Rachel Ganz

The 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe takes place July 21-July 31 with over 65 shows and nightly communal events, including a digital Fringe Tent. I sat down with Lucy Eveleigh, executive director of the Toronto Fringe Festival, to chat about digital theatre, inclusive programming, and the future of Fringe culture.   The 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2019 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Michael Ross Albert is one of my favourite playwrights full stop; the fact that he’s local, indie, and extremely prolific is just a bonus. His Best New Work-nominated play The Huns, a blistering three-hander about a […]

  Duncan Derry

Before we announce the winners of the 2019 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Jake Epstein is a Toronto-born actor and singer whose work has ranged from iconic Canadian TV (Degrassi: The Next Generation) to the Broadway stage (taking over the titular role in the much-written about Spider-Man: Turn off the […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2019 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. One of my favourite productions out of the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival was Gillian Bartolucci’s Outstanding Solo Performance-nominated one woman sketch show The Weight of it All. Beautifully constructed with a perfect blend of high-octane fun, clever […]

  Kelly Bedard

I was so excited to find myself in Vancouver during the Fringe Festival this fall (it’s crazy that there are still Fringe Festivals happening once it’s officially “fall”). Having covered the Toronto leg of the epic Canadian indie theatre circuit for years, I was curious to see how things compared out on the west coast. […]

  Kelly Bedard

I was so excited to find myself in Vancouver during the Fringe Festival this fall (it’s crazy that there are still Fringe Festivals happening once it’s officially “fall”). Having covered the Toronto leg of the epic Canadian indie theatre circuit for years, I was curious to see how things compared out on the west coast. […]

  Kelly Bedard

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. Emotional Labour (A) Written and performed by Jess Beaulieu and Luis Fernandes, this clever two-hander about the division of labour, both emotional and physical, in modern relationships is devastatingly relatable. It’s not subtle, but I fear if it were any more subtle it would […]

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. Off the bat, because all our other Fringe reviews have letter grades right beside the title, let’s get this out of the way and just say The Huns is getting an A. But read on for too much explanation of why that grade doesn’t quite […]

  Mark Kreder

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. I, Malvolio (B+) Justin Otto’s performance in I, Malvolio is powerful. If you can take anything away from this review, let it be that. Otto demands the audience’s attention from the moment they enter the room. There is an air of chaos about Otto’s […]

  Amy Strizic

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. Omen: The Musical (A) This modern witchy musical about a post-climate change (aka post-apocalyptic) world is eerie and enchanting. All three protagonists are individual and well developed. The musical direction of the show is consistent and unique. The setting and concept of the show […]

  Kelly Bedard

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. Fuckboys the Musical (B) I quite liked this sassy American import featuring a cast of a bunch of standout women and a couple forgettable men. It’s too long and the storytelling is pretty muddled as the show attempts to service four main characters while […]

  Dom Harvey

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. Death Ray Cabaret (A-) Second City stalwarts Jordan Armstrong and Kevin Matviw bring a wonderful verve to their free-wheeling Fringe show. Partners on and off the stage, the pair have a fun and easy dynamic that lets them skip between sketches without missing a […]

  Kelly Bedard

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. The Weight of It All (A-) Gillian Bartolucci’s latest solo piece plays out more like a one-woman sketch show than a straightforward narrative. With a captivating mix of exuberant energy and relatable exhaustion, Bartolucci jumps between characters, styles, gimmicks, and perspectives as she touches […]

  Mark Kreder

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII (B) The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Til Death is how impressive Tara Travis’ stamina is. Seven characters. One actor. It’s a feat, that’s for sure. Travis jumps, rolls, moves across […]

  Duncan Derry

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE News Play (A-) Madeleine Brown has concocted another show with a unique, funny and disarmingly rich story. Siblings and Joy (Charlin McIsaac) and Phoebus (Greg Solomon), one a writer and the other an illustrator, are forced via lack of work, as well as blackmail, […]

  Jackie Houghton

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. Clotheswap (A-) I love a good in-real-life clothes swap, so I was quite excited to see Amanda Barker’s and Dale Boyer’s production, Clotheswap. I was even more happy to see that I could bring my own clothes to the show and that those clothes […]

  Jackie Houghton

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE.  Night Cows (A) A percussive heartbeat punctuates the soundscape of Night Cows/Les vaches de nuits. Eléonore Lamothe sits curled into a broad cowhide chair. The only other objects adorning the stage are a mobile of crows and a beautifully crafted cow skull hung from […]

  Dom Harvey

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. The Ballad of Frank Allen (A) “Fringe veterans performing an award-winning show” sets your expectations high; “sci-fi buddy-comedy about a tiny man who lives in another man’s beard” scrambles your expectations beyond repair. Audiences go into this show not knowing what they’re walking into […]

  Duncan Derry

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE.  The December Man (B+) This December will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, where fourteen women at École Polytechnique were murdered in an act of targeted, violent misogyny (their pictures line the wall of the Eastminster performance space). One question that […]

  MyEntWorld Staff

It’s Toronto Fringe Festival Time! See the list below to find reviews of everything our team saw this Fringe. The Huns (A) Emotional Labour (A) Omen: The Musical (A) The Ballad of Frank Allen (A) Night Cows (A) News Play (A-) It Girls (A-) The Weight of It All (A-) Sweet Kisses, Tender Limbs (A-) Philip & Lucinda Dino-Show (A-) Death Ray […]

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Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual…

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Producer/performer Lauren MacKinlay not only gave a nomination-worthy performance in local playwright Michael Ross Albert’s The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome  at Freedom Factory Gallery as part of the Toronto Fringe’s site-specific programming, she was the […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual …

  Alisha Maclean

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Eliza Martin was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts with a Drama Specialist before attending the Theatre and Drama Studies program at both University of Toronto and […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Performer/Producer Cass Van Wyck had a breakout year in 2018 with two extremely different and totally indelible star turns in productions she played a huge role in ushering into existence. Her Outstanding Leading Performance in a […]