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, and acted in both film and stage. 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.






John Jane
Co-managing Editor
& Webmaster

 


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-five years. He has worked as a teacher, an engineering technologist, a technical writer and a soldier. While John's career background is essentially technical, he regards himself as an aspirant musician. His main interests are theatre, music, and of course, soccer.

recent reviews Firestarter (Film) | Children’s Theatre of Richmond: CATS | Theatre under the Stars: We Will Rock You | Bard on the Beach: Harlem Duet | Broadway Across Canada: Hamilton | DOXA Documentary Film Festival | Vancouver Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana | Gateway Theatre: In Wonderland |

 









Elizabeth Paterson
Co-Managing Editor



A retired librarian, Elizabeth developed web-based catalogues for libraries in the Burnaby School District. She has lived and worked in England and in London, Ontario, where she studied Classics and English at the University of Western Ontario. She plays recorder with the Pastime Consort, is Librarian for the B.C. Recorder Society, reads avidly, and attends as many concerts, operas, and plays as possible.

recent reviews Bard on the Beach: A Midsummer Night's Dream | Vancouver Opera: HMS Pinafore | United Players: A Public Reading: The Death of Walt Disney | United Players: Amphitruo | Bard on the Beach: Done/Undone | United Players: The Here and This and Now | musica intima: the beginning of the song | Vancouver Opera: La Voix Humaine | Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Carnival of the Animals |  Vancouver Opera: The Music Shop







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 Borderlands Theatre: Barrio Stories Nogales | Steve McCurry Exhibit | Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry


 



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 Geekenders: Kill The Ripper | Theatre Replacement: Alice in Wonderland | Ronnie Burkett: Forget Me Not | Winnipeg Comedy Quartet | Vancouver TheatreSports: Merry Kissmas: A Royal Romance | VSO: Rufus Wainwright in Concert | Nothing like a Dame (film)










  

Jason Martin

Jason is a West Coast boy at heart, with salt flowing through his veins. Growing up on Vancouver Island, when he wasn't writing short stories and making radio plays as a kid he was skipping rocks at the beach or biking with the bears. A writer and creative at heart, he recently took on a book project highlighting wood architecture and design in British Columbia, a passion project of his decades-long career in marketing and communications. He often forgets that he earned a master’s degree from Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Public Communications that he will one day get around to hanging on his wall. When he’s not working, he dabbles in comedy writing, stand-up, photography and is always keen to take in arts and culture throughout the city. He enjoys bike rides along the sea wall, effortlessly dodging innocent tourists at every turn.

recent reviews The Cultch: Little Red Warrior and his Lawyer

 





Nancie Ottem


Nancie was born in St. Catharines, Ontario but has lived all but 5 years in Vancouver. Growing up she was attracted to the arts, particularly theatre and dance and has continued to enjoy live theatre and dance productions as well as being an avid art gallery goer throughout her life. A degree in Canadian Studies enhanced her love of Canadian culture. Opening and running a gardening gift shop for 10 years in Vancouver was an achievement of a long held dream and allowed her to source and feature Canadian artisans from across Canada and indulge a love of artistic expression. Writing for Review Vancouver since 2011 has brought the love of theatre, dance, artistic expression and Canadian culture together and gives access to the vibrant cultural scene in Vancouver.

recent reviews DanceHouse: Winter Guests Story, Story, Die | DanceHouse: Bodytraffic-Mixed Repertoire | Pacific Theatre: How the World Began | Discover Dance: All Bodies Dance Project | Touchstone Theatre: Ominous Sounds at the River Crossing | The Biting School: Melon Piece + Blue Space | The Dance Centre: Ne.Sans Opera and Dance | PuSh Festival: La Goddam Voie Lactée

 





Ross Michael Pink

 

Ross Michael Pink enjoys the artistic adventure, particularly books, ballet, film and symphony. Ross has authored two books on the environment and wrote, directed a TV documentary with the NFB that was broadcast in 7 countries, Ross has reviewed with pleasure over 50 arts events for reviewVancouver.

recent reviews Ballet BC: What If | VSO: Jane Coop plays Mozart | VSO: Bernstein, Shostakovich | DanceHouse: Kidd Pivot’s Revisor | Ballet BC: Reveal+Tell | An Interview with Tom Locke | Ballet BC: Unfold+Give | An Interview with Jessica Jone | An Interview with Chan Hon Goh | Dancing on the Edge: Two | Wen Wei Dance

 

 

 



Christian Steckler


Christian's long-time passion has been contact and immersion with various cultures and their artistic traditions. His professional career began as a community development advocate for New Canadians in the 1970s. From there, his interest in arts and culture took him to life in Arctic Canada, where he taught for five years, and became an avid collector of Inuit art. He has also taught in China and Qatar, and has traveled extensively in Africa, South America and various other parts of the world. From his childhood, Christian has been interested in theatre, art and artistic performance, and enjoys the cultural scene wherever his travels take him. He presently teaches college prep English at Capilano University.

recent reviews Bard on the Beach: Romeo and Juliet | Theatre under the Stars: Something Rotten | Metro Theatre: Nunsense | Promethean Theatre: King Lear | Christmas with Chor Leoni | Promethean Theatre: King Lear | Chutzpah: Ophira Eisenberg