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!
Hart House Theatre has just launched its final play of the season, TITUS ANDRONICUS, with David Mackett as Titus. Director James Wallis promises a “bloody good time”. And beneath the blood, guts and gore lie themes & tough questions that still resonate.
One Thing Leads to Another. the award-winning immersive, multisensory show for babies, launches YPT’s season, providing proof that children can engage, respond and be enthralled by theatre in infancy.
Selina Thompson: ‘In an interrogation, the person that asks the questions frames the conversation and holds the power. This is traditionally the place of whiteness. I wanted to occupy that space – and this is what the work seeks to do.’
Travelling to Salem, Massachusetts (where The Crucible is set) is a bit like journeying back to the year 1692. Not just because this small town never got rid of its supernatural mythos—but because the town retains an affection for (and features a bustling tourist industry centered on) the infamous “witch trials” of that year. About […]
Glad tidings they bring – again! Krystin Pellerin and Eponine Lee reprise their roles in Soulpepper’s 2017 production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
“The Boy Made of Wood is in the Hood!” True that! So practise those cheers and jeers. And keep them at hand when in panto-land!