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17 February 2020

Crow’s Theatre: Secret Life of a Mother

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Hannah Moscovitch’s Secret Life of a Mother is a raw and compelling portrait of the darker side of motherhood – one rarely acknowledged in polite conversation, forcing the arts to …

14 February 2020

Progress, 2020

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre Centre’s Progress Festival is one of my favourite annual festivals in Toronto. The programming is always sharp and smart, bringing cutting edge international performances to the Queen West theatre. …

13 February 2020

Tarragon: This Was the World

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Ellie Moon’s This Was the World, now playing at The Tarragon Theatre, Extra Space, endeavours to take on the notions of white privilege and white fragility, and does so unapologetically. …

13 February 2020

Coal Mine: Marjorie Prime

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What do you get when you combine sharply written dialogue, deft direction and an all-star ensemble? Coal Mine Theatre’s production of Marjorie Prime. In 90 minutes, I was taken on …

20 January 2020

Howland’s New Casimir & Caroline

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Casimir and Caroline opens on a balcony. No…. more than that. The play opens on a balcony at a corporate office party while the heads of corporate are in fact up …

30 November 2019

Between Riverside and Crazy at Coal Mine

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Coal Mine Theatre debuted with a Stephen Adly Guirgis text back in 2014 and his style of hard-hitting, emotionally complex American drama/black comedy has become something of the house style in the …

22 November 2019

Anosh Irani’s Buffoon at Tarragon

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Clowning is an art. A wise woman who has spent most of her adult life performing as a both a theatre and a circus clown once told me that clowning …

19 November 2019

Seven Siblings’ Girl in the Machine *eyes my google home with suspicion*

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Strong design elements and performances give Girl in the Machine,…

14 November 2019

MacIvor & Brooks: Let’s Run Away

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There is no doubt that when Daniel MacIvor enters the stage, he does so with seasoned confidence. He appears a bit agitated while dressing the stage, a picture here, a …

14 November 2019

Almighty Voice and His Wife at Soulpepper

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Daniel David Moses’ Almighty Voice and His Wife provides a contemporary retelling of the events leading to Cree Warrior Almighty Voice’s untimely death, and his ill fated love affair with …

14 November 2019

Obsidian’s Pass Over and why we see theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

We, the audience, are waiting for the play to start. Kitch (Mazin Elsadig), on stage, is waiting for his friend Moses (Kaleb Alexander) to wake up. Moses is waiting for …

14 November 2019

Factory’s Fresh Trout Stanley

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Traditionally, the Gothic aesthetic has dabbled with imagery of the supernatural, haunted castles, and other spooky fare. It is more reminiscent of Stoker’s Dracula lurking around Transylvanian castles than velour …

16 October 2019

Blood Pact’s Dock Mother God Society

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Set in the British Columbia town of Kelowna against the backdrop of the worst wildfire season in Canadian history, Dock Mother God Society, Blood Pact Theatre’s latest production, is the …

14 October 2019

At Crows: Ghost Quartet & The Flick

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A captivating pairing of co-productions has taken over the east end Streetcar Crowsnest venue this fall with a world-renowned but perfectly grounded everyman epic in the mainspace and an understated …

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