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19 May 2017

At Soulpepper: For Colored Girls…

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Soulpepper’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf is now on at the Yonge Centre. Ntozake Shange’s play was originally written in 1974, but still resonates …

24 April 2017

Why Not’s Prince Hamlet

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Why Not Theatre’s Prince Hamlet is currently being remounted at the Theatre Centre. Though to say remounted is misleading: adapted from Shakepeare’s Hamlet by Ravi Jain, the script is similar …

20 April 2017

Anusree Roy’s Little Pretty and The Exceptional

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Anusree Roy’s new play Little Pretty and The Exceptional is currently premiering at the Factory Theatre. The play opens in the sari shop the family is about to launch. Yarrik Larivee’s set …

29 March 2017

Remounted: Slip

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Walking into the theatre, the audience also walks into a crime scene. Chairs line the walls of Tarragon’s upstairs workspace, facing the middle of the room where a woman in …

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 …