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January 19, 2011, by

Exit Interviews: Christine Horne

By Simon Rice

"People from Aurora don't go to theatre school," Christine Horne, 2011

Last summer I set out on an exploratory series of audio interviews to gather candid thoughts and feelings on the theatre school experience. The first Exit Interview post laid out my reasons for embarking on this project. It has for numerous reasons taken until now to finally get my first interview online. But it will not be the last. If you enjoy this one, please stay tuned for more to come very soon!

Christine Horne is one of the most talented and successful young actors I have had the pleasure of knowing. I was also blessed to have once directed her in the 2009 Praxis Summerworks production Underneath. Christine’s introduction to the world of acting was by her own admission, somewhat accidental.

I sat down with her at a noisy College Street cafe in Toronto’s west end, days before she began rehearsals for her second Praxis Theatre production, Jesus Chrysler as part of Rhubarb at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

(If you would like to download this Exit Interview as a podcast, click the arrow above on the right.)

Christine Horne, York University, 2004

Christine Horne is an actor and producer hailing from Aurora, Ontario. Recent theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet (Canadian Stage), The Turn of The Screw (DVxT Theatre – Dora Award), Miss Julie: Sheh’mah (KICK Theatre – Dora nomination), Underneath (Praxis/Summerworks), Twelfth Night (Resurgence), Bluebeard (GromKat/Toronto Fringe), The Seagull (Wordsmyth), and Gorey Story, which she also co-created (Thistle Project – 4 Dora nominations).

Film and television credits include The Stone Angel (VFCC and MethodFest nominations), Othello, The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, Little Films About Big Moments, Flashpoint, Republic of Doyle, Rookie Blue, Befriend & Betray, and King. Upcoming: Jesus Chrysler (Praxis/Rhubarb), and Andromache (Necessary Angel/Luminato). Christine is the Artistic Co-Director of The Thistle Project, Artistic Producer of KICK Theatre, and a graduate of the Acting Program at York University.

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  1. Brandon Moore says:

    I wish I understood what that call-out quotation means.

  2. Simon Rice says:

    Hi Brandon, thanks for your comment. I think when Christine said,”People from Aurora don’t go to theatre school”, it was tongue and cheek. Perhaps a reflection of her not really knowing anyone who went from her community.

  3. Brandon Moore says:

    Thanks Simon, and sorry…I thought I’d subscribed to comments on this one. I think my Internet is broken.

    I was sort of hoping (praying) that’s what it was. Right now, I’m just seeing so much urban arts vs. suburban arts that I kinda freaked out to see it show up on one of my favourite blogs. For me, there’s so much in just that statement to parse and to probe.


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