Broken Cookie

I was fortunate to attend the Arts & Business exchange in Toronto last week. Of course there were many highlights, but I want to discuss the Riser Project and the master class session with Ravi Jain. Ravi spoke many times about breaking out of “cookie cutter” theatre practices. (Yes, many are in place as many…

Please suh…

Hello Dolly! on Broadway is currently $998 for one ticket. This news prompted me to contemplate the conundrum regarding the cost of a  performing arts ticket, and the creators who can’t afford to go. Before I go any further, I have no solution to this presented problem. I’m hoping you might. New York Times wrote…

The C-Word

Its not what you think. I’m talking about COMMUNITY. I’d like everyone to step back and take a moment and think about what word they automatically associate with the word COMMUNITY. Thought of one? Okay, so you probably came up with associated words like recreation centre right? But your first thought was likely associated with…

Recommended by Moi

ARTS AND BELONGING The number one priority is for you to read the recent study done with CAPACOA  and the Community Foundations of Canada. Its simply titled “Arts and Belonging”. For regular theatre practitioners, this study feels and reads as obvious facts. However for those who need to obtain proven facts and stats Arts go above…

The Theatre of Theseus

At the last GVPTA Making a Scene Conference, Dawn Brennan posed the question: “Should all theatre companies last forever?” Previously, and during this conference, I’ve been of the loud frame of mind: “Out with the old, in with the new!” But of course theatre is heavily weighted on the paradox of Generous Orthodoxy. (Yes, I…

Kate Stadel

Community leader, arts administrator, and director Kate Stadel believes in the power of theatre to transform individuals and communities. As Business Development Coordinator of the City of New Westminster’s Anvil Centre Theatre, Kate develops results-oriented strategic business planning to grow this modern and vibrant community gathering place. She earned her BFA in Directing from the…