Tag Archives: Directing

Charlotte Gowdy: Actor, Director


 

Charlotte Gowdy is a graduate of the National Theatre School in Montreal and Ecole Philipe Gaulier in Paris. As an actor, she’s played lead roles at the Shaw Festival and theatres across Canada.

These days she’s making a career transition, following her heart’s desire to direct!

As well as a career transition, Charlotte has gone through some personal transformations including quitting alcohol and becoming a vegan.

This episode is packed with great tips for actors and directors. Charlotte shares what she’s learned working with the critically acclaimed artistic directors Chris Abraham, Tim Carroll and Jillian Keiley.

Charlotte, who is also a competitive athlete, shares some of the secrets to maintaining a healthy lifestyle while working under the precarious conditions of freelance life.

She also discusses her work directing Anna Chatterton’s “Within the Glass” with Troubadour Theatre Collective.

Details, Details:
Within the Glass
Troubadour Theatre Collective
London On.
Final performance Sunday Sept. 23rd.
For tickets click: OnStageDirect

SHOW NOTES
Charlotte Gowdy on Instagram

Troubadour Theatre Collective.

National Theatre School

Ecole Philippe Gaulier

Fanshawe College Theatre Arts

Sheridan College B.A. of Theatre and Drama Studies

BOOKS and THINGS. Click on the image for links:

The Plant-based Power Diet: 10 Simple Steps To A Healthier Leaner Energetic You by Leslie Beck.

Green for Life: The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition
by Victoria Boutenko.

Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
by Julieanna Hever and Raymond J. Cronise.

Nutribullet.

23 and Me

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Dennis Garnhum, artistic director

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How do you raise 1 million dollars for your theatre?

Dennis Garnhum is the Artistic Director of the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. Within a few months of taking on the new job he, along with development team, raised 1 million dollars for the theatre.

Garnhum Grew up in London, and he was 13 years old when he first appeared on stage at the Grand.

Later he was an usher, stage manager and eventually, in 2004, he and his husband, Bruce Sellery (also from London) married in the balcony at The Grand.

Before arriving at the Grand, Dennis was the Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary since 2005 where, as well as developing new plays, he built some impressive partnerships with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, the Shaw Festival and Bard on the Beach.

So our conversation leans towards the business of running a theatre and finding a life balance.

Show Notes
The Grand Theatre’s website

Donna Feore, Director Choreographer

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Donna Feore has choreographed performances at the Opéra National de Lyon France and the Canadian Opera Company but she’s best known for her work directing at the Stratford Festival, North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company.

Her work at the festival includes critically acclaimed productions, all with new choreography, of “Guys and Dolls,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” just to name a few.

In 2016 Feore gained notoriety for directing the first ever professional production of “A Chorus Line” with all new, original choreography which Feore created.

I spoke with Feore about her work directing and choreographing the world premiere of “The Hockey Sweater,” a new musical that is based on the beloved short story by Roch Carrier.

The animated short film adaptation of Carrier’s story received the Best Animated Film award at the 1981 British Academy Film Awards.

We talk about the creative process behind adapting the story to a stage musical.

Feore, who is known for seeking out the best actors, also talks about her audition process and what she expects from actors.

Show Notes
Donna Feore on Twitter
The Segal Centre
The Stratford Festival