The following is a conversation between [de]centre creative director Luke Brown and theatre artist/advisory board member Thalia Gonzalez Kane. Thalia discusses her new play The ’94 Club and its upcoming premiere at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. The entire interview will be included in our magazine, coming at you at the end of 2018. Illustrations byContinue reading ““Have I ever told you about the ’94 Whores?””
Have you ever looked back at a time where you were met with success and thought “That’s when I peaked”? For me, that was grade eight, when a musical I wrote was performed at a regional drama festival. It had a cast of 20+ middle schoolers, around 20 songs, and absolutely ridiculous content. There wasContinue reading “Cultivating Creativity”
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s inspirational tweets are written because he needs them. Of course there are others out there who need his encouragement, but he needs the words himself, so he writes them. I felt like an outsider growing up so I started turning to books. I found something magical in the words of authors: a placeContinue reading “Speaking with Open Ears”
I think it’s fair to say that for many of us, returning to our hometowns over the holidays can be challenging. We go off and live our own experiences in other towns; experiences that are different from those who have stayed around. We surround ourselves with people with different opinions (a great variety of opinionsContinue reading “Coming Home and Calling Out”
I’m interested in creating theatre that isn’t necessarily about queer issues, but that makes all involved recognize their own queerness. “Queer” was a word taken up by non-heterosexual and non-binary people after the messy, minoritizing identity politics of the 1970s. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick writes: “‘Queer’ can refer to the open mesh of possibilities, gaps, overlaps,Continue reading “Towards Queer Creation”
As a broke student, I found it was actually a good idea on my part to buy a general pass to the Charlottetown Festival Theatre Conference and get broke-er. $85 was a fantastic price for what was offered over the four days. Michael Rubinoff was there, producer of Come From Away (that’s the fact IContinue reading “#ChFestTC: Creating dialogues that matter”
In her book Indifference to Difference: On Queer Universalism (2015), Madhavi Menon exposes the queerness that exists in our day-to-day lives. She uses the term “queer universalism” to recognize that desire cannot be restrained or designated to a finality of any kind. “Queer” because it’s about the impossibility of fully acquiescing to state-designated categories ofContinue reading “The Mythological Creature of Identity: Becoming indifferent to difference”
This podcast episode has sound effects! I talk about how I’m connecting queer theory to Atlantic Canada, which is essentially what I did in the first episode but a tad more clear (maybe). It’s a lot more exciting than it sounds.