Katrina Darychuk is not afraid of Virginia Woolf. Her modern, considered and utterly arresting production of Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl, is a testament to her appreciation for Orlando’s “boldness, wit, and fearless approach towards death, love, and writing.” Currently receiving its Canadian premiere at Soulpepper, the show tells the story of Orlando, played […]
Sticks and stone may break bones, but words can land a championship. Emily Richardson brandishes her word power in ‘Improv Showdown,’ The Second City’s invictus battle of wits and wordplay – suitable for all ages!
A leader in the COC’s Scotiabank Summer Opera Camps, Composer Chris Thornborrow mentors young people to acquire skills, express creativity, and form friendships within a vibrant, interactive operatic experience.
In Ashley with a “Y”, Ashley Botting performs songs composed on the spot! Forget gaudy. Forgo glitz. Instead, prepare for Ms Botting’s improv talents to spin ideas from her audiences at the Toronto Fringe Festival into cabaret gold.
Anika Johnson & Barbara Johnston’s ONE SMALL STEP is a new musical about high-school students mounting a musical, “The Hadfield Follies: An Out of This World Musical Journey into the Life and Times of Astronaut Chris Hadfield”.
Liza Balkan, OUT THE WINDOW: “For this new version, produced by the Theatre Centre & Luminato, director Sarah Garton Stanley has taken a different, highly exciting approach to the material, one that vibrantly slams it down into the world of 2018, where policing, mental illness and race tragically intersect over and over again.”
Yolanda Bonnell’s BUG was inspired by a bug crawling across the sidewalk. “I wondered if it knew that there was a high potential for it to get stepped on. How much did it understand that danger?” She sat with that thought, contemplating the “correlation between that and the treatment of our Indigenous women.”
The Polka Dogs have reunited and released their first cd in 25 years, featuring all 5 original members: Tom Walsh, Tiina Kiik, Colin Couch, Ambrose Pottie and John Millard, who told us, “[THE BEE] is a wonderful document of where we are as players, and we are thrilled to be sharing it with the world!”
Rachel Jones on La Bête: “In the age of people making their own YouTube videos and stuff like that, we are asking the same questions as the play does: Does art have to have particular rules? How does self-created work compare with classic forms? What’s the difference between art and entertainment?”
Actor-Director Anita La Selva says she is moved to juxtapose beauty and brutality in her work. This duality finds eloquent expression in her multimedia performance work Stones, which features a diverse 6-member cast of female dance artists, including Gemini-Award-winning Sarah Murphy-Dyson, and examines the history and practice of stoning (also known as lapidation). Stones is a collaborative […]