“Consent, Growing Up & Telling Difficult Stories” In Conversation with Rose Napoli, playwright of LO (OR DEAR MR. WELLS) — inthegreenroom

Interview by Bailey Green Nightwood Theatre continues their Consent Series with Rose Napoli’s play Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells). The play tells the story of Laura (nicknamed Lo) and her teacher Mr. Wells, and is a feminist retelling of an affair between a student and teacher. Napoli began writing Lo three years ago in Nightwood’s […]

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“Exploring THE FISH EYES TRILOGY, Reflecting on High School & Anita’s Current Inspiration” In Conversation with Anita Majumdar, Playwright and Performer — inthegreenroom

Interview by Bailey Green We spoke with Anita Majumdar about opening Factory Theatre’s 2017-2018 season with her play The Fish Eyes Trilogy. Majumdar is a multi-talented artist with a vibrant career in theatre, film and television and an extensive background in classical Indian dance. The Fish Eyes Trilogy follows three young girls through high school. […]

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“Community, Hedonism & a Reminder of Why We Do What We Do” In Conversation with Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Director of GRAY — inthegreenroom

Interview by Bailey Green It was a pleasure to sit down with director Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster to chat about Theatre Inamorata’s upcoming production of Gray. Gray, set in modern-day Toronto, was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Playwright Kristofer Van Soelen re-imagines Dorian’s world, altering the genders and relationships of the characters. The cast […]

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In Conversation with Carly Chamberlain

Interview by Bailey Green We spoke with Carly Chamberlain, artistic producer of Neoteny Theatre and director of upcoming Fringe show 10 Creative Ways to Dispose of your Cremains written by Rose Napoli. Jakob Ehman and Rose Napoli star in this two hander about millennials, emotional baggage and bed bugs. This interview has been edited for length […]

via A Chat with Carly Chamberlain, Director of 10 CREATIVE WAYS TO DISPOSE OF YOUR CREMAINS at the 2017 Fringe — inthegreenroom

In Conversation with Trey Anthony

by Bailey Green NB: Trey uses the spelling of “womyn” when referring to black women in her director’s note, so we have respected that in this piece within her quotes. Trey Anthony was inspired to write How Black Mothers Say I Love You when she read The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. During that time, […]

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The Enchanted Loom

by Bailey Green The story of The Enchanted Loom, written by Dr. Suvendrini Lena, begins in Toronto, where demonstrations against the Sri Lankan civil war have taken over the Gardiner expressway. The protests take place during the final weeks of the war and trigger memories of trauma for a Tamil family. The family had come […]

via In Conversation with Dr. Suvendrini Lena, playwright of “The Enchanted Loom” — inthegreenroom

acquiesce

Interview by Bailey Green acquiesce, directed by Nina Lee Aquino and written by David Yee, kicked off Factory Theatre’s 2016/17 season “Beyond the Great White North”. The play marks Yee and Aquino’s 15 year anniversary of collaboration. Yee wrote acquiesce 15 years ago as part of the playwrights lab at Factory. Aquino was invited to […]

via In Conversation with Nina Lee Aquino on Directing “acquiesce” & 15 Years of Collaborating with Playwright/Actor David Yee — inthegreenroom

The Queen’s Conjuror

by Bailey Green In the 16th century, John Dee—alchemist, scientist and magician—met an erratic, emotionally disturbed scryer named Edward Kelley. Dee believed Kelley had the ability to speak to angels and that this could help Dee unlock secrets beyond man’s understanding. A tumultuous partnership was formed between the two men and their wives. These flawed, […]

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