The Life Game

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take part in the workshop of THE LIFE GAME created by the brilliant Keith Johnstone. Tonight, it is presented  in Vancouver at the Granville Island Revue Stage Theatre for 1 NIGHT ONLY!!
Trust me, You’ll love it. Here are a few details for the show.
“Good impro can make you laugh, we love it, but soon the content is forgotten. Good scenes from The Life Game stay with you always. They haunt you.” -Keith Johnstone
Experience Reality Theatre.
Each night a different guest is interviewed on stage about their life. The show takes the bare bones of a Guest’s life story, and then transforms that information, then and there, into a magical piece of theatre.
The audience leaves the theatre, NOT just chatting about what they saw onstage, but instead examining their own lives.
Everyone has a story to tell…and in Life Game those stories can be told.
“…You actually end up feeling very cherished and honored. Your ordinariness is made special.” -Life Game Guest 

Our guest:
Playwright, Actor & Mom
Lucia Frangione

Lucia Frangione is a Vancouver playwright and actor best known for writing Espresso, Paradise Garden and Cariboo Magi.
She is a Mom to a five-year old named Nora and their favourite past
time is making bread together and rocking out to ACDC. Lucia
… grew up with a Dad who owned a latino disco karaoke bar and a Mom who raised llamas. She has a fetish for thumbs, hates the word “insert”, loves to play squash and has dashed across the Arctic snow in a dog sled as far North as Banks Island.

Directed Live by Improvisation Guru and creator of the Life Game:
Keith Johnstone

Produced by Jeff Gladstone, Veena Sood, & Ashwin Sood

Featuring The Life Game ensemble:
Brian Anderson, Jeff Gladstone, Ryan Gladstone,
Denise Jones, Tom Jones, David Milchard,
Veena Sood, Lori Triolo, Tallulah Winkelman

Monday, October 25th, 7:30pm, reception to follow
Revue Theatre, Granville Island (1601 Johnson Street)
Tickets available through Tickets Tonight, or At The Door
$25.00 or $20.00 students


The Soap Show

This Monday July 24, 2010 the naive and weird hostess/spoken word artist, Miss Halle Barry returns to The Soap Show” for Season 1 of “Jour du Jour’. I  had the pleasure of interviewing this odd little gem. Here are a few questions in our

Getting to Know You”  TOP 10.

Name: Halle Barry

Title: Hostess/Spoken Word Artists

Where: Jour du Jour

Romance Novel OR Judy Blume? Romance Novel(s)

1. What did you eat for breakfast this morning? – Hemp seeds and cottage cheese plus 3 coffee’s. But I didn’t eat the coffee, I drank it. HA.Hahahahaaaaaahahhahahah.

2. Describe your perfect date. – He picks me up and we go back to his place.

3. That’s it? – That’s perfection.

4. I noticed you have a slight lisp. It’s very charming,  Talk about it. – I actually had a stroke when I was 6 years old. I woke up from a terrible nightmare and jolted my body somehow. The doctors still aren’t sure the cause but I think I was so scared that I pulled something that ultimately affected my speech patterns. I also stuck my tongue to a pole in the winter and had to pull it off. My tongue has never been the same. I think that may have contributed to it.  Then there was the time when I-

5. Alright. I think our readers get the point. Many people don’t know you are a spoken word artist aside from hosting duties . Are you working on a specific piece of spoken word? – As a matter of fact I am.  I started a piece on WOLVES. Here is a sneak peek:


You drown me with your cry furry beast. Die.

I just wrote that this morning after I got out of the bathtub.  A lot of my inspirations come from the bath.  I think it’s the water that gives me ideas or the fact that my cat Nikki passed away last week. She got killed by a wolf. I release a lot of tension through my writings.

6. Tell me about a typical day at “Jour du Jour”. – Hmmm well I show up to work and then they close it down due to health inspections. It actually has never really been open. So I usually dance around barefoot, practice my spoken words on my co-workers there, polish cutlery over and over again. Tons of things to do. Sometimes I just stare of in space. I love when I do that.

7. You share the same name with the famous actress, Halle Berry. Do people get you two confused? – Not at all. Her’s is pronounced Halle Berry (as in blueberry). Mine is pronounced Barry as in (ballet Bar.) The odd time people get mixed up but it’s no biggie.

8. Milk or Cream? Sheep.

9. What is something our readers don’t know about you? – I tend to dabble in witch craft….Oh…And I steal the odd thing. But only things that are under $5.00.

10. Tell us about your personal style? – Hmmmm I think it’s Boho chic meets Carni gal. You’d be surprised at how many treats you can win at the Carnival. It’s my favorite place….Well one of them.

Thank You Halle Berry. – Anytime. Tootaloo Bubaloo.

– Christina

Please check out the improvised soap show. Monday Nights at the Firehall Arts Center.