13 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Richard Young

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Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Richard Young is an actor/screenwriter known for his work in film …

04 February 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Martin Dockery

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Known for his lightning-fast dialogue and twisting narratives, celebrated Fringe favourite …

02 February 2019

Solo Productions presents Mary’s Wedding

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte is talked about as a staple of Canadian theatre. It’s been produced all over the country in near constant rotation and takes place during the …

17 January 2019

Michael Healey’s 1979

By // Theatre (Toronto)

1979 is a political thriller – but not like that. The (rise and) fall of one of Canada’s most forgotten and forgettable leaders sounds more like a mischievous improv prompt …

15 January 2019

Next Stage, 2019

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The new year is here and so is the new theatre season, kicking off as it always does with the Toronto Fringe’s curated winter festival. The Next Stage Theatre Festival …

19 December 2018

Blood Pact’s No Clowns Allowed at The Assembly

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Tucked away in a tiny theatre in Parkdale, No Clowns Allowed is a success. Lighthearted in a macabre way (it definitely worked!), the show has moments of tenderness and seriousness …

05 December 2018

Gord Rand in Human Cargo’s The Runner

By // Theatre (Toronto)

From the shadows at the back of the theatre, a haggard looking man appears. He’s running, breathing hard, and as he approaches us, we see his eyes are wide with …

06 November 2018

A George F Walker Double Bill at The Assembly

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Two small, run-down apartments are the settings for two new George F. Walker plays, which taken together complete his Parkdale Palace Trilogy (begun with last year’s The Chance, which I …

29 October 2018

Soulpepper’s Royale

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The audience is silent and still. A dim light contours a man in boxing gloves and shorts, his slightly bent head and shoulders gleaming with sweat. There is a ripple …

21 October 2018

Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua- presented at Theatre Passe Muraille, written and performed by Justin Miller in his Critics’ Pick Award-winning role- is what’s been missing in theatre. With the political climate, we are starving …

20 October 2018

A One-of-a-Kind Rendezvous

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Rendezvous with Madness Festival – known for its films – expanded this year to include visual art and performance. The mental health themes addressed in the festival are relevant …

04 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Studio

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Paradise Lost Lucy Peacock is a fabulous spotlight-stealing supernova as Satan in this excellent new adaptation by Erin Shields. She wears fabulous clothes, says fabulous lines, directly addresses the audience, …

04 September 2018

Soulpepper’s Summer 2018

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Bed & Breakfast This delightful play from Mark Crawford and the production directed by Ann-Marie Kerr currently playing at Soulpepper is wonderful for a ton of different reasons. Firstly, it’s …

31 August 2018

Shaw ’18: War

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Artistic Director Tim Carroll programmed the 2018 Shaw season with a throughline of war stories, mostly World War I stories. The theme is so pervasive that it seems to divide …

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