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By Ian Thal December 25, 2013

Total Verrückt!: Charlestown Working Theater continued its long association with Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, Massachusetts by presenting this piece, written and performed by Double Edge artist-in-residence Joanna Caplan, and directed by company member Matthew Glassman. Set in the Westerbork (more…)


Coverage of three dance shows in The Toronto Fringe Festival July 6th to 17th, 2011

Guests: Swing dancers Alisha Ruiss and Phil Bourassa with Poet Nicholas Power on Get Happy at Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79a St George Street.

Actress, Theatre Artist and Arts Educator Joanna Caplan and Co-Creator,Core Actor and Co-Director of Double Edge talk about Total Verruckt! created when she was based at Double Edge Theatre's Farm Center in Ashfield Massachusetts and explored their movement based improvisation methodology. Annex Theatre, 730 Bathurst Street.

Choreographers Susan Kendal and Brittany Duggan on Pocket Alchemy's first Toronto Fringe Festival production of Scienceography, an elaboration on science through movement.

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Curious cabaret

Solo theater piece describes performers’ stories from Holocaust camp


Recorder Staff

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
(Published in print: Thursday, November 28, 2013)

ASHFIELD — When Joanna Caplan takes the stage for “Total Verrückt!” it isn’t so much to portray a persona as to weave together stories and characters into a visual narrative of those Jewish cabaret performers held in the Dutch transit camp, Westerbork, during the Holocaust. (more…)

By RICHIE DAVIS, The Recorder Staff,