Cara won the ’09 Joanna Maratta Fringe Award for the artist who “best exhibits the original founding spirit of the Vancouver Fringe Festival and shows the most potential to contribute to the Vancouver theatre community”. So there. The prize consists of a mentorship with TJ, who pretty much totemically embodies the spirit of independent theatre here on the West Coast. They have decided to use their time to prepare Brendan’s first ever play, which I for one am eagerly awaiting, as he’s a true local wordsmith. In addition to being a Vancouver Slam Poetry Champion and placing 2nd in the World’s, he’s a past winner of the illustrious 3-Day Novel Writing Competition. Oh, and he’s a member of The Fugitives. So yeah, I guess theatre’s what’s next.
TJ’s just put up his first post on the new blog, asking for opinions on the play’s title. Check it out here if you’d like to help them out…
And break legs all. We’ll be eagerly awaiting whatever comes out the other side.
For fun, this was my first taste of The Fugitives, back in 2007. A buddy had seen them do a mini-show before a movie at 5th Avenue Cinemas and raved about them: