Author Archives

10 March 2019

Pinter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Soulpeppers

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Awkward silences are your fault. They’re their fault too. A group – or an entire pair – with expired imaginations aching to pretend to be someones with something to say. …

23 February 2019

hamLIT

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What does it mean for a performer to take on a role? Prince Hamlet, Ravi Jain’s radical reframing of the Shakespeare classic remounted here by Canadian Stage and Why Not …

22 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Sarah Thorpe (2018)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. It’s hard to stage a production of a timeless classic that …

20 February 2019

The COC revisits & revises Così Fan Tutte

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Opera is sustainable when you can enjoy it without fully understanding it or taking it seriously. Few works rely on this more than Così fan tutte, which continues to entertain …

20 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Thomas Gough

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Thomas Gough is a staple of Toronto theatre, and a veteran …

18 February 2019

Studio 180’s Oslo

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Oslo’s very existence is remarkable. Staging a full-length work about the most incendiary issue in foreign policy is already a major diplomatic achievement. Turning that into an award-winning Broadway hit? …

18 February 2019

Othello Bash’d

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Many Shakespeare plays present an imposing barrier to entry even for educated audiences. Directors devise increasingly inventive ways to make them accessible or relevant – or at least to have …

23 January 2019

Leroy St’s Gruesome Playground Injuries

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Gruesome Playground Injuries is all about variations on themes. Director Chris Bretecher writes that, in following the characters through their unlikely and unlucky journey, “we acknowledge topics of mental health, …

17 January 2019

Michael Healey’s 1979

By // Theatre (Toronto)

1979 is a political thriller – but not like that. The (rise and) fall of one of Canada’s most forgotten and forgettable leaders sounds more like a mischievous improv prompt …

12 January 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong

By // Theatre (Toronto)

At Mirvish Productions’ The Play That Goes Wrong, only the title is an understatement. Audiences are quickly enveloped in a fully immersive farce that never lets go- not during the …

21 December 2018

A Christmas Carol at Campbell House

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Christmas cheer is descending on the city, and nowhere more than at Campbell House. The historic museum is the perfect venue for The Three Ships Collective’s adaptation of A Christmas …

24 November 2018

Julie ‘Niuboi’ Ferguson in Scorch at TPM

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Scorch, Stacey Gregg’s award-winning play about one teen’s struggle with gender identity and the legal system, is ‘based on a true story’. Beneath that lifeless description Scorch’s real power is …

03 November 2018

Theory at Tarragon

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Norman Yeung’s Theory is an ambitious meditation on thorny and topical issues, from free speech in academia and society to race and representation in media. Isabelle, a proudly progressive film …

  • Connect

    Facebook Twitter RSS Pinterest Instagram