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ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS: October 2018

Submitted by RCPA Communications on 10/31/2018


Enduring Freedom at Nuit Blanche in canculturemag.com

feature article on continuous dance installation Operations: 1946-2006, directed by Michael Reinhart, co-directed and choreographed by Ze Mair ('17) and featuring a number of RCPA Alumni and students.

 

P.E.I.'s Brittany Banks returns to 'Anne & Gilbert - The Musical' in The Guardian

An interview with alumna Brittany Banks about returning home to PEI to play Anne in Anne and Gilbert-The Musical

 

Fueled by frustration, youth create musical based on the politics of Donald Trump in thetelegram.com

An interview with Taylor Aucoin ('16) about playing Donald Trump in Trummp, the Musical

 

TorontoLife profiles five pop-up weddings organized by event planner Lynzie Kent('06) of Love by Lynzie. Part of the proceeds from each wedding were donated to Photographers Without Borders, an organization that gives volunteer photographers and videographers opportunities to document issues around the globe.

In vueweekly.com, Kelsey Oluk ('03)  talks about teaming up with Argentinian director Carolina Cortella and Belgian composer Rafaël Leloupto to create the short film Remain, which features Oluk dancing on Cortella's rooftop.

Nazanin Shoja ('06) talks about organizing events for the ninth anniversary of BC Culture Days in articles in the Quesnel Observer and Vancouver Courier

Playbill reported that Paul Nolan ('98) will play the role of Jim in the world premiere of Jeremy O. Harris' multi-award winning Slave Playin an upcoming New York Theatre Workshop engagement. Slave Play will begin performances November 19 ahead of a December 9 opening night and run through December 30.

Londonist.com says Jahlen Barnes ('15) is "West End ready" in his role with Talk is Free theatre's immersive The Curious Voyage event

The Intelligencer profiles Troy Goldthorp ('14), currently appearing in The World Goes Round at Stage West Calgary and directed by Tim French who first worked with Troy in his 6th Term production of Into the Woods

Now Magazine says The Howland Company/Crow's Theatre The Wolves--featuring Heath V. Salazar ('13), Annelise Hawrylak ('13) and Amaka Umeh ('14) --"is so riveting it will make you howl-NNNN", while the Toronto Star says, "A+ with extra credit for smashing the Bechdel Test, you gorgeous Wolves" and Mooney on Theatre says it "brims with vitality, humour, and heart; it's one of the best shows I've seen in some time." Rave reviews also came in from Lynn SlotkinDrew Rowsome, and SesayaThe Wolves ran until October 27 at Streetcar Crowsnest.

Now Toronto says Now You See Her "radiates wit, urgency and theatricality" while the  Toronto Star says, "Do these women a favour and see Now You See Her" This powerful piece, co-created and featuring Cheyenne Scott ('11), is playing until Nov. 4 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Review: Man of La Mancha, feat. Kelly Holiff ('07) in therecord.com: "Kelly Holiff ... is a Drayton regular but audiences have never seen her like this. She fills every space with her soaring vocals and emotional depth as a woman torn between the brutal world of prostitution and the world Don Quixote has created for her as Dulcinea, a lady of noble birth."

Review: Man of La Mancha, feat. Kelly Holiff ('07) in entertainthisthought.com: "Kelly Holiff is the ideal Aldonza/Dulcinea.  She can belt the angry songs, then switch to the soprano notes with ease.  There is a special richness in her singing."

Review: The World Goes Round feat. Troy Goldthorp ('14), Sash Striga ('17).Sarah Higgins ('08) in Calgary Herald: "Troy Goldthorp ... has a classic Broadway voice, and is a fine dancer as well, as seen in an extended scene with Sash Striga. Sarah Higgins ... also prove themselves amply able, rousing out soaring versions of lesser-known songs from The Rink, Funny Lady and Kiss Of The Spider Woman."

Review: Saucy Jack And The Space Vixens, co-directed by Carley  Churchill ('15) and Danik McAfee ('14) in Mooney on Theatre: "What a fun night out with a talented cast!"

Timothy Findley's The Wars, feat. Danik McAfee ('14) is garnering great reviews from Wallaceburg Courier Press  and The Londoner

See the Grand Theatre's powerful trailer for Timothy Findley's The Wars , now playing on the Spriet Stage until November 11, featuring  Danik Mc Afee ('14) as Private Côté here

LA Lopes ('09) has made her directorial debut with A Wakefield Project. This ode to the 80's horror genre is about to hit the festival circuit, so keep an eye out for it. Check out the teaser trailer here

Liana Bdewi ('14) voices the promo video for the University of Ottawa's new STEM Complex here

Liana Bdewi ('14) with Kate Monster also visited CP24 to promote Avenue Q here

Watch Remain, a short film choreographed and performed by Kelsey Oluk ('03) , now playing at the Edmonton International Film Festival, here

ET Canada's Carlos Bustamante ('02) interviews Alessia Caraabout performing at the Grey Cup Freedom Mobile Halftime Show on Sunday, Nov. 25.

Jordi O'Dael ('13) was featured on podcast CastleTalk, discussing The Ghost Light Anthology. Jordi is one of the co-founders of Aberrant Theatre, a brand-new horror-centric theatre company, and the director of The Ghost Light Anthology - Aberrant's first major Toronto production. 

CBC interviews Heath V. Salazar ('13) about The Wolves