Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello, Goodbye!

Green Thumb Theatre is pleased to welcome Michael Kleinberg-Bassel as our new Production Manager. While we are sad to see former Production Manager Rachael King leave the Green Thumb family, we are very excited for her new position at Exhibition Place in Toronto and wish her every success with this new adventure!
Most recently with 2B Theatre in Halifax, Michael has also worked at The Segal Center in Montreal and The Banff Centre in Alberta. He brings an in-depth knowledge of touring and a deep love and commitment to Canadian Theatre. Michael will start full time with Green Thumb in July.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Showdown: Adventures in the North

Jordan Jenkins. The lava beds outside of Prince Rupert

After a month on the road we’ve returned home to Vancouver. Our last few days on the road where a little sentimental. We reflected on the places we’ve been, the amazing food we’ve eaten and the people we’ve met. We’ve been so lucky to travel all over BC and meet some of the most amazing people and we’ve gone to some pretty awesome schools. 

(l-R) Jordan Jenkins, Chirag Naik, Dana Paul, Lili Beaudoin

A highlight of our trip was when we got a helping hand from the folks at Theatre North West. Our set was in need of some repairs and they offered the use of their facility. From the moment we arrived they made us feel welcomed, the TD John showed us the set for their upcoming production and he recommended lots of good places to eat around Prince George and Kamloops. 

Chirag Naik

I think another experience that will stick with all of us was at one of our shows in Kamloops. We arrived during the lunch hour and met a bunch of students. They were hockey fans, so we got along pretty well. They watched us practice and they gave us a few pointers on how to be better players. Several of the students even showed Jordan how to do a new trick. Lili bonded with some of the gymnastic students and they showed each other their best handstand.

Its experiences like these that reminded us why we work in theatre and why we love what we do.

It’s good to be home, just over a week of shows left. We can’t wait to make even more memories as we visit more schools around Vancouver.


The Showdown Gang.

A majestic eagle

Friday, October 24, 2014

Notes from the Road: Showdown

It is officially day 6 of our tour, but the 5 of us (three actors, a stage manager, and a little blow up clown named Bozo that we nabbed from our directors office before starting the trip) all agree that it feel like it’s already been weeks! We filled our two Kelowna days with Bowling, Lazer Tag and good food… I think we could have stayed in Kelowna the whole month! Nakusp was a beautiful little town surrounded by mountains and lake, our first show there we got in the gym and realized there was a bird stuck in the rafters. We were about 5 minutes from starting the show when a teacher suggested we turn off all the lights to attract attention to the natural light coming from outside and after about a minute of darkness the bird flew right out. Revelstoke is full of skiers and snowboarders. We found ourselves a fun pub on the main strip called The Village Idiot and ate some delicious burgers and soups. Now we are on our 3 day long drive, already done 1 day 2 more to go! Dana is hoping to see a moose she even has miniature plastic moose on the dashboard which is a “good luck in seeing large antlered animals” charm. Today we drive up north! Winter is coming…

Sincerely yours,


Chirag Naik, Lili Beaudoin, Jordan Jenkins