lederman

Other laureates include Jean Beaudin, Brigitte Haentjens and Yves Sioui Durand

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 11:00AM
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Alberta Theatre Projects launches ‘urgent’ fundraising campaign by Marsha Lederman

With corporate sponsorship down 77 per cent, Calgary theatre company says its future is under threat

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 03:24PM
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Theatre Calgary announces plans for 50th anniversary season by Marsha Lederman

The anniversary season, under interim artistic director Shari Wattling, begins in September with Sharon Pollock’s Blow Wind High Water

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 02:00AM
Monday, February 20, 2017

Arts Club Theatre Company artistic managing director Bill Millerd to retire by Marsha Lederman

B.C. theatre company’s board chair says more than 20 per cent of the productions staged during Millerd’s tenure were premieres of Canadian plays

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 10:00PM
Friday, February 3, 2017

Remembering Joy Coghill: Doyenne of Vancouver’s theatre scene by Marsha Lederman

A pioneering performer, director, playwright and educator, she also co-founded the city’s Performing Arts Lodge

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 07:42PM
Friday, January 13, 2017

A Vancouver performing arts festival meant to PuSh the envelope by Marsha Lederman

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival promises to inject artists’ perspective into the wider conversation and act as the ‘unraveller of taboo’

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 01:42PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kim Gaynor’s mission to modernize Vancouver Opera by Marsha Lederman

After working in both Canada and Europe, Kim Gaynor is using her experience to transform the organization

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 03:28PM
Friday, November 4, 2016

Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre thrust into equity conversation by Marsha Lederman

The independent theatre company responds to an open letter that alleged gender discrimination in the hiring of its new artistic director

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 02:50PM
Friday, October 7, 2016

Theatre community deserves informed, honest critics by Marsha Lederman

Reviews, I remind myself often, are for the readers. If people are going to spend money on tickets, they deserve criticism that helps them make good choices

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 02:41PM
Friday, September 23, 2016

Gender parity just happens at Vancouver’s Firehall Arts Centre by Marsha Lederman

The venue’s artistic director Donna Spencer doesn’t deliberately push female voices or roles, but she does have a theory about why they speak to her

Linked From The Globe and Mail at 02:55PM

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