Monday, August 16, 2010

Richard Rose - Artistic Director, Tarragon Theatre

Tarragon Theatre in Toronto is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. Richard Rose has been the at the helm as Artistic Director since 2002. Tarragon's mission statement is right up this radio show's alley: To create, develop and produce new plays and to provide the conditions for new work to thrive.

Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Rose has directed shows all over the country, including 13 plays at the Stratford Festival, and 30 plays at Necessary Angel Theatre, which he founded.

At Tarragon, Rose has directed a number of shows, including Scorched, Léo, The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion, Humble Boy, Bea’s Niece, No Great Mischief, Simpl, and Remnants. He has also directed productions for seven opera companies and taught at a number of universities and schools, including York University, University of Toronto Drama Centre, Equity Showcase, and the National Theatre School. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the York Theatre Program.

We'll talk to Richard about the theatre scene in Canada, and what he's working on for Tarragon's 40th season.

You can visit the Tarragon website here. The new season's calendar is now available, so have a look.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Matthew Tompkins - Actor and Producer

An actor of both stage and screen, Matthew Tompkins has appeared in numerous feature films, commercials, and theatrical productions. He is also the producer of The Fragility of Seconds and Radiant, which were both released in July, 2010.

Click here for the interview. We talk about Shakespeare, commercial productions, and movies. Matt also has some great advice for independent filmmakers.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Michael Atkinson - Writer & Film Critic

Michael Atkinson's new book Hemingway Cutthroat hits the shelves this month. We'll talk to him about the book, as well as spend some time chatting about movies, and the writing game.

A prolific writer, you can find out more about Michael here. It includes links to his blog and other work.

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