And then, at Soulpepper, there was Rose

I am a little girl  and my name is Rose, Rose is my name… And which little girl am I am I the little girl named Rose which little girl named Rose. This is one of the many conundrums that plague Rose, the nine-year-old protagonist of Gertrude Stein’s The World is Round as she searches for […]

Les Zinspirés: cinq sur cinq demystifies theatre for youth

Whoever said youth is wasted on the young never met Guy Mignault, the recently-retired artistic director of Théâtre français de Toronto. Les Zinspirés, the French-language student-playwriting festival he created is by far one of the best inventions of the theatre world. Now in its 5th year, it is a prime example of giving youth an avenue […]

The Living Room Project offers classical concerts–with the comfort of home

Who among us hasn’t performed in front of the bathroom mirror with a hairbrush-microphone in hand? Or done an impromptu living room recital for a captive audience of sofa-bound siblings, stuffed animals and occasional house guests? Renée Huynh Barabash admits to it all. And she has transformed the unself-conscious spontaneity of childhood into a sold-out classical […]