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In Conversation with Margaret Atwood and Ann-Marie MacDonald
We're delighted to have welcomed Margaret Atwood and Ann-Marie MacDonald for the "In Conversation" chat hosted by Roland Gulliver (Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors) in the Berkeley Street Theatre as part of the Fall On Your Knees ancillary events. Continue reading for some memorable moments from the evening.
Adapting Fall On Your Knees for the stage with Alisa Palmer
We’re thrilled to present the epic, two-part stage adaption of Ann-Marie MacDonald’s internationally best-selling novel, Fall On Your Knees! In this edition of CS Grid, we’re delighted to interview Alisa on what compelled her to direct the stage adaptation, why the story resonates with us today, what fans and new audiences can expect, and so much more!
Support for Fall On Your Knees
Transforming an inspired idea into a large-scale creation for the stage is only possible with major financial and artistic support. Thank you to all the generous support from funders, underwriters, and donors from across the country who fuelled this project.
The Journey of Miigis: Underwater Panther with Sandra Laronde
In this edition of CS Grid, we interview Sandra Laronde to learn more about the creation of Miigis: Underwater Panther the importance of presenting this production, what audiences can expect, and the future of Red Sky.
In Conversation with Mike Payette, Director of Choir Boy
Choir Boy is in the house, and we're excited to have Mike Payette bring his vision and leadership to this breathtaking production. In this edition of CS Grid, we hear about his love and passion for reviving this play for the stage, introduce the wonderful characters, what he loves about the show, what he wishes audiences can take away from this production and more!
Spotlight on Tarell Alvin McCraney, playwright of Choir Boy
In this edition of CS Grid, we look at the remarkable career of Academy Award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Known for co-writing the film, Moonlight, guest writer Glodeane Brown takes us back to his creative milestones that eventually weaved into Choir Boy, that will be live on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre this fall.
Backstage with the Performers of Human Measure
In this edition of CS Grid, we take you behind the stage to hear from dancers, Jas Lin and B Gosse. We learn what makes this production unique to them, working with Cassils and the team and what they hope audiences will take away from this performance.
Backstage with Human Measure Composer, Kadet Kuhne
In this edition of CS Grid, we take you backstage to hear from composer Kadet Kuhne. In this exclusive interview, we learn about Kadet's creative journey exploring the material, what makes this production unique, and what Kadet hopes audiences will take away from this performance.
Backstage with Human Measure Choreographer, Jasmine Albequerque
In this edition of CS Grid, we take you backstage to hear from renowned US choreographer Jasmine Albuquerque and her creative journey exploring the material, what makes this production unique to her and what she hopes audiences will take away from this performance.
In this edition of CS Grid, Jordan Laffrenier interviews Bobby Theodore to learn more about his process when translating and adapting Public Enemy.
See the Audience, Focus
What's the role of audiences in the play? In this edition of CS Grid, we are delighted to hear from Olivier Choinière, playwright of Public Enemy on his creative process and perspective on the play interviewed by Jordan Laffrenier.
Introducing Heather McMartin, Canadian Stage's new Director of Development & Campaigns
Join us in welcoming Heather McMartin to the Canadian Stage team as our new Director of Development and Campaigns! In this edition of CS Grid, we interviewed Heather to learn more about what makes this role exciting and why supporting the arts in Toronto means so much to her.