Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. A true MVP of the Toronto indie season, Prince Amponsah gave no fewer than three incredible performances in 2016- romantic quadriplegic Freddie in Safeword’s Contempt, enigmatic antihero Alistair in Storefront’s Hangman, and complex victim-turned-villain DeFlores in Desiderata Theatre […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Jakob Ehman was last year’s winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor (for Theatre Brouhaha’s Cockfight). He wore a rope belt to the ceremony (it was the talk of twitter) and we grilled him about the new play he was […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Boundary pushing indie playwright Brandon Crone won the MyTheatre Award for Outstanding New Play back in 2013, the first time he was nominated. Now celebrating his third nomination in a row, he returns to the Nominee Interview Series to […]

  Kelly Bedard

The opening scene of writer/director Brandon Crone’s latest play Contempt features a great Louis CK routine in which he proclaims that the concept of “there’s someone for everyone” is bullshit. It’s a sad, true, maddening fact that provides an insightfully misleading frame for a story about sex surrogacy for the disabled. We begin with Tara (Khadijah […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. In Brandon Crone‘s Outstanding New Work-nominated play Nature of the Beast, Nicholas Rice played a kindly old man who lives in the woods, doesn’t know how to use an iphone, takes in and cares for his lost teenage […]

  Kelly Bedard

The latest productions from Coal Mine and Safeword share a common goal: to leave you shaken. They share some other things too (small casts, hip tones, interesting spaces) but it’s that shared goal that stands out. That’s not what all theatre artists are doing; most want to entertain you, to move you, maybe even inspire […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Last year’s winner for Best New Work (Donors), Brandon Crone is back again in the same category, this time nominated for Maypole Rose, his gorgeous contribution to the truly cool collaborative project that was Circle Jerk. Four […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Though we lament that he may have ruined bananas for us forever, Alexander Plouffe’s indelible and intimate performance in Brandon Crone’s gorgeous one-act portrait of modern marriage Maypole Rose (as part of Circle Jerk) was one of the […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. We try to stay away from nominating the same person twice in a single category. Claire Hill gave us no choice. Her work with two standout Theatre Brouhaha shows in 2014 was inarguably some of the best […]

Collaboration, Creation & Circle Jerk
  Kelly Bedard

At our My Theatre Awards party back in April, there was an extremely loud table in the back corner, which the inhabitants called the “Single Safe Soup” table (a mashup of Single Thread, safeword, and Soup Can Theatre). In a theatrical landscape with limited resources from money to playing space to really great actors, one […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2013 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. In Brandon Crone’s Turtleneck, John Fray played Roy- a terrifying, violent and controlling misogynist. In real life, it turns out he’s a totally charming and completely irreprehensible human being. In praise of his startling transformation, we’ve nominated […]

  Michael Polubiec

Tucked away within Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood, 14 Markham Street is an inconspicuous-looking building. This domestic veil, however, belies the existence of hub14 – the hotbed incubator of independent contemporary performance that is cosily nestled inside. The space may feel tight, but imaginations are by no means as confined. Currently showing inside is director and […]