Archives for January 2014

Online comment: revenge of the idiots?

online comments, Georgia Straight, Vancouver theatre, Ronnie Burkett, Virtual Stage, the Arts Club, The Daisy Theatre

Toronto mayor Rob Ford is an idiot, but many of the people who comment on straight.com aren’t.

I was all prepared to write a rant about the sorry state of online commenting. I was going to tie it into Rob Ford and the general decline in public discourse. But—you know what?—in the theatre section of straight.com, the state on online commentary ain’t so bad.  [Read more…]

Book The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi NOW

Vancouver Theatre, The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi, PuSh Festival, Larry Tremblay, Théâtre Páp, Claude Poissant

Designer Olivier Landreville puts five versions of one character in separate boxes

The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi is one of those beautiful PuSh offerings with a ridiculously short run. It closes January 25 so book now.  [Read more…]

Get a measure of Mom medicine this weekend

Vancouver theatre, PuSh Festival, A Brimful of Asha, Ravi Jain, Arts Club Theatre

The delight that mother and son Ravi and Asha Jain take in each other makes A Brimful of Asha an infectious good time

I  highly recommend two shows in the world of Vancouver theatre this weekend: Asha and Ravi Jain’s A Brimful of Asha and TJ Dawe’s Medicine. I’ve also got high hopes for director Kevin Bennett’s take on Measure for Measure, which opens at Pacific Theatre tonight.  [Read more…]

Shameless self-promotion

Vancouver editor, story editing, substantive editing

One thing about working with writers: they express their appreciation very articulately.

Is it shameless self-promotion even if I’m quoting other people?  Yeah, it is. But what the heck.

One of the best things about working as a substantive editor and story editor is that the authors I work with are so darn appreciative.  [Read more…]