ITT 303: Mainstage 2017 Update

On this solo episode of the podcast, I catch you up on the productions being performed at Theatre BC’s Mainstage 2017 in Vernon, BC – as well as giving an overview of the Workshops being offered.

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ITT 302: Theatre BC’s Awards & Scholarships

On this episode of the podcast, I chat with Penny Bayne and Richard Kerton, all about Theatre BC’s many recognition awards and scholarship opportunities.

Deadlines to receive applications:

  • Recognition Awards, April 30
  • Scholarships, May 31
  • Graphic Design Competition, June 15

Here are some links for this episode:

TBC BLUE LOGOI’m very happy to bring another season of the podcast back to listeners – there’s no set schedule of release dates, and there’s no shortage of material, so be sure to subscribe with your favourite podcasting app to find out when the latest episode drops.

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ITT 301: Season 3 begins with Mainstage 2017 Preview episode

“In The Theatre” returns for a third season of podcast episodes, as we gear up for Mainstage 2017 this summer in Vernon BC. Mainstage dates are June 30 to July 8, 2017.

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On this episode, I’m pleased to bring on guests Adele Kuyek and Richard Kerton who are leading the charge in organizing the event on the Mainstage committee. We give an overview of the venues and some of the work that goes into putting on a week-long provincial event such as this, and then we get into the nitty gritty of the workshops being offered this year.

It’s a big year for anniversaries, with Theatre BC celebrating its 85th year, the City of Vernon its 125th year, and of course Canada 150 all across the country. In fact, Vernon hosted the very first Mainstage Festival in 1953, so it’s a real treat to be visiting there again.

Adele Kuyek & Richard Kerton

Online registration for workshops and participants will be available in May through the Theatre BC website, www.theatrebc.org.

 

 

Here are some links for this episode:

TBC BLUE LOGOI’m very happy to bring another season of the podcast back to listeners – there’s no set schedule of release dates, and there’s no shortage of material, so be sure to subscribe with your favourite podcasting app to find out when the latest episode drops.

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ITT 205: Fred Skeleton Theatre Company

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Rob Mason-Brown, Artistic Director

I’m very pleased to feature one of BC’s younger theatre companies on this episode of “In The Theatre”, the podcast for Theatre BC and all community theatre enthusiasts.

This time around we’re talking with Rob Mason-Brown, co-founder and artistic director of the Fred Skeleton Theatre Company based in Kelowna, BC. We recorded this episode on Saturday, July 9th shortly after Theatre BC‘s annual general meeting, and the day after Skeleton’s performance of “The Pillowman” closed out Mainstage 2016.

In this episode, Rob talks about the origins of his theatre company, some of their past productions, some plans for the future and discusses one of the bigger challenges the company is currently facing. I think you’ll find Rob’s laugh infectious and enjoyable.

Guest co-host Richard Kerton joins me once again on this episode. Richard had just been re-elected as Theatre BC‘s Treasurer earlier that day at the AGM – congratulations!

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Here are some links for this episode:

I’m very happy to bring the podcast back – there’s no set schedule of release dates, and there’s no shortage of material, so be sure to subscribe with your favourite podcasting app to find out when the latest episode drops.

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ITT 204: After Hours #2, “The Ghost Hotel”

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In the middle of Mainstage 2016 in Chilliwack, we were on-site, recording interviews with Community Theatre enthusiasts from across BC for the “In The Theatre” podcast. We’re still trying to decide if microphones and mixed drinks actually mix 🙂

A little different this time, we’ve got a second, special “After Hours” edition of the show with a roundtable of guests including Theatre BC Treasurer Richard Kerton, Vice-President Wes Eccleston, former CIZ chair Allison Haley, and NSZ chair Doug Perri joining me on the podcast. We hijacked Doug’s room and turned his bed into a podcast studio, which turned out pretty well!

Coming up later this week, we’ll chat with Rob Mason-Brown, artistic director of the Fred Skeleton Theatre Company in Kelowna on the “In The Theatre” Podcast.

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Mainstage 2016 – Theatre BC’s Biggest Week of the Year!

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Mainstage 2016 is about to kick off in Chilliwack, BC in the Fraser Valley Zone.

It’s the biggest week of the year for Theatre BC, as productions that have advanced from regional zone festivals move their shows 100’s of kilometres, and in some cases across the sea, into a new theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Seven plays will be staged, one each night starting July 2. Each performance will be followed by a brief public critique from the stage by Michael Armstrong, adjudicator for the week, followed by an in-depth analysis and adjudication the following morning at the Chilliwack Players Guilds Guildhall.

Workshops, play readings, green room socials and meetings round out the week – see above for a detailed schedule of activities, and check the Facebook group for the latest updates.

For more details, listen to our two most recent podcast episodes:

Theatre BC’s website also has info here and here about Mainstage 2016!

Have a great week everyone – we’ll be recording new episodes of the podcast on site.

ITT 202: Raymond Hatton, FVZ Chair – Previewing Mainstage 2016

Raymond Hatton in characterAnd then there were two! A second episode in the new season of “In The Theatre”, the podcast for Theatre BC and all community theatre enthusiasts. This time around we’re talking with Raymond Hatton, chair of the Fraser Valley Zone (FVZ) of Theatre BC, and a member of the organizing committee for Mainstage 2016.

In this episode, Raymond thanks the local organizing committee, recaps the performance venues, and we tell you exactly where the Chilliwack Players Guild’s Guildhall is (hint: really close by!), where the coffee critiques and green room parties will be held.

We also go over some of the other activities during Mainstage, including lunch hour play readings, workshops, meetings and the awards night. And, side note: “In The Theatre” will be on location recording a variety of interviews for future episodes of the podcast.

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Here are some links for this episode:

Information and tickets for Mainstage plays can be found online at Chilliwack Cultural Centre or by phone to 604-391-7469.

I’m very happy to be bringing the podcast back – there’s no set schedule of release dates, and there’s no shortage of material, so be sure to subscribe with your favourite podcasting app to find out when the latest episode drops.

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ITT 201: Theatre BC Mainstage 2016

IMG_1757I’m very excited to announce the return of “In The Theatre”, the podcast for Theatre BC and all community theatre enthusiasts. And who better to kick off Season 2 of the show than with Michael Armstrong, Theatre BC’s adjudicator for Mainstage 2016.

In this episode, we catch up with Michael after our first two chats together a couple of years ago, and do some follow-up. Then we preview the plays being performed at Mainstage this year, which starts July 2, 2016 in Chilliwack – links below.

TBC BLUE LOGOAfter that, we talk about the Playwriting Competition and play readings, the workshops being offered and we mention the important meetings of Theatre BC. Rounding out the show, Michael offers a couple of tips for performing at Mainstage.

Here are some links for this episode:

Information and tickets for Mainstage plays can be found online at Chilliwack Cultural Centre or by phone to 604-391-7469.

I’m very happy to be bringing the podcast back – there’s no set schedule of release dates, and there’s no shortage of material, so be sure to subscribe with your favourite podcasting app to find out when the latest episode drops.

I hope you enjoy the show, and I would love to get your feedback using any of the links you find on this page.


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