Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. One of Toronto’s fastest-rising writing talents, Kat Sandler is so good that her TWO My Theatre Award nominations are for her second-most-famous work of the year after Fringe’s Best New Play-winner Help Yourself. Nominated for both Best New Work […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. One of Canada’s greatest sketch comedy troupes…

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Our favourite Fringe show of the year was Shakespeare BASH’d’s smart take on the troublesome Taming of the Shrew, staged in a pub and starring James Wallis’ winning Petruchio. The passionate founder of Shakespeare BASH’d and current […]

  Laurel Clayton

The final season of Fringe was not a misstep, but a plummet off a cliff of stale, forced ideas. I am being melodramatic in order to care, at all, about the meandering storylines and wasted potential of this season. I can pinpoint the precise moment when my apathy turned to rage: in the ninth episode, […]

  Lorenzo Pagnotta

This show has led me to realize that “falling” in love is a rather ominous term.  It appears that relationships are doomed from the beginning, especially ones that have started off as a coup de feu: too intense to really survive their original spark.  It seems like this is the case between Anabel (Julia Lederer) […]

Documentary-style theatre creation often has a tendency of being too dry, too filmic or too wordy for the stage which requires extended use of body and voice – and, these days, other mediums – to keep audience members engaged.  This is not the case with Awake, a multidisciplinary production by Expect Theatre as part of […]

  Laurel Clayton

Read Laurel’s take on the Series Finale HERE. I started catching up with the most recent, and final, season of Fringe with a friend who had never seen the show before. Before watching, I made the naïve mistake of explaining what the show was about. To put it mildly, the final season of Fringe is […]

  Kelly Bedard

This was a tough Fringe. On one hand, I did a terrible job of getting out to shows, only seeing 9 in total (plus whatever I take in at Best of Fringe). On the other hand, part of the reason I was so  unenthused about long days of Fringing was that I wasn’t impressed with […]

  Kelly Bedard

The 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival Has Finally Begun! Actually, it began last Wednesday, but I just saw my first show so I say it has only now officially begun (remember how this site is an evil dictatorship? Never forget again). I’ve just returned from a 1:45pm-12am day consisting of 5 Fringe shows (and a detour […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Toronto Fringe Festival starts today! So, to arm you in your battle against the overwhelming number of options, we thought we’d give you the scoop on some of the productions involving My Theatre favourites (and a couple that just look awesome). Here’s what the actual artists involved have to say about their Fringe shows: […]

  Borah Coburn

In this installment of “Talking to Fox” we got to hear from the legendary Mr. Nimoy about his role as William Bell on Fringe. But it’s Leonard Freakin’ Nimoy! So sometimes we got off-track and into a more general discussion proving that he’s just awesome. Topics included, but were not limited to, his “retirement,” photography, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2011 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present the My Theatre Nominee Interview Series. Thank god for “The Best of Fringe, Uptown”. Without that fantastic series at The Young Centre for the Performing Arts, I would have missed three of the best productions of 2011. One of those […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2011 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present the My Theatre Nominee Interview Series. Pitch Blond was one of the biggest hits of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. Laura Anne Harris created the one-woman show and stars as Judy Holliday, an Oscar and Tony-winning star with a genius […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2011 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present the My Theatre Nominee Interview Series. Antonio Bavaro‘s brilliantly nuanced performance in the staged reading of Puelo Deir’s Holy Tranity was a highlight of the 2011 Toronto Fringe, earning him a My Theatre Award nomination for Best Performance in a […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2011 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present the My Theatre Nominee Interview Series. The theatre-savvy city of Toronto was shaken by the arrival of a single superb new work last summer at the annual Fringe Festival. Tickets for Fringe’s Best New Play Award-winner Kim’s Convenience sold so fast […]

  Kelly Bedard

We’ve been pretty busy here at My TV trying to keep up with all the season premieres (and a couple finales). In all the hubub I haven’t had the chance to mention a few of the other things I’ve been watching this week. Here, to rectify this, are a few thoughts on my DVD, online […]