Points of View with Jillian Keiley

Points of View with Jillian Keiley

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“Points of View” from the National Arts Centre of Canada, hosted by NAC English Theatre Artistic Director, Jillian Keily.


The Wedding Party
Feb 6 • 48 min
In this Points of View, around the presentation of Crow’s Theatre and Talk is Free Theatre’s production of The Wedding Party, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley hosts a discussion with special guests, Lisa Levia, Catering Sales Manager…
The Hockey Sweater: A Musical
Dec 14, 2018 • 44 min
In this Points of View, around the holiday presentation of the Segal Centre For Performing Arts from Montreal’s The Hockey Sweater: A Musical, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley hosts a discussion with special guests, Author Roch Carrier…
Silence
Nov 6, 2018 • 52 min
Mabel Hubbard Bell was a strong, self-assured woman – bright, passionate, and a complete original. Despite a near-fatal case of childhood scarlet fever that cost her the ability to hear, she learned to talk and lip-read in multiple languages. At 19, she…
Up To Low
May 15, 2018 • 42 min
Based on the novel by Ottawa’s beloved Brian Doyle, Up to Low is the magical and mystical tale of a young boy’s journey to manhood. Twelve-year-old Tommy is on the road with his father and volatile family friend Frank, heading back to the cabin they…
Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave
Apr 24, 2018 • 35 min
Centred around the cataclysmic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave illustrates how world events link us all together. From two brothers in Malaysia trying to save their house from sinking, a Canadian radio-show host angered by…
887
Jan 23, 2018 • 37 min
Celebrated theatre-maker Robert Lepage returns to the NAC with an autobiographical journey through his childhood in a Quebec just beginning to awaken to its own promise. Unable to memorize a poem he must recite, Lepage uses the “memory palace” technique,…
King of the Yees
Nov 3, 2017 • 43 min
It’s mid-rehearsal, and two actors playing Lauren and Larry deliver their lines. All is well until the real Larry wanders onstage. When the real Lauren – who, it seems, is also the playwright – leaps up from the audience, chaos ensues. Throw in some rogue…
Onegin
Nov 2, 2017 • 41 min
Evgeni Onegin is a charismatic and bored bad boy who makes ruinous choices at every turn, leaving devastation in his wake. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s serial poem about unrequited love in 19th century Russia, this sweeping and romantic story for the ages…
Kill Me Now
Jul 1, 2017 • 51 min
Incendiary Canadian playwright Brad Fraser (Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love) makes his long-awaited return to the NAC with Kill Me Now, a gritty black comedy leavened with profound humanity. Widower Jake Sturdy cares for his…
Vigilante
Apr 18, 2017 • 45 min
The ghosts of the Donnellys return to tell their side of things. A raucous, wall-of-sound rock opera, Vigilante tells the explosive true tale of a ruthless Irish immigrant family and an entire town bent on revenge. Based on the unsolved 1880 massacre of…
Infinity : Music, Math and Theoretical Physics
Mar 16, 2017 • 52 min
The cynical, skeptical daughter of a theoretical physicist and a composer, Sarah Jean’s clinical approach to love meets with little success. In this absorbing drama infused with science and classical music, three exceptional minds collide like charged…
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Feb 16, 2017 • 53 min
A sweeping drama of personal and political ambition follows soon-to-be Premier Joey Smallwood – the self-described “Last Father of Confederation” – as he propels the Dominion of Newfoundland into union with Canada in 1949. Both saint and sinner, the…
A Christmas Carol
Dec 20, 2016 • 48 min
In Victorian London, bitter, selfish Ebenezer Scrooge spends Christmas Eve counting his money. But unexpected visits by the ghost of his former partner Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come change his life forever. This…
Empire of the Son
Dec 12, 2016 • 48 min
In this exhilaratingly original, multimedia one-man show, actor / comedian / radio broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu tells the dynamic story of an emotionally distant father whose legacy is felt beyond his lifetime. From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging…
‘da Kink in my Hair
Dec 5, 2016 • 41 min
Ever since a hairdresser in 1984 mistakenly chopped off my long braided rat-tail, I’ve never liked getting my hair done. Besides a lack of trust that I’m going to get to hold on to my hard-grown assets, I always feel funny staring at myself in a mirror…
Belles Soeurs: The Musical
May 19, 2016 • 45 min
In this final Points of View of the 2015/16 season, Artistic Director Jillian Keiley hosts a discussion with two special guests, Belles Soeurs Producer Allan Sandler and Joël Beddows, Outgoing Director, Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa /…
Concord Floral
May 11, 2016 • 42 min
Something happened at the Concord Floral greenhouse. Nobody talks about it – until two girls uncover the horrifying secret. Now havoc has been unleashed, forcing ten teenagers to flee a mysterious plague they’ve brought upon themselves. Featuring ten…
BOOM: the cultural heartbeat of a generation
Apr 8, 2016 • 36 min
BOOM chronologically documents a historical period stretching from that first ‘boom’ of the Atomic Bomb in 1945 all the way to the Apollo 11 landing the first human beings on the Moon in 1969. These two iconic moments span 25 of the most tumultuous years…
Don’t Doubt the Trout! - Twelfth Night
Feb 2, 2016 • 49 min
In this Points of View, NAC English Theatre Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley hosts a discussion with three special guests, Pityu Kenderes and Judd Palmer of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, and University of Ottawa Theatre Professor Kathryn…
Truth and Reconciliation: Jack Charles V The Crown
Jan 26, 2016 • 56 min
Aboriginal. Actor. Addict. Residential School Survivor. Cat Burglar. Homosexual. Jack Charles is an Australian tribal Elder and a living legend. This highly entertaining and autobiographical presentation, which includes a three-piece band, runs the gamut…
Anne and Gilbert, The Musical!
Dec 22, 2015 • 37 min
In this Points of View, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley hosts a discussion with two special guests, Anne & Gilbert Co-Composer and Lyricist Nancy White and Campbell Webster, Original Producer of Anne & Gilbert, about the evolution of…
At The Intersection of Grief and Culture
Dec 10, 2015 • 49 min
In this Points of View, Assistant Director Brad Long hosts a discussion with two special guests, The December Man (L’homme de décembre) Director Sarah Garton Stanley and Paul Donison, Senior Priest, St. Peter and St. Paul’s Anglican Church and bereavement…
The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God
Nov 17, 2015 • 51 min
Now Magazine in Toronto called The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God one of the top ten shows of the decade.
The Double
Jun 9, 2015 • 48 min
“A stroganoff of comedy, slapstick, mime, music, humour and terror, The Double is a delicious play that you’ll find yourself immersed in … fascinating on many levels, both technically and artistically.” George Perry, mooneyontheatre
Take Me Back to Jefferson
Apr 29, 2015 • 38 min
This Southern Gothic chronicles a family’s odyssey to bury their matriarch. The Bundrens must do battle with floods, fire and their private demons as calamity and chaos haunt their 40-mile funeral procession across Mississippi. Touching and darkly…
Obaaberima
Apr 24, 2015 • 51 min
Coming out to yourself can be as hard as sharing it with others. Tawiah M’Carthy’s captivating hero is caught between worlds – gay and straight, black and white, African and North American. Through storytelling, dance, and live music, Obaaberima…
Stuff Happens
Feb 13, 2015 • 50 min
In this Points of View Podcast Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley interviews director David Ferry and Rosemary Thompson for Stuff Happens. “Stuff happens… and it’s untidy, and freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and…
Alice Through the Looking-Glass
Dec 17, 2014 • 50 min
In this Points of View, guest host NAC English Theatre Artist in Residence Corey Payette chats with two special guests, Alice Through the Looking-Glass Assistant Director Christine Brubaker and Alice aficionado and collector Amanda Lewis, about the…
Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata
Dec 1, 2014 • 49 min
In this Points of View episode, Special Guest Host, 2014-15 Ensemble member Amy Matysio chats with two guests – Do You Want What I Have Got? cast member Dmitry Chepovetsky and e-commerce guru Kiersten Hanly – about the vagaries and quirks of buying and…
The Importance of Being Earnest
Nov 17, 2014 • 33 min
In this Points of View, Jillian Keiley chats with Brenda Lawrence of Lawrence and Associates, Offline Executive Introductions, and 2014-15 Ensemble member David Warburton, offering unique perspectives on Oscar Wilde’s classic tale The Importance of Being…
Oil and Water
Jun 16, 2014 • 44 min
Experience this English Theatre production through an encounter with Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley as she interviews two special guests who offer unique perspectives on the piece: Robert Chafe, Playwright, Oil and Water and Laurell…
Huff
May 28, 2014 • 47 min
In this Points of View podcast, Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley speaks with Elizabeth Kantor, Designer and Producer of Huff, and Rob Chief, Aboriginal Youth Worker.
Seeds
May 12, 2014 • 55 min
Experience this English Theatre production through an encounter with Artistic Director Jillian Keiley as she interviews two special guests who offer unique perspectives on the piece: Annabel Soutar, Playwright, and Trish Jordan, Director of Industry and…
Kim’s Convenience
Feb 4, 2014 • 43 min
Jillian Keiley chats with Kim’s Convenience Actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Korean Teacher Yunsook Lee about the creation of Kim’s Convenience and the experience of Korean immigrants in Canada.
The Sound of Music
Dec 20, 2013 • 26 min
In this Points of View Podcast, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley chats with The Sound of Music Choreographer Dayna Tekatch and Ottawa Musical Artist Nicole Milne about the production and the magic of musicals.
Hamlet (solo)
Nov 28, 2013 • 39 min
In this Points of View episode, Artistic Director Jillian Keiley chats with HAMLET (solo) Director Robert Ross Parker, along with his and HAMLET (solo) star Raoul Bhaneja’s mothers, Marie Bhaneja, and Elizabeth Parker, about the production and its journey…
Tartuffe
Oct 31, 2013 • 43 min
In this Points of View, we turn the tables as Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley interviews Jillian Keiley, the director of Tartuffe, along with Rev. Trisha Elliot about the Newfoundland influence and religious thoughts behind Tartuffe.…
Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story
May 22, 2013 • 48 min
In this Salon Saturday podcast, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley speaks with Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story Director John Cooper about the creation of the play and working with star Jackie Richardson, and CKCU Radio host John…
Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott
Mar 19, 2013 • 55 min
In this Salon Saturday podcast, Artistic Director Jillian Keiley speaks with playwright Beverley Cooper, about the creation of her play, Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott and Superior Court Justice Colin McKinnon, about the miscarriage of…
Metamorphoses
Mar 4, 2013 • 49 min
NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley invites English Theatre patrons to join her and Metamorphoses Set and Costume Designer Bretta Gerecke, as they discuss the creation of the play’s unusual set.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
Feb 11, 2013 • 40 min
Jillian Keiley speaks with Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director for Theatre Calgary and Director of Pride and Prejudice about the creation of the production. She also speaks with production Dramaturg Sherry Wattling, who leads the studio audience in a trivia…
Thirsty
Jan 21, 2013 • 45 min
In this edition of Salon Saturdays, Jillian Keiley speaks with ornithologist Michael Runtz and playwright Dionne Brand about the NAC English Theatre production of, “Thirsty”.
The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum
Jan 15, 2013 • 33 min
Artistic Director of the NAC’s English Theatre, Jillian Keiley, sits down with the director of The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, Mary Vingoe, to discuss the play, Cape Breton culture, and Ceili dancing.