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- Closing this week
- The What It Is podcast released episode 74: The Ladies Who Theatre Blog, with guests Louise Mallory, Savanna Harvey, Kristen Finlay, and yours truly! I had a great time being on the podcast and getting the chance to chat with fellow bloggers/vloggers about what we do and why and looking back on the 2014/2015 theatre season. The game at the end – Did I Write That? – was a lot of fun… I’m coming for you next time, Savanna!
- Following last week’s social media firestorm about the Fringe’s response to Daniel Hughes’ volunteer application, the Fringe apologized and promised they’d be taking steps to ensure all types of people can have a meaningful volunteer opportunity.
- Earlier in the week, there were a lot of calls to boycott the Fringe, as people responded to the Fringe’s treatment of both Daniel and other volunteers with disabilities and then the Fringe’s response to the situation. Daniel and his family have asked that the public not boycott the Fringe, as doing so hurts artists more than it demands change from the organization. Artist and communications professional Randy Brososky, blogs about the impact of a boycott on artists and what actions audiences can take instead to effect or encourage change in the organization.
- Theatre Alberta’s July Theatre Buzz is out, including information on their annual raffle.
- The Journal’s episode 8 of Dirt City Limits talks about the Downtown Arts District with Mercer Warehouse’s property manager Devin Pope and Mosaic Entertainment’s chief creative officer Camille Beaudoin.
- Remember Northern Light Theatre’s fundraiser Battle for the Limelight? It’s back and it’s ‘rougher, tougher, sweatier’ than last year.