The Polka Dogs have reunited and released their first cd in 25 years, featuring all 5 original members: Tom Walsh, Tiina Kiik, Colin Couch, Ambrose Pottie and John Millard, who told us, “[THE BEE] is a wonderful document of where we are as players, and we are thrilled to be sharing it with the world!”
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?”
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 […]
“We’re discovering that family life is already pretty absurd, surprising, and unbelievable at times. So, how far, how absurd can we go with this play and the characters’ interactions with each other while singing?” ~ Jennifer Villaverde, Music Music Life Death Music
Toronto residents will not be surprised to see tabla guru Ritesh Das’ name on the list of finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Celebration of Cultural Life Award. The biennial award, inspired by Toronto Arts Council’s founding president William Kilbourn, recognizes the excellence of three senior arts practitioners. An award recipient must be an individual […]
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.
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.
Raven Spirit Dance’s SALMON GIRL is on stage at YPT. It offers a refreshing combination of theatre, dance, and puppetry, is stunning to look at, and portrays its message in a way that both children and adults can enjoy.
The timing of Njo Kong Kie’s exquisite Picnic in the Cemetery seems like uncanny prescience. The concert theatre opened at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre just 3 days after the Yonge Street Tragedy that shook Toronto to its core. It was a brutal reminder of the fragile preciousness of life and the irrevocable end brought […]
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.