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EVAN BULIUNG: LEADING ACTOR EXPLAINS “THEATRE IS NOT MOUNTED ON A WALL, IT IS A LIVING BREATHING ORGANISM THAT CHANGES FROM SHOW TO SHOW, SO TO BASE CRITIQUES ON ONE SHOW IS MOOT. I WOULD HOPE MOST GOOD REVIEWERS WOULD KNOW AND APPRECIATE THIS” … A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? EVAN BULIUNG: We​ ​gather​ ​together​ ​as​ ​a​ ​group​ ​of​ ​performers​ ​with​ ​generally​ ​low​ … Continue reading

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MARTHA HENRY: ACTOR/DIRECTOR, FORTY-TWO YEAR VETERAN OF THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL – AND PROSPERO IN THE TEMPEST OF STRATFORD’S 2018 SEASON – DECLARES “WE ARE MOVING TOWARD A REALIZATION THAT OUR NOTIONS OF CASTING, OF WHITE DOMINANCE IN THE THEATRE, ARE BEING NOT ONLY CHALLENGED BUT BLOWN TO SHREDS…… THE WORLD ITSELF IS CHANGING AND THE THEATRE IS IN THE VANGUARD”.. A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? MARTHA HENRY: Oh, good grief. “I work in the theatre.” JS: What important … Continue reading

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DR. HANNAH FRENCH: BROADCASTER, RESEARCHER, CRITIC, PERFORMER, PUBLIC SPEAKER, EDUCATOR, AND ‘PORTKEY’ SAYS, “I GET DEPRESSED EVERY TIME MUSIC EDUCATION IS LABELLED NON-ESSENTIAL, OR AN ADD-ON FOR PRIVILEGED KIDS. THE ENORMOUS BENEFITS FROM BOTH THE ART AND SCIENCE OF MUSIC HAVE BEEN PROVED TIME AND AGAIN” …. A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

Raphaëlle Photography James Strecker: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopaedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? Hannah French: Hannah French (PhD. MMus. BMus. LRAM. ARAM.) is a … Continue reading

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ELISA CITTERIO: THE VIOLINIST AND NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR OF TAFELMUSIK STATES, “MUSIC CHANGES US AND ACCOMPANIES US IN EVERY CRUCIAL MOMENT OF OUR LIVES. MUSIC IS COMMUNICATION, IT’S A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE WITH THE ABILITY TO CROSS PHYSICAL OR MENTAL BOUNDARIES.”….A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS….SEE/HEAR TAFELMUSIK’S FOUR WEDDINGS, A FUNERAL, AND A CORONATION NOVEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 3

Photo by Monica Cordiviola JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? ELISA CITTERIO: My many years of study and my … Continue reading

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KRISZTINA SZABÓ: MEZZO REMEMBERS: “I BEGAN HAVING AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO PLAYING THE PIANO – MY HANDS STARTED TO CRACK AND BLEED WHEN I PLAYED….IT WAS DURING THAT TIME THAT I ABANDONED THE PLANS TO GO TO TEACHERS’ COLLEGE. INSTEAD, I THREW MYSELF OFF THE METAPHORIC CLIFF INTO THE UNKNOWN ABYSS BY SAYING TO MYSELF AND THE WORLD: “I WANT TO BE SINGER”……A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? KRISZTINA SZABÓ: I stole this from my own website bio, but I think … Continue reading

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JULIE PONESSE: THE ARTIST AND PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR EXPLAINS: “ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MOST DEFINES AN ARTIST’S STYLE IS KNOWING WHEN TO QUIT A PAINTING…..IF THERE IS A PARTICULAR IDEA I’M TRYING TO EXPRESS IN MY WORK, IT’S THE IDEA THAT A WORK OF ART IS DEFINED AS MUCH BY WHAT IT LEAVES OUT AS WHAT IT INCLUDES.”

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? JULIE PONESSE: I am a Canadian artist, focusing mainly on landscape and architectural … Continue reading

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JANE PERRY: ACTRESS RECALLS “IT TOOK ME A VERY, VERY LONG TIME TO FIND A WAY TO KEEP MY OWN PSYCHE AND THAT OF MY CHARACTER SEPARATE. I FELT ALMOST DRIVEN TO BATTER MY OWN MIND WITH MY CHARACTER’S THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES. IF I DIDN’T DO THAT, I FELT I WASN’T WORKING HARD ENOUGH. THAT DID A NUMBER ON MY MENTAL HEALTH.” …. A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? JANE PERRY: Jane has worked as an actress in film, television, voice over … Continue reading

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PETER KRANTZ: THE BUSY ACTOR STATES “SOMETIMES WE WONDER IF THE PUBLIC REALIZES HOW MUCH WORK HAS GONE INTO MAKING IT SEEM LIKE NO WORK. AND FOR SOME OF THE WORK, HOW MUCH OF A COST, EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY, THE ACTING IS. I DON’T THINK MANY OF THEM UNDERSTAND THAT”….. A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? PETER KRANTZ; I am a Canadian actor, working predominately in theatre. I have … Continue reading

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JOËLLE MORTON: THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR SCARAMELLA CONCERTS IN TORONTO (SEASON OPENS NOVEMBER 11) DECLARES “THERE IS LITTLE THAT GIVES ME GREATER PRIDE THAN SEEING THE FLICKER OF LIGHT THAT COMES ON IN THE EYES WHEN SOMEONE IS ‘TOUCHED’ BY AN IDEA, OR AN IMAGE, OR A SOUND……NOT EVERYTHING OF VALUE IN THE WORLD IS CREATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING MONEY.”…… A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? JOËLLE MORTON: Performer and teacher, specializing in historical double basses and violas da … Continue reading

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TWYLA FRANCOIS: ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATOR AND ARTIST EXPLAINS THAT PAINTING “WAS REALLY JUST AS A WAY OF COPING WITH WHAT I WAS SEEING IN THE FIELD ON INVESTIGATIONS. NOW, I USE ART MORE AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL TO HELP OTHERS SEE NON-HUMAN ANIMALS AS FEELING, THINKING BEINGS WITH THEIR OWN IDENTITIES” …… A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? TWYLA FRANCOIS: Animal cruelty investigator and painter uses art and investigative evidence to … Continue reading

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