Five years ago on a Monday afternoon Mike Payette asked me what has since proven to be the most significant question of my career: Who are you, and what do you do? On the surface there isn’t much to it, questions like these are often the standard opener for engaging in small talk with […]
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QDF spoke with the co-creators Matt Miwa and Julie Tamiko Manning of The Tashme Project: The Living Archives. The responses are in one voice as creators. QDF: Can you tell us a little bit about your experience as co- creators of the project? How was the experience working together on such an intimate work? As half-Japanese Canadian […]
Quebec Drama Federation with Andrew Morissey (Hedwig), Noelle Hannibal (Producer and Yitzhak), Elisabeth Nyveen (Stage Manager) and Nadia Verrucci (director) QDF: Can you tell us about your relationship(s) to the original film and broadway production Hedwig and the Angry Inch? How would you say In the Wings’ Hedwig is different to past productions? Andrew Morisphy: I […]
QDF General Auditions Open Call for Actors & Designers The Quebec Drama Federation is announcing the upcoming Montreal General Auditions to be held on December 12 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM and December 13 from 10:30 AM to 5:00PM. This is an open call to both Union and Non-union actors and designers; However, as per Equity requirements, Equity members […]
Diana Uribe, Set and Costume Design Chantal Labonté, Lighting Designer Quebec Drama Federation: Can you talk a little bit about choosing to go with a minimalist aesthetic for the design in this production? Diana Uribe: It’s a story that involves three different people whose lives are invested in this house. The story is not about the […]
This week, QDF sat down with The Domestic Crusaders director, Deborah Forde. We had a wonderful time talking with QDF’s past Managing Director about identity, her practice as a director and the power of dark comedy. Quebec Drama Federation: The Domestic Crusaders premiered on September 28! How has it been going? Deborah Forde: I guess […]
The Quebec Drama Federation has completed another fiscal year, and the Board and staff would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. Join us to learn more about the past year’s work and what is coming up at QDF. Date: September 17th, 2018 Location: Le Gesù (Espace Custeau), 1200, Rue Bleury, Montreal QC […]
By Benjamin Chafe This past week I went and visited the team behind the upcoming production of Sapientia. Running at Mainline Theatre from August 16- August 26, Scapegoat Carnivale’s Sapientia is sure to spark conversations. I met with Alison Darcy (playing Sapientia in addition to Co-Artistic Director of Scapegoat Carnivale), Mia van Leeuwen (Direction and […]
By Benjamin Chafe Quebec Drama Federation: Alright Dane, let’s get into it! What are some of the main topics in The History of Sexuality? Dane Stewart: At its core, The History of Sexuality is about queerness and how the queer community interacts with other communities. In this production, 8 of the 9 actors are playing […]
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