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


Portia’s Julius Caesar ambitiously explored the inner lives and conflicts of the women who only glancingly appear in Shakespeare’s original. Kaitlyn Riordan’s imaginative feminist text required a large and committed cast, and she got that in the Hart House production, directed by Eva Barrie. All worked dynamically together to deliver the story, and I was lucky enough to get the chance to speak with four of the Outstanding Ensemble-nominated cast about the process of working on the material, and their thoughts on Toronto theatre’s evolution towards more diverse and imaginative storytelling.