ACTRA Spotlight is a podcast from ACTRA Toronto about performers, by performers. Join co-hosts Jean Yoon (star of Kim’s Convenience) and ACTRA Toronto Vice-President, David Gale (host of Loving Spoonfuls), as they chat with notable Canadian performers about their stories and work in the filmmaking industry.
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:
Watch outACTRAto's Queer Your Stories PSA:
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.
Join host David Gale as he chats with former ACTRA Spotlight host and co-star of Kim's Convenience, Jean Yoon! This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience at ACTRA Toronto's Winter Conference in February 2020. Listen as Jean talks about her role in 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 and you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5noqpAvkGI
In our first ACTRA Spotlight of 2020, join host David Gale as he chats with former ACTRA Award of Excellence recipient Peter Keleghan. Peter is one of Canada's most well-known faces, having been the first Lloyd Braun in Seinfeld, plus starring in many famous Canadian shows including The Newsroom and The Red Green Show. Peter discusses his famous family connections, the origin of his name, how he helped instigate the creation of the Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union, and more!
Join host David Gale as he chats with the wonderful performer Karen Robinson. Karen is perhaps best known recently for her role of Ronnie Lee on the hit comedy Schitt's Creek, but has appeared across stage and screen in a career spanning more than two decades. In this episode she talks about her newfound fame thanks to Schitt's, her family life, her start in the business and her thoughtful perspectives on diversity in the film and TV industry.
Join host David Gale as he has a funny and engaging chat with the wonderful, award-winning actor Eric Peterson. Eric, a remarkable defender of Canadian content, has had many iconic roles over his career, including Oscar Leroy in Corner Gas and Leon Robinovitch in Street Legal, plus the internationally successful Billy Bishop Goes To War. In this episode, the past ACTRA Award of Excellence recipient discusses his long career in film and theatre, the importance of telling Canadian stories, and more.
Charming and insightful, this entertainment industry insider podcast is a true Canadian gem!