Saturday, September 21, 2013

Avenue Edmonton: Edmonton Theatre Launching Careers

For this article on Edmonton's theatre scene for Avenue Edmonton, I had the privilege to interview  Edmonton-based comedic actor and writer, Mark Meer.  With an internationally recognized voice (he is Commander Shepard in BioWare's Mass Effect), Meer's made a career of comedy: from the CBC's Irrelevant Show to Super Channel's Tiny Plastic Men

Meer says, “There’s a notable spirit of cooperation and collaboration in the Edmonton arts community.”  

And I had an incredible night seeing this spirit in beautiful, hilarious symmetry at Rapid Fire Theatre’s improv show,” Chimprov. The show moved from funny to tragic to crass and back to funny. As the actors sweated under bright lights and audience expectation, I couldn’t help but expect that these actors, many at the beginning of their careers, would go far.

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