When I left theatre school, I was one of the lucky ones (yes, lucky) that landed a job almost immediately.
You may remember me? I played guard #2 in Sarah Phillips’ adaptation of Antigone…
The production was full of theatre names like Michael Healey, Richard Greenblatt, Christine Brubaker, etc. and, despite my incredibly small part/talent/experience, they welcomed me into Canadian Theatre with open arms. They made me feel a part of It. And because I felt a part of It, I listened and I learned, I respected and I risked. It was the beginning of my life as a theatre maker. That feeling was further expanded by our rehearsal location. We spent long days in one of the rehearsal rooms upstairs at Tarragon breaking to the central green room when we were lunching, coffee-ing, or simply when we weren’t ‘on stage’. Which, for guard #2, was a lot. In that green room sat various and sundry theatre folk who were also working on assorted shows in the adjoining rehearsal halls doing what we did, hanging out. It was here that I met a handful of my theatre heroes, listened to stories, asked questions, and heard about their wins and losses in Canadian Theatre.
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Get to know the wonderful performers and co-adaptors of Elizabeth-Darcy, the two hand adaptation of Pride & Prejudice opening at the Frontenac Club Inn on January 30th with the preview on the 29th! Be sure not to miss this wonderful theatrical experience, tickets are available at 613-530-2050 or www.kingstongrand.ca, limited availability so order today!