Saiya Floyd

The BBC has a long history of its ‘family drama’ series. These series are shows that are meant to entertain the entire family. Doctor Who is the most famous and successful of these. There was also Robin Hood, which despite its faults gave us a brooding Richard Armitage clad in black leather and guyliner. There […]

  Kelly Bedard

At the Papermill Theatre last week, the East Side Players premiered one of the most ambitious and beautiful works in the Canadian theatrical canon- Timothy Findley’s Elizabeth Rex. The complex hypothetical places the “virgin” Queen rather outlandishly in the barn where Shakespeare’s troupe The Lord Chamberlain’s men are lodging after performing Much Ado About Nothing […]

  Kelly Bedard

I don’t go in for sexy vampires and demons and things anymore. Not that I ever really did. There’s nothing wrong with sexy vampires and demons and things, I guess, except that I feel like they’ve taken what was once my favourite network away from me. With The WB of Gilmore/Dawson/Everwood fame a distant memory […]

Out from the looming shadow of Peter Sellars’ agonizing Hercules, The Canadian Opera Company is crawling back to the light as they close in on the end of their generally strong 2013/14 season. Said light is shone by thoughtful director Stephen Lawless onto Donizetti’s emotionally mature and structurally sound opera about the great and confounding […]

  Theresa Perkins

Ask the average American under 40 what they know about President Lyndon B. Johnson and they will likely do one of two things: (1) stare at you blankly or (2) start mumbling about JFK’s assassination. Despite having a political science degree and twenty years of U.S.-based education, I know very little about President Johnson.  Don’t […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2013 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series.   Jesse Nerenberg was the first independent artist to ever win a My Theatre Award for Best Actor (he took home the inaugural prize for his 2010 performance as Alan Strang in Equus). Since then, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Firebrand, the newest site-specific piece from Single Thread Theatre Company, is like a poster child for what the company does. Or at least what they’ve been doing lately. The very nature of Single Thread’s process is (I believe unintentionally) locking them into a niche that is interesting but fairly limiting. They pick a space (often […]

  Borah Coburn

Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief is a masterpiece. I’m dead serious. So I’m both excited and terrified by the prospect that a movie interpretation of the book will be in theatres November 15, 2013. I always get this way about movie adaptations. I don’t know whether to be scared or excited or both. I usually […]