Saturday, December 18, 2010

Domini Blythe 1947-2010

 Toronto Star Obit

PlayBill Obit

What can I say. She was lovely. She was supremely talented. She was the devastatingly beautiful woman I got to work with in my first professional job.

We all played poker one night. She would always say something like "Darling I am so sorry that four of a kind beat your two pair" and take all my money.
I never minded because she was Domini Blythe.

I asked her once why she kept a couple of hundred dollars in her passport. And why she kept her passport with her all the time. She said "Darling you never know when you might have to run for the airport."

The story is told that while at the Citadel Theatre Lorraine Price's young son asked her why she said "Darling" all the time. Domini replied "Well Darling, it's because I'm affected."

I had not seen her for years but I will miss her.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

One Actor's Choice

Sabryn getting her hair in shape for Ruined.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

You Need This

Shamelessly stolen from the Angry White Guy in Chicago blog a truly great article by Stephen Downes.

Things you really need to learn.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Future?

Ok, just go and read this from the Globe & Mail: Canadians are no longer giving to charities as they once did

and after that sit back and consider the future of your theatre company and all those nights that you have sat in a bar and dissed the blue rinse set.

Maybe we should stop and think about the future of theatre. Maybe we should consider that Rob Ford the new Toronto mayor suggest we look to the private sector for funding. Maybe we should consider that elephant grey is not the best colour for a living room.