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Keith Tomasek

Media strategist | Performing arts consultant | Podcaster

Keith Tomasek lectures at Western University Canada.

He spent three years lecturing at The American University of Sharjah, UAE.

He was Director of News Programming for CHUM's TV stations in Southwestern Ontario and Senior Interactive Media Developer with AOL Canada. He produced on a number of CBC TV and radio shows including Midday, On The Road Again and The Radio Show with Jack Farr.

A film he produced and wrote was short-listed for an Oscar nomination. He is a recipient of Canada’s National Screen Institute Drama Prize.

In the summer Tomasek publishes StratfordFestivalReviews.com.

His podcast on the Arts is The Inadequate Life, a podcast about the creative process and people whose lives depend upon it.

A Play That Explores Life Before Birth Control

Hannah Moscovitch is one of 4 playwrights shortlisted for the 2014 Siminovitch Prize. The $100,000 prize, to be awarded Monday night, is the largest theatre prize in Canada. As well as working on a ne...
10/17/2014 04:11 EDT

Chris Abraham Wins the $100,000 Siminovitch Prize

The winner of this year's Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre is Chris Abraham, Artistic Director Crow's Theatre. $25,000 of the $100,000 prize money goes toward a protégée chosen by the awar...
10/23/2013 05:28 EDT

A Theatre Mom Changed My Life

I've been interviewing stage performers, for my StratfordFestivalReviews.com website, about the creative process and people whose lives depend upon it. A common point I hear from people who have attai...
05/14/2013 05:14 EDT
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What Is Cana­dian Cui­sine?

When was the last time you saw heart, kidney, liver and tongue on a plate, let alone actually ate some? The mandate at the Stratford Chefs School is to "help people experience, enjoy and understand the gastronomy of our time, so that a distinctly Canadian cuisine may continue to develop."
02/14/2013 05:22 EST
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What Louis C.K. Can Teach You About Success

Fans of Louis C.K. were revelling after Louis won Emmy awards for best comedy writing for Louie and for his special Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre. When Louis speaks about the intersection of his creative and commercial success, the industry listens. Here are two recent podcasts that will interest Louis C.K. fans, or anyone with an interest in the business of engaging audiences online or through television.
09/25/2012 12:04 EDT
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Theatre Reviews Need More Than a "Like"

Unfortunately for lovers of thoughtful writing, the rise of amateur critiques has corresponded with the fall of professional theatre criticism. Some theatres are even adding a "Twitter section" where audience members can tweet with impunity during a show. Today news organizations are employing fewer full-time journalists to report on arts and culture, and 140 characters is a bit short for a decent review.
06/18/2012 02:12 EDT