Bard Blog Posts tagged Actors
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.
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:
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.
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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?
Kitsilano girl Rachel Cairns has come a long way from her days at Lord Byng Secondary’s specialty arts program.
It’s your first time performing at Bard this year. What has the experience been like for you?
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!
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!
Here’s a story from our valued production partner, SFU Woodward’s and its presentation of “A Beautiful View” - currently running until September 29th.
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:
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.