Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. A key member of ace improvisers Bad Dog Theatre Company (our reigning Honorary Award Winners), it was actually Colin Munch’s scripted performances that first caught our attention. We saw him in two non-improv shows in 2014 and […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. This is the last Dark Matter interview, we promise (including director Alec Toller and Three Other Castmembers, we’ve interviewed pretty much everyone but the crew at this point) but what would Heart of Darkness in Space (one […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Best Director nominee Rosanna Saracino took one of our favourite Shakespeare texts- a play we’ve seen dozens of times- and turned it into something we’d never seen before for her Rarely Pure production. She did so without […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Kat Sandler’s corporate comedy Retreat was bonkers, one of those shows that escalated in comic absurdity long past what you thought was the limit. As a ruthlessly ambitious it-girl who falls down the rabbit hole at a […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The very first play we saw in 2014 was Rarely Pure’s winterized As You Like It at the Storefront Theatre. 200+ productions later, it remains one of our favourites, for lots of reasons (including the Best Ensemble-nominated […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. An unmissable presence on Toronto’s indie theatre scene lately, Jakob first caught our attention in last year’s Best New Work-winning play Donors (by Brandon Crone) before going on to steal many a 2014 production from Much Ado […]

  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 […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. One of our favourite productions of 2014 happened at the Storefront Theatre in March. Dark Matter sounded strange and ambitious and really pretty random- Heart of Darkness as a sci-fi play? What?!- but the deft hand of […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Ben Blais has stepped up in the past few years as a major force in the indie theatre community. He’s the Founder and Artistic Director of The Storefront Theatre, which has quickly become a hub for some […]

Burgeoning Stratford hotshot Tyrone Savage tread a tricky path very strategically in getting his vision of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf to the Storefront stage (where it’s currently playing until December 21st). Edward Albee’s blackly comic domestic drama is famous in name but rarely produced on stage, the shadows of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Bakelite Masterpiece (Tarragon Theatre) This new one-act by Kate Cayley tells the thematically rich (and fictionally embellished) story of Han van Meegeren (Georgie Johnson) whose sale of a Vermeer painting to a Nazi in occupied Holland put him on trial for treason at the end of the war. His life-saving argument that it was […]

  Kelly Bedard

Please excuse the vulgarity of this review’s title; Kat Sandler‘s immersive dialogue has a tendency to catch on and affect my vocabulary for a few hours after I leave the theatre. The upsetting news is that, having just taken in her thrilling new work about three rough-edged foster brothers looking to break into the cockfighting […]