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08 April 2018

Howland Plays Punk Rock

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The smaller space at the Crow’s Nest Theatre is a great venue for The Howland Company’s production of Punk Rock, a show that inspires both admiration on a production level …

31 March 2018

Bloom at Buddies

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Set in a dystopic future post-war landscape and based on T. S. Eliot’s Wasteland, Bloom is a story of an old war veteran, Gerontion (Peter Farbridge), a young boy who …

29 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Shruti Kothari

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Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Anusree Roy’s Little Pretty and the Exceptional was a part of …

22 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Kay Brattan & St. Stella

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Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Kay Brattan has worked as a stage manager, writer, and, since Lysistrata, …

17 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Jessica Hiemstra

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Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. She may be experienced in design and installation but Pencil Kit …

05 March 2018

Moscovitch’s Tarragon Bunny

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Rarely am I so entirely delighted with almost every moment of a production as I was with Hannah Moscovitch’s new play Bunny, on at the Tarragon until April 1st. In …

26 February 2018

A Chekhov Midsummer

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The Chekhov Collective’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is a delightfully entertaining escape from the brutal winter weather into a different kind of natural disorder, and while fairly brief (running time is …

22 February 2018

Fierce at Red Sandcastle

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What does it take to get someone to show you their most vulnerable parts, to get them to reveal them not just to you, but to themselves? George F. Walker’s …

11 February 2018

Bash’d’s Richard

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The Shakespeare Bash’d production of Richard III at the Monarch Tavern was just the thing for one of these wintry February nights. In contrast to the weight of the play, the …

15 January 2018

Dave Deveau’s Funny Valentine at Buddies

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Originally written (and performed) by Dave Deveau, My Funny Valentine is a play based around the true story of a gay teen who was killed by his classmate in 2008. …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part II

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The Harold Experience This Assembly Improv show invokes the Harold Technique of audience participation to get suggestions from the crowd on which the theme of the show is based. The …

11 December 2017

Pencil Kit Presents The Hungriest Woman in the World

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Pencil Kit Productions’ The Hungriest Woman in the World is certainly an interesting show. It bills itself as a ‘sexy and elliptical new play’ by Canadian poet and playwright Shannon …

01 December 2017

Manwatching Gavin Crawford

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Manwatching is a one-man show written by a woman. That’s all I know about the author going in to see the show, because she remains anonymous. And each night a …

28 November 2017

Mr. Shi and His Lover

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Inspired by the true story of an opera singer and a French diplomat, Mr. Shi and His Lover is a semi-operatic play currently on Tarragon’s mainstage. The narrative traces a …

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