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18 October 2018

Esie Mensah’s Shades

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Toronto-based choreographer and dancer Esie Mensah’s Shades premiered at the Factory Theatre with a short run, September 27 to 20, 2018. Shades is an exploration of the discrimination between lighter-skinned …

24 September 2018

Jani Lauzon’s I Call Myself Princess

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A decade of research went into the making of the well crafted I Call Myself Princess, written by Jani Lauzon, and a joint Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre Production, …

20 September 2018

Cue6’s Dry Land

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Dry Land is a coming of age tale that digs uncomfortably into both the tenderness and cruelty of North American teenage girlhood. Swim teammates Amy (Veronica Hortiguela) and Ester (Mattie …

01 July 2018

Luminato 2018: Malpaso Dance Theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Sitting in the audience of a dance performance, feeling fully enveloped by the movement, is one of the most delicious experiences I can think of. The Cuban based Malpaso Dance …

19 June 2018

Luminato 2018: Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Luminato 2018 promised to interrogate the issues of human-rights, justice and inclusion, and Swan Lake/Loch na hEala does not disappoint with its dark themes of loss—of innocence, of purpose, and …

17 April 2018

The 2017 Critics’ Pick Award Winners: Theatre

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On April 16th, 350 artists, arts administrators, arts critics, and arts everything else gathered at The Great Hall in Toronto to celebrate another year of creativity, ambition, talent, and hard …

05 April 2018

Finding Wolastoq Voice

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Last Thursday I had the privilege of attending Finding Wolastoq Voice, a collaboration between playwright and composer Natalie Sappier -Samaqani Cocahq of Tobique First Nation and dancer/choreographer Aria Evans (Mi’kmaq/Black/British). …

15 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Kevin O’Day

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Adjusted Surrender was the penultimate performance in ProArteDanza’s 2017 season, a …

05 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Johanna Bergfelt

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Adjusted Surrender was a part of the ProArteDanza’s 2017 season, a …

04 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Anita Majumdar

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual…

25 December 2017

Bad Hats’ Peter Pan takes off at Soulpepper

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The lush golden light of the Peter Pan set was a welcome contrast to the sharp cold evening we had rushed through en-route to the theatre, and the space itself …

09 November 2017

Backbone at Canadian Stage: Earth Mother’s Spine

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Red Sky Performance’s Backbone, playing at Canadian Stage from Nov 2 to 12, is the first production of a two year residency at Canadian Stage—to be followed up in 2018 …

07 November 2017

ProArteDanza Season 2017

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The fourteenth season of ProArteDanza, on November 1-4 at Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, offered 3 World Premieres by choreographers Kevin O’Day and Matjash Mrozewski. This season’s offerings are resonate …

20 October 2017

Factory’s Fish Eyes Trilogy

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Anita Majumdar’s Fish Eyes Trilogy is an exercise in empathy, digging deep into the raw crevices of teenage desire for self-actualization. Playing at the Factory Theatre, the trilogy follows the …

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