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Interview: Dmitry Zhukovsky and Rena Polley talk Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard"

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I had a chance recently to ask some questions of Dmitry Zhukovsky and Rena Polley regarding their joint venture of bringing Anton Chekhov's famous play, The Cherry Orchard, to Toronto stages. 
Check out reviews, and The Chekhov Collective, here!
Here's what Rena and Dmitry had to say about The Cherry Orchard (text edited for spelling and clarity);

Adventures in Dating, Part 1 – 26 Things to Expect

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If you've got any fun stories, tips, adventures use the #AdventuresInDating hashtag on twitter!

This is the first in a series of posts about dating online, inspired by friends who are new to it and having a bit of a hard time. Their struggles are all familiar, and things I've gone through myself - I've been using online dating sites on and off for more than a decade. Back in the day it was AOL and ICQ, more recently Plenty of Fish (POF) and OkCupid (OKc).

When I first started, I wasted hours with guys who said inappropriate things, were horrible dates, and who just wanted to have sex with me (not what I was or am currently seeking). I made all of the same mistakes.

Online dating has changed quite a lot in the past few years. Hookup apps like tinder are very popular now. Sexual (and non-sexual) harassment of women has increased dramatically in recent years. Fetishization of fat women, women of Colour (especially Black and Asian women) is an epidemic.

My 2015 was a year fill…