As I was transferring all the old blog entries to the new website, I came across some particularly fond blasts from the past, and I thought I would thrust some of them back into the limelight for my new[er] readers, who may feel overwhelmed in digging through the archived blogs as there is quite the collection.
Obviously, my interview with Tony Award winning Broadway Star, Idina Menzel, was a definite highlight of TWISI thus far.
- During my interview with Haligonian actor Jeremy Webb I could barely capture his answers because he had me in stitches the entire time.
- I discussed my perceptions of Toronto’s importance and its potential on the World Theatre Scene as long as we refused to downplay our power, and start saying yes, we can! In the same way, I discussed our government’s lack of support for the Arts, and the need for Canadians to stand up and defend our right to our own, unique, distinct culture.
- Damien Atkins conducted the best interview of Adam Brazier ever for me in March. Hysterical.
- Patricia Zentilli? Check. Sharron Matthews? Check.
- I got to review some Broadway Shows when I went to New York for three days on a “scholarly trip”- West Side Story and In the Heights were both so great.
- I was particularly proud of my entry addressing the Garth Drabinsky diabolical.
- Wayne Gwillim made a song for Greg Gibson during the Sing Out, Louise! promotional campaign that impressed me to the core. And it’s so damn catchy!
- I interviewed David Storch! Dream. Come. True.
- I interviewed the Impromptu Splendor cast in January. It was the first/only time I ever interviewed four people back to back. Ron Pederson’s epic answers still make me laugh.
- I wrote a Christmas entry about the need for theatre and charity to have stronger links. It is essential for the theatre world to give back to its community.
- I wrote “What Gives” for a school Dramaturgy assignment, and I think it captures nicely the Edmonton-connection aspect of TWISI.
- I shook things up a bit with my sharp interrogation of theatre critic Richard Ouzounian a year and a half ago. I still stand by my initial perceptions.
- And OF COURSE- the Original Edges Interview that started it all!
I encourage you to check them all out and to indulge yourself in a little, nostalgic TWISI retrospective. Thank you for your continued support!