Before we announce the winners of the 2023 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series.


In Here for Now Theatre’s sly and simmering production of Daniela Vlaskalic’s The Fox, Allison Plamondon earned her Outstanding Performance (Supporting) nomination with one of the most riveting yet subtle performances we saw all year.


Do you remember your first experience with theatre?

My first theatre experience was a field trip to see The Miracle Worker at the Citadel Theatre. I still remember being completely swept away by the storytelling and the expressiveness of the characters.


How did you get involved with Here For Now Theatre?

I auditioned for Artistic Director Fiona Mongillo via zoom in 2021 and she (luckily) kept me in mind when she was casting The Fox.


What attracted you to the role in The Fox?

I was really intrigued by the character of Ellen March. The playwright, Daniela Vlaskalic had so artfully woven subtext into the piece and it was exciting (and at times daunting) to figure out what was actually in the character’s heart.


What are some of the rewards and challenges of working on a new play?

I love working on new plays! In this instance, the source material is based on a novella of the same name by D.H. Lawrence. It was helpful to have this as a reference and then see how Daniela made it her own – she was with us for the first week of rehearsal and offered us loads of insight into the context and time period.


Tell us about working with the rest of the cast.

It was such a gift to work with Siobhan O’Malley and Callan Potter. They are both extraordinarily generous actors and humans and I just loved our time together.


What were some of the most interesting conversations you remember having with director Kelli Fox in developing your interpretation of the role?

Kelli always encouraged exploring duality in the character of March. She wasn’t afraid of her coming off as nebulous and really helped me sit in the complexity and confusion of that.


Did you have a favourite moment in the production?

Though I love the text, I would say my favourite moments in this production were when the three of us were onstage together, negotiating the moments in between the lines. The moments where we just looked at each other (or didn’t) always felt so alive.


Do you have anything you’d like to plug?

Stay tuned to and go see a show in their upcoming season. This company does stellar work!