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I've written about theatre, film, TV, books, sports, travel and gear, for places like the Globe & Mail, Yahoo!, cbc.ca, Travel Alberta, Rosebud Theatre, The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary Arts Development, Postmedia, The Stage, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, and many others. Author of The White Guy: A Field Guide, a satirical look at white guys, and playwright/performer of The White Guy, published by Applause Books in Best American Short Plays 1997-98, and developed by Warner Bros. & Quincy Jones as a TV Pilot. Playwrighting instructor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia since 2007. Aspiring travel writer, frustrated sports columnist, former copywriter, radio lover and slow walker. twitter@halfstep, instagram@halfstep86, stephenbhunt@gmail.com. stephenbhunt.com

Prairie Dance Circuit activates the idea of west

A review of Prairie Dance Circuit, performed as part of the 2017 Fluid Festival, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Telemetry explores uncharted pockets of a dance system

What happens when contemporary meets tap? You get Telemetry, from Vancouver choreographer Shay Kuebler, featuring the tap wizardry of Danny Nielsen.

Frédérick Gravel’s sincere fakery

A conversation with Montreal dancer, choreographer, musician, director and lighting designer Frédérick Gravel about presenting two shows at the 2017 Fluid Festival.

Fluid Festival recipe: a double-dose of Montreal, three parts prairies, and a conversation about dance

The Fluid Festival  October 18-28 by Stephen Hunt Bodies tell cool stories too. Calgary, beginning October 18, will be the epicenter of a conversation about dance, when The Fluid Festival opens with a trio of performances. At 7p.m. the Prairie... Continue Reading →

When the truth starts to hurt, The Christians truly takes flight

The Christians at Rosebud Theatre through Oct 23 Four stars At first blush, there's something a little audacious about the storytelling in The Christians, Lucas Hnath's moving drama about the fallout that occurs when a celebrity pastor blurts out an... Continue Reading →

Pattengale leads excellent cast in The Christians

The Christians At Rosebud Theatre Opening Sept 22 through October 28 rosebudtheatre.com by Stephen Hunt If the best actors are the most honest ones, then Rosebud is one lucky theatre company, because they have a whole slew of them. Exhibit... Continue Reading →

Gentle’s storytelling fills up Holy Picture

A review of An Almost Holy Picture, the summer studio theatre offering from Rosebud Theatre.

Spitfire Grill feels at home in Rosebud

Rosebud Theatre presents The Spitfire Grill through September 2 rosebudtheatre.com Four stars Some shows just fit their theatrical home so perfectly, you marvel that they ever played anywhere else. That's certainly the case with The Spitfire Grill, Rosebud's sweetly-sung, heart-warming... Continue Reading →

Samuel Gentle’s search

by Stephen Hunt An Almost Holy Picture at Rosebud Theatre June 29 through September 2 http://www.rosebudtheatre.com Phone toll-free 1-800-267-7553 or locally at 403-677-2001 How would your faith hold up when the worst happens? That's the emotional backdrop Rosebud actor David... Continue Reading →

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