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03 October 2019

Soulpepper’s Streetcar and the Art of Good HR

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There are a few key ways to judge a new artistic director taking over an established company. Some people who aren’t technically wrong but are awfully cynical might look to …

28 September 2019

Shaw, ’19: The Glass Menagerie

By // Theatre

In Tennessee Williams’ extensive canon, The Glass Menagerie stands out as the original “memory play”: the work is framed as the hazy recollections of the main character, whose reliability as a …

06 September 2016

Howland’s Fragile Menagerie

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Tennessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical memory play about a regretful Southern Belle and the miserable adult children who’ve grown up on her repetitive tales of questionable glory days is one of the …

15 April 2016

In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel at the Charing Cross Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

There are similarities between this play and the school of naive art: both are flawed, though so conspicuously it must be intentional; yet, unfortunately (and often), this intention is to …

29 March 2015

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Kate Hennig

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. We love Kate Hennig. In Stratford, at the Shaw, with Mirvish, at …

09 August 2014

At the Shaw: A Lovely Lovely Sunday (for Creve Coeur)

By // Theatre

I don’t think we talk about Kate Hennig enough (related note: I saw her understudy in both Stratford shows last year and was thus Hennig-starved in 2013), so let’s talk …

25 May 2014

Glass is Fragile

By // Theatre (Boston)

I think it must be hard to have the guts to choose to produce The Glass Menagerie, given the recent success of American Repertory Theatre’s production* and that that production just …

01 March 2014

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Jacqui Dupré

By // Theatre (Boston)

Before we announce the winners of the 2013 Boston My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. NOTE: If you were nominated for a 2013 Boston …

25 February 2014

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Victor Dolhai

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2013 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Contributing author Tessa and I have a favourite pastime of picking out …

19 October 2013

Foe, thy name is Tennessee. Friend, thy name is Zachary.

By // Theatre (New York)

We all have them. Those books or plays we battled in high school and despised for a plethora of reasons, some legitimate (with all due respect William Faulkner, punctuation is …

18 August 2013

Wanting to Hop on A Streetcar Named Desire

By // Theatre (Boston)

I am not a Tennessee Williams fan. I just cannot appreciate his style or his place in the American theatre canon. Perhaps I think he’s a tad too fixated (as …

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