REVIEW: Pawâkan Macbeth’s Call for Reconciliation Spans Time, Language, and Place

Edmonton, Alberta Connor Meeker reviews Pawâkan Macbeth: A Cree Tragedy, a co-production between Akpik Theatre and Theatre Prospero of Reneltta Arluk’s adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy: Adapting one of the Bard’s swiftest and punchiest plays, Theatre Prospero and Akpik Theatre’s… Read More

REVIEW: Circadia Indigena’s Greed/REsolve Assaults the Senses

Vancouver, British Columbia Annie Smith review’s Circadia Indigena’s Greed/REsolve, a contemporary dance piece in two acts devised collaboratively by the inter-Nation collective: By the end of Circadia Indigena’s Greed/REsolve I felt as though I had been assaulted by… Read More

REVIEW: Tracing with Body and Music in Jeff Ho’s trace

Toronto, Ontario Shelley Liebembuk reviews Jeff Ho’s trace, a Factory Theatre production in association with b current performing arts: In his debut as playwright, Jeff Ho presents a solo piece that explores his family history through three generations… Read More

REVIEW: Sitting with Amanda Parris’ Other Side of the Game

Toronto, Ontario Shelley Liebembuk reviews Cahoots Theatre and Obsidian Theatre’s world premiere of The Other Side of the Game, written by Amanda Parris and directed by Nigel Shawn Williams: Five actors enter the stage, each carrying a folding chair. In unison,… Read More

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: The Watah Theatre’s Lukumi is a call to action and a celebration of Black resistance and resiliance

Toronto, Ontario Signy Lynch attends the world premiere of d’bi.young anitafrika and The Watah Theatre’s afro-futurust dub-opera Lukumi, playing now in the Tarragon ExtraSpace: This review is an experiment. It’s a response to a pattern of theatre criticism… 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

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