Note: Apologies to all for this late interview post. I was blindsided by a horrible cold that sapped my energy and concentration.
donna g: Plans with your first venue fell through. Once you got past the panic, how did you deal with the resulting challenges?
John Shooter: I intended to stage Radiant Vermin in Double Double Land. However, following the fire (of a DIY creative venue) in LA (which killed 36 people), many such venues around the world have now been under strict inspection and have been forced to close. Even if they do in fact comply with health and safety rules. Unfortunately, Double Double Land is one such venue and we only found out three days before we were due to start rehearsing. The DDL guys are really great though and are working hard to get their venue reopened as soon as possible. I loved working with them and hope to go back there in the future.
donna g: You've only been in Toronto a handful of years yet you've managed to create theatre in established spaces as well as the historic Campbell House and even hip corners of Kensington Market. Nothing seems to hold you back. What keeps you going?
|Julie Tepperman & Jonas Widdifield|
A Precisely Peter Production
Until March 19th
167 Augusta Avenue (just north of Dundas)