Eric Plamondon

Winnipeg-based freelance writer

18 May, 2016 / 0 Comments / Author:
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Remember how it was to be a closeted gay? Stuck there because of the teasing, the bullying, the taunting and the threats that being gay exposes us to. Anxiety builds as we are thrust into a public setting where people might catch an element of our gayness, when we would be outed and subjected to our greatest fears. We cope by putting up barriers. […]

18 May, 2016 / 0 Comments / Author:
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We, the queer community, might be forgiven if we have less than positive reactions to religious sites as they still often house repressive congregations. Nonetheless, Winnipeg has many sacred sites that have been reinvented to truly become places of significance indiscriminately and in a welcoming way to everyone. Some were intentional, like the West End Cultural […]

18 May, 2016 / 0 Comments / Author:
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This city already has a rich array of quirky and inspired landmarks, but some interesting signature sites have popped up in Winnipeg over the last few years. Their structures and what they house have our imaginations spurred. Behind each is the potential for a unique or quintessential Winnipeg job. Or, one would assume, there are jobs relating […]

04 April, 2016 / 0 Comments / Author:
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I have a bias. I enjoy theatre. I feel I should tell you this, as my review of the MTC’s recent main stage offering, Unnecessary Farce, is well seated in the fact that I enjoy a night out at the theatre. I believe the strength of the play lies in the assumption that there are […]

19 March, 2016 / 0 Comments / Author:
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What does it mean to love someone? Well, for Winnipeg- gers, the answer might scarily involve embracing your partner’s winter activities. This was the case for André Lavergne, who, on his second date with now husband Kevin Roberts, was asked to join a skijoring exercise. What, you are not familiar with skijoring? Nor was André. […]

17 March, 2016 / 0 Comments / Author:
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OutWords visited four of Winnipeg’s best dating spots to get advice from staff who see their fair share of dates. Here are a few tips that might serve you well.   “If you choose to go to a restaurant or bar on a first date, go somewhere at least one of you already knows and […]

23 November, 2015 / 0 Comments / Author:
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  As I believe you should give yourself the gift of taking in the play Butcher, currently playing at the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE), I will not do you the disservice of talking about Butcher. This makes for a difficult review to write. I will say that maybe this is appropriate as Butcher is not an easy play. It’s […]

10 November, 2015 / 0 Comments / Author:
Photo by Leif Norman of  Laura Olafson as Kassandra.

Nicholas Billon is quickly becoming a well known name in the Manitoba theatre scene. No, he is not a local writer, but he is a contemporary canadien playwright who is gaining notoriety. In fact, he has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for his collection of three plays titled Fault Lines; one of which is Iceland and […]

03 May, 2015 / 0 Comments / Author:
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This last half century has seen the climb of chefs to revered celebrities. Everywhere we turn, television shows are exploiting culinary creativity, charities are utilizing chefs as incentives for the public to shell out brown and red bills, food critics are stating their names as more important details than the address of the restaurant; these […]

12 March, 2015 / 1 Comments / Author:
The cast of Late Company. Photo by Bruce Monk.

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s esteemed artistic Director, Steven Schipper, has taken the helm of a contemporary Canadian play with the presentation of Late Company. At first, it would be easy to think Schipper, took on the project as its director because it needed a veteran to counter balance the very young playwright, Jordan Tannahill. […]