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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

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 →

Holt treasures the view from the Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill at Rosebud June 16 through September 2 Phone toll-free 1-800-267-7553 or locally at 403-677-2001 rosebudtheatre.com Elinor Holt set a goal for the summer of 2017. The award-winning Calgary actress, who somehow managed to marry a musician named... Continue Reading →

Eternal optimist Thornton Wilder, meet the end of the world

Rosebud Theatre presents Under the Skin of Our Teeth Through June 3 rosebudtheatre.com Four stars Review by Stephen Hunt The end of the world is a tough place to start a play. Yes, it's about as dramatic as it gets... Continue Reading →

Thornton Wilder’s enduring optimism powers The Skin of Our Teeth

Rosebud Theatre presents The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder March 31 through June 3 (Photo: Cast of The Skin of Our Teeth) Actor Declan O’Reilly didn’t need a hard sell to be convinced to return to perform at... Continue Reading →

Messing with eating disorders

British playwright and actor Caroline Horton talks about Mess, her drama being presented by Vertigo Theatre's Y Stage through February 11

dirtsong sings a story

The High Performance Rodeo & Black Arm Band present dirtsong February 2, 7:30pm, Jack Singer Hall You can talk your reconciliation, or you can walk it. That might be reductive, but it's also the message Fred Leone wants audiences to... Continue Reading →

Mouthpiece: Winner or Loser?

The High Performance Rodeo presents Mouthpiece at 7pm and Winners and Losers at 9pm, Saturday January 28 Four stars apiece I don't know if they did it on purpose, but the High Performance Rodeo has created a kind of gender-driven double... Continue Reading →

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