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Naomi Snieckus: Improviser, actress

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Naomi Snieckus podcast interview
Naomi Snieckus

Naomi went from dreaming about doing the works of Shakespeare and Shaw to abandoning the theatre classics for The Second City.

These days you might recognize Naomi from her role in the hit comedy TV show “Mr.D” where she plays Bobbi the gym teacher.

And in the theatre and comedy community she’s well respected as a founding member, and performer, in the National Theatre of the World.

Show Notes
National Theatre of the World
The Second City Toronto
Theatre Passe Muraille
Mr. D
Shut the Front Door Improv
iO West Theater

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Rebecca Northan: Improviser, actor, director

Rebecca Northan: Improviser, actor, director

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Rebecca is an innovative artists and a creative entrepreneur.

I interviewed Rebecca in July, 2016 after a performance of her show “Blind Date,” an improvisational performance unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.

We talk about how Rebecca’s 10 minute theatre experiment, “Blind Date,” evolved into a full-length show that played off-Broadway and London’s West End.

These days she’s improvising in iambic pentameter with her company Spontaneous Theatre.

Keep an eye out for Spontaneous Theatre’s next production. I saw a production at The Stratford Festival and highly recommend it!

Show Notes:
Rebecca Northan on Twitter
Rebecca’s company Spontaneous Theatre on Twitter
Loose Moose Theatre Company
Kevin McCollum’s theatrical and media producing company Alchemation
The Dora Mavor Mooore Awards
The Betty Mitchell Awards

Check out my interview with Spontaneous Theatre company member Raoul Bhaneja.

Sandy Jobin-Bevans: Actor, Improvisor

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sandy jobin bevans interview, Second City, YTV Life with Boys, Winnipeg Fringe Festival,

Actor, improviser and writer Sandy Jobin-Bevans discusses his journey as an actor – everything from his early days at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival to his invitation to audition for TV’s “Saturday Night Live” and more.

Sandy has won multiple awards at The Canadian Comedy Awards. He trained and performed at Toronto’s Second City and was a founding member of the improv group Slap Happy, the first Canadian ensemble ever invited to perform at an international improv festival in Amsterdam.

I first met Sandy when he was with the Winnipeg-based improv group The Brave New Weasles.Sandy jobin-bevans, Ron Moore, Ken Cuperus, Matt Kippen, Winnipeg Fringe festival, Brave new Weasels

The group consisted of Ken Cuperas, Sandy Jobin Bevans, Matt Kippen and Ron Moore.

Here’s a program from the group’s first Fringe show.

These days Sandy is busy working as an actor and writer.

In the podcast we discuss his path to success: he left Winnipeg, where he was a big fish in a small pond, and arrived in Toronto with nothing but talent and dreams.

Links in the Show
Royal Flush Improv at The Blyth Festival
The Winnipeg Fringe Festival
Second City
Penn Jillette talks about Dean Martin on The Nerdist Podcast
Bill & Sons Towing
Dave Thomas’ Production Company
Life With Boys – YTV
Deal With IT – W Netowrk