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01 February 2018

This is a Review: Declarations

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Declarations, a new show by celebrated Toronto Playwright Jordan Tannahill, is yet another testament to the author’s ability to present innovative, new theatre. A fascinating meeting of text and movement—of the …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part III

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Good Morning, Viet Mom “I can’t talk about my mom without talking about my dad. I can’t talk about my dad without talking about the divorce. I can’t talk about …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: The Antechamber

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The antechamber shows are short, 30 mins pieces, and some of my favourite Next Stage offerings. This year brought two high-energy clown pieces. Leila Live A self-described “real life Persian …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part I

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Jonno Another topical Next Stage piece, Jonno, offers a fictional account of a powerful, well-known radio host sexually assault women in Toronto. Most Canadians will recongnize the play as a thinly veiled …

10 June 2017

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Part II

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Click Here to read Part I of our Ten-Minute Play Festival coverage The White show and Black Show are a two parts of the four-part series in InspiraTO festival’s ten-minute …

04 June 2017

Bad Jews; Good Theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I was shocked as I walked into the completely transformed space of Artscape Youngplace to see the Toronto Premier of Bad Jews presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts. …

12 May 2017

RISER 2017

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Two Birds One Stone  “Some of this is true and some of it is not” Natasha Greenblatt says to openTwo Birds One Stone, which premiered as part of the Why …

07 November 2016

Acquiesce by David Yee

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The beautiful geometric highrises are dark grey, crisp and askew, creating a darkly modern, if slightly nightmarish cityscape which the audience observes as we wait for Acquiesce to begin. Downstage …

08 May 2016

A Reason to Talk: Subtle Storytelling at its Best

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A Reason to Talk, produced by Why Not Theatre, has already started when you walk into the Theatre Centre mainspace. There creator Sachli Gholamalizad holds old family photos up to …

06 September 2015

Dinner and a Show: Big Plans has Big Bite

By // Theatre (Toronto)

In the forward to Melancholy Play, Sarah Ruhl, makes a plea to future producers of the show: “The audience knows the different between being talked to and talked at. Talk …

12 August 2015

SummerWorks ’15: Part VI

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Click Here for our full coverage of the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. Offending the Audience (A)  Offending the Audience, originally written in 1960, and here conceived by Christian Lapoint, is, if …

11 August 2015

SummerWorks ’15: Part V

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Click Here for our full coverage of the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. Like There’s No Tomorrow (A+) Like There’s No Tomorrow tells the story of the Northern Gateway Project, and it …

09 August 2015

SummerWorks ’15: Part II

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Click Here for our full coverage of the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. Upon the Fragile Shore (B+) Upon The Fragile Shore explores a number of human tragedies, from the Boston Marathon …

22 May 2015

Ballad of the Burning Star, a Political Drag Musical

By // Theatre (Toronto)

As I walked out of Ballad of the Burning Star Tuesday night at the Theatre Centre, I ran into a friend walking into another show (Burnish, I believe). When he asked …

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