Comments Off on Spotlight: Perfomer, Director, Damon Bradley Jang
Damon Bradley Jang (He/Him/His) is a multifaceted performing arts practitioner and creator. A graduate of Capilano University’s Music Theatre program and Innagural Bachelors of Performing Arts program. He is also the Co-artistic/marketing director of Fabulist Theatre in British Columbia, Canada.
Jang is currently in his second year as a member of the Stratford Festival‘s Birmingham Conservatory and he is the first IBPOC/BIPOC male directing candidate.
Comments Off on Music Notes: Multidisciplinary Artist SlowPitchSound & his work with Soundstreams
My Music Notes series returns with multidisciplinary artist SlowPitchSound (Cheldon Paterson).
Paterson has a new collaboration with Soundstreams, a company that showcases the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences. His latest commission, A Fanfare for Spaces Between, will open Soundstreams’ 40th anniversary fanfare March 25th program.
Comments Off on Spotlight: Multidisciplinary Artist Yuchi Ma
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Yuchi Ma is a female filmmaker from Beijing, China. Her short film Red Threads (我很爱你) won the Grand Jury Award in the Experimental Shorts section at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. This piece captures the experience of a Chinese Parachute Kid living in the United States.
Comments Off on In the City: Beryl Bain’s ‘THE FLIGHT’
Theatre Gargantua brings us The Flight, an original, new work, written and performed by acclaimed theatre artist Beryl Bain (Queen Bess Productions). The show explores the life of ground-breaking aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman, the first African American, and the first Native American, to hold an international pilot’s license. Coleman earned her license in France in 1921, after being unable to find anyone in the United States who would teach an African American woman to fly.
Comments Off on Spotlight: 郝邦宇 Steven Hao on his roles in ‘The Tragedy of King Lear’ with Shakespeare BASH’D
郝邦宇 Steven Hao is a Chinese-Canadian actor, singer, writer and director born and raised in China. He is a recent Toronto Metropolitan University graduate who is already making a name for himself in the theatre world. Hao will appear next in Shakespeare BASH’d’s upcoming production of The Tragedy of King Lear.
Comments Off on Artist Spotlight: Joseph Osei Bonsu
Joseph Oisei Bonsu has always had a fascination with the visual arts. He is also the co-founder of Heroes of the World with his long-time friend, Mark Williams.
It was through his work on Heroes of the World that I first met Joseph at a Fan Expo Canada weekend a few years ago.
Comments Off on Spotlight: Filmmaker & Actor Gigi Saul Guerrero
Gigi Saul Guerrero is a Mexican filmmaker and actress. She graduated with Honors with a B.A. in Motion Picture Production from Capilano University. Her career started early with several short films including, Dia De Los Muertos, Madre de Dios, and Bestia.
Gigi is also the co-founder of Luchagore Productions, which allowed her to work on projects that were passion projects and hone in her filmmaking style. She gained recognition for creating and directing the 2017 horror web series, La Quinceañera.
Comments Off on 5 Questions With… Sara Farb
Sara Farb is a veteran with The Musical Stage Company. She has been part of all the UNCOVERED series except one. She has also been part of five seasons at The Stratford Festival with shows including Romeo and Juliet, Anne Frank, King Lear; Fun Home (Musical Stage Company/Mirvish — Dora nom); Canadian premiere of The Humans (Canadian Stage/Citadel), R-E-B-E- C-C-A (playwright and performer, Theatre Passe Muraille).
Sara is the bookwriter for Kelly v. Kelly, which she wrote with Britta Johnson (music and lyrics) with the Canadian Stage and Musical Stage Companies. The world premiere of Kelly v. Kelly was delayed due to COVID. The Musical Stage Company is dedicated to the future of the piece and look forward to premiering it in a future season.
Comments Off on Spotlight: Keilani Elizabeth Rose
A lover of storytelling, an advocate for Mother Nature, and a modern-day renaissance girl – Keilani Elizabeth Rose, is an award-winning, classically trained actor and dancer, a model & spokesperson for companies including Walt Disney, Olay & Sportchek, and a popular radio & nightclub DJ.
Comments Off on Spotlight: Multidisciplinary Artist Rochelle Richardson
Multidisciplinary artist, Rochelle Richardson, talks about her latest work, QUEEN LATIFAH GIVE ME STRENGTH. This video show /soundscape/ workshop piece will be showing as part of Rendezvous With Madness (RWM) Festival’s Re:Building Resilience Exhibition.