MEET THE TEAM
Bio coming soon.
Liz Goode is a multimedia journalist, creative storyteller, and a lover of everything to do with the creative arts. She’s excited to be a part of this year’s Fringe Review Team!
When she’s not typing away furiously on her latest article or freelance writing assignment, you’ll find her out and about in the city, camera and headphones in tow. Oh, and occasionally she dances with fire.
Find out more about Liz and keep in touch at www.lizgoode.ca or on Instagram at @liz_g_in_the_city.
Jenna Masuhara is an avid theatre, film, and book lover. Basically, she loves a good story. She’s also passionate about representation in the media and will champion diversity every chance she can get. This is her first year attending the Fringe Festival and she's looking forward to all the amazing, interesting, and weird productions!
Madisen first discovered her love of theatre in the seventh grade when she was cast as Goldilocks - the lead in her school's original, in-house written play. Notably, the part she initially and emphatically tried out for was Chicken Little. Madisen went on to study theatre at SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, graduating with a Fine Arts degree in Performance. Theatre Addicts has allowed Madisen to not only share her love of theatre with the world, but to help her fulfill her lifelong dream of making selfie videos.
Michelle Squiggles Williams
Michelle “Squiggles” Williams is a lover of theatre and arts, receiving their BFA from Emily Carr University in May 2017, they have a lot of passion for the arts community. They have been invested in theatre since high school and haven’t stopped loving it. They are a theatre technician on Granville Island and have been attending Vancouver Fringe Festival for over 5 years. Fringe is almost like family, a family of weird, quirky and fun loving nerds that all have something in common: Theatre.
For a self-professed bookworm and introvert, Sonja did more performing growing up than she realized at the time. Mostly re-enacting scenes from books and movies with her friends, but there were also a few years of competitive baton twirling in there, and the odd poetry reading. These days she mostly exists on the other side of the stage curtain watching others perform. That all might change with this year’s video review format. She is really excited to be part of the Theatre Addicts review team for the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival. When not reviewing theatre, you will find her riding elevators, drinking tea, and reorganizing her bookshelves.
This is Brieanna’s second year reviewing The Vancouver Fringe Festival. She has absolutely no credentials or special skills as a reviewer but she is an average Fringe goer like yourself and promises to be honest and ridiculously enthusiastic in her reviews. If you like run on sentences, crazy facial expressions, and animated voices, you’ll probably want to check out her reviews.
Evelyn has always loved performance arts having been a costume designer and wardrobe mistress for theatre and dance in a much earlier life and was also an amateur musician. When her friends were going to AC/DC concerts Evelyn was in the front row watching her heroes like Glenn Gould at the piano or soaking up professional theatre, dance and opera. For Evelyn , great technology will never replace the excitement of live performance.
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Bio coming soon.
Reija Jean is a Vancouver-based writer and musician. A professional writer by trade with an undergraduate degree in English lit, Reija has been a copywriter, a freelance editor, a project manager, a designer, a blogger and a camp counsellor. She has reviewed books, movies and music, and she once reviewed her VHS tape collection for a project called "Videodrones."
Reija is working on her first novel, a fairy tale inspired by the lyrical muse of Jane’s Addiction. She also runs a “Shut Up & Write” group every Saturday (join us?), plays in her band, Nuisance Bear, and recently became a board member for Girls Rock Band Camp Vancouver.
Follow her on Instagram: @reijagrrrl
Vanessa was raised in a theatre family, and has been a passionate attendee for as long as she can remember. Although Vanessa did not ultimately end up in the family business, she has loads of theatre-patronage experience and always has strong opinions on every show she sees. Vanessa is very excited to join the Theatre Addicts team for the 2018 season of the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Why just rant and rave to your friends, when everyone can be subjected to what you think?!
Founder and primary editor of Theatre Addicts, Danielle has been hooked on theatre ever since her parents snuck her in to a performance of 12th Night when she was 4 years old. Danielle has a Masters in Acting from E15 Acting School and is certified to teach the Meisner Approach through the True Acting Institute. But Theatre Addicts isn't about creating more exclusivity, it's about bridging gaps and starting conversations.
Ferne is orginally from South Africa but came to Vancouver two years ago because she heard it was pretty snazzy here. Then she discovered how much it rains. Ferne hails from a very creative family having relatives that are artists, writers, actors and vocal trainers. She is a musician herself and loves seeing anything musical, cinematic or theatrical. She has travelled over a quarter of the world's countries but rather likes Canada and would like to stay here longer please. Ferne also plays competitive Quidditch in her spare time but is yet go to an 'ice' hockey game.
One of Karen’s favourite things about Vancouver is how accessible Theatre is in this city. With so many dedicated artists and venues there’s something for every taste and budget. She is excited to be a part of TheatreAddicts and hopes that by sharing her theatre experiences she’ll entice others to shake up their routine and support this amazing community by attending more live theatre. Treat yourself, challenge yourself, surprise yourself.
Melody has loved live theatre ever since her first ballet when she spent the entire time on the edge of her seat wondering why she wasn’t a swan. But alas she can’t dance, so she must review. She is in no way an aficionado but still loves noir themes, improv, and real stories about real people in all their glorious success and failure. When not reviewing theatre, you might find her telling stories of her own.
Although a home-grown Vancouverite, this is only Selene’s third time attending the Vancouver Fringe Festival. She is ecstatic to be returning as a Fringe Reviewer and very excited to see as many shows as she can this year. An avid theatre lover, both of attending and performing, Selene likes a show that will make her smile until her cheeks are sore and think - really hard. A recent graduate from UBC’s education program she is eager to begin teaching and sharing her love of theatre with everyone!