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November 23, 2009

Check out what people are saying about After the Quake:

“I hadn’t been to a play in a really long time. As in I can’t even remember the last time I saw living, breathing actors on stage in front of me instead of projected, cold onto a screen. The experience is so different, I had forgotten what a thrill live theatre can be. Especially good live theatre. But after the quake isn’t just good live theatre–it’s excellent, delicate, surreal, hilarious, and thought-provoking. It makes me want to go see more plays in this city.”

Jake Tobin Garrett, BeyondRobson.com

"Wildly original and warm without...

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November 23, 2009

Check out what our photographer, Ken Bryant, has to say about shooting for live theatre:

"The production shoot is a dress rehearsal...is a photographer's dream in many ways: scores of lights, gelled and focussed, wielded by a lighting professional, and a cast with weeks spent living in their roles; freedom to roam the theatre with his camera and choose any angle that still allows him to stay out of everybody's way, a fly on the ceiling."

Read the rest of the post here.

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November 18, 2009

@donforan is the winner, with the following haiku:

Tsunami nightmares

In the wake of disaster

Life after the Quake

Congratulations to @donforan, and thanks to everyone else who entered! We got some great entries — here are some of the runner ups:

The earth can move you

in some very special ways.

You must work with her!

@Naliano

Life after the quake.

Can super frog save

Vancouver theatre?

@avibryant

Rumble and grumble.

She stumbles from her slumber.

This morning she roars.

@acusack

Lost or forgotten

Memories of the earthquake

Conjured the great Frog

@0355user

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November 18, 2009

In after the quake, Kevan Ohtsji is playing Katagiri and Katasuki, and Tetsuro Shigematsu is Junpei. We have asked them to tell us more about their characters.

Tetsuro Shigematsu:

Playing Junpei in after the quake has been one of the most exhilarating creative adventures of my life. Not only has this given me the opportunity to re-explore my own memories of living in Japan during the Kobe earthquake, but it been so enlightening to work with such a talented team of people. Alessandro, Manami, Kevan and Leina are all such talented and generous actors. Not only do they give me so much to respond...

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November 17, 2009

The beautiful rehearsal photos you can see on this blog (here and here) are Ken Bryant's work. Read what he says about the link between theatre and photography!

After a lifetime spent teaching language, I am super-saturated with words, and increasingly fascinated by images. The photographs I most like to take are those of people — above all, people whose faces and bodies reflect action and emotion. I am attracted to complex and dramatic lighting, the kind that shows bodies and faces outlined in dense shadow, far from the flat, boring lighting of the TV sitcom. In short, the theatre is my...

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November 16, 2009

The buzz is out! Check out The Province's coverage of After the Quake. You can also hear coverage on Tuesday's edition of CBC's On the Coast and later this week on CBC's The Early Edition.

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