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25 March 2020

ARC: OIL

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Ella Hickson’s OIL is a theatrical marvel that spans the lives of May (Bahareh Yaraghi) and Amy (Samantha Brown), a mother and daughter whose paths are steered by the equal …

09 March 2020

Necessary Angel: The Events

By // Theatre (Toronto)

He appears suddenly, striding purposefully towards the corner of the stage and warily watching as the choir of thirty or so rehearse a piece under the direction of Claire (Raven …

07 March 2020

Tarragon Theatre: The Runner

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Now the fact I was wearing a heavy sweater probably added to this, but I exited out of The Runner (Human Cargo Productions, written by Christopher Morris) just absolutely sweating. I …

04 March 2020

LUCID LUDIC & Why Not: BRAIN STORM

By // Theatre (Toronto)

After a stellar workshop presentation at the 2017 Fringe, BRAIN STORM returns to Toronto with its world premiere at the intimate Dancemakers Studio Theatre.  An innovative performance, BRAIN STORM is a …

04 March 2020

On Tour: Us/Them

By // Theatre (Toronto)

For those who enjoy booking a play without knowing anything about it, Us/Them may provide a shock. It did for an elementary school teacher in attendance. The subject matter was …

04 March 2020

Nominee Interview Series: Marcel Stewart

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2019 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Nominated this year for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play for …

04 March 2020

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre: Box 4901

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Inside Box 4901 are some very different missed connections. Novelist Brian Francis makes his debut as a playwright and performer with a look back at a time when it was …

25 February 2020

Factory Theatre: Lady Sunrise

By // Theatre (Toronto)

You ever fallen up the stairs before? I don’t know why but I feel more foolish when I fall going up the stairs then I do when I fall down …

23 February 2020

Nominee Interview Series: Sergio Di Zio (2019)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2019 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Five years ago, I interviewed the effusive and self-effacing Sergio Di Zio …

17 February 2020

Crow’s Theatre: Secret Life of a Mother

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Hannah Moscovitch’s Secret Life of a Mother is a raw and compelling portrait of the darker side of motherhood – one rarely acknowledged in polite conversation, forcing the arts to …

14 February 2020

Progress, 2020

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre Centre’s Progress Festival is one of my favourite annual festivals in Toronto. The programming is always sharp and smart, bringing cutting edge international performances to the Queen West theatre. …

13 February 2020

Tarragon: This Was the World

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Ellie Moon’s This Was the World, now playing at The Tarragon Theatre, Extra Space, endeavours to take on the notions of white privilege and white fragility, and does so unapologetically. …

13 February 2020

Coal Mine: Marjorie Prime

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What do you get when you combine sharply written dialogue, deft direction and an all-star ensemble? Coal Mine Theatre’s production of Marjorie Prime. In 90 minutes, I was taken on …

20 January 2020

Howland’s New Casimir & Caroline

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Casimir and Caroline opens on a balcony. No…. more than that. The play opens on a balcony at a corporate office party while the heads of corporate are in fact up …

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