Posts Tagged ‘Stretch Dog’

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Meet Director Michael Wipf

September 2, 2010
Full name: Michael Wipf

Michael Wipf

What is your background?
My family name is of German origin, it means “to leap, bound or jump”. I have hutterite ancestry that dates back to the 16th Century. In the late 18th century my ancestors migrated to Canada.
How did you get involved with Stretch Dog/Glass City Theatre?
Robert Olguin, is a good friend of mine and overtime, slowly but surely, he convinced me that I had to get involved. When I finally was on board 100% I said “I think I want to direct you too, sucka” and there you have it.
If you had to sell out, how would you choose to do it?
By buying tickets at the fringe festival and seeing the show, STRETCH DOG
As a director, what are you hoping that people will get out of this show?
That its OK to “compromise” and that its OK to “fail” and to hopefully see the humor in that.
Why should people see this show?
Because we ALL sell out at one point or another
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Meet Writer & Performer Rob Olguin

September 1, 2010
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This is similar to the opening sequence of the show, but without the crappy tape recorder!

Roberto Salvador Olguin

What is your theatre background?
I discovered Theatre in my second year of University and immediately changed my major. I received a BA in Drama from Trinity Western University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Washington
Tell us a bit about the history of Stretch Dog.
Well, as a writer I tend to go with what I know. This show was written three months after the birth of our first child and I was struggling to process all of the mind bending questions, doubts, and emotions that come along with being a new parent. Add to that a not so flourishing career and a dash of self loathing and you have the core ingredients for the show. Now, for my MFA Thesis, I was to write and perform a twenty minute original work and that is where Stretch Dog first reared his lovely head.
If you had to sell out, how would you choose to do it?
Just the way the character in the show does … I would (God forbid) make money acting.
Share an interesting rehearsal story.
I was just launching into one of the more colorful portions of the script (language wise) when the rector of the Church space we were rehearsing in stumbled in asking if we were with the Theatre. It might have been better for the Theatre if we’d have said no. Alas, I cannot tell a lie.
Why should people see this show?
The material is the real deal stuff of life. This is a person you will recognize. This is a person you can relate to. This is a person you can laugh at AND with and a person you can really get behind and root for. Up with the underdogs!
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Check out these photos from STRETCH DOG

August 31, 2010

Stretch Dog opens at the Vancouver Fringe in only NINE days!  Because we are so excited about this, here are some photos to give you a glimpse at Stretch Dog.

For more information about Stretch Dog at the fringe, Check out the event page here or on facebook.

Rob Olguin in Stretch Dog.

Rob Olguin in Stretch Dog