The Red Priest Redux

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on May 01, 2014

What a great experience to get to see my play 10 years after its premiere at ATP’s playRites Festival!

Vanessa and her team did a top-notch job on the show, and I am so pleased that so many family, friends, colleagues and Calgarians came out to see the production. I so appreciate the support that I get in my second homes... ATP and Calgary!

Interesting to see the relevance of Vivaldi’s discussion of how precarious it is to be a freelance artist reflected in the Calgary Herald in an op-ed about public vs private funding of the arts.  Although I don’t agree with Chris Nelson’s premise that the rich should pay for the arts rather than the taxpayer, it’s great to see the play be a part of the public discourse.

Special shout out to Ashley Wright who stepped in at the last minute to take on the role of Vivaldi once again. It was fantastic to see him from the audience perspective this time. It brought back lots of wonderful memories of our time together performing the show in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto back in 2003 and 2004.

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