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14 February 2020

Progress, 2020

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre Centre’s Progress Festival is one of my favourite annual festivals in Toronto. The programming is always sharp and smart, bringing cutting edge international performances to the Queen West theatre. …

13 February 2020

Tarragon: This Was the World

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Ellie Moon’s This Was the World, now playing at The Tarragon Theatre, Extra Space, endeavours to take on the notions of white privilege and white fragility, and does so unapologetically. …

13 February 2020

Canadian Stage: Radical Vitality- Solos & Duets

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Seeing a compilation show from the ‘Compagnie Marie Chouinard’ was just as deliciously weird as I hoped it would be. Heralded as one of Canada’s greatest dancers and choreographers, hers …

13 February 2020

Shakespeare BASH’d: Cymbeline

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A few days before going to see Shakespeare BASH’d’s production of Cymbeline, an article title flashed before my eyes as I scrolled through my Facebook feed, “Can Shakespeare still surprise?” …

13 February 2020

Coal Mine: Marjorie Prime

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What do you get when you combine sharply written dialogue, deft direction and an all-star ensemble? Coal Mine Theatre’s production of Marjorie Prime. In 90 minutes, I was taken on …

13 February 2020

Citadel + Compagnie: this happened…

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Onstage at the inspiring Citadel + Compagnie, Kate Hilliard’s production of this happened… is personal, thoughtful, and dreamlike. The opening scene is striking and powerful, and the audience is pulled …

30 January 2020

Figaro Here! Figaro There! A Smile Here! A Smile There!

By // Theatre (Toronto)

All right I’ll be honest. Did every time I describe the show I was seeing tonight, did I use the phrase, “Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!” Yes, I did. For one, it …

20 January 2020

Howland’s New Casimir & Caroline

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Casimir and Caroline opens on a balcony. No…. more than that. The play opens on a balcony at a corporate office party while the heads of corporate are in fact up …

18 January 2020

Groundling & Crow’s Caesar

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Julius Caesar is a tragedy for the masses. For the uninitiated, many Shakespearean tragedies are at least somewhat familiar because his work has transcended every cultural boundary: of course you …

17 January 2020

Kemi Projects’ Known

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Jennifer Dallas, Artistic Director of Kẹmi Contemporary Dance Projects, says that she is inspired by choreographers who are playing in the cracks between disciplines. Dallas herself has been able to …

11 January 2020

“Movies R Dumb”: Star Wars Holiday Special

By // Cinema

With Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker in theatres and Disney+’s hit show The Mandalorian finishing its first season, Star Wars is again firmly back in the contemporary zeitgeist. Critics and general …

11 January 2020

EPIC Players’ Starcatcher

By // Theatre (New York)

Little did I know what a truly magical and inspiring experience I was in for coming to HERE Arts Center on a cold winter night. This was my first time …

31 December 2019

Decade in Review: TV

By // TV

There was so much incredible TV this decade. An insane amount, really. This was also the decade that changed the medium so drastically that, for both better and worse, it’s almost …

31 December 2019

Decade in Review: Movies

By // Cinema

These aren’t the best movies of the decade. I don’t know what those are. And neither do you. The best we can do is mention what we loved most and stop trying to claim …

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