Briefly introduce yourself/your company…
My name is Jonathon Paterson and I’m the artistic producer of RibbitRePublic Theatre, originally from Edmonton, AB, but now based in Vancouver.
What is it that makes your work/company unique
I suppose it’s the fact that we have been around so long (our first production was in 2000) and we have toured to to many different Fringe Festivals with a unique variety of shows – one year it was a musical about boy bands and the next it was a world war 2 drama. We’ve also collaborated and teamed up with a variety of other Fringe performers and have also created new work.
What kind of experience do you hope audiences will have during your show?
What I have found on this tour this summer, is that audiences who see my show have a cathartic experience. They have laughed and cried and I hope that they have the same experience in Vancouver.
Without spoilers, tell us what you think audiences will remember most about your show?
What do you think is the best thing about the Fringe?
The camaraderie among performers, volunteers, patrons and staff. We are all in this together, and we are all helping and supporting each other. We’ve all had our backs at different times this summer and it has been absolutely amazing.
What is the most important thing you hope audiences will take away from your show?
A sense of catharsis and knowing that they are not alone. Once you see the show you’ll understand.