Archive for April, 2009

BC Scene-ing

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 27, 2009 by rubyslipperstheatre

To all those Bc-ers who don’t already know – here’s what is happening in our nation’s capitol: the National Arts Centre is hosting (all this past week and into next week) a festival featuring 600 artists from British Columbia!  The concept is to bring these people and their art (theatre, dance, music, visual, performance, and culinary arts – did I miss any?) to the national stage, in order to increase their presence and visibility to the country and the world.  And some of Ruby Slippers own artists are there!  Life Savers‘ Deb Williams will be there this week with her hit Mom’s the Word!; Donna Soares (who performed in both The View from Above and The Waiting Room) was there performing in Bioboxes; and Ruby’s Artist-in-Residence Rachel Peake was there with La Vue d’en Haut – a show co-commissioned by Ruby Slippers from playwright James Long.

The first week was a huge success.  If any of you are out Ottawa way this week – the whole thing wrapes up May 3 -I would highly suggest taking the time to check things out.  Full event listings are at  Or just chck out the website and see the presence BC’s artists are having out there on the world.  It is something to be proud of!


A clip from Life Savers

Posted in Lifesavers on April 14, 2009 by Rebecca Coleman

Audience feedback for Life Savers

Posted in Lifesavers with tags , on April 9, 2009 by Rebecca Coleman

“Loved the Stage. Loved the Aunt (in Mom’s the Word as well). Father, mother, sisters, everyone was really really good.
When it comes to live theatre, I always hope and hope that the actors will be convincing, and then second that the story is well-done (I just can’t concentrate on the play, if I don’t buy the performances). But they were all fantastic – nice work everyone!”
–Stephen Bailey

“It was indeed a fabulous performance! {We} went off to the GI Hotel for a drink and what turned out to be a really deep conversation about our various takes on the “story”–a sign that each of us was profoundly affected by the play. What greater statement is there than that?”
–Brenda Berck

“The play and the production tonight was absolutely fantastic. Your direction was flawless and the ensemble cast stellar. What a perfect night at the theatre! I will most certainly spread the word to my entire acting student base that this is a must see play. Congratulation on twenty years, and have a great run!”
–Iris Quinn and Fred Henderson

“Diane’s direction (of the play) was masterful. Please pass on my congratulations to Diane on bringing together one of the most diverse groups of players & roles in a play that had people around me both laughing and crying!!! She did a great job and thank you.”
–Allan & Faigie  Waisman

And these:

“Powerful performances.”
“Bravo to all!”
Thoroughly impressive.”
“Excellent show.”

Life Savers photos

Posted in Lifesavers on April 6, 2009 by Rebecca Coleman

From the camera of the lovely and talented Tim Matheson:


Colleen Wheeler and Naomi Wright


Colleen Wheeler, Kevin McNulty, Patti Allan, Maria Oldeen


Colleen Wheeler, Patti Allan


Coleen Wheeler, Kevin McNulty




Coleen Wheeler, Patti Allan


Colleen Wheeler, Naomi Wright


Colleen Wheeler, Patti Allan


Colleen Wheeler, Kevin McNulty



*All actors appearing courtesy of Canadian Actor’s Equity Association