Ed Farolan
Founding Editor

Ed studied Philosophy and Letters in the late 60s at the University of Madrid, and later did graduate work in Hispanic Studies at the University of Toronto. Afterwards, he specialized in Theatre and Media in the United States, and went on to do some professional acting for stage and screen. He also wrote stage as well as screen plays, and acted in both film and stage. In 1985, he founded the Montreal Experimental Theatre and then the following year, moved to Vancouver . He developed a Theatre Programme for the Langley School District in 1987, and later taught Acting at the VCC Langara and Downtown campuses. His one-act play, The Caged Dream, was produced at the Vancouver Fringe in 1993 by the Vancouver Experimental Theatre, and the following year, he directed Elmer Wiens' Critical Paths also for the Fringe. His collection of plays, Hexalogia Teatral, was published in Spain in 2011.

recent reviewsThe Legend of Tomiris | The Invincible Dragon | Cut Throat City | Succession (Season 2) | I Am Woman | Evil Boy | Odd Man Rush | Bad Education | Valley of the Gods | King of Staten Island

John Jane
Co-managing Editor
& Webmaster


John is originally from Britain but has also lived in South Africa, Thailand, and China and has now been living happily in Vancouver for over twenty-five years. He has worked as a teacher, an engineering technologist, a technical writer and a soldier. While John's career background is essentially technical, he regards himself as an aspirant musician. His main interests are theatre, music, and of course, soccer.

recent reviews The Cultch: Out of Order | News of the World (film) | VSO:Tribute to Black History | The Cultch: a craigslist cantata | United Players: She Sells Sea Shells | Gateway Theatre: Home for the Holidays | Theatre Replacement: Panto Come Home | Vancouver Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors | Chutzpah Festival: Iris Bahr | Chutzpah Festival: Old Friends | United Players: The Red Priest | Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Dee Daniels | The Cultch: Little Volcano


Elizabeth Paterson
Co-Managing Editor

A retired librarian, Elizabeth developed web-based catalogues for libraries in the Burnaby School District. She has lived and worked in England and in London, Ontario, where she studied Classics and English at the University of Western Ontario. She plays recorder with the Pastime Consort, is Librarian for the B.C. Recorder Society, reads avidly, and attends as many concerts, operas, and plays as possible.

recent reviews musica intima: the beginning of the song | Vancouver Opera: La Voix Humaine | Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Carnival of the Animals |  Vancouver Opera: The Music Shop

Patricia Cassidy

Born and raised in London, England, Patricia loves film, art, literature and architecture. She has lived and worked in many countries and has completed film and fine art studies in Vancouver. Patricia has narrated documentary films, and interviewed several well known novelists, including crime writer Michael Connelly (The Poet) and Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha). In a perfect world, she would love to have visited, or better still, been a part of, Gertrudes Stein's Paris salon with Hemingway, Picasso, Marcel Duchamp and F. Scott Fitzgerald dropping by.

recent reviews Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry | Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life


Darren Cordeiro

Darren was born in Chilliwack where his parents exposed him to diverse forms of art from a very young age. At the age of 18, he moved to Montreal where he completed a degree in Marketing at Concordia University. Studying the way that people think and behave always intrigued him. He enjoys seeing how artists transpose these thoughts into their own personal forms of expression. Living in Montreal for over 15 years allowed him to be immersed in the rich culture that a bilingual speaking city offered. Back in Vancouver, he enjoys the culture and art that the West Coast brings.

recent reviews Ronnie Burkett: Forget Me Not | Winnipeg Comedy Quartet | Vancouver TheatreSports: Merry Kissmas: A Royal Romance | VSO: Rufus Wainwright in Concert | Nothing like a Dame (film)

Erin Jane


Ontario-born Erin Jane moved to North Vancouver at a young age with her older sister and parents. After completing a literature & politics degree at UBC, she moved on to experience the art & culture that New York and Montreal had to offer. She has now returned home to Vancouver where she continues to search for inspiration and meaning in performance and art. When not reading, writing, or snacking, Erin can be found trying to tame a strong-willed beagle mix or scouring the local farmer’s market for seasonal things to juice or roast.

recent reviews: Broadway Across Canada: Dear Evan Hansen | Pacific Theatre: Best of Enemies | Broadway Across Canada: Waitress | Theatre Under the Stars: Disney's NEWSIES | Vancouver Opera: Faust

Jason Martin

Jason is a West Coast boy at heart, with salt flowing through his veins. Growing up on Vancouver Island, when he wasn't writing short stories and making radio plays as a kid he was skipping rocks at the beach or biking with the bears. A writer and creative at heart, he recently took on a book project highlighting wood architecture and design in British Columbia, a passion project of his decades-long career in marketing and communications. He often forgets that he earned a master’s degree from Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Public Communications that he will one day get around to hanging on his wall. When he’s not working, he dabbles in comedy writing, stand-up, photography and is always keen to take in arts and culture throughout the city. He enjoys bike rides along the sea wall, effortlessly dodging innocent tourists at every turn.

recent reviews Touchstone Theatre: Certified


Ross Michael Pink


Ross Michael Pink enjoys the artistic adventure, particularly books, ballet, film and symphony. Ross has authored two books on the environment and wrote, directed a TV documentary with the NFB that was broadcast in 7 countries, Ross has reviewed with pleasure over 50 arts events for reviewVancouver.

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Christian Steckler

Christian's long-time passion has been contact and immersion with various cultures and their artistic traditions. His professional career began as a community development advocate for New Canadians in the 1970s. From there, his interest in arts and culture took him to life in Arctic Canada, where he taught for five years, and became an avid collector of Inuit art. He has also taught in China and Qatar, and has traveled extensively in Africa, South America and various other parts of the world. From his childhood, Christian has been interested in theatre, art and artistic performance, and enjoys the cultural scene wherever his travels take him. He presently teaches college prep English at Capilano University.

recent reviews The Cultch & Off the Corner: Mx | One Who Dreams is Called a Prophet (book) | Good Noise Gospel Choir: Singin' in my Soul | Metro Theatre: The Gazebo | The Cultch: Unikkaaqtuat | Heroic Opera: Macbeth | Theatre under the Stars: Mamma Mia! | A Room Somewhere: Hello and Goodbye | Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare in Love