Q+A: Sock ‘n’ Buskin director Meg Sutton

Carleton’s own Sock ‘n’ Buskin theatre company has a production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon premiering on Nov. 16. With the show a week away, The Charlatan sat down with director Meg Sutton to learn more about the show. The Charlatan (TC): Let’s start with why [you chose] The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon? What drew you to the play? Meg Sutton (MS): It’s a very cute story. I’ve been a part of Sock ‘n’ Buskin for a while. I found my family and great friends. I always thought I’d be an actor, never thought I’d be a director. When I choose [the play], I was across Canada and my friend Mary convinced me to direct a show. I didn’t want to, […]

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Animation Fest celebrates 40 years

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) celebrated its 40th anniversary with festivities new and old. The festival showcased the best of animation in the past year, but also held special events to commemorate the anniversary. Artistic director Chris Robinson said the big way the festival celebrated its anniversary was with screenings of all of the grand prize winners since 1976. The screenings served as an opportunity for audiences to see how the world of animation has changed over the past 40 years. “The animation when I was a kid was pretty simple, pretty limited,” Robinson said. “Today, the technologies have changed and the diversity of techniques and styles are pretty mind-blowing.” Like previous years, this year’s competing films came from […]

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