Shot Behind The Theatre

A whimsical and readable blog

Casting visual and non-visual ethnicities in Vancouver Theatre

As a white, Canadian male, I step very gingerly into this subject, much like a self-aware, privileged porcupine would walk through a balloon factory. Recently (when this was written), I … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Matthew Willis on Paris

On the most popular places I visited during my week in Paris was an English book store called Shakespeare and Company. I suspect its popularity stems from its reputation of … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A brief reflection on writing and habits

John Steinbeck said that habit is stronger than willpower or inspiration when it comes to writing. I can appreciate that. It’s more palatable than writers describing how they mined inspiration … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Enunciative Theatre: or, something all actors and directors should start learning

A few months ago, I saw a friend of mine perform in an amateur production of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. Most of the other actors were either barely out of high … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Tinder Dilemma: Encountering Friends on the Most Philosophical of Dating Apps

Arguably the most shallow and conceited dating tools of our day and age, Tinder is a phone-based application that allows you to see dozens of pictures from your romantic/sexual gender … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sins of Adaptation

If we are going to look at adaptations, we should start by considering the best: those by William Shakespeare. Many of Shakespeare’s plays were adaptations of previously written stories or come from the … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Measure for Measure” and what we can learn from it.

Thank you thank you thank you. Thank you Pacific Theatre. Thank you Honest Fishmongers. “Honest” is what this production was. Honest about what theatre can do, should be and thrives … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment