Why is the association between art and madness so widely-held? Is it even valid? These are among the questions that Workman Arts’ annual Rendezvous with Madness Festival poses in its exploration of mental illness and addiction through the lived experiences of artists and their art. “There is definitely the myth of the mad genius, or […]
We chatted with Beatriz Pizano, AD of Aluna Theatre, about this year’s RUTAS International Multi-arts Festival, which she conceived in 2012 to build a community for emerging artists.
Kevin Teurff’s experiences in Gander in the aftermath of 9/11 inspired the character “Kevin T.” in COME FROM AWAY. His book CHANNEL OF PEACE is a heartfelt memoir and commentary on his experiences then and since, Learn about his diverse efforts to promote kindness, which began with Pay It Forward 9/11 in 2002.
Hold the pink, cue the satire, and leave it to the ladies. Carly Heffernan, Director & Head Writer of The Second City’s mainstage hit SHE THE PEOPLE, discusses the show’s “quadruple threat” cast & its ability to spark laughter and thought.
On graduating from The Second City Conservatory, Kristie Gunter and Rockland Pickard created Funnies for Families to use their comedy training to “do good” and help families undergoing tough times.
Canadian Stage’s celebrates Toronto’s varied stories, voices and views with WE ARE STORY, its 2nd annual FREE family-friendly event on Sun, Aug 19 at High Park. Autumn Smith describes the day’s performances, interactive artist stations and the “Territorial Tales” youth project.
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!
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.”
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 […]
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.