We’re nearing the end of our run of Journey of a Lifetime at Heritage Park. The show is a collaboration between Heritage Park and Quest Theatre Society.
I was cast to play a part in Winn Bray’s beautifully crafted play on immigration to Canada. I got to work with the imaginative and inspiring director, Kevin McKendrick. And now I get to share the Canmore Opera House with some incredible folks- bringing to life the Colonist train that took courageous and hopeful immigrants across Canada.
This show is going to tour across Canada- from Halifax to Vancouver, starting in September. How many times in our lives do we get to travel across our country? The last time I did, I was 22, or 23? I was living in a van and doing 5 fringe festivals. The trip was four months. We slept in parking lots and bathed in lakes. It was a great way to see the country. I’ll never forget the time we took out our set (which was a table and a couple of chairs) used it for fine dining on the side of the road; in one of those truck driver turn outs. We made soup on a Coleman stove and drank wine out of the bottle as trucks passed us on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Living the dream. Or a dream.
It’s great when a Dell’Arte Famiglia member asks you to make them a custom mask. You know it’s going be used to create outrageous art.Here’s the new Dottore mask I made for Dustin Allen!
I’ve been directing The Underneath by Kelleen Conway Blanchard for the past few week… it opens next week, as the season opening show for Theatre BSMT.
Here’s a pretty sweet preview: