ONRPEI.ca is a website that began in May of 2011 and has covered Prince Edward Island’s live theatre with a style like no other. We provided performance reviews for just about every show that played and for many it was the morning after opening night. Along the way we established a presence on Twitter YouTube & Facebook. After a chance meeting with an actor named Bill McFadden I started out and since then we’ve added a number of great writer’s to help cover all of the great events.
Meet the panel of writers who have reviewed shows for ONRPEI!
Cindy Lapeña is a theatre afficionado and writer who has had extensive theatrical experience both on stage and off it. Before she moved to Canada in 2007, she was the Executive Director of Benildanze, a dance company comprised of University-level scholars in the Philippines. She designed costumes, sets, lights, and choreographed for the company. In 2006, as the Chairperson of the Technical Theatre and Production Design Programs at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, she mentored graduating students through their thesis productions.
She has also acted on stage and in film. She worked with the Repertory Philippines Co., as the Director of Publicity and Public Relations, creating press releases, feature articles, programmes, posters and other publicity materials for the company. She was awarded 3rd place for a full-length play in English in the Palanca National Literature Awards (the Philippine equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), also in 2007. She currently teaches part-time at Study Abroad Canada.
Blair Dewar is the host of “Homegrown Atlantic”, a show dedicated to the musicians of PEI and Atlantic Canada. Blair resides in Brudenell, PEI and is a member of the East Coast Music Association. He attended Holland College – Prince of Wales Campus, graduating from the Business Management program in 2000 & the Sales & Marketing Management program in 2001. Blair has volunteered with the East Coast Music Awards & Radio ECMA as an on-air announcer.
An excellent writer and music fan, Kimberley has done many reviews of PEI bands & musicians. She has a writing style all her own and lots of theatre & film knowledge.
After taking the challenge from an old actor dude named Bill McFadden in October 2010 I did a lot of research into web design, social media, marketing, and writing. After much trial and error I decided to use WordPress to create ONRPEI.CA. I attended & reviewed many shows on PEI from 2011 to 2016 & learned a lot.