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ACTRA Spotlight is a podcast from ACTRA Toronto about performers, by performers. Join us as we chat with notable Canadian performers about their stories and work in the industry.

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ACTRA Spotlight is a podcast from ACTRA Toronto about performers, by performers. Join us as we chat with notable Canadian performers about their stories and work in the industry.

    From the ACTRA Spotlight Archives: Bruce McCulloch, Vance Banzo and Tim Blair

    From the ACTRA Spotlight Archives: Bruce McCulloch, Vance Banzo and Tim Blair

    Join host David Gale in a funny and insightful episode of #ACTRAspotlight as he chats with Bruce McCulloch of The Kids In The Hall, and Vance Banzo and Tim Blair of TallBoyz.
    This episode was originally recorded in February, 2020, just before the pandemic hit and the world shut down. As such, we did not feel it appropriate to release at the time. However, since our recording The Kids In The Hall have produced their new season, and the TallBoyz second season debuted. The conversation with David is a compelling listen after two years, as Bruce reflects on his past with The Kids In The Hall, and working on the launch of TallBoyz. Vance and Tim then share stories about their show, and working with Bruce.

    • 1 hr
    Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald of The Kids in the Hall

    Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald of The Kids in the Hall

    Join host Thom Allison in our latest episode of #ACTRAspotlight as we chat with Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald of The Kids in the Hall. Hear about what brought The Kids back for the new series, writing and developing new characters for the show, working together again, advice for sketch writers and performers, and more. Don't miss this great conversation and don't miss the new episodes of The Kids in the Hall on Amazon Prime! If you enjoy this episode, please check out other ACTRA Spotlights, where we've had in-depth discussions with Canadian performers including Bilal Baig & Fab Filippo, Jo Vannicola, Jean Yoon, Cara Ricketts, Karen Robinson, Peter Keleghan, Rick Mercer, and more. 
    Watch The Kids in the Hall on Amazon Prime: https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0FH2H6ISQIZX8XOPPZDSLBT22H/
    Watch this ACTRA Spotlight episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oJiYVpumyok

    • 41 min
    Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo

    Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo

    Join ACTRA Toronto President David Gale in our latest episode of ACTRA Spotlight, where we chat with Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo, creators of the new CBC and HBO Max comedy Sort Of. Give a watch to the wonderful Sort Of, now streaming on CBC Gem!

    • 43 min
    Joanne Vannicola

    Joanne Vannicola

    Join host David Gale for an inspiring conversation with Emmy award-winning actor, author and activist Joanne Vannicola. Listen as Joanne discusses being a non-binary performer, their memorable acting roles over the years, becoming an author, their work with ACTRA Toronto as the chair of outACTRAto, and more.
    Read more about Joanne's memoir, All We Knew But Couldn't Say:
    https://www.joannevannicola.com/memoir
    Watch outACTRAto's Queer Your Stories PSA:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=163zfH1go8s

    • 43 min
    Cara Ricketts

    Cara Ricketts

    Join host David Gale as we have a wonderful chat with the ACTRA Award-winning Cara Ricketts! Listen as Cara chats about life during COVID-19, reflects on her background in theatre, her time at the Canadian Film Centre, her award-winning role on Anne with an E, being second on the call sheet on Street Legal, video game performance in Far Cry, and more.

    • 59 min
    Jean Yoon

    Jean Yoon

    Join host David Gale as he chats with former ACTRA Spotlight host, co-star of Kim's Convenience and 2020 ACTRA Award of Excellence recipient, Jean Yoon! This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience at ACTRA Toronto's Winter Conference in February 2020. In this episode Jean chats with David about her role as Umma on the smash hit Kim's Convenience, her past roles in stage and screen, living around the world, and more.
    As mentioned in the podcast, Jean gave a wonderful speech at the ACTRA Awards, which shortly followed the recording of this podcast. You can give it a watch here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5noqpAvkGI

    • 53 min

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