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Rick Miller: Playwright, Actor


Rick Miller interview, podcast, Boom, Machomer,, twenty thousand leagues under teh sea Rick Miller is an actor, voice actor, comedian and playwright. Rick has performed in five languages on five continents and Entertainment Weekly has called him “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”.

Rick and I met at a pastry shop around the corner from his home in Toronto.

We talk about his path from studying architecture to writing, directing and performing in theatrical productions around the world.

Recently Rick appeared in the critically acclaimed “Venus in Fur,” at The Canadian Stage and the Centaur Theatre, but it was the first time in ages that he had to audition for part, and he talks about overcoming his struggle to become the play’s bloodthirsty tyrant.

“Boom” is Rick’s latest production and we discuss the Stratford Festival’s role in launching the project and what Rick did when they decided to abandon it.

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Links from the Podcast
“Keep The Channel Open” quote from Martha Graham

“Boom” showtimes & videos

Neil Barclay: Actor

Neil Barclay has been acting at The Shaw Festival for over 20 years.

We recorded this conversation in 2014 when Neil was appearing in “Elf” at the Grand Theatre.

Neil and I first met in at John Abbott College, not far from Montreal. We were both studying theatre.

Neil went on to study at The National Theatre School and has had a long and successful career.

We discuss his early years while training as an actor. We also discuss the impact his father’s death had on his life as an only child.

Finally in discussing lengthy careers, Neil pays tribute to the legendary Shaw Festival actor Al Kozlik.

Links from the Podcast
Shaw Festival 2020 Season Cast with show dates and details.
Shaw Festival
John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program
Al Kozlik obituary
Avery’s Inn Next Door Startford
>National Theatre School of Canada

J. Kelly Nestruck: Theatre Critic


J. Kelly Nestruck,, Theatre Critic for "The Globe and Mail"J. Kelly Nestruck is a journalist and theatre critic with Canada’s top national newspaper The Globe and Mail. He’s a winner of the Nathan Cohen Award for Excellence in Critical Writing.

Kelly’s a well read, thoughtful critic, often his writing inspires me to connect on a deeper level with the artists’ whose work he’s reviewing.

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