A still relatively new but already beloved Toronto holiday theatre tradition is Three Ships Collective/Soup Can Theatre’s site-specific Christmas Carol staged at the historic Campbell House Museum.   As the production prepared to get back on its feet after a two-year pandemic hiatus, we caught up with director Sare Thorpe and playwright/assistant director Justin Haig […]

  Rachel Ganz

The 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe takes place July 21-July 31 with over 65 shows and nightly communal events, including a digital Fringe Tent. I sat down with Lucy Eveleigh, executive director of the Toronto Fringe Festival, to chat about digital theatre, inclusive programming, and the future of Fringe culture.   The 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe […]

From December 26-29, Puppetmongers Theatre are celebrating the 30th Anniversary…

  Kelly Bedard

Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s annual Shakespeare in Hospitals gala is coming up very soon so we caught up with Artistic Director Victoria Urquhart to find out how this season’s show came to be, why the program is as crucial as ever, and how we can get in on the gala festivities. For anyone unfamiliar with the program, […]

The Saskatoon StarPhoenix described Holly Brinkman and S.E. Grummett’s Pack Animals as…

  Kelly Bedard

Are you worried about the state of the world? Good. So is director/playwright Rouvan Silogix. We caught up with him to get the inside track on his latest work with Theatre ARTaud, a surrealist theatre collective run entirely by artists-of-color. Blood + Soil runs at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace from Apr 25 – May 5 at […]

  Chris Behmke

What stories we tell and who we tell them about greatly influences how we see the world around us. This is particularly in the worlds of cinema and television. Recognition of that power has given rise over the last several years to the responsibility that film and television have in prioritizing diversity and inclusiveness. There […]

Over the last three months, Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s ensemble…

  Kelly Bedard

CLICK HERE to read all of our SDCC 2018 Coverage. I’m not a skilled gamer but the ever-evolving art coming out of that storytelling genre fascinates me and I love to talk to gamers and game-makers about the latest. On the floor at San Diego Comic-Con, I caught up with programmer Richard May who walked me […]

Phil Rosenthal is a happy-go-lucky ball of quirky energy. The Emmy-winning creator of Everybody Loves Raymond was at the ATX Television Festival to talk about his new Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil, an earnest travel & food reality show where self-professed “schmuck” Rosenthal goes places, talks to people, and eats stuff. Tragically, the day I […]

AMC’s new show Lodge 49 is odd and enigmatic and kind of entrancing. It’s hard to explain (it’s about a guy who joins a lodge, but it’s not really just about a guy who joins a lodge) and tough to pitch (I’m really feeling “because I said so” as my answer to your “why should […]

In Everyone is Doing Great, the original pilot created by and starring James Lafferty…

Premiering this Friday, July 6th and playing through July 15th (full schedule below), Living Will is one of 159 plays taking part in this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. A world premiere by Helen-Claire Tingling, the play is described as “a timely drama about end-of-life issues”. The production is directed by Jillian Rees-Brown and marks the return to […]

  Kelly Bedard

Seven Siblings Theatre is coming off their strongest season yet with a staged reading, a festival of new work, and two mainstage productions including the Critics’ Pick Award-nominated Fringe run of Eliza Clark’s Recall. They’re kicking off their 2018 season with Bryony Lavery’s Frozen, an emotionally potent drama about tragedy and trauma. Before tonight’s preview, […]

The 2018 Oscars are just days away and, whether you’re a hardcore prognosticator…

Over the last three months, Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s ensemble has been touring…

When it comes to boy bands, my Littrell-loving heart instinctively trusts a Brian. So when Backstreet Boys devotee Brian Jansen pitched a sketch comedy dance show about boy bands, I was as psyched as Joey Fatone on Dancing with the Stars (meaning pretty damn psyched). Before he and his heart-stealing comrades take over the 918 […]

  Kelly Bedard

Described as “A Surrealist Vaudeville Farce”,  the fabulously titled “Grab ‘Em By the Pussy” or How to Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb is the troll-baiting, expectation-defying, ground-breaking new work currently taking over the TPM Backspace. We caught up with writer/director Rouvan Silogix to get a sense of what to expect from this second show in the […]

  Andrew Markowiak

The NHL season is finally upon us with pre-season play wrapping up this Sunday. For fans, the wait has been much anticipated and this lead up carries a wealth of excitement and expectation (unless you’re a Habs fan, or Robby Fabbri). For the group of players league-wide sitting somewhere on the bubble, though, there will […]

  Kelly Bedard

American Football season kicks off tonight with the Chiefs vs. the Patriots. To get you ready for the season, we’ve assembled a great panel of sports enthusiasts; not statisticians and historians but rather just good old fashioned football fans- all of them artists because that’s who we know- to talk about everything from why the […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s Comic-Con Time Again! Managing Editor Kelly Bedard and Staff Writer Tom McGee are on the scene to bring you tons of coverage from the con floor, the panels, the press rooms, the screenings, the parties and more. Check back here for all our articles, videos and podcasts throughout the con. And make sure to […]

The five major broadcast television networks arranged in a list in order of how appealing the previews for their new fall shows are, overall… LEAST: NBC NBC has historically been my favorite of the broadcast networks. Not only were they the home of The West Wing, E.R., Cheers, Friends, Frasier, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’ve never placed a sports bet in my life but, ask me about Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s annual fundraiser where Toronto indie companies go head to head reading the first folio while getting progressively drunker, and I turn into Benny Southstreet. The odds-on favourite has to be Ale House‘s Joshua Stodart based on past performance and company […]

Never in my life – up until a few years ago – did I think there’d be a new Star Wars trailer, let alone a need to analyse one; but we live in a new world. An exciting, scary, but ultimately great new world for a lifelong Star Wars fan: suddenly, what we thought we […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Oscars are this Sunday and are sure to be full of political fireworks and upset victories (or maybe predictable landslides, we’ll see). In anticipation of the 89th Academy Awards, I decided a preview podcast was in order. None of our staff writers have seen the full slate of films this year so I found […]

  Marty Chodorek

The My Entertainment World Podcast is back with an all-new episode dissecting the trailer for the latest instalment of the X-Men film franchise. Coming to theatres on March 3rd, Logan promises to be a low-fi, character-driven solo adventure for Wolverine. It’s also likely to be the last appearance of Hugh Jackman in the role he’s played for […]