After two instalments of highly critical Fringe complaining (Part 1, Part 2– my colleagues were much nicer), I have two productions left to discuss. One was pretty good but not as great as I wanted it to be, one was one of the highlights of the year in theatre so far. But what they share is the participation of artists […]

  Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read Part One of my Fringe 2013 saga. Fuck Shakespeare sounded like something I might like. It was about a playwright (I love stories about writers; I generally find that writers do a good job writing them- who’dathunk?) and supposedly incorporated Shakespeare somehow. That’s more than enough reason than I need to […]

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. A standout of Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival two years running, Andy Trithardt first caught our attention as the charming Arbiter in Michael Atlin‘s 2011 chess play Zugzwang then flipped that image on its head as a well-mannered cannibal in the 2012 […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The brilliant lead of The Summerworks Festival’s Irish romance, Ewa Wolniczek’s perfect accent and soulful character portrait carried The Frenzy of Queen Maeve.  One of our Best Fringe/Summerworks Performance nominees in this year’s My Theatre Awards, Ewa joined […]

  Kelly Bedard

Acting Up Stage Company has, over the last few years, become one of the most powerful players in the Toronto musical theatre scene, despite only producing a handful of pieces a year. Their spring mainstage is a Dora magnet and this year’s opening brought an impressive crowd of movers and shakers to the great but […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Amelia Sargisson is the astounding solo performer behind My Name is Rachel Corrie, Hart House’s affecting true story taken from the diary of an American girl who died trying to change the world. A 2012 My Theatre […]

New Yorkers can say what they want (and frequently do), but Toronto is the best city on the planet. If you are tragic and don’t know this for yourself, then you should know because I tell you All The Time. To prove it yet again, I’ve been sampling the theatre scene for you this month- […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Gord Rand was the translator and enigmatic performer behind one of the most affecting pieces of theatre in 2012- Candles Are For Burning‘s workshop of The 20th of November. Playing an unhinged man about to shoot up […]

Tarragon’s current Extra Space offering is a sure-thing. They’re a Canadian playwright’s theatre and Hannah Moscovitch is a wonderfully talented, totally accessible, widely produced, generally beloved Canadian playwright who just happens to be Tarragon’s current playwright-in-residence, so a double bill of her newest one-acts is not only a smart decision artistically, it’s one perfectly in-brand […]

  Kelly Bedard

If you were to do a search of the most commonly used phrases on this website, one of the top hits would undoubtedly be “mixed bag”. I use the term constantly, mostly because I insist that a review include at least one criticism and one compliment for every production. But, really, most things lean to […]