Inspired by the artificial intelligence that may one day rule us all, Artificially Intelligent is a comedy concert of Anesti Danelis’ critically acclaimed songs.
In usual Danelis fashion, this new show will have us bopping along to songs about bisexual revenge, catfishing, robots, hookups, a much needed (satirical) straight pride anthem, and more.
The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) has announced the guest lineup and programming for the second annual MOTIVE, Canada’s largest crime and mystery writing festival. Bibliophiles can come together to enjoy over 40 in-person events at Harbourfront Centre and three free virtual offerings.
The 33rd annual Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival returns this year; showcasing 107 films from 30 countries, including 33 feature films, and 7 world premieres.
I have taken a look at this year’s lineup and sharing with you my personal picks. Be sure to add these films to your festival list!
In an attic of an older building in Toronto, we are tranpsorted to late 19th century London, England.
Wren Theatre‘s production of The Elephant Man reminds us of John Merrick (Jordan Imray), as he is known in the play by Bernard Pomerance. Merrick, a horribly deformed young man – living with a rare skin and bone diseases – becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London’s prestigious Whitechapel Hospital.
Comments Off on In Review: ‘Retrograde’ Explores Truth & Accountability
Traffic tickets can be utterly irritating, especially when you know you did nothing wrong… according to your version of events, that is.
Comments Off on Post Show Talk: ‘The Sound Inside’ by Coal Mine Theatre
The Sound Inside tells the story of Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, who begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student, Christopher. The two quickly form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher.
Comments Off on Theatre Crawl: Additional Spring Offerings
It might be ‘end of season’ for some theatre companies. This does not mean we have limited options for enjoying some local theatre.
Sharing my latest, personally curated, theatre listings for the next few weeks. Plenty of performances, including drama and dance, for all budgets.
Comments Off on Hot Docs 2023 Spotlight: ‘Someone Lives Here’ by Zack Russell
The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light many deficiencies in social supports for all but most importantly for those living with limited means, including lack of housing.
In Someone Lives Here, director Zack Russell follows carpenter Khaleel Seivwright who decides to take action to help unhoused people, living outside in Toronto during the winter of the pandemic, by building ‘tiny shelters’.
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It is often said religion and politics should not mix. However, this is easier said than done.
Praying for Armageddon is a political thriller that reveals the power and influence of United States fundamentalist Evangelicals, as they aim to fulfill the Armageddon prophecy.
Comments Off on Hot Docs 2023 Spotlight: ‘Soviet Barbara, the Story of Ragnar Kjartansson in Moscow’ by Gaukur Úlfarsson
In 1992, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the American soap opera Santa Barbara became a window into the western way of life for ordinary Russians. The show became hugely popular with the entire nation.
Thirty years later, director Gaukur Úlfarsson takes us along with Icelandic contemporary artist, Ragnar Kjartansson to Moscow as he brings the series to life as a living sculpture set to open an oligarch’s private museum.