In a wide ranging chat, Jerry Wasserman, theatre critic for The Province, actor, professor of English and Theatre at the University of British Columbia, and editor of Vancouverplays.com, talked with Joseph Planta about his website, being a theatre critic, and the vibrancy of the arts scene in Vancouver.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
Jerry Wasserman is the theatre critic for The Province and is a professor of English and Theatre at the University of British Columbia. He’s an accomplished performer with many stage, television and film credits, and is a member of the 2005 jury for the Siminovitch Prize. A popular and prize winning teacher, he is also the proprietor of the very fine website Vancouverplays.com, an invaluable theatre guide and repository of his reviews. We’ll talk about his website, the state of theatre in this city, and more. Please welcome to THECOMMENTARY.CA, Jerry Wasserman; Good morning, Professor Wasserman.