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Devin Barnes is an aspiring actor, writer, director and improvisational comedian. He's attended Fanshawe College's Theatre Arts program, the Second City's Improv for Actors courses and Centennial College's Advanced Television and Film – Script to Screen program, and also has a BA in philosophy. Some of his recent credits include Mark in the short film “The Law of Attraction”, Hans in the Zoom production of “More Than a Stuffy Dissertation” and the Prince's Dad in “The Princess is the Pauper”, and he has particularly fond memories of his role as Mr. Dimanche in Fanshawe College's production of “Don Juan”. When he was growing up he had a cat named Lightsaber. (Credit for profile picture: Helen Tansey.)
So I've talked about a wide variety of things in these blogs, though many of my ideas tend to overlap: the roots of creativity and their subsequent societal function, whether or not trying to make a living as an...
So, I'm a drama teacher, employed at "Suffah Academy", an Islamic private elementary school in Mississauga currently struggling to balance in person and virtual learning. In addition to its religious leanings, Suffah Academy values giving students an education in...
I am betting a lot of you, our readers, view this blog because you're interested in art, creativity, etc. or maybe you want to be employed as a working artist. Perhaps you've gone to school for something creative, like...
See what I did? Thank you, contemporary journalism: you taught me everything I need to know about clickbait headlines.Because, I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but "success in ten easy steps" isn't a thing. Oh sure, you can take...
If you've been reading my articles, you know that I'm not aiming for some makeshift jab at serious journalism. It's a back-and-forth mental process in which I play tennis with my own head - trying to go at an...
I have talked about creativity a lot on here. What is its function in society? What purpose does it serve? Is it worth pursuing as a career, despite the hardships involved in attempting to do so? Can it be...
Let me preface this by saying I'm not a clinician. I'm not a psychiatrist. I can't answer this question with an unequivocal "Yes" - although "art therapy" is undeniably a thing. But I am someone who wants to use...
There's an adage from the Pixar film "Ratatouille" that I particularly enjoy: "Anyone can cook," says the world-class chef Gusteau. He was idolized by our vermin-turned-hero at the center of the tale (or tail, because he's a rat. Get...
As aspiring artists, we know that art and creativity serve a function - but what, exactly? Nurturing the soul? What does that even mean? Is creativity just a distraction? How necessary is it? Surely it's not necessary in the same...
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