Horizon & Co. - Interviews with Dennis Garnhum
Markus Schale, President of Horizon & Co., will be presenting images from his recent research trip to the Baltic States & Russia at the annual Horizon & Co travel presentations this fall (see the schedule below). Markus will be joined by the celebrated Canadian theatre director Dennis Garnhum, currently living in New York City, who will be presenting his director's pick of the best of New York Theatre for Horizon's new On Stage series.
(PRWEB) September 26, 2004
We are offering the media a chance to meet with and interview both Dennis & Markus. If you are interested in scheduling an interview, please contact us.
2004 Presentation Venues
Windsor, Riverside Library Tuesday September 28 at 2 pm
London, Hilton Hotel Wednesday September 29 at 2 pm
Oakville, Central Library Thursday September 30 at 2 and 7 pm
St. Catharines, Centennial Library Friday October 1 at 2 pm
Barrie, Barrie Public Library Sunday October 3 at 2 pm
Oshawa, McLaughlin Library Monday October 4 at 2 pm
Toronto West, Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel Tuesday October 5 at 2 pm
Kingston, Kingston Central Public Library Thursday October 7 at 2 pm
Ottawa, Ottawa Congress Centre Friday October 8 at 2 and 7 pm
Toronto Downtown, Marriott Eaton Centre Tuesday October 12 at 2 pm
Guelph, Evergreen Centre Wednesday October 13 at 7 pm
Toronto East, Toronto Civic Garden Centre Thursday October 14 at 2 and 7 pm
Dennis Garnhum - BIOGRAPHY
For the past three seasons, Dennis has directed at the Stratford Festival of Canada. Productions there include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, and premieres of Timothy FindleyÂs plays SHADOWS and THE TRIALS OF EZRA POUND.
He directed the premiere of Maureen HunterÂs play VINCI for the National Arts Centre, Manitoba Theatre Centre and Can Stage last winter. At the Tarragon Theatre, he had the honor of directing SKYLIGHT and SLAVS. Dennis has directed at the Shaw Festival for six seasons. His productions there include THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, STILL LIFE and S. S. TENACITY. For the Manitoba Theatre Centre he has also directed TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and OF MICE AND MEN (Both co-productions with the Citadel Theatre), CLOSER and THREE TALL WOMEN.
This past winter Dennis directed a new play, DOWN THE MAIN DRAG, as part of the PlayWrites Festival at Alberta Theatre Projects. In the fall, he directed BLUE/ORANGE for the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, B. C. and Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg. He is currently writing a stage adaptation of THE WARS by Timothy Findley which has been workshopped in New York City.
Selected Press Quotes for Dennis
ÂGarnhum delivers an evenly paced and nicely choreographed productionÂ he proves the theory that good acting is about being directed well.Â DOWN THE MAIN DRAG at Alberta Theatre Projects Â Calgary GLOBE AND MAIL Â February 2004 by Kamal Al-Solaylee
ÂDirector Dennis Garnhum and a stellar cast all work together to pull off a compassionate, humorous and thought provoking production that stays vivid in the mind of its audience well after itÂs conclusion.Â
BLUE/ORANGE at Belfry Theatre Victoria and P. T.E. Winnipeg WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, October 2003 Chantal Desgardins
ÂAided by director Dennis GarnhumÂs sure hand, Vinci whirls through to an inevitable but disturbing conclusion. This production heralds a future for Vinci as a regional theatre favorite.Â VINCI at Canadian Stage - Toronto VARIETY Â April 2002 by Iris Winston
It was a masterpiece of sights, a spectacle of swashbuckling and a tale of touching romance. Dennis Garnhum has created an awe-inspiring, fairy tale of the average manÂs ability to become a hero.Â THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL at the Stratford Festival BEACON HERALD Â May 2002 by Laura Czekaj
ÂThis new play benefits from nuanced performances and bold direction. It has received a striking production by director Dennis Garnhum, who confirms his reputation as a talent to watch. The production is strong and emotionally affecting. Garnhum gives it a fluid, fast-moving, cinematic feel.Â VINCI at the National Arts Centre Â Ottawa / Manitoba Theatre Centre OTTAWA CITIZEN - January 2002 by Steven Maze
ÂAfter his impressive one-two punch last season (SLAVS and CLOSER) not to mention gigs at Shaw and Stratford this summer, GarnhumÂs suddenly the cityÂs hot new director, capable of tackling difficult scripts and controversial topics with confidence and taste.Â OUTLOOK for Theatre Season NOW ÂToronto Magazine - September 2001 by Glenn Sumi
ÂKyraÂs trying to cook dinner, and in Dennis GarnhumÂs fine production, this is done with superlative realism.Â SKYLIGHT at the Tarragon Theatre Â Toronto NATIONAL POST - September 2001 by Robert Cushman
ÂIf Russia had directed its politics as well as Dennis Garnhum has directed SLAVS, then Tony Kushner wouldnÂt have anything to write about. With his inspired direction SLAVS emerges as first-rate theatreÂ .every scene is superbly acted, and staged with great panache by Mr. Garnhum.Â SLAVS at the Tarragon Theatre Â Toronto TORONTO STAR - November 2000 by Richard Ouzounian
ÂDennis Garnhum has captured all of the details, put it on stage with delicacy and care, and helped shape some wonderfully detailed performances.Â STILL LIFE at the Shaw Festival TORONTO STAR - July 2000 by Richard Ouzounian
ÂThe Citadel mainstage is used brilliantly by director Dennis Garnhum in a splendid, beautifully acted productionÂ . ItÂs hard to imagine a better production of this timeless play.Â OF MICE AND MEN at the Citadel Theatre Â Edmonton EDMONTON JOURNAL - October 1998 by Liz Nicho