REVIEW: Fresh Takes on Fresh Meat, Part 2

Ottawa, Ontario Jonas McLean catches the second weekend of Ottawa’s Fresh Meat Fest, a self-described “playground” that gives local artists the space to explore new work in a micro-play format. Keeping in kind, here are Jonas’ micro-reviews of the first five… Read More

REVIEW: Fresh Takes on Fresh Meat, Part 1

Ottawa, Ontario Jonas McLean catches the first weekend of Ottawa’s Fresh Meat Fest, a self-described “playground” that gives local artists the space to explore new work in a micro-play format. Keeping in kind, here are Jonas’ micro-reviews of the first… Read More

REVIEW: A peek inside WIG IN A BOX’s new work-in-progress

  Montreal, Québec Willow White attends a workshop performance of The Gentle Art of Punishment and urges us to keep an eye out for its ongoing development: When I walked into the the Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve… Read More

EDMONTON FRINGE: POLITICAL AND PHYSICAL

LISA JEANS offers her take on what to see at the Edmonton Fringe Festivals offer theatre audiences a particular challenge: hundreds of performances and a limited amount of time to see them. While there is pleasure in the… Read More

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

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