We caught up with Robert McQueen to discuss his directing process this season – from Britta Johnson’s new Canadian musical Life After to the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. Robert is the Director of New Musical Development at The Musical Stage Company and his directing credits include many of our past productions such as You Are Here, Reframed, The Wild Party, Falsettos, Caroline, or Change, and The Light in the Piazza. Don’t miss Robert’s exquisite take on Fun Home at the CAA Theatre, on stage now!
I’ve never been someone to get wrapped up in year-end reflections. Since a theatre season follows the academic calendar, the “new year” typically starts for me right after Labour Day, making the December 31/January 1 transition fairly irrelevant. However, as we say goodbye to 2017, I am more nostalgic than usual, reflecting on our first 12 months as The Musical Stage Company. Here are some personal highlights: More
By: Lynne Shankel
We sat down with Britta to discuss the development of Life After and how her creation process varies from project to project.
By: Robert McQueen
When Britta Johnson contacted me in December of 2015 to say that she had been awarded the Toronto Fringe Festival’s Paul O’Sullivan Award for her new musical Life After I was, of course, thrilled for her. I had first heard Britta’s theatre composition a year earlier when she participated in our annual Noteworthy session, and immediately I had became an ardent admirer of her work; so, when shortly after our first conversation, she rang me again and asked if I would direct the Fringe production, I was thrilled. More