Bard Blog Posts tagged Actors

Studio Stage Actors Get A Head Start

Studio Stage Actors Get A Head Start

How does an actor prepare for his or her role? Good question! Every year at Bard our Company of actors spend three days with Director of Education & Training Mary Hartman and Vocal Coach Alison Matthews, exploring text and voice at our Actor Intensives. As Equivocation by Bill Cain opens first at the Belfry Theatre on April 22, the Studio Stage actors got a head start on the work this week.

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Bardies in the Fall

Bardies in the Fall

I know, I know, autumn is here. Bard is over (*sob), it’s raining out and you wish you could recapture those amazing moments you spent with us this summer. Well, here’s a way to do just that!

The actors and production team you saw this summer at Bard are busy year-round on projects around Vancouver and across Canada. Here are a few of the productions you can catch some Bardies at this season:

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Colleen Wheeler: Putting on Makeup and Watching Airplanes

Colleen Wheeler: Putting on Makeup  and Watching Airplanes

The fabulous Colleen Wheeler, in her 12th season at Bard this summer, is thrilling audiences in her colossal role: Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth Rex. We caught up with Colleen to hear about her experience at Bard and what she likes to do in her time off.

Tell us something about you people don't know.

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Daniel Doheny: Straight From School to Stage

Daniel Doheny: Straight From School to Stage

Actor Daniel Doheny jumped straight out of college and on to the BMO Mainstage this year where he is playing no less than six roles in Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Was it luck? Hard work? Good timing? We asked Daniel how he got the gig, and what it’s like to be a young newbie at Bard on the Beach.

It’s your first time performing at Bard; how are things going so far? Is it all that you expected and more? 

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Rachel Cairns talks Heartache, Hamlet and Coming Home

Rachel Cairns talks Heartache, Hamlet and Coming Home

Kitsilano girl Rachel Cairns has come a long way from her days at Lord Byng Secondary’s specialty arts program.

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Barbara Pollard takes us behind the scenes at Bard and reveals why an actor should never give up.

Barbara Pollard takes us behind the scenes at Bard and reveals why an actor should never give up.

It’s your first time performing at Bard this year. What has the experience been like for you?

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Twelfth Night Opens!

Twelfth Night Opens!

What a week! From Jessies to dress rehearsals to opening nights, it’s been all hands on deck and the late June rain hasn’t deterred any of you, our enthusiastic audiences - it's cozy and dry in the tents!

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Malvolio's Moustache Steals the Show

Malvolio's Moustache Steals the Show

Wardrobe malfunctions and other technical mishaps are always a possibility during live performance but nothing could prepare the audience for what was about to happen at the Twelfth Night dress rehearsal last night. Our invited volunteers, members, board members and staff streamed down to the Village in Vanier Park, to be this season’s very first audience members!

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28 Reasons why you can’t afford to miss out on Bard this season!

28 Reasons why you can’t afford to miss out on Bard this season!

Enjoying a picnic in Vanier Park; wandering through the Bard Village, or meeting up with friends and catching your favourite play; there are many reasons that bring people to Bard on the Beach and we love hearing all of them! Need more reasons? Here are 28!

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A conversation with Colleen Wheeler and Diane Brown

A conversation with Colleen Wheeler and Diane Brown

Here’s a story from our valued production partner, SFU Woodward’s and its presentation of “A Beautiful View” - currently running until September 29th.

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September – get lucky at Bard on the Beach

September – get lucky at Bard on the Beach

There's only two weeks left at Bard on the Beach. If you haven't been to a performance yet, September is the perfect time to come. And why is that you might ask? Because in September we give stuff away! During the month of September beginning on Saturday September 8, patrons who attend an evening performance on our Mainstage will be automatically eligible to win a special prize from Bard on the Beach!

2 patrons who attend the following performances will win a prize:

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How did we do that?

How did we do that?

Recently, one of our Box Office attendants Christine Quintana told me about a patron who asked - how did we create the advance photography for King John? Well, you fabulous anonymous patron, I'll tell you - you use a trampoline!

Here are some outtakes from that photo shoot, shot by photographer David Cooper. Director Dean Paul Gibson worked with Lucas Gustafson (playing Arthur in King John) for over an hour and a half to get him warmed up and comfortable.

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