Ed Farolan
Founding Editor

Ed studied Philosophy and Letters in the late 60s at the University of Madrid, and later did graduate work in Hispanic Studies at the University of Toronto. Afterwards, he specialized in Theatre and Media in the United States, and went on to do some professional acting for stage and screen. He also wrote stage as well as screen plays. In 1985, he founded the Montreal Experimental Theatre and then the following year, moved to Vancouver . He developed a Theatre Programme for the Langley School District in 1987, and later taught Acting at the VCC Langara and Downtown campuses. His one-act play, The Caged Dream, was produced at the Vancouver Fringe in 1993 by the Vancouver Experimental Theatre, and the following year, he directed Elmer Wiens' Critical Paths also for the Fringe. His collection of plays, Hexalogia Teatral, was published in Spain in 2011.

recent reviews Lean on Pete |The Death of Stalin | Arts Club Theatre Company: Onegin |Broadway Across Canada: Motown | The Insult | Tomorrow´s Power| | Arts Club Theatre Company: Misery | VSO: A Sinatra Celebration | Anna Baignoche: Becoming


John Jane


John is originally from Britain but has also lived in South Africa, Thailand, and China and has now been living happily in Vancouver for over twenty years. He has worked as a teacher, an engineering technologist, a technical writer and a soldier. While John's background is essentially technical, he comes from a theatrical family, having a cousin in film and television and a mother who performed in British vaudeville. His main interests are theatre and music.

recent reviews Chutzpah: Perla Battalla | Chutzpah: Salomé: Woman of Valor | Arts Club: Forget About Tomorrow | Ballet BC: Romeo + Juliet | Twelve Girls Band | Gateway Theatre: Salt-Water Moon | Artsclub Theatre: Fun Home | The Cultch: Jabberwocky

Sharon Cairney

Sharon's childhood home was filled with many souvenirs of her father’s Vaudeville tap dancing career, although she did not inherit the “dancing gene” herself. During her thirty years as an elementary school teacher in the Coquitlam School District, Sharon was most inspired when teaching art, drama, creative writing and poetry. She is a big fan of Vancouver's many festivals, with the International Writers Festival and International Jazz Festival being two of her favourites. Sharon enjoys spending her free time either visiting art galleries or getting outdoors to go cycling with her friends.

recent reviews PuSh Festival: Portraits in Motion


Patricia Cassidy

Born and raised in London, England, Patricia loves film, art, literature and architecture. She has lived and worked in many countries and has completed film and fine art studies in Vancouver. Patricia has narrated documentary films, and interviewed several well known novelists, including crime writer Michael Connelly (The Poet) and Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha). In a perfect world, she would love to have visited, or better still, been a part of, Gertrudes Stein's Paris salon with Hemingway, Picasso, Marcel Duchamp and F. Scott Fitzgerald dropping by.

recent reviews Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life



Darren Cordeiro

Darren was born in Chilliwack where his parents exposed him to diverse forms of art from a very young age. At the age of 18, he moved to Montreal where he completed a degree in Marketing at Concordia University. Studying the way that people think and behave always intrigued him. He enjoys seeing how artists transpose these thoughts into their own personal forms of expression. Living in Montreal for over 15 years allowed him to be immersed in the rich culture that a bilingual speaking city offered. Back in Vancouver, he enjoys the culture and art that the West Coast brings.

recent reviews Vancouver Queer Film Festival | Vancouver TheatreSports: Oh Canada |Studio 58: 42nd Street | Fighting Chance: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee | Vancouver TheatreSports: Christmas Queen | Internatonal Day of the Dead