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Part 2: The Infinity Cast on getting into character and how this play has shaped their perspectives of time.
The conversation between assistant director Michela Sisti and the cast of Infinity continues.... Infinity is in many ways a
very heavy play, emotionally. What sorts of things do you do as performers to first of all prepare yourself for your time in the room...

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It's cast interview time! The cast of Infintiy tells assistant director, Michela Sisti, what it's like to perform this raw and emotional play and how it has touched their lives.
Backstage
at the Tarragon Extraspace. Thirty minutes before dance call. I’m
sitting knee-to-knee with Amy Rutherford (Carmen) and Paul Braunstein (Elliot)
in a tiny dressing room. There’s a sound of shuffling and Vivien
Endicott-Douglas (Sarah Jean) enters ...

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Assistant director, Michela Sisti, interviews virtuoso violinist Andréa Tyniec who returns to the cast of Infinity as the mysterious figure in the white dress
Over the course of the play
Andrea plays a suite of solo violin pieces, written by composer Njo Kong Kie,
on her 1689 Baumgartner Stradivari (on loan by the Musical Instrument Bank of
the Canada Council for the Arts).    I sat
down with Andréa last week and...

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Infinity's Assistant Director, Michela Sisti, talks about the challenges of staging the past & future on the same stage
How can you make the past and future
exist at the same time on stage?  (And
not confuse the life out of people!) This is one of the most exciting staging
challenges presented by Hannah Moscovitch’s Infinity ,
a play that both interweaves and overlaps moment...

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Infinity's Assistant Director, Michela Sisti, takes us behind the scenes of the play's remount and shares insights from working with the cast and crew throughout the rehearsal journey
Week 1 Winter is the perfect time of year to work
on a play about love, death and time. Bright landscapes of glittering snow banks
unfold for you on your way to rehearsal. Dark evenings greet you when you step
outside at the end of the day. In one short wee...

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Infinity's Dora award-winning playwright, Hannah Moscovitch, shares insight about her creative process and why this remount will be different from the premiere. With the rehearsals of Infinity officially underway Hannah Moscovitch took a moment to reflect o...

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Composer extraordinaire Njo Kong Kie and virtuoso violinist Andréa Tyniec reflect on creating and performing the music for Infinity
The Dora award-winning play Infinity returns to the Tarragon's Extraspace (Jan 4-29) by popular demand. Infinity features an original score by world class composer Njo Kong Kie which is performed by the virtuosic violinist  Andréa Tyniec . Both artists shar...

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Q & A with Neema Bickersteth and Gregory Oh
Neema Bickersteth is the creator and star of Century Song , seamlessly moving through the worlds created on stage by song, dance and art. She is accompanied on piano by Gregory Oh, who creates improvised soundscapes along with Debashis Sinha (percussion and...

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Q & A with Ross Manson
Volcano Artistic Director Ross Manson joined the team of Century Song as director in 2011 and has been keenly devoted to its growth and development ever since. In this post, Ross reflects on some of his favourite aspects of the show. Ross sits at the piano ...

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Q&A with Michela Sisti
Michela Sisti is working with Volcano Theatre Artistic Director Ross Manson as a part of Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Training Program. Michela is working as the Assistant Director for Century Song  in order to learn more about directing and creat...
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