I can’t now remember when I first met Pat Foran, but was introduced to him as the Producer of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, one of the province’s preeminent theatre companies (AF’s Artistic Director, Robert Chafe, has also been on the show!). But “producer” is just one of his many skills and, in fact, Pat was in Corner Brook a few weeks ago, working on a new show inspired by letters written to Franz Kafka. Pat describes the show as ‘physical theatre’ and it was truly fascinating to talk about the germination of the project and how it is being developed. There’s also a very talented team working on the piece, and Pat talks about that as well.
We also talked about Artistic Fraud (on fire again this season) and got around to a general discussion not just about the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador, but the need for arts management in Newfoundland and Labrador.