17 February 2020

Crow’s Theatre: Secret Life of a Mother

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Hannah Moscovitch’s Secret Life of a Mother is a raw and compelling portrait of the darker side of motherhood – one rarely acknowledged in polite conversation, forcing the arts to …

31 May 2019

RISER, 2019: Guilty by Association’s 1991

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After having some time to digest 1991, I don’t think it would be right to say I enjoyed it. Instead, I will say I was affected by it, moved by …

07 March 2019

Ashbee & Culley’s Pour

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A periodic cry, almost a scream, penetrated the performance space as the audience arrived and settled into their seats. It was unsettling, but mostly ignored. Choreographer Daina Ashbee’s Pour– presented by TO …

13 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Steven Elliott Jackson

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Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Playwright Steven Elliott Jackson’s Outstanding New Work-nominated play The Seat Next …

09 February 2018

MDLSX: a One-of-a-Kind Journey at Progress

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MDLSX, produced by Italian theatre company Motus, bravely opened the Progress Festival at Toronto’s Theatre Centre. It certainly lives up to the festival’s intentions. Just like Progress brings together theatre …

15 November 2017

Daughter, Remounted

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Adam Lazarus’s play Daughter is about masculinity. Or rather: it is a play about toxic masculinity. Or, even more accurately: it is a play about the ways in which the patriarchy …

12 May 2017

RISER 2017

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Two Birds One Stone  “Some of this is true and some of it is not” Natasha Greenblatt says to openTwo Birds One Stone, which premiered as part of the Why …

17 November 2016

Agency at The Theatre Centre

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What I loved most about Yell Rebel’s Agency is its originality. I’ve never experienced a story of this sort before. A young women, Hannah (Eva Barrie), shows up at a travel …

17 November 2016

This Is the Point

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This Is The Point, a joint production of both Ahuri Theatre and The Theatre Centre, describes itself as a play about ‘love, sex and disability.’ It lives up to its …

14 October 2016

Bad New Days in the Absence of Textual Dialogue

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Bad New Days recently premiered their intriguing double bill Italian Mime Suicide & Three Red Days at The Theatre Centre. Both pieces take on a physical approach to delve in …

02 October 2016

What it’s Like from The Theatre Centre’s Dance Card

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What it’s Like is the first production on The Theatre Centre’s eight work Dance Card—an initiative bringing a wealth of contemporary dance to The Theatre Centre’s stage during their 2016/2017 …

06 September 2016

Howland’s Fragile Menagerie

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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 …

08 May 2016

A Reason to Talk: Subtle Storytelling at its Best

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A Reason to Talk, produced by Why Not Theatre, has already started when you walk into the Theatre Centre mainspace. There creator Sachli Gholamalizad holds old family photos up to …

24 April 2016

The 2016 RISER Project

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The Archivist as a title for a performance piece suggests an exploration of a reserved, organized and knowledgeable figure. It can also suggest someone with a degree of detachment from …

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