MY THOUGHTS I’LL CHARACTER

We’re proud to launch Bard’s BMO Virtual Mainstage! We’ve commissioned theatre artists from across Canada to create original Shakespeare-inspired video features, in their own voice. The first series from the BMO Virtual Mainstage is My Thoughts I’ll Character.

Listen to artist Tai Amy Grauman talk about her video “Dear Pete” on North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay (skip to 1hr 18mins).


EPISODE 1 – Tai Amy Grauman’s “Dear Pete”

Tai Amy Grauman was a Company member for our 2019 production of The Taming of the Shrew. She is currently an Associate Artist at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton.


EPISODE 2 – Nadeem Phillip’s “Westmoreland”

Nadeem Phillip was most recently a Company member for our 2019 production of All’s Well That Ends Well and our 2018 productions, As You Like It and Macbeth.


EPISODE 3 – Colleen Wheeler’s “TIMON”

Colleen Wheeler was most recently a Company member in our 2019 production of Coriolanus and our 2018 productions, Timon of Athens (in the title role) and Lysistrata.


EPISODE 4 – Carmen Alatorre’s “Marina”

Carmen Alatorre was most recently the Costume Designer for our 2019 production of All’s Well That Ends Well and our 2018 production of As You Like It.


EPISODE 5 – Hiro Kanagawa & Tasha Faye Evans “Past/Prologue

Hiro Kanagawa is a Vancouver-based theatre, film and television actor and playwright whose work we greatly admire. Tasha Faye Evans is an acclaimed Indigenous dance and theatre artist who was cast in our 2020 Bard Company. They are partners in life – and in conceiving and creating this video.


EPISODE 6 – Ming Hudson & Austin Eckerts’ “A Dream of Passion”

Ming and Austin were both most recently Company members in our 2019 productions The Taming of the Shrew and Shakespeare in Love.


EPISODE 7 – Michael Blake’s “WORDS, WORDS, WORDS”

Michael played the lead role in Othello at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and last performed at Bard in King Lear (2015). He sends his contribution from Toronto.


EPISODE 8 – Marci T. House’s “Aufidius And The World” with Jeff Gladstone

Marci was a Company member in our production of Coriolanus (2019) and in Timon of Athens and Lysistrata (2018). Jeff was most recently a Company member in our 2019 production of All’s Well That Ends Well.


EPISODE 9 (FINAL EPISODE) – Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg’s “Titania in 5” with Olivia C. Davies, Jasper Friedenberg Stewart, AJ Simmons & Raina von Waldenburg.

Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg has choreographed eight productions at Bard and is also Bard’s Movement coach. Tara is the Artistic Director of Tara Cheyenne Performance.


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