I (Andrea) had a wonderful opportunity to interview Ryan Gladstone of Monster Theatre. Initially, it was to help promote the show “Juliet: A Revenge Comedy” that is coming to VIU Malaspina Theatre on March 17, 18, 19, 2022, but it turned into much more than that. There are so many reasons why we need theatre, and why theatre needs us. If you have nine minutes in your day to watch this video, or even just listen, Ryan has some truly insightful things to say.
“Stories are the signposts in life that help us navigate.”
“Theatre is a live performing art. Without the audience, it is nothing. It’s been a weird couple of years, and we need the audience.”
Why have a career in theatre? “Do it because you have to. If there is anything else you can do in life that will make you happy, do it.”