Firstly, apologies friends. I’ve owed you an instalment of my In The City series for some time. No despair! Here are a few personal suggestions of some events you should get to in the next few weeks. READ MORE
Written & Performed by Jivesh Parasram, Take d Milk, Nah? is the story of how he once birthed a cow… kinda. Catchy tag line, no? Read on to find out about the inspiration behind Parasram’s show. READ MORE
In the early 90’s, playwright Michael Healey riffed on the concept of Theatre Passe Muraille’s 1972 project The Farm Show – a devised performance that saw actors from the city interacting with farmers in rural Ontario to uncover the challenges of country life – as a starting point for an intriguing script of friendship and loss. As Theatre Passe Muraille celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, they have decided to remount Healey’s The Drawer Boy, currently on-stage until March 25th.
My birthday week has officially begun. To start, I have prepared a personally curated list of shows currently playing or about to premiere on-stage. Help me celebrate by supporting local theatre! READ MORE
Pioneers in devised theatre incorporating movement, live music, interactive design, and media work, Theatre Gargantua is a leading multi-disciplinary theatre company. Jacquie P.A. Thomas, one of Canada’s longest-serving female Artistic Directors, founded Theatre Gargantua in 1992. Alongside with Michael Spence and other artists, Thomas has made Theatre Gargantua an artist-driven company that produces ground-breaking works in two-year cycles.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Thomas and Spence before the premiere of their latest work, Reflector, to talk about the company, and their upcoming premiere. READ MORE
With theatre season continuing in Toronto, it is time for another edition of this personally curated Theatre Crawl listing. The variety of shows currently on-stage include reinterpretations of Shakespeare, and also works based on Robert Munsch’s stories. READ MORE
In John & Waleed, John Millard (Dora Nominated) and Waleed Abdulhamid (New Pioneer Award) use stories and songs to explore the differences and similarities between their cultures. Currently on stage at Theatre Passe Muraille, the friends who grew up in Southern Ontario and the Sudan respectively, play a set-list that blends the music of their contrasting folk traditions, while riffing on the harmonies and dissonance of their upbringings. READ MORE
After years spent under copyright, Aldous Huxley’s enduring classic Brave New World will come to life on a Canadian stage for the first time in decades. Produced by Litmus Theatre and Kabin and with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM), Brave New World previews September 27-28, opens September 29 and runs until October 16, 2016. READ MORE