BroadwayWorld Toronto is excited to welcome its newest contributors, Frances Fong-Lee and Amanda Macchia, to the BWW team! Scroll below to read more about these two writers!
Frances and Amanda will be covering theatre in the Toronto and surrounding areas alongside Kelly Cameron, Mark Andrew Lawrence, Lauren Gienow, and Michael Torontow!
Frances Fong-LeeFrances Fong-Lee is a Honours graduate from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. Her career path changed a bit during the summer of 2007 when she saw "Jersey Boys" on Broadway for the first time – that was the moment when Frances realized she wanted to be a theatre director! She made her theatrical directorial debut in April 2011 with Harold Pinter's "Victoria Station" at Glendon's Fridge Festival. In October 2011, Frances directed a scene study from Keith Huff's play "A Steady Rain". She also had the pleasure of directing "Inside", her first comedy at Glendon's 2012 Fridge Festival. And, just this past May, Frances took on the challenge of directing a playlet from Howard Barker's "The Possibilities" in a Directing Course led by Richard Rose at the Tarragon Theatre. Most recently, Frances directed and produced her first big production: Yasmina Reza's play "Art" at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. She is thrilled to join the BWW team and cannot wait to share with her readers the continuously astounding theatre shows playing here in Toronto!
Amanda MacchiaAmanda Macchia is a journalist and musician from Toronto. Raised in a city that offers a vast amount of dramatic productions, she has always maintained a passion for theatre and a closeness to the stage.
Her writing and documentary filmmaking demonstrate her passion and understanding for arts & culture and her appreciation for the creative people who produce it.
Under the helm of Romina Oliverio, BroadwayWorld Canada covers theater and arts events in Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa.
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