Rachel Ganz

The 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe takes place July 21-July 31 with over 65 shows and nightly communal events, including a digital Fringe Tent. I sat down with Lucy Eveleigh, executive director of the Toronto Fringe Festival, to chat about digital theatre, inclusive programming, and the future of Fringe culture.   The 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe […]

From December 26-29, Puppetmongers Theatre are celebrating the 30th Anniversary…

The Saskatoon StarPhoenix described Holly Brinkman and S.E. Grummett’s Pack Animals as…

  Kelly Bedard

Are you worried about the state of the world? Good. So is director/playwright Rouvan Silogix. We caught up with him to get the inside track on his latest work with Theatre ARTaud, a surrealist theatre collective run entirely by artists-of-color. Blood + Soil runs at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace from Apr 25 – May 5 at […]

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 […]

  Kelly Bedard

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

I’ve never placed a sports bet in my life but, ask me about Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s annual fundraiser where Toronto indie companies go head to head reading the first folio while getting progressively drunker, and I turn into Benny Southstreet. The odds-on favourite has to be Ale House‘s Joshua Stodart based on past performance and company […]

  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 […]

  Oliver Simmonds

Today I am seated next to Leah Lawry-Johns and Eduard Lewis, who comprise part of the production team of Caught, the Pleasance Theatre’s latest show. Leah, while also writing the piece, is one of its actors in an all-female cast. Eduard, working entirely behind the scenes, is the play’s director. What is Caught about? L: Caught […]

  Oliver Simmonds

There is nothing like the Iris Theatre’s outdoor season in London. It is usually the summer, you have been working all day and you venture to Covent Garden; no, not to see the buskers, although there is some similarity to the Iris and what goes on only metres away. You gather around the performers, starting […]

  Kelly Bedard

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

Written by Danielle Morgan–  Toronto’s newest theatre festival Progress, an international festival of performance and ideas, takes center stage from February 4 to 15 with a lineup of seven world-class performances in six languages. Each curated by a local company, the not-to-be missed international shows, workshops and talks engage conversation about language, accessibility and what […]

  Fabiana Cabral

Here are four productions going up this month that particularly caught my attention. Three of the four are period pieces (two take place in 1912), and all of them, in their diverse ways, deal with the most basic of human drives: the desire to achieve fulfilment and find happiness in the face of intense environmental […]

  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 […]

  Theresa Perkins

For theatre fans, the holiday season means more in New York than jam-packed stores, high-kicking Rockettes, and the dreaded SantaCon. The new year brings with it the uplifting promise of hope – hope that the spring season will bring unique, creative, and unforgettable new productions to the Broadway stage. You see, there is a certain […]

  Brian Balduzzi

We had an incredibly difficult time picking our Boston Must See: October 2014, and for good reason. We always want the problem of too many outstanding theatre productions to feature, and we are excited for the breadth and depth of theatre in the fall. October may be our busiest month in recent memory; we can’t […]

  Brian Balduzzi

Productions are organized by Date of Opening. If you would like to see your upcoming show in our Coming Attractions for November, please submit the production information (including show dates, link to production information, company website, and link to online ticket site) by October 24, 2014. Sept. 4 – Oct. 5, 2014 EMILIE: LA MARQUISE DU CHÂTELET DEFENDS HER […]

The Soulpepper Academy is one of the most consistent breeding grounds for up and coming theatre artists in the country. Albert Schultz’s proven eye for talent and an excellent combination of training and mentorship throughout the 2-year program has resulted in a slew of promising players class after class. The program keeps expanding (there are […]

  Brian Balduzzi

Productions are organized by Date of Opening. If your production is not listed, send information (performance dates; link to production information; link to company website; and link to online ticket site, if available). Send information for October productions by September 24, 2014. July 23 – Sept. 28, 2014 FINDING NEVERLAND American Repertory Theater Tickets Aug. […]

  Brian Balduzzi

We’re back in full swing in Boston with many of the most popular theatre companies in town presenting their first production of the 2014-2015 Season.  Here at My Theatre (Boston), we’re excited for the prospect of new, innovative, and challenging works after a lazy summer of summer stock favorites. We have new and classic musicals, […]