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18 February 2019

Othello Bash’d

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Many Shakespeare plays present an imposing barrier to entry even for educated audiences. Directors devise increasingly inventive ways to make them accessible or relevant – or at least to have …

31 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Lesley Robertson

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The delightful Lesley Robertson is one half of the beloved musical …

11 February 2018

Bash’d’s Richard

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The Shakespeare Bash’d production of Richard III at the Monarch Tavern was just the thing for one of these wintry February nights. In contrast to the weight of the play, the …

14 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: James Wallis

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. James Wallis has been nominated for a MyTheatre Award 4 out of the …

25 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Jesse Nerenberg (III)

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Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. There are only a few artists who one might call staples of the …

19 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Jennifer Dzialoszynski (III)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. This is Jennifer Dzialoszynski’s third nomination in a row. Well, third and fourth, …

06 February 2017

On Stage in TO: Winter Shakespeare

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The Winter’s Tale (Groundling Theatre Company) I’ve talked about this production before, focusing mainly on the problems that overwhelm the action of the first and last acts of this strangely …

05 July 2016

Toronto Fringe ’16: Part XIV

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews The Comedy of Errors (A) Shakespeare BASH’D bows out of the Fringe Festival with a fast and slick final …

28 March 2016

Stage Combat! TO’s Indie Shakespeareans Go to War

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  Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective just announced the details (April 24th, The Rivoli) of their upcoming Shakesbeers Showdown. It’s the fifth iteration of the ever-expanding event and this year they’ve added Wolf …

13 March 2016

MyTheatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ James Graham

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Though he appears regularly in contemporary theatre like Next Stage’s Mockingbird, Studio 180’s …

04 February 2016

Small-House Shakespeare: Hamlet & The Winter’s Tale

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There’s something of a false hierarchical narrative around Shakespeare performance that suggests the grander the stage, the stronger the performer, the mecca that is the Stratford festival theatre serving as …

03 February 2016

MyTheatre Award Nominee: Jennifer Dzialoszynski (II)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Back in the Nominee Interview Series for the second year in a row …

19 November 2015

King John Gets Bash’d

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I realize that the title of this piece may be a bit misleading. To “bash” something, at least in my line of work, is to pan a production so aggressively …

25 April 2015

On Stage in TO: Event Theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Brantwood (Sheridan College) It’s a shame that this immersive, site-specific, multi-narrative, multi-genre theatrical experience will be closing on May 3rd so that the century-old school in which it’s housed can …

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