Daybreak Again: June 16/17, 2012
In her latest novel, Calgary author Shree Ghetage finds a fresh take on the often controversial topic of arranged marriage. Thirst is set during WWII across two continents, and tells the story of a forced union that gives way to an unlikely and lasting love. Ghetage sat down with Daybreak's Chris dela Torre in the Daybreak studio.
Chris also sat down with Robert Chafe, the writer behind Oil & Water. The hit play recounts the true story of Lanier Phillips, the only African-American survivor of a dramatic shipwreck off the coast of Newfoundland in 1942. The play was in Calgary as part of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.
Some Calgary residents answered their doorbells this weekend, only to find someone wearing a gold sash and holding a clipboard...bearing a message from the next-door neighbour. Perplexing? Yes. Art? Yes. Performance artists Eric & Mia told Chris about their latest project and social experiment, The Council of Community Conveyors. , presented by Downstage Theatre.
NextFest 2012 is a celebration of Edmonton's next generation of theatrical, musical, cinematic and dance talents. Daybreak's Nola Keeler spoke to festival director Steve Pirot and playwright Nicole Schafenacker. The event showcased over 500 artists in more than 50 events.
Edmonton is Canada's improv capital, and its thanks in no small part to Rapid Fire Theatre. Performer and artistic director Amy Shostak spoke to Chris about the company's 12th annual Improvaganza. They also talked about Rapid Fire's long legacy of laughs, and what it means to be a woman in an arguably male-dominated artform.
Wine expert Shelley Boettcher dropped by to tell us about the 2012 Wine Access International Wine Awards, held this past week in Calgary. Shelley is the executive editor of Wine Access, which will publish the full results of the awards this fall.
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