Lisa McKeown

Wolf Manor Theatre Collective’s Caesar is a sporadically competent reimagining of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with five actors playing multiple roles. Julius Caesar, Cassius, and Brutus are all played by women (Melanie Leon, Maddelena Vallecchi Williams, and Megan Miles, respectively). The cast is rounded out by Kevin Kashani as Marc Anthony, and Felix Beauchamp as Casca. […]

  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

People, especially non-millennials, love to talk about millennials. We’ve been dissected, scrutinized and written about to truly remarkable extents. The latest Survivor season was all about examining what makes us different and pitting us against our predecessors Generation X (a millennial won, by the way; is it so millennial of me to point that out?). […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Meghan Greeley is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress for playing a snake in a Shakespeare play. Sort of. That’s not a metaphor, but it’s also a metaphor. Wolf Manor Theatre Collective’s Richard III was set in the animal kingdom where Meghan’s […]

  Duncan Derry

John Patrick Shanley is likely best known as the writer of Doubt: A Parable, the Pulitzer-Prize winning four-hander that was turned into the slightly over-embellished 2008 film starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, adapted and directed by the writer. But Shanley is an impressively prolific writer, with a long, vibrant list of works to […]

  Kelly Bedard

You Will Remember Me (Tarragon Theatre/Studio 180 Theatre) The Toronto premiere of François Archambault’s play (translated by Bobby Theodore) about a man with encroaching memory loss …

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The inventive and thoughtful director behind Wolf Manor Theatre Collective’s dark and brutal take on the Scottish Play, Claren Grosz mined countless surprising moments from a text we weren’t sure could surprise us anymore. The Outstanding Direction nominee […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Despite being a perfectly nice, approachable, seemingly non-homicidal individual, Dylan Brenton plays a lot of murderers (the first time I saw him was literally a production of Assassins). It’s fitting, then, that his performance as arguably the most […]

  Kelly Bedard

M’dea Undone (Tapestry Opera)  This world premiere one-act opera from Tapestry is smart and character-driven with a cleverly modern libretto by Marjorie Chan and superb performances from its 7-person cast, including Jacqueline Woodley as a refreshingly savvy and complex Dahlia and the brilliant Lauren Segal in the title role of the scorned wife of aspirational […]