Call and Response – The Georgia Straight

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

Our last Call and Response sparked a very lively conversation between Mark Robins from Gay Vancouver and Sebastien.  At the end of the online conversation Mark suggested we respond to Colin Thomas’ review in the Georgia Straight.  We’ve taken the bait. Here’s a link to the review in case you haven’t read it http://www.straight.com/article-337596/vancouver/itsazoos-robin-hood-comes-out-swinging Chelsea […]

Gabriola and holdover

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

It’s been far too long.  Where has the ZooCrew been?  You may be wondering.  On Gabriola Island and preparing for a holdover.  That’s where! Gabriola Recap This past weekend was the second annual Gabriola Theatre Festival and it was the second year that we took part in it.  we’ve performed on Gabriola three times in the […]

Call and Response – Gay Vancouver

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

In part 2 of our series called Call and Response Sebastien Archibald  will respond to the review of Robin Hood posted on Gay Vancouver. Here’s a quote from the review “The entire cast here is committed to the material and there is some real talent.  Cook’s Robin Hood was endearing in just the right amount […]

Tonight makes it all worthwhile

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

During the run of Robin Hood I am the Front of House Manager and Head usher. This means that for the most part I am the audience herder.  I always really like doing this because I get an up close and personal look at what the audience thinks of the show. I also get to […]

The Reviews are in – Call and Response

Posted on Aug 7, 2010

Robin Hood has been running for three nights now and it’s off to a great start.  We had a really stacked opening night with more reviewers and artistic directors than we’ve ever had. PRESSURE! In the interest of preserving transparency I am going to post links to all of the reviews we receive, not just […]

12 Angry Men – What our artistic associate has been up to

Posted on Aug 6, 2010

In ITSAZOO news unrelated to Robin Hood… Cameron Anderson, ITSAZOO’s Artistic Associate, is starring in Hardline Theatre’s production of 12 Angry Men at Dreamlife Studios.  Here’s what Cam has to say about his newest artistic endeavour: I’m playing Juror #12 in Hardline Production’s 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose, adapted from the 1957 film of the […]

Opening night!

Posted on Aug 5, 2010

Robin Hood opens tonight!  It was awesome last night to have our first show in front of an audience. It was a really supportive crowd and we all learned a lot about the show from having it in front of an audience.  With a promenade play the connection with the audience is what makes the […]

Ladies and Gentlemen Mr. Kyle Sutherland

Posted on Aug 4, 2010

Tomorrow is the Robin Hood preview. We’ve spent the past few days doing tech and dress rehearsals. A big part of this has been hauling many set pieces up and down a giant hill. This has brought our awesome set designer Kyle Sutherland to mind. Kyle Sutherland is ITSAZOO’s newest Designer in Residence.  He designs […]

Dana Gee Video Preview

Posted on Aug 1, 2010

The opening of Robin Hood is less than a week away so that means that all of the previews are going to be coming out this week.  Today we had an article in the province http://www.theprovince.com/Robin+Hood+Tents/3348598/story.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQHJkKMvoi4 And a video preview on DGTV with Dana Gee [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQHJkKMvoi4&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

Now I’m not so concerned

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

When we first went into rehearsals for Robin Hood I was concerned with my interpretation of the police. In the show, they’re essentially depicted (with the exception of one do-gooder) as robotic bullies who just follow orders. They lack sensitivity when it comes to dealing with the social problems that plague our society and don’t […]

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