Before we announce the winners of the 2019 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series.


As a relatively new reviewer, The Doll Play was a personal highlight of my Toronto theatre experience in 2019. Joanne Sarazen’s work is a deep, thoughtful exploration of power, mental health, and harm that also revels in being lively and witty. The script is daring but demanding, requiring a skilled ensemble to render the relationships at the heart of the play properly. Susannah Mackay is nominated for Outstanding Leading Performance for her sterling work as Pig but the other nominations for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Ensemble reflect The Doll Play‘s wide-ranging success on both sides of the curtain.