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04 March 2020

LUCID LUDIC & Why Not: BRAIN STORM

By // Theatre (Toronto)

After a stellar workshop presentation at the 2017 Fringe, BRAIN STORM returns to Toronto with its world premiere at the intimate Dancemakers Studio Theatre.  An innovative performance, BRAIN STORM is a …

31 May 2019

RISER, 2019: Guilty by Association’s 1991

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 …

30 May 2019

RISER, 2019: AVO Collective’s 11:11

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I have been thinking about AVO Collective’s 11:11 for the last couple of days. I have been thinking about the openness and fearlessness that Samson Bonkeabantu Brown demonstrates in both his …

07 April 2019

Australia’s Hot Brown Honey is Irresistible

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Sitting high above the crowd, atop her glorious hive at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, is emcee for the evening Busty Beatz. The Queen Bee of Hot Brown …

23 February 2019

hamLIT

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What does it mean for a performer to take on a role? Prince Hamlet, Ravi Jain’s radical reframing of the Shakespeare classic remounted here by Canadian Stage and Why Not …

24 April 2017

Why Not’s Prince Hamlet

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Why Not Theatre’s Prince Hamlet is currently being remounted at the Theatre Centre. Though to say remounted is misleading: adapted from Shakepeare’s Hamlet by Ravi Jain, the script is similar …

08 May 2016

A Reason to Talk: Subtle Storytelling at its Best

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 …

21 March 2016

MyTheatre Award Nominee: Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The dynamic and empathetic Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah was one of the biggest breakout stars …

20 February 2016

MyTheatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Ravi Jain

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. One of only three artists this year to be nominated in the same …

13 November 2015

The November Ticket

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There’s something really special happening at the Theatre Centre right now. Actually, there are two (soon to be three) special things happening at the Theatre Centre right now. They are …

23 May 2015

The RISER Project, Part II

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Created by Why Not Theatre, The RISER Project is a new initiative that pairs established companies with emerging artists to share resources and make producing indie theatre just a little …

23 April 2015

The RISER Project, Part I

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Created by Why Not Theatre, The RISER Project is a new initiative that pairs established companies with emerging artists to share resources and make producing indie theatre just a little …

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