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14 March 2017

Modern Times at Bad Times: Blood Weddings

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Blood Weddings is currently on stage at Buddies in Bad Times. Federico García Lorca’s play is a classic, and has a rightful place in theatre history, but is a difficult …

08 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Anna Chatterton

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Anna Chatterton is a different kind of triple threat: as a librettist, playwright, …

02 March 2017

Round Three: Of Human Bondage at Soulpepper

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Of Human Bondage is back for its third staging at Soulpepper. Written by Vern Thiessen, and based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, the play traces the life of …

18 February 2017

Kim’s Convenience, Back on Stage at Soulpepper

By // Theatre (Toronto)

At this point, Kim’s Convenience hardly needs an introduction. Having toured nationally, with multiple remounts, and having been turned into a CBC series (it’s just been renewed for a second …

12 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Andrea Creighton

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Recent LAMDA graduate Andrea Creighton earned herself a nomination for Outstanding Actress in …

10 February 2017

Freedom Singer Opens the Crowsnest Studio

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Created by Khari Wendell McClelland, Freedom Singer is a gorgeous, thrilling, and refreshing theatre experience. The show is launching the Scotiabank Community Studio space at Streetcar Crowsnest Theatre in Toronto, …

09 February 2017

Laurel Brady’s Surfacing

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Written and performed by Laurel Brady, Surfacing is a story of a young woman telling her mother about her mental illness. In the programme notes, Brady confesses that the show …

05 February 2017

Liv Stein at Canadian Stage

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Liv Stein at Canadian Stage manages to achieve the strange combination of beautiful mediocrity. Nino Haratischwili’s play is about a couple, Liv and Emil, their angst over the loss of …

04 February 2017

From Stratford to Soulpepper: The Last Wife

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Kate Hennig’s contemporary history play traces the story of King Henry VIII’s sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr (Kate) – beginning with his awkward and aggressive pursuit of her, her …

26 January 2017

Unholy: A Debate

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Nightwood Theatre’s Unholy stages a debate about whether you can be both religious and a feminist. Written by Diane Flacks and directed by Kelly Thornton, the production presents us with …

23 January 2017

A Wedding in the New Crowsnest

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Kristen Thomson’s new play The Wedding Party opens not only the 34th season of Crow’s Theatre, but has the honour of being the inaugural production of the new Toronto theatre Streetcar Crowsnest. …

18 January 2017

Jess Dobkin’s Magic Hour

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Magic Hour, created and performed by Jess Dobkin, is nothing less than pure delight from beginning to end. The audience is ushered into the upstairs lobby, where we are …

14 December 2016

HERstory: Silenced

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Rosemary Doyle’s Red Sandcastle Theatre holds a lot for a small venue, seating up to 70, and almost every seat was taken on one of the first snowy nights of …

30 November 2016

Elevated State’s Angry Brigade

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Angry Brigade by James Graham takes place in 1970s London, and as I walk into the theatre, I’m wondering what it might have to say to us in our …