Don’t miss Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 5th!

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 […]

Bad Hats Theatre’s Peter Pan celebrates the freedom of childhood & the art of play

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 […]

“Without an audience, performance doesn’t exist.” SesayArts in conversation with Bea Pizano

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 […]

Say YES! More inspiration and less inhibition with The Second City’s Improv Philosophy

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 […]