Find me at the Fringe

It’s September again which means the most important season is upon us. No, I don’t mean Pumpkin Spice season (though I can’t wait to make another batch of pumpkin spice chai cookies!), I mean Vancouver Fringe season. I’ve been involved with the Vancouver Fringe for approximately eight years now and…

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Five Shows to See in the Final Fringe Weekend

The final weekend of the Vancouver Fringe Festival is very nearly upon us! With 91 shows in the festival this year, I know it can be overwhelming to try to decide what to pick – especially in the final weekend when sellouts abound. Here are five shows I recommend snapping…

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2012 in Review: Shows I Saw

For the last four years I’ve been keeping track of what I see, and each year the number has been growing. This year I saw a staggering 174 different productions (some of them more than once) spanning the performance art disciplines in 10 cities and five countries. I saw a…

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Fringe Onsite 2012

Last year I had the privilege of helping to develop and launch a brand new program with the Vancouver International Fringe Festival and The Only Animal.  Fringe Onsite is a site-specific show development program that includes 11 weeks of development workshop time, mentorship with  TOA’s Artistic Director Kendra Fanconi, logistical support, venue…

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2011 in Review: Hard Work

I am so blessed to make a living doing what I love with fantastic people all around me. 2011 was no exception.  I worked hard, and the hard work paid off. It was a year full of highlights, especially the world premiere of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’ Re:Union by Sean Devine.…

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I’m So Proud of the Onsite Program

From the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver: Best sign that Vancouver artists are busting out of the traditional theatre “Everywhere you look this year, artists are performing under docks, in water parks, along streets, and high up the walls of buildings. Site-specific work isn’t just for special occasions anymore; it’s happening all…

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