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Episode 16 - Liza Giffen

Hey folks,

We're so busy in the theatre world trying to make ends meet, trying to put on a show, trying to get things running, trying to establish ourselves, etc. that it isn't often we take the time to reflect on what came before us. Luckily, there are those in the theatre community who have made it their profession to collect and maintain these records for ours as well as future generations. In Episode 16 of Informalities we sit down with one such person, Liza Giffen, the director of the Stratford Festival Archives, to discuss just what inspires her about her work and how the theatrical community at large can benefit from it. Have a listen below, or on iTunes, and don't forget to like and subscribe!

We've got some big news coming down the pipe so stay tuned and have a wonderful and safe New Years.

Informally yours,

The Informal Upright Crew

Episode 14 - Jamie Kasiama and Brianna Seferiades

Hey there folks!

Great news! Episode 14 of our monthly podcast is out now and we think it offers a unique perspective on our theatre ecology. In this episode we sit down with Jamie Kasiama and Brianna Seferiades, two upper year students in the Theatre and Film Studies program at McMaster University, and discuss their views on the theatre community and what they believe their role in it is as current/future members.

We don't often hear from the students of this profession and we at Informal Upright think that the community is at a loss because of it. So, check out the episode below or on iTunes (don't forget to rate us and subscribe) and enjoy!

We've got more news coming down the wire, so stay tuned!

Informally Yours,

The Informal Upright Crew

Episode 12 - Year End Wrap Up


With this, our 12th episode of Informalities, we've now been on the air for one whole year. So, what have we learned? What has a year's worth of conversations with theatre artists taught us about the theatre ecology in which we live and work and grow? What is independent theatre now? Listen (on iTunes or right here) to find out.

We here at Informal Upright want to thank you all sincerely for a year's worth of episodes and we look forward to giving you another year's worth.

Until then, stay tuned for more details on our upcoming staged reading of Grosse Ile.

Informally Yours,

- The Informal Upright Crew

Episode 8 - Meghan Swaby

We're working hard over here at Informal Upright to bring you the very best in our communities and this latest episode of Informalities is no exception.

In it, co-artistic director Sukhpreet Sangha, and host Shawn DeSouza-Coelho chat with playwright and actor Meghan Swaby about her inspirations writing Venus' Daughter, and the value of William Shakespeare's works in a culture of diversity.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more episodes and more news! We've got some doozies coming your way.

Informalities Episode 6!

Here at Informal Upright we're proud to converse with a member of the theatre communities of Toronto or Kitchener-Waterloo every month to explore their views on theatre and discover more about their practice. This month we bring you:

Tyrone Savage, founding member of the Red One Theatre Collective.

We had a great time sitting down with Tyrone and discussing his views on how to grow an indie theatre company in a place like Toronto where, ecologically, new indie theatre companies can feel like a drop in the vast ocean. We're also proud to be the platform through which Tyrone has announced his upcoming indie project.

You can check out the episode on our SoundCloud page, and don't forget to check out our previous episodes either at the SoundCloud or over at the Informalities page.

Check back often for more news!

Informally yours,

The Informal Upright Crew