Charlene Van Buekenhout
Charlene has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre (Honours) from the University of Winnipeg. She has produced many a play for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and Master Playwrights Festival including: Stoppard's Jumpers, Mamet's The Poet and The Rent, Miller's Playing For Time, and Churchill's The Skriker. She has co-founded two theatre companies: Avera Theatre (defunct) and Echo Theatre (funct), and has performed with RMTC and Warehouse, PTE, SIR and Theatre Incarnate. In 2010/11 she attended a Circus School at the Banff Centre for The Arts. She has since acquired her own aerial hoop and is now training solo as often as she can. As a playwright she has co-created / written shows with Avera and Echo Theatre. In 2008 She wrote and performed The Missadventurous Perils of Pauline at the 2008 Winnipeg Kids Fringe which was then produced by Kompany Family Theatre in Edmonton. Currently Charlene is working on a new play: The Smell Of Dead Mums based on some of her family history, memories and the lack of both. It will feature aerial hoop, clarinet, knitting, songs and exciting physical theatre! Next up is Lulu: A Monster Tragedy for Fringe, and some hula hooping for Circus of Objects.
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Matthew TenBruggencate is Co-Artistic Director of Theatre by the River - a local, independent company - and is grateful for being part of the Winnipeg theatre scene. He is studying Creative Communications at Red River College.
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Hey there! My name is Vikki Ladd, a grade twelve student attending Windsor Park Collegiate. I’m enrolled in the Career Internship Program for my English course, and I have to say it’s basically the most inspiring and educational program I’ve been in so far. I’m an aspiring journalist/writer, so going to the ShawFest to check out a couple of his plays will be very interesting for me, especially since I’ll be able to blog about them! I’ll base most of my postings on my overall opinion of the fest rather than critiquing the actors and actresses. I can’t wait!
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Hey, I’m really pleased to be a blogger for the ShawFest. I’ve always been a fan of Shaw’s non-conformity.I’m the Humanities Head at Windsor Park Collegiate and also head up a very cool partnership program called the Career Internship Program (pronounced “sip” to its friends). I’m a huge Habs fan (I hope this doesn’t mean you won’t read the blog…), in continual distress over this chaotic season; I draw a silly comic about a Gen Y nut at www.schmegley.weebly.com; I love teaching Shakespeare; I still love the original Star Trek (love Captain Kirk... "we.... neeed..... more.... power....."); and I want to return to this world one day as a chocolate Labrador. Other than these, I’m an average Joe.
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