14 October 2008


We got in a little trouble. Wendy Housten and Tim Crouch both had concerns about the kids making noise during their shows. There was a fair bit of rustling at Tim’s show, some of the kids looking at the festival program, checking out future fare. With Wendy, I only recall a bit of whispering but, as anyone who has ever been onstage knows, the only thing actors like to hear is laughter and, if the time is right, a few sniffles. Whispers are simply a no-go. I was surprised Tim had as issue, since he seemed like the kind of performer to be able to tell people to shut up, but, then again, his show is complex and fast, and perhaps he didn’t want to bias the jury against him