Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Soulpepper Academy alum and Howland Company founding member Paolo Santalucia is our reigning Outstanding Actor winner in the medium division for his extraordinary performance in Driftwood Theatre’s new cut of Hamlet in 2015. For the 2016 season, he’s […]

  Duncan Derry

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Raised in Toronto and Goderich, Geoffrey Armour cut his teeth as an adolescent performer in shows at the Blyth Festival, before studying theatre both at George Brown and at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Seemingly at home in […]

  Duncan Derry

For Shakespeare fans feeling like other interests of theirs are being underserved in the theatre, the Driftwood Theatre Group is offering audience members across Ontario the rare chance to enjoy some light S&M along with their Bard, and in the glorious outdoors. Director D. Jeremy Smith and dramaturge Myekah Payne’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s controversial play […]

  Kelly Bedard

Driftwood Theatre Group’s Hamlet really works. The Bard’s Bus Tour production- which just finished a short run in Withrow Park before continuing on to 16 more locations over two and a half weeks- is the third Hamlet I’ve seen in six months but it’s only the second Hamlet I’ve found myself wholly invested in. Ever (the […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most difficult plays to stage. The action is fairly simple and the characters generally pretty accessible but there’s magic, a monster, a spirit, multiple apparitions and a big on-stage storm. A big budget, a brilliant directorial brain or, ideally, both is required to pull it off without things looking […]