Following their award-winning production of pool (no water) (2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble), Cue6 Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of Dry Land. READ MORE
I came to know Graham Isador as a storyteller through a previous SummerWorks show Situational Anarchy. When I interviewed him for a follow up performance of that show, he discussed why he’s drawn to storytelling. “It’s a balance between a selfish need to show off and a desperate need to be understood… When I make someone feel something, and I know that I’ve done it, it is the best feeling in the world. Partly that is… also because maybe their reaction means my stupid head that I live inside isn’t so alien after all.”
Kris Hagen switches his time on-screen as part of CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, for a chance to showcase his music, writing and directing skills on-stage in Lighters in the Air. A play about artistic integrity, unfulfilled expectations, and an uncertain future. READ MORE
Premiering at Toronto’s Fringe Festival, Robin Black‘s (UFC, MUCHMUSIC, TSN) Enjoy the Hostilities walks us through his transition from glam rock singer, to mixed martial artist, to television personality. Co-written by Graham Isador (VICE, Soulpepper Playwright’s unit) the show uses storytelling, comedy, and punch drunk philosophy to offer audiences advice on how to make the most out of almost making it.
As a preview to its premiere, Black answered my 5 Questions. READ MORE
Toronto’s theatre scene continues to offer us some great selections this month. My pick for this week is Seven Siblings Theatre‘s production of Bryony Lavery‘s play Frozencurrently on-stage at the b current studio theatre. READ MORE
Nightwood Theatre has announced that Erin Brubacher & Christine Brubaker are returning for a final pop-up presentation of 7th Cousins in Toronto, as a part of their 2017-18 season, presented in partnership with the Ismaili Centre Toronto.
From July 7 to August 6, 2015, Erin and Christine walked 700 km, from Pennsylvania to Ontario. To find out more about their journey, and how the show has evolved since their initial performances last year, I had the opportunity to ask both Erin and Christine my 5 Questions…READ MORE
Pencil Kit Productions has partnered with the Gladstone Hotel and grassroots artist collective Blank Canvas to produce Shadow Girls, a theatrical production scored entirely with overhead projector art. READ MORE
Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Electric Company Theatre, and The Theatre Centre bring us their new co-production 40 Days And 40 Nights, a new work created and performed by Daniel Brooks and Kim Collier, with consulting director Jennifer Tarver for Necessary Angel.
This sensorial, ritualistic, celebration invites performers and audiences to contemplate, and talk about Love. Here is what Collier has to share about this intriguing new work.
Théâtre français de Toronto‘s production of Le Menteur (The Liar) is a witty comedy of manners full of flowery language and wicked banter. Although the play was written in 1643 by Pierre Corneille, the themes are still relevant today: the resistance of youth to authority, tall tales, jealousy, infatuation, and much more. READ MORE
With theatre season in full bloom in Toronto, I continue to discover more local theatre companies creating challenging and provocative works. This past week I learned about Lester Trips (Theatre) founded by Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton. Their latest collaboration, Mr. Truth, an off-the-beaten-sketch-comedy-path is set to premiere at Why Not Theatre’s The RISER Project.
To learn more about Lester Trips (Theatre) and Mr. Truth, Gillis graciously agreed to be part of my 5 Questions With… series. READ MORE