John Mighton on Half Life
There is an elegance to John Mighton's theatrical writing that betrays his daily profession: mathematics. In fact, John Mighton is a playwright, mathematician, and educator. Accomplished and innovative within these forms, Mighton is an adjunct professor at U of T, founder of the math tutoring program JUMP, as well as a two-time GG winner for drama, three Doras, one Chalmers, and the 2005 Siminovitch Award for playwrighting. His latest play Half Life is currently being remounted at CanStage...
and Rick Miller - Bigger Than Jesus
Than Jesus, the new creation by Rick Miller and Daniel Brooks, produced
by Necessary Angel Theatre Company,
is billed as being a "Multimedia Mass for the modern age.""Bigger
Than Jesus is a search for meaning not only in those words of the
Catholic Mass, but also why people celebrate Mass to begin with." "And
it’s also to atone for the sins of Christianity as well," concludes
Lynda Hill on Alphonse
Lynda Hill is co-directing Theatre Direct's latest production, Alphonse,
in a new English-language translation. TheatreBooks sat down with Lynda to talk about
the play, frontier theatre, and staying away from plays that smell like health-class.
Daniel MacIvor by Leonard McHardy
At only 39 years of age, Daniel MacIvor has created a body of work as playwright,
actor and director in both theatre and film that distinguishes him as one of Canada's
true "creative geniuses". His commitment to, and his belief in, the pure
act of creation is evident throughout his work. It is that belief that prompted Daniel
along with his producer Sherrie Johnson to form their company da da kamera in 1986. More...
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