Charles Demers and the Pantomime

UBC Creative Writing Instructor Charles Demers creates his first pantomime,and The Georgia Straight tells all.

“I’ve been dreaming of writing a panto since I heard what a panto is—about six months ago,” jokes playwright Charles Demers, joining director Amiel Gladstone and musical director Veda Hille in an interview with the Straight as East Van Panto breaks for lunch. Demers, who works primarily as a comedian and author, says that when Theatre Replacement called and asked him about creating a panto, nobody had much familiarity with the subject… Read more