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…

My favourite theatre fundraiser of the year is always Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s Shakesbeers Showdown…

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

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, […]

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 […]

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The ever-ambitious Seven Siblings Theatre is mounting their biggest project yet- a two week festival of new work from Toronto playwrights working in the company’s chosen realm of Fantastic Realism. We caught up with Artistic Producer Madryn McCabe to get the low-down on the Future Theatre Festival before the action kicks off TONIGHT at The […]

  Kelly Bedard

Vikki Velenosi and Kasey Dunn are the co-founders of Brick and Mortar, an artist-run company that owns and operates three independent theatre spaces in Toronto- The Box, The Attic, and, their latest addition, The Commons. All year round, those spaces are filled with indie artists mounting new, creative, challenging work. But for 5 days in […]

  Kelly Bedard

Ryan G. Hinds is one of Toronto’s most beloved cabaret performers. From his glittering one-man Fringe show Starry Notions to the absurd and exuberant disco ballet he created for SummerWorks, Hinds lit up our summer with his own unique brand of star power. Now, as he takes his latest show #KanderAndEbb on the road, we’re asking […]

  Kelly Bedard

Our Shaw Festival coverage this season is brought to you by the wonderful Highgrove Bed & Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake. A rare affordable option a short walk from the central Queen Street (15 minutes or less depending on the pace of your meander), this charming house named after Prince Charles’ residence is presided over by the […]

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The latest indie company to take the stage at the Storefront Theatre is the excellently named Severely Jazzed, headed by improvisers Tess Degenstein and Hannah Spear. We spoke to Tess and Hannah about their inaugural production Trout Stanley which hits Bloor West this Thursday. Tell us about Severely Jazzed Productions and how the company got […]

  Kelly Bedard

For 7 performances May 20-24, the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse will play host to the inaugural presentation from Martha Rose Productions Inc., the latest addition to Toronto’s indie theatre community. The chosen text- the Canadian premiere of Neil LaBute’s Miss Julie, an adaptation of August Strindberg’s 1888 naturalistic masterpiece relocated to Long Island in the […]

  Kelly Bedard

Toronto-based comediennes Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton (winner of the 2011 My Theatre Award for Best Actress) are the sketch duo behind some of the indie circuit’s most inventive and emotionally resonant work. Together they make up the perfectly named Templeton Philharmonic, the award-winning team who brought the fantastic site-specific roller-coaster An Evening in July to last […]