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 […]
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.”
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?”
Cue the laugh track. The recurring cast of The Theatre Circuit’s INCH OF YOUR LIFE are back in Episode 2: The Middle Part. We sat down with Theatre Circuit’s AD Massimo Pagliaroli to “plug into” all matters INCH.
Debauchery collides with virtue. Hypocrites roam wild. One man’s word summons another man’s death. Female reputations hinge on male influence. Characters clash over where to draw the moral line. A devious man of the cloth spies relentlessly, to catch out sins of the flesh. Who’s getting away with what? Who’s in charge here? Is it […]
Ngozi Paul is a familiar name and an audience draw. Her work spans stage and screen in Canada, the US, the UK, and even countries in Africa. And her range is astonishing. While her name is most often associated with the now-classic play and award-winning TV show da Kink in My Hair, her credits are vast. […]
How to introduce our interview with Jivesh Parasram (call him Jiv)…. Or rather, what to say that will be succinct? Because there is a lot to say about this maverick theatre creator who, in addition to being a writer and performer, is the Associate Artistic Producer of Theatre Passe Muraille and the Artistic Producer of […]
This week, fu-GEN Theatre presents Mixie and the Halfbreeds at the Pia Bouman School’s Scotiabank Studio Theatre. The play, by Japanese-Canadian Julie Tamiko Manning and Chinese-Canadian Adrienne Wong, bills itself as “a playful exploration of being mixed race in Canada.” In director Jenna Rodgers’ production, it lives up to this promise of a meaningful thematic […]
Anthony MacMahon’s ANIMAL FARM is on stage now at Soulpepper, with a strong ensemble, crisp direction by Ravi Jain, and topical references that crank up Orwell’s political satire. But this is no easy, comfortable evening at the theatre . . .
The Drawer Boy is, ultimately, a play about stories and storytelling. Director Nina Lee Aquino’s casting adds potent new dimensions to the stories that are the play’s focus. There are deeper Canadian layers of insight to be mined, thanks to Ms Aquino’s inspired and cross-cultural casting. It’s also laugh-out-loud funny!