As some of you may know, Canada is in the throes of an election. I was delighted to see that Tyrone Benskin, VP of ACTRA and Artistic Director of Montreal's Black Theatre Workshop, is not only running for parliament in Jeanne-Le Ber, but is within 1.1% of winning it.
I had the pleasure to work with Tyrone on Charlie Jade (he played Karl Lubinsky), and he is a wise and thoughtful man, easy to work with yet passionate about the work, a rare combination.
I think it would be great to have a voice in Parliament who knows the concerns of the performing arts community firsthand. And with the NDP surging in Québec, it's suddenly possible. So I'm going to organize a little fundraiser this week. In the mean time, check out his site, http://tyronebenskin.ndp.ca, and if you feel like it, come to our fundraiser.
Labels: Canadian politics
Bless your heart, Alex. Throwing a fundraiser is a really great way to help.
One of my dark secrets is that I used to work in politics in the US, and I've been through a few fundraisers in my day.
Are you holding the fundraiser on your own, or in conjunction with the campaign? If you'd like some pointers on an effective fundraiser, shoot me an email. I'd love to see you make a great success of this.
And how do I reach you, @Shaula?
Sorry, I thought my email address would show up for you on the back end of your blog. (Didn't mean to be a Woman of Mystery there.)
Email on its way.
Congratulations on Tyrone's win. I hope you're at a victory party tonight!
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