Saturday “Mat Chats”

Saturday Matinee Performances at the Citadel are immediately preceded by what we call pre-show “Mat Chats,” opportunities for the audience to have a conversation with interesting people connected in some way with the production.


The next Sat Mat Chat will take place on Saturday, April 15th, featuring special guests Citadel Artistic Director, Daryl Cloran, and writer, Mieko Ouchi. They will be speaking about our upcoming 2017/18 season, featuring The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story of Robin Hood – adapted by Mieko and directed by Daryl – and about adapting a story like Peter Pan into Peter and the Starcatcher.

Mieko Ouchi

Mieko Ouchi is a Canadian actor, writer, and director who works in both theatre and film and TV. Her plays have been produced across Canada and the U.S. and have been finalists for the 4 Play Reading Series at The Old Vic in London, the Governor General’s Award for Drama, the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award and the City of Edmonton Book Prize, winning the Carol Bolt Award and have been translated into French, Japanese, Czech and Russian. Her award winning documentary, narrative and experimental films have played over 30 festivals and aired in Canada and internationally. She is also an award winning actor and freelance director and dramaturg and much sought after teacher.

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Daryl Cloran

Daryl Cloran is an award-winning Canadian theatre director. Formally the artistic director of Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, he took over as the artistic director of Citadel, succeeding Bob Baker, in September 2016. Originally from Ontario, Daryl has been at the artistic helm of WCT for six years, and in addition is a nationally recognized director of productions across the country, including at the Arts Club, Theatre Calgary, National Arts Centre, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage and Neptune Theatre. He was the Artistic Director of Theatrefront, Toronto, known for its unique international theatre collaborations in countries such as South Africa and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which played across Canada and internationally to much acclaim.

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