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08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part III

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 II

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 …

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 …

19 October 2017

Featured Event: Future Theatre Festival

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The ever-ambitious Seven Siblings Theatre is mounting their biggest project yet- a two week festival of new work from Toronto playwrights working in the company’s chosen realm of Fantastic Realism. …

10 October 2017

Featured Event: One More Night Festival

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Vikki Velenosi and Kasey Dunn are the co-founders of Brick and Mortar, an artist-run company that owns and operates three independent theatre spaces in Toronto- The Box, The Attic, and, …

15 September 2017

TIFF 2017: A Chilling Horror – Verónica

By // Cinema

As a long-time Midnight Madness viewer at TIFF, I’m always surprised to find a horror film screening in the main festival (under Contemporary World Cinema) but given the tremendous cinematography …

11 September 2017

Stratford ’17: See

By // Theatre

I was really hard on the Stratford productions I didn’t like this year but it was actually a pretty strong season and the things that were good were Really good. …

11 September 2017

Shaw ’17: See

By // Theatre

This was not my favourite season at The Shaw Festival. They had fewer bad productions than Stratford but they didn’t have as many great ones either. The best production of …

11 September 2017

Stratford ’17: So-So

By // Theatre

In a really pretty strong Stratford season, these mostly good productions fell to the middle of the pack because other things were better, not because they were bad at all. …

11 September 2017

Shaw ’17: So-So

By // Theatre

The thing to understand about the so-so list for The Shaw Festival this year is that they’re all pretty good productions; they mostly didn’t make the cut to be must-sees …

11 September 2017

Stratford ’17: Skip

By // Theatre

I promise everything gets better from here. Please keep in mind that I refuse to pull punches so you can believe me when I tell you you really should see …

11 September 2017

Shaw ’17: Skip

By // Theatre

Though little stood too far above the pack this year at the Shaw Festival (“so-so” really carried the season over there), it’s remarkable that there’s only one show I think …

11 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part VII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE Icône Pop (A) The scene for Icône Pop is set as the audience walks into the blackbox theatre at The Theatre Centre with singer Mykalle …

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