Last update: 2011-01-05

Acting Resources: Podcasts about Acting and Theatre

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2011-01-05
I have started to build a permanent page to entice you to check out other acting and theatre podcasts that I find inspiring. The new page on the Dramatic Impact: Acting and Theatre in Alberta web site includes links to each podcast on iTunes, the podcast web site, and to the rss feed. In some [...]…


Email Updates Now Available

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2011-01-05
You can now get updates for Dramatic Impact: Acting and Theatre in Alberta via email. This is a great option if you prefer to get your updates in your email inbox rather than through a feed reader. To sign up for email updates, visit the Dramatic Impact web site, enter your primary email address, and [...]…


Dramatic Impact was Covered on the CBC

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2010-09-07
The next installment of “One Big Massive Retweet” will be posted by mid September. I’ll be talking about other theatre podcasts that I find inspirational. I can’t apologize enough for not having posted anything in so long. I’m in the startup phase of my new promotions business, Often Seen New Media, Inc. Great news though [...]…


The Capacity for Play and Imagination: Is This a Legitimate Focus for the “Serious” Actor?

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2010-04-22
Dramatic Impact: Acting and Theatre in Alberta is two and 1/3 years old now, and we have had 25 episodes in total. In all that time I have not been tempted to mouth off about anything in this podcast blog. But today I discovered something that I am passionate about, which I suspect that many [...]…


Episode 22: One Big Massive Retweet, Books on Acting, Film, and Theatre, Part 1

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2010-03-15 :: Elaine Elrod Length: 13s
Download this Audio Episode (9.5 MB) This is the first of a series of episodes called One Big Massive Retweet. I’m borrowing the concept of retweeting from Twitter. However, this episode has nothing to do with Twitter. I’m just referring to the concept of spreading the word about resources that originally came from another source. [...]…


Episode 21: Interview with Actor Richard Lee Hsi

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2010-02-03 :: Elaine Elrod Length: 14s
Edmonton actor Richard Lee Hsi reveals what it's like to create a play collectively and talks about mask work and the unique experience of portraying real life people on stage.…


Feed Problems Resolved!

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2010-01-30
If you subscribe to the podcast, I have resolved the problem with the rss feed. I had to update the email address associated with my Feedburner feed account, and that’s when all the trouble started. Everything is working normally again. If you need to, please resubscribe to the feed. The address is http://feeds.acting-and-theatre.com/dramaticimpact Even better [...]…


Upcoming Episodes in 2010

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2009-12-19
I wanted to fill you in on what to look for over the next little while on Dramatic Impact. I will be posting an interview with actor Richard Lee Hsi in early January, 2010. One Big Massive Retweet I’m planning something very different, an episode that I’m calling “One Big Massive Retweet” in honour of [...]…


Episode 20: Interview with David van Belle About The Invisible Project

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2009-10-07 :: Elaine Elrod Length: 24s
David van Belle Episode 20 contains an in-depth interview with director and facilitator David van Belle about The Invisible Project, a play about homelessness. The interview was recorded last January after the performance of the play at the Drop-In Centre shelter in Calgary. The Invisible Project was also performed at City Hall as part of [...]…


Episode 19 Coming Soon!

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2009-09-02
Episode 19, an audio interview with Drop-In Centre shelter client and volunteer Linda Coleman will be up later today. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please check back in a few hours. In this interview, Linda Coleman discusses her reaction to the The Invisible Project, a play about homelessness, and how the content of the play related [...]…


Episode 19: Interview With Drop-In Centre Client and Volunteer Linda Coleman

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2009-09-02 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this Episode (8.9 MB) Episode 19 features an audio interview with Drop-In Centre shelter client and volunteer Linda Coleman. In this interview, Linda Coleman discusses her reaction to the The Invisible Project, a play about homelessness, and how the content of the play related to her own life experiences. If you want more background [...]…


Secrets of the Actor, Part 3!

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2009-07-17
Do you remember the “Secrets of the Actor” episodes from last summer ? An extension of those episodes is currently being featured on psychologist Douglas Eby’s The Inner Actor web site. The guest post includes an article about “Secrets of the Actor” (including links to those episodes if you never heard them) and a new [...]…


Episode 17: Stereo Recording of The Invisible Project

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2009-05-08 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (27.4 MB) Episode 16 of Dramatic Impact was an audio documentary about the play The Invisible Project; and as promised, this new episode consists of an edited stereo recording of the play. I recorded the play last January when it was performed at The Calgary Drop-In Centre, a homeless shelter that can [...]…


Episode 16: The Invisible Project Audio Documentary

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2009-03-20 :: Elaine Elrod
Three easy ways you can listen to this podcast: Download this episode (25.4 MB)(Instructions for Downloading: Right click the link and choose Save Link As or Save Target As. Choose a folder on your computer to save it to. Then open the .mp3 audio file in any media player on your computer.) Or Play Now [...]…


Episode 15: Interview with Actor and Singer Cory Christensen

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2009-02-04 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode(11.7 MB)   This episode of the Dramatic Impact podcast features an interview with Edmonton actor and singer Cory Christensen. Cory shares discoveries he’s made about his craft on stage and in rehearsal. Cory will be playing Clifford Anderson in Death Trap at Edmonton’s Walterdale Theatre, April 1 through 11, 2009. Cory Christensen…


Feed is Back Up at feeds.acting-and-theatre.com/dramaticimpact

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2009-01-29
Look for the next episode around February 4! Thanks for your patience. See the previous post for more information on future episodes.…


Feed May Be Down For a Very Short Time

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2009-01-28
This only affects subscribers to the podcast. Please bear with me. I use the Feedburner service, which is requiring everyone who uses the service to make a slight change. The feed may not work for a short time. Please try again if you have trouble downloading any episodes, or you can download the episodes directly [...]…


Episode 14: Interview with Actor and Director James MacDonald

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2009-01-06 :: Elaine Elrod
This episode of Dramatic Impact: Acting and Theatre in Alberta features an interview with the Associate Artistic Director of Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, James MacDonald. James discusses his approach to directing and what excites him most about theatre as an art form. He compares the pleasures of acting and directing, talks about some of his peak [...]…


Goal for 2009: Expand Our Audience!

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2008-12-21
This was the first year of Dramatic Impact: Acting and Theatre in Alberta. My goal has been to consistently produce content that is entertaining and stimulating. If you like the show, please help me out by rating the podcast in the iTunes Store. If you have an iTunes account, just search for Dramatic Impact in [...]…


Episode 13: Interview with Opera Singer and Career Educator Lary Benson

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2008-12-03 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (14.5 MB) This episode features the opera singer, tenor, and career music educator, Lary Benson. Lary reveals the arduous work involved in balancing technique with expression as an opera singer, and gives advice to singers to help them rediscover the feeling of a song each time they perform. Lary Benson Mentioned in [...]…


Episode 12: Interview with Actor, Director, Playwright, and Singer Timothy J. Anderson

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2008-11-14 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (15.6 MB) In this interview, Timothy J. Anderson sheds light on how he comes by his unique combination of gifts and accomplishments. Hear how this actor, singer, director, playwright, and librettist discovered his love of music and performing. Timothy also discusses how performing in the chorus for world class opera productions at [...]…


Episode 11: “The Rest of the Interview” with Actor Michele Brown

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2008-10-01 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (14 MB) On this episode we’re hearing from the talented and delightful Michele Brown, a veteran Canadian actor who was featured in Episode 7: Secrets of the Actor, part 1. This is the first of the “Rest of the Interviews” series, in which I’m going to present material that I recorded for [...]…


Episode 10: Interview with Canadian Playwright Vern Thiessen, Part 2

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2008-09-17 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (20.7 MB) This is part 2 of an in-depth interview with Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen. For part 1 of the interview, listen to Episode 9. In this second half of the interview, Vern talks to Elaine about the influence of his family. He discusses his dark and surreal play, Blowfish, [...]…


Episode 9: Interview with Canadian Playwright Vern Thiessen, Part 1

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2008-09-08 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (15.9 MB) This is part 1 of an in-depth interview with Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen. Part 2 will be released in Episode 10. Vern is a well known playwright, whose plays have been produced internationally. His play Einstein’s Gift won the Governor General’s Award, Canada’s highest honour for playwriting. Some of Vern’s [...]…


Episode 8: Secrets of the Actor, Part 2

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2008-07-21 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode 21.4 MB Coming on September 9, 2008: An In-Depth Interview With Canadian Playwright Vern Thiessen. Vern’s plays have been performed internationally. He is the author of the Governor General’s Award-winning play Einstein’s Gift. Some of his other plays include Vimy, Shakespeare’s Will, and Blowfish. As promised, here is part two of Secrets [...]…


Episode 7: Secrets of the Actor, Part 1

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2008-07-09 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (21.8 MB) Secrets of the Actor will be presented in two parts. Part 2 will be released in the next couple of weeks. Part 1 features 3 Canadian actors talking about how the art of acting has enriched their lives and given them special insights into life. The discussion also focuses on [...]…


New Feed Address at Acting-and-Theatre.com

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2008-06-04
The new permanent feed address is feeds.acting-and-theatre.com/dramaticimpact. You can either paste this address into your podcasting aggregator (like iTunes or Google Reader) or use the buttons in the sidebar on the Dramatic Impact web site to subscribe. Note: This feed will serve content from Theatre Alberta until July 7. After that, the content will come [...]…


A New Site and a New Feed Address (Starting July 7th)!

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2008-06-03
Welcome The Dramatic Impact podcast now has a permanent home on this web site. Welcome to any current listeners and to any new visitors. Over the next few months, I’ll be adding content to the site that I hope will be of interest to fellow actors and theatre addicts. New Feed Address Will be Announced [...]…


Episode 6: Evolution or Extinction? The Metamorphosis of the Canadian Theatre Artist

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2008-06-03 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (29 MB) A panel discussion moderated by Theatre Alberta’s Jill Connell. This episode explores several questions about contemporary theatre. The panellists discuss whether we should see theatre as under threat because of film and television and whether theatre artists should evolve to meet the demands of new forms of theatre and changing [...]…


Episode 5: Interview with Canadian Playwright Trina Davies

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2008-05-05 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (16.5 MB) Canadian playwright Trina Davies talks about her journey from being a poet and actor to becoming a playwright. She discusses her latest projects and talks about the special power of theatre to touch the minds and imaginations of people and get them thinking about crucial human issues. Mentioned in this [...]…


Episode 4: Interview with director and dramaturg Vanessa Porteous

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2008-04-02 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (12.7 MB) Learn from dramaturg and director Vanessa Porteous how directors, dramaturgs, and playwrights interact during the rehearsal process for a new play. Vanessa reveals the elements of theatre she finds most pleasurable, what kinds of theatrical experiences she aims to create for an audience, and gives advice to playwrights who are [...]…


Episode 3: Interview with playwright, director, and performer David van Belle

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2008-03-04 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (17.3 MB) In this episode, David van Belle tells Elaine about the Calgary theatre company, One Yellow Rabbit, and how it has influenced him. He also discusses the differences between performance creation and more traditional forms of theatre and talks about his own original works. Mentioned in this episode Reading of Everything [...]…


Episode 2: Interview with actor Christopher Hunt

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2008-02-05 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (12.9 MB) In this episode we present the first of four short interviews with theatre artists who were instructors at PlayWorks Ink 2007. In this first interview, Calgary-based actor Christopher Hunt gives us a glimpse of what fuels his love of theatre and his dedication to his craft. Mentioned in this Episode [...]…


Episode 1: Morwyn Brebner’s Keynote Address at PlayWorks Ink

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2008-01-09 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this episode (27.6 MB) Kicking off the Dramatic Impact series is a recording of Morwyn Brebner‘s thought-provoking, funny, and inspirational PlayWorks Ink keynote address, "Plays Well With Others." In this entertaining and articulate keynote address, Morwyn challenges us to stand up for our artistic visions, to explore new theatrical forms, and to use our [...]…


Episode 18, Part 4: Technical Theatre at Grant MacEwan University

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0000-00-00 :: Elaine Elrod Length: 6s
Download this episode. (38.5 MB) Here is part 4 of our first video episode about the Theatre Production program at Grant MacEwan University. In this program, students learn about backstage aspects of theatre, such as set building, lighting, costumes, and …


Episode 18, Part 1: Technical Theatre at Grant MacEwan University

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0000-00-00 :: Elaine Elrod
Download this Episode (32.8 MB) Watch Part 2. This is the first video episode for Dramatic Impact! Episode 18 will be in four parts and focuses on the Theatre Production program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Theatre Product…


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Dramatic Impact: Acting and Theatre in Alberta

Insight into the minds, artistry, and passions of veteran theatre artists, including actors, directors, playwrights, and singers.

Dramatic Impact: Acting and Theatre in Alberta