SummerWorks Round-Up: Cassandra Silver reviews 6 shows closing this weekend in Toronto

  Review: White Man’s Indian presents a new take on the coming-of-age narrative Darla Contois’ tour-de-force writing and performance are supported by some of the most polished design and staging that I have seen at SummerWorks this year…. Read More

Review: these violent delights interrogates how we bear witness to history

By Rachel Offer “Who gets to decide which events are commemorated, and why? Are monuments capable of bearing witness to history? What role does a monument play in its current history?” These are the questions writer-director Cole Lewis… Read More

Work in progress: cultivating inclusion and equity during the Edmonton Fringe Festival and beyond

Lisa Jeans profiles the 36th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival August 17 – 27, 2017 Various venues—visit www.fringetheatre.ca for ticketing, time, and location details. As I follow Edmonton International Fringe Festival Executive Director Adam Mitchell through a sun-drenched open… Read More

The Merchant, and the Women, of Venice

In a first for alt.theatre, a dynamic duo takes on a review! Here Marie Horgan and Eric Danis share their impressions of Bard on the Beach’s production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice The Show: The Merchant of Venice The… Read More

Editorial: The Feminist Killjoy Goes to the Theatre

by Michelle MacArthur “What is the power of anger, I wondered? What can come of it?” -Editor-in-Chief, Michelle MacArthur After the American election, I, like many others, experienced a flare-up of feminist rage. This was not my usual… Read More

In a detour from our usual reviews of plays, Anna Lytvynova profiles Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Active Folklore and Cultural Revolution: Lemon Bucket Orkestra drums out for peace http://www.lemonbucket.com Upcoming Performances: July 28 – Camp Summerdaze – King City, ON August 4 – Rimouski, QC August 8 – Edinburgh, UK November 9 – Richmond… Read More

In Sundry Languages a Feast for the Ears

Toronto Laboratory Theatre’s In Sundry Languages NB: 3 chances left to catch it at Toronto Fringe!!! Reviewed by Heather Fitzsimmons Frey Date reviewed: July 8, 2017 Remaining Run: July 13 at 5:15 pm, July 14 at noon, July… Read More

Discipline and Perform: A Preview of Wig in a Box’s Docile Bodies

Willow White previews Docile Bodies by Wig in a Box, coming soon to the Montreal Fringe Docile Bodies premiered at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, Montréal, from May 11-13 2016;        Produced by Natalie Liconti Directors: Natalie Liconti and… Read More

The Future of Theatre Creation?

SpiderWebShow Unveils CdnStudio By Rachel Offer Collaboration for theatre artists across borders may become a little easier thanks to an innovative new digital tool. Launched this week, CdnStudio is a web platform that uses basic green screen technology… Read More

Brie McFarlane reviews Jacqui du Toit’s Call to Arms

The Hottentot Venus- Untold Written and performed by Jacqui du Toit Reviewed by Brie McFarlane Season 3 of Ottawa’s TACTICS (Theatre Artists Collective: The Independent Series) opened with The Hottentot Venus- Untold, created and performed by Jacqui du Toit…. Read More

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