Tag Archives: Stratford Festival

Actor: Colm Feore

Colm Feore is one of North America’s top classically trained actors. He’s appeared on stages around the world, on the big screen and television.

In the new Netflix series “Umbrella Academy” Feore plays Sir Reginald Hargreeves who adopts seven babies with miraculous powers and teaches them to be superheroes.

Boasting an all-star cast including fellow Canadian Ellen Page, Mary J Blige, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan and Kate Walsh, “Umbrella Academy” is receiving rave reviews.

The Los Angeles Times says: ‘“The Umbrella Academy” stands out among the countless other superhero series splashed across billboards and your viewing queues.’

The Boston Globe review includes this line “an imaginatively filmed show that follows no formula as it takes on a messed-up family and the roots of trauma.”

In our podcast, we discuss Feore’s stage work on Broadway with Denzel Washington, his work on the film “The Chronicles of Riddick,” with Judi Dench and Vin Diesel and his work at the Stratford Festival.

Colm is married to the very successful director/choreographer Donna Feore, so naturally, I asked him how they manage to have a happy marriage and raise their children while working in locations around the world. Don’t miss my podcast with Donna Feore.

Thanks to Kelly Monaghan, Neil Hawkins and Amanda Hatton for contributing questions!

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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

Ubiome

Mike Shara: Actor

Mike Shara is one of Canada’s most accomplished actors with multiple seasons at the Stratford Festival and the Shaw Festival.

In this interview he covers a wide range of topics from his time at the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor to working with Yannick Bisson on the CBC Television series “Murdoch Mysteries.”

Mike opens up about the struggles he faced learning Shakespeare and how he overcame his fear of being perceived as a fraud. He worked hard to improve his craft and went on to work with the acclaimed directors Chris Abraham on “Othello” and John Caird on “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

Mike’s worst audition story is a classic and he shares great advice on how to avoid blowing the audition before you even open your mouth.

Details, Details:
The Rainmaker
June 20 to July 7
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
Waterloo, ON
Box Office: 1-855-372-9866
Details and tickets online.