Oliver Simmonds

Belarus Free Theatre can claim that not only is it underground in form but also in substance. What it discusses in its plays is subversive: it challenges basic principles that constitute modern society. Of course, the substance of the underground exists on a spectrum, all the way from Dostoevsky to VICE magazine. After seeing four […]

  Oliver Simmonds

People are shouting to me about the dangers of capitalism and I think I am liking it—let me explain how I got here: the Belarus Free Theatre, an unregistered, underground theatre company, have partnered with the Young Vic all the way from their home country to bring Staging a Revolution: a series of performances centred […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

An experience like no other is taking place at the Ovalhouse Theatre. Invisible Treasure has no script, no actors and no plot. Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe’s creation focuses on the use of technology. It is an interactive “performance” of sorts where the spectators make up the story. It brings together complete strangers in an […]

  Theresa Perkins

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Marissa Rae Roberts and Elizabeth McGuire, the co-Artistic Directors of the performance company ToUch Performance Art, about their artistic collaboration, the appeal of immersive theatre to non-traditional audiences, and gender parity issues in the theatre production industry. ToUch is currently producing AcousticaElectronica at DROM in the East Village, […]

  Theresa Perkins

As I sat at Ted x Broadway last winter. I was baffled as Leslie Koch spoke animatedly about an apparent art oasis stationed in the middle of New York harbor, about five minutes by boat from my apartment. Having lived in the city for three years now, it was unfathomable to me that there was […]

  Theresa Perkins

On a sweltering afternoon this past weekend in Harlem, Marcus Garvey Park was pulsing with activity as families scurried across the dry grass, couples lounged on benches, and the shouts of children permeated the breezy air from the public pool. It was on this neighborhood stage, just blocks from the historic Apollo theatre, that PopUP […]

  Lorenzo Pagnotta

Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews. The Dinner Table (A+) The last show I saw at the Fringe was also the best show I saw at the Fringe and it was really great to end the festival on such a high note. The Dinner Table is a beautifully curated […]

  Kelly Bedard

Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews Served (A-) Staged upstairs at the Epicure Café, this site-specific lamentation of a life in the service industry is filled with regret and entitlement, misplaced optimism and contemporary hopelessness. It’s self-aware of its own whininess (a refreshing change for this year’s Fringe) and […]

  Kelly Bedard

Brantwood (Sheridan College) It’s a shame that this immersive, site-specific, multi-narrative, multi-genre theatrical experience will be closing on May 3rd so that the century-old school in which it’s housed can do what it’s prophesied to do in the show (be turned into condos) and the cast can do as their characters do in the final […]