|Next Side Chat Feb 18th|
|Written by Ken Hildebrandt|
|Friday, 10 February 2012 15:31|
(Abbotsford, B.C.) Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts Society is pleased to be presenting its third and final Theatre Side Chat of the 2011/2012 theatre season, A Director's Journey, with Jessie Award-winning director and Trinity Western University professor, Angela Konrad. To be held on Saturday, February 18, the event promises to be an informative and inspiring evening of music, refreshment, and chat.
"The goal of our Theatre Side Chat series is to go behind the curtain and explore why theatre and the arts are so important to our community and to our culture," explains Ken Hildebrandt, Gallery 7 Theatre's Executive Artistic Director. "This season, we've been looking at what makes an artist tick. Why do they do what they do and why is their work so important to the intellectual and spiritual well-being of our community? With this next chat, we'll be exploring the person and role of the director."
How do you become a university theatre professor and a professional, award-winning stage director? Angela Konrad, winner of the Jessie Award for her direction of Grace at Pacific Theatre, will be sharing her story of how she became a theatre professional, how she balances faith with the stories she shares, and what it's like to work in the Vancouver theatre scene.
Konrad is chair of the Theatre program at Trinity Western University where she teaches acting and directing. She has directed many productions at TWU, including The Importance of Being Earnest, Holy Mo, As It Is In Heaven, The Heiress, Two Rooms, The Miracle Worker, The Dining Room and Our Town. For Pacific Theatre, Konrad has directed Emil Sher's Mourning Dove, Arlene Hutton's Last Train to Nibroc, Marsha Norman's Traveler in the Dark, and Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the A Train. In 2007, Konrad won a Jessie award for her direction of Craig Wright's Grace at Pacific Theatre, which also won for Outstanding Production and earned Jessie nominations for all four actors. Konrad was also the production dramaturg for the Arts Club production of Doubt and has an MFA in directing from University of Victoria.
A Director's Journey will run Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 PM at the House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford. Admission is just $5.00 at the door and coffee and snacks will be available through the store's coffee shop. For more information on Gallery 7 Theatre's 2011/2012 theatre season, please visit their website at www.gallery7theatre.com.
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