19 November 2019

Seven Siblings’ Girl in the Machine *eyes my google home with suspicion*

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Strong design elements and performances give Girl in the Machine,…

05 December 2018

Gord Rand in Human Cargo’s The Runner

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From the shadows at the back of the theatre, a haggard looking man appears. He’s running, breathing hard, and as he approaches us, we see his eyes are wide with …

24 November 2018

Julie ‘Niuboi’ Ferguson in Scorch at TPM

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Scorch, Stacey Gregg’s award-winning play about one teen’s struggle with gender identity and the legal system, is ‘based on a true story’. Beneath that lifeless description Scorch’s real power is …

21 October 2018

Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua

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Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua- presented at Theatre Passe Muraille, written and performed by Justin Miller in his Critics’ Pick Award-winning role- is what’s been missing in theatre. With the political climate, we are starving …

13 October 2018

Krapp’s Last Tape Remounted

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The production of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, performed at the Theatre Passe Muraille, is truly a wonder. A perfect stage for a one-man play, actor Bob Nasmith shines. Like …

16 March 2018

On Stage in TO: at TPM

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In the Backspace inch of your LIFE: episode 1/the pilot (The Theatre Circuit) The first episode of a three-part saga about Italian-Canadian (they might be American; Italian-North American at least) …

28 November 2016

On Stage in TO: Sketch

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Eat, Buy, Repeat (The Second City) This “Guide to the Holidays” from the Second City Touring Company is charming and fun if a little imbalanced in quality. We begin with …

18 November 2016

On Stage in TO: November, Cont’d

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Secrets of a Black Boy (Playing with Crayons/Theatre Passe Muraille) A constantly evolving mix of storytelling and narrative theatre, playwright Darren Anthony’s moving and evocative Secrets of a Black Boy …

04 October 2016

Litmus’ Brave New World

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This new adaptation by Matthew Thomas Walker (who also directs) of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian masterpiece written 84 years in the past and set 524 years in the future is big …

28 April 2016

On Stage in TO: Let’s Talk

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Scarberia (Young People’s Theatre) As the lights dimmed on Evan Placey’s coast-jumping, Shakespeare-referencing, mind-bending one-act about two sets of teenage boys tied together by a young woman who goes missing …

10 March 2016

Anusree Roy’s Pyaasa

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In case you missed it the first time around, you’re in luck because Pyaasa is currently being remounted at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille. Written and performed by Anusree Roy, this …

27 January 2016

On Stage in TO: One Word One Acts

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Slip (Circlesnake Productions) High expectations are a tricky business. They’re why you should never rewatch an Oscar Best Picture winner, why everyone took the 2013 Jays season so hard, and …

01 May 2015

No Wonder it’s called ‘Hooked

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“I wanted to write about obsession, about creativity, about risk-taking, about love and loss,” playwright Carolyn Smart writes about Hooked, now playing at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. Certainly all …

03 April 2015

The 2014 My Theatre Award Winners: Toronto

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On Monday March 30th, the Toronto theatre community gathered together at The Great Hall on Queen West to celebrate all the amazing work that made it to the stage in …

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