Artistic Director Michelle sits down with newest staff member
Q: What is your background?
A: I have a masters in Creative Writing from the University of Manitoba.
Q: Have you ever been published?
A: Yes, I have a novella titled Gaze which has been published and I also edited a horror anthology called The Shadow over Portage & Main.
Q: What compelled you to apply for the Assistant GM job?
A: I had one part time job in another arts organization and need a second one. I wanted to stay in the arts sector and the job at SIR seemed like it would be interesting. As I already knew all the office stuff it was a good fit.
Q: Have you ever tread the boards?
A: (laughs) Does that mean to perform? Well no. But I was in a couple of bands; Blown Up Friend and Face Your Destroyer so I think that counts.
I would describe them as alternative prog- metal*. (Michelle has no clue what this is….she first wrote it down as Prague-metal)
Q: What is your favourite Shakespeare play?
A: I love Merchant of Venice because it is grim and has one of the best speeches in “hath not a Jew hands”
Q: Describe Artistic Director Michelle Boulet in one sentence.
A: She always enters and leaves the room in a flurry but she totally gets things done.
Q: Describe General Manager Lisa.
A: She is the organizer of all the flurry.
Q: You have now been here just over a year. What have you learned?
A: I have learned what ‘tread the boards’ mean….also just how much effort it takes to put on an SIR show.
Q: What is your favourite thing about SIR?
A: The people! (Michelle gives an aww shucks)
* a fusion genre melding heavy metal and progressive rock that combines the loud “aggression” and amplified guitar-driven sound of the former with the more experimental, cerebral or “pseudo-classical” compositions of the latter.
Keith’s position made possible through funding from The Winnipeg Foundation