Gossip Round-Up – October 15

Relaxing at the Old Y Centre

l-r: Allison Cummings, Randy Gledhill, Chumpon Apisuk, Johanna Householder

After Allison Cummings’ performance at Epcor, artists gathered at the Old Y Centre, site of M:ST’s office. Eventually the conversation turned to wine, and the group left for a drink next door at Hop In Brew Pub.

Johanna Householder, Chumpon Apisuk, Randy Gledhill, and Allison Cummings launched into a discussion of Thai art politics, which soon turned into enthusiastic stories of drinking customs at the international festivals each had performed at. Drinking an Aprikat, the animated Gledhill recalled an anecdote about skyping with a “festive” Vasan Sitthiket at 4am Bangkok time.

Later, the group was joined by Terrance Houle, Dan Wilson, festival Artistic Director Tomas Jonsson, and, briefly, trans musician/heartthrob Rae Spoon, in town filming an NFB documentary.

See Johanna Householder and other Canadian performance luminaries perform W.O.R.K.S. tomorrow evening at the Royal Canadian Legion.