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  • #323 – Natércia Napoleão

    Natércia Napoleão is a multifaceted Brazilian theatre artist and community advocate. Natércia is an associate producer with Dora Award nominated manidoons collective having recently supported the sold-out production of esteemed playwright Yolanda Bonnell’s White Girls in Moccasins, in co-production with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. As a community advocate, Natércia spearheads and contributes to grassroots initiatives regularly. She is a strategic planner working with institutions and companies exploring equitable practices, such as Musical Stage Co. and Outside the March.

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  • #322 – Crystal Lee

    Crystal’s interest in technical theatre and management began in her home province of New Brunswick where she worked as a Theatre Production mentor at the University of New Brunswick. She’s since trained in the Opera Management Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Crystal is also the co-founder of What by When (WxW), a production firm advocating for culturally/environmentally sustainable and standardized Production Management and Technical Direction practices within the industry. She now works full time with Why Not Theatre as their Production & Technical Manager.

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  • #321 – Fanny Dvorkin

    Fanny is a recent graduate of Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program. A writer and actor, they are most interested in how the classics can intersect with contemporary performance. As a queer artist, they focuses on how their identities can inform art, both personally and politically. These themes can be seen in their NTS ArtApart short film, SMASHCUT: INT. CHANGING ROOM. Prior to beginning their theatre training, they were an editor and academic, pursuing a Masters in Medieval Studies at York, where they portrayed Mary Magdalene in the Cornish Resurrection Cycle with the Lords of Misrule. They love a good mystery play, as long as it's a little gay.

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  • #320 – Stefan Dzeparoski

    Stefan is a Serbian-born, Toronto-based international director and creative producer. He is best known for his interdisciplinary stage practices merging film, digital and live performance. Stefan’s work has been seen on stages in Europe, Canada, and Off-Broadway. He is a Director and Creative Producer at Toronto’s award-winning BirdLand Theatre.

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  • #319 – Daniel Levinson

    Daniel Levinson the founder of Canada's oldest stage combat school, Rapier Wit, has been performing, directing and teaching stage combat professionally since 1991, and is a Fight Master with Fight Director's Canada. He has created fights for companies such as The Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, Second City, Factory Theatres and many more.

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  • #318 – Sarah Marchand

    Sarah Marchand is an actor and producer, and Artistic Director of alma matters productions. aunched in 2016, alma matters productions began with a single goal: To amplify underrepresented stories through the power of theatre.

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  • #317 – Brendan Healy

    Brendan Healy is the Artistic Director of Canadian Stage, one of the country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary performing arts organizations. Brendan attended the National Theatre School’s Directing Program and trained extensively with one of the pioneers of the American avant-garde Anne Bogart and the SITI Company before relocating to Toronto. Since then, Brendan has established himself as a central figure in the city’s theatre scene. Between 2009-2015, Brendan was the Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, the world’s longest-running theatre devoted to LGBTQ2S artists and one of Canada’s most significant generators of experimental performance and theatre.

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  • #316 – An IMM-Permanent Resident

    A comedy infused with Bollywood elements, An IMM-Permanent Resident is a hilarious take on the mundane and tiresome bureaucracy of the Canadian Immigration process, as experienced by playwrights and real-life couple, Himanshu and Neha. The play explores the irreverent journey to obtain Neha’s PR status, including the couple's trials and tribulations as they put their hopes and dreams on pause (indefinitely). Through wit and creative banter, this fast-paced roller coaster transports us between Mumbai and Toronto, as Neha and Himanshu navigate the immigration system and ask themselves – is love worth it all?

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  • #315 – Introverted Actors Roundtable

    An introverted actors roundtable discussion featuring actor and playwright, Stephen Near; actor & Singer-Songwriter Carolyn Fe; writer, composer & and performer, Kristen Zaza; playwright & performer, Genevieve Adam; writer & actor Michael Ripley, and writer & theatre maker, Jess McAuley.

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  • #314 – Bruce Dow

    Born in Seattle, WA, and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Bruce Dow is an American/Canadian actor, director, composer/librettist, cabaret artist, and theatre educator, best known for his 5 featured roles on Broadway; his 12 seasons in leading roles at the Stratford Festival; and his Dora Award Winning performances at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre — the world’s largest and longest running LGBTQ2IA+ theatre — and his Helen Hayes Award nominated work with the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.

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  • #313 – Mateo Chavez Lewis

    Mateo is a young singer, songwriter, actor and pianist currently working on the lands traditionally known as Tkaronto. In 2020, he wrote and produced "Quarantine Songs," a song cycle about different characters dealing with the pandemic, which had its digital premiere on YouTube, featuring performers from Stratford, Mirvish and Charlottetown Festival stages. He is currently preparing to appear in Forever Plaid with Starvox Entertainment, and running a YouTube channel where he uploads weekly analysis videos of the greatest songs from the musical theatre canon. In the meantime, he continues to perform regularly alongside cabaret and comedy legend Mandy Goodhandy in their act, "Lady and the Rambler."

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  • #312 – Lisa Alves

    Lisa Alves is a queer artist, theatre producer, educator, and human resource practitioner based in Tkaron:to near the Wonscontach. They grew up in a two-parent household, both Portuguese immigrants and from working-class families. Currently, they are the Managing Producer at Cahoots Theatre with their amazing co-leader, Artistic Director, Tanisha Taitt.

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  • #311 – Indie Theatre Roundtable with The Red Sandcastle and The Assembly Theatre

    The Red Sandcastle is a 50 seat storefront theatre, where Anything is Possible! The Red Sandcastle is managed by the Eldritch Theatre team of Eric Woolfe and Adrianna Prosser. The Assembly Theatre provides independent and emerging artists with affordable performance space. Co-artistic Directors Luis Fernandes and Cass Van Wyck keep the vision clear and the community thriving.

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  • #310 – Jackie Latendresse

    Jackie Latendresse is an alumnus of the University of Waterloo where she obtained her H.B.A. in Dance with a minor in Fine Arts. She founded Free Flow Dance Theatre in 1995 and has been the artistic director ever since. The Company relocated to Toronto in the winter of 1996 and has since found a home base in Saskatoon. Jackie has been choreographing and producing her own shows since 1993 when she presented her first full evening of dance works at Abstract Machines that Recognise Certain Languages. She has since created a large volume of work and her repertoire includes 20 full-length works (20 min+) and numerous shorter works, Her work has been presented all over Canada at many venues ranging from traditional theatres to schools to parks and back alleys. The company has toured extensively with the Canadian Fringe Festival Circuit and is invited to present work regularly throughout Saskatchewan.

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  • #309 – Lauren Allen

    Lauren Allen is a theatre and film artist originally from Saskatoon now living in Toronto. She is a lover of puzzles and a foster mother of cats. She is currently working in communications for the Future Prairie Theatre Project.

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This week on Stageworthy, host @philrickaby talks with theatre artist and community advocate Natércia Napoleão. Listen now at https://t.co/WnU62C6bNS https://t.co/rvh9gGwhfL
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- 8 days ago

This week on Stageworthy, host @philrickaby talks to Production & Technical Manager at @WhyNotTheatreTO, Crystal Lee. Listen now at https://t.co/4leHPgCJ4f #theaTO https://t.co/2ILTygHFae
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- 13 days ago

@CahootsTheatre: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CAHOOTS Hello friends! We are so pleased today to announce the company's first live production in 2.5 years, coming this June. Read all about it in the press release; link is below. xo Tanisha & Lisa Read the full release: https://t.co/tExktsneaJ https://t.co/cAFDy0K6lD
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- 15 days ago

This week on the podcast, host @philrickaby talks with actor and writer, @FannyStage. Listen now at https://t.co/LK9bXGMK52 https://t.co/Zg1mIPOZht
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