TAOS (The Art of Storytelling) is an artistic offering that is rooted in the ancestral theatre tradition, inspired by stories and teachings from the Mayan Pop Vuh. A theatrical journey through cultures, time and space, combining music, poetry, oral storytelling, dance, ritual, and performed in three languages: English, Spanish, Maya (K’iche).
Adam Paolozza is an award-winning performer, director, writer and producer.
In 2014, Paolozza created Bad New Days to produce his own projects and explore his vision of a contemporary poetic theatre of gesture. This week, the company will premiere their new production of ITALIAN MIME SUICIDE in Toronto’s Theatre Centre.
Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre reunite to co-produce THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Soheil Parsa.
Beatriz Pizano, Aluna Theatre’s Artistic Director, stars in the titular role. Pizano is joined on stage by; Lara Arabian, playing Angustias; Theresa Cutknife, playing Amelia; Liz Der, playing Martirio; Soo Garay, playing Maid and Prudencia; Nyiri Karakas, playing Adela; Monica Rodriguez Knox, playing Magdalena; and Rhoma Spencer, playing Poncia.
It is nice to see live events returning to Toronto!
October is my favourite month and this year, it looks like it is gearing up for a fun time In the City. Below I have compiled a personal list of relevant events happening now and coming up the rest of the month.
Summer in Toronto is never complete for me without attending SummerWorks Festival. This year’s festival is a free, public-facing programming across multiple platforms throughout the month of August.
For the rest of the month, you can enjoy online public sharings, engage with artists through social media, as well as join explorations of public access to artistic process, from performance in storefront windows to communal walks through the park.
Below I list some of the various offerings that have caught my attention at SummerWorks this year. Plenty of local artists to support from home or in-person!
SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre bring the fifth edition of Progress, an international festival of performance and ideas, back to Toronto from January 30 to February 15, 2020.
Progress is well known by its collectively curated program. Every year, I look forward to the festival, as it has introduced me to exciting modern works by very talented artists. Below I give you a list of the shows I’m looking forward to this year.
The Next Stage Theatre Festival, returns this month for its 13th edition. Presented by the Toronto Fringe, this carefully festival will feature a showcase for bold, independent voices and a broad range of new, innovative plays.
From the list of twelve shows, I share my personal picks of what to see and experience at this year’s festival.