International WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years returns for its 3rd edition. Each component has been curated by Theatre Direct Canada’s Artistic and Executive Director Lynda Hill.
May 5-7, Toronto audiences can participate in workshops and experience performances at The Second City’s 5th Diversity Weekend. The Weekend culminates in the highly anticipated Bob Curry Fellowship Audition on May 7th.
When it comes to annual springtime freebies, what continues to be the best-kept secret in town? Free Comic Book Day, of course. Yes, it’s true… each year, the first Saturday in May is the day when major and minor comic book publishers alike (including Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, Archie and many, many more) create […]
A few days ago, I got an email asking if I review books. I answered that I do not (at this point). What I mostly do is profile people and live productions. As it happens, Daniel Shehori and Steven Shehori wrote a book last September called Media Whore: A Shockingly Simple Guide to Becoming Your […]
The Second City’s brand new all-ages show The Misfit League boasts depth beneath its lighthearted romp. Strong and resonant themes peek out. Given the versatility of the performers and the absolute hilarity of the show, it is ideal for families.
Mary Galloway has progressed from intrepid, project-creating student to a 2017 TIFF Rising Star in demand . . . So what’s next?
Bad Hats Theatre’s reimagined Peter Pan is flying out of breweries and into the Michael Young Theatre as a part of the annual Soulpepper Family Festival. This version, interpreted by Bad Hats Co-Artistic Director Fiona Sauder (who also plays the title role) and Reanne Spitzer, is captivating audiences of all ages. From development to breweries to […]
Falen Johnson: So much of this festival is about opening & maintaining a dialogue. How do we continue to move down that path illustrated by Two Row Wampum after the gathering is over?
I’ve at last got an opportunity to speak with Beatriz Pizano, and wouldn’t you know, it’s both the best of times . . . and the worst of times. It is mere days until CAMINOS 2017: performing intersections, the second edition of the festival of new multidisciplinary works-in-progress by Pan-American, Indigenous and Latinx artists. CAMINOS […]
It’s true: one of the hottest shows in my recent memory took place in a cruise ship lounge. During a family cruise to Bermuda, four members of The Second City Touring Company fashioned indelible characters (Batman villains, toothpaste-obsessed recluses, even a particularly limber air dancer) with rapid-fire wordplay that they improvised entirely from the indiscriminate […]