01 March 2017

The Refugee Plays – Politics on the Stage

By // Theatre (New York)

As I waited in traffic on the highway leading to JFK airport, I skimmed the review requests filling my Inbox. Despite having a frenzied month at work and preparing to …

12 March 2016

MyTheatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Brett Donahue

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The gut-punch centrepiece to the Theatre Centre’s spectacular November Ticket was a bold, …

25 February 2015

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Shannon Taylor

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Soulpepper had a very successful 2014 with plenty of big-ticket productions that …

07 December 2014

The Emotional Spectrum: Blackbird & This One

By // Theatre (Toronto)

In tiny spaces just off Queen West last week, two tiny plays took my breath away. One in the more metaphorical sense that it left me speechless and contemplative and …

18 November 2014

Spitting in the Face of the Devil

By // Theatre (New York)

Good solo shows are undeniably impressive. It takes a lot of energy, storytelling skill, and presence for one actor to capture and maintain an audience’s attention. That said, Bob Brader …

06 July 2014

Fringe TO 2014: Kelly, Day 1

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Check out our Full List of Fringe reviews HERE and see below for my report from my first day of shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Tachycardia (C-) The first show …

09 April 2013

On Stage in Toronto: Something of Everything (I)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Toronto is one of the greatest theatrical cities in the world and this winter I’ve seen a smattering of productions that prove that across style, medium, budget, and venue. Here’s …

12 March 2013

Limping with Rage

By // Theatre

I have no idea what is going on at the Panasonic right now. It’s a bafflingly weird 90s-era one-woman comedy show, I guess. But, like, Super Canadian without any of …

17 February 2013

The Psychosis of Sarah Kane

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I am not the person to talk about Necessary Angel’s current production of 4.48 Psychosis. Abstract, poetry-driven contemporary theatre is not my cup of tea to begin with, but more …

12 February 2013

Brave the Weather and Don’t Forget Your Turtleneck

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Warning.  Both this show and this review are heavily experiential. I was just thinking the other day how much I miss those long gone days of university productions that were …

18 January 2013

With Love and a Major Organ… and Vlogs

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 …

24 December 2012

Anthony Rapp’s Without You

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I read the original version of Without You when it was first released in 2006. It was a lovely book, full of emotional memories and revealing frankness nestled among the …

22 December 2012

Miss Congeniality, er, Caledonia

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I’d heard so many great things about Melody A. Johnson’s one-woman show Miss Caledonia that my expectations were sky-high. There’s something just so incredibly charming about a woman who grows …

01 December 2012

We Recommend: The SantaLand Diaries

By // Theatre

The stage adaptation of David Sedaris’ first person account of elf life at Macy’s is as smartly sarcastic and belly-shakingly funny as you’d expect from the famous essayist, but what …

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