Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. One of the things that’s fun about the Nominee Interview Series is getting to revisit work from the very beginning of last year. It’s been fourteen months since my heart was stolen by Georgia Bennett’s Outstanding Leading […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Arinea Hermans is a bright and bubbly triple threat straight out of theatre school. She’s already made an indelible mark on 2018 in the “Disney”-ish hit musical Rumspringa Break but what’s cool about her 2017 Outstanding […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Outstanding Performance in a Musical nominee Scott Garland is delightful and he has lots of delightful stories to share about touring with Three Men in a Boat and handing Neil Patrick Harris a chainsaw and hosting Sing for […]

  Kelly Bedard

There are six days left in The Toronto Fringe’s annual Next Stage Theatre Festival. See below for my thoughts on nine of the ten shows (the performance of Urban Myth I was scheduled to attend was cancelled because of a fire alarm) then Click Here to buy your pass and schedule your trip to the Factory […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Our first interview of the year is just in time for the Next Stage Theatre Festival where writer/director Chloé Hung’s play All Our Yesterdays is making its highly anticipated return after a successful run at the 2015 Toronto […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Kat Letwin was in the very first production we ever officially reviewed (Alumnae’s The Queens). We’ve been following her career ever since- a brilliant, unpredictable, chameleonic career- and we’ve loved almost every show we’ve seen her in […]

  Kelly Bedard

Read Thea’s Reviews and Lorenzo’s Reviews of the NSTF. Graham Clark Reads the Phonebook I loved comedian Graham Clark’s solo show at last summer’s Fringe Festival. So did everyone else, including Fringe head honcho Lucy Eveleigh. So Lucy invited him back for the Next Stage Festival. This, in theory, makes sense (especially considering they have […]

  Thea Fitz-James

Big Shot “I wish life were more like an action movie.” This is the plea of our young narrator at the beginning of Big Shot with Surreal SoReal Theatre out of Montreal. This solo show, written and performed by Jon Lachlan Stewart, weaves the story of four strangers who meet on a subway car, in […]

  Lorenzo Pagnotta

Theatre is alive at host venue Factory Theatre as patrons showed little fear, braving the cold winds at the outdoor ticket booth – huddling closely but with great anticipation of the shows on the inside. Both shows I viewed my first night at the festival were relatable in that they dealt with relationships and loss, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Toronto-based comediennes Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton (winner of the 2011 My Theatre Award for Best Actress) are the sketch duo behind some of the indie circuit’s most inventive and emotionally resonant work. Together they make up the perfectly named Templeton Philharmonic, the award-winning team who brought the fantastic site-specific roller-coaster An Evening in July to last […]

  Kelly Bedard

Toronto’s annual Next Stage Theatre Festival is a fantastic event where Fringe performers are able to take their work to, well, the next stage of its development. It has the same independent, organic feel that makes the Fringe Festival so special (also the beer tent element that makes it feel like a community affair) but […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. A longtime…

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…

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 […]