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

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

Issue 13.3

What’s in this issue? Editorial – The Feminist Killjoy Goes to the Theatre by Michelle MacArthur Aaron Franks talks to Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin about the roots of their creative relationship and finding new visual and performance languages to witness… 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

Issue 13.2: Back to School

What’s in this issue? Sherry Bie and Jill Carter draw on Indigenous practices in their musing on the act of “midwifing” stories through the re-worlding process of recover, mourning, dreaming, commitment, and action. Makram (Matt) Ayache and Franco Saccucci reflect on… Read More

Issue 13.1: Between Art and Activism

What’s in this issue? The International Federation for Theatre Research‘s “Queer Futures” working group responds to the shooting in an LGBTQI nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, which cost 49 queer people their lives. John Kim Bell shares… Read More

Issue 12.4: Community Arts and (De)Colonization: Part Two

“This issue is the second in alt.theatre’s two part-project, “Community Arts and “(De) Colonization”. In these issues, we are exploring questions and themes coming out of Train of Thought, the national travelling community arts project that took place… Read More

Issue 12.3: Community Arts and (De)Colonization: Part One

“The unanswered questions, ongoing conversations, evolving relationships, and other conflicts that inspired and were inspired by Train of Thought all resonate with urgency, and are all deeply relevant to alt.theatre’s focus on the intersections of politics, cultural diversity,… Read More

Issue 12.2: Storytelling Across Generations

What’s in this issue? Ben Gorodetsky and Todd Houseman share travel logs and reflections from a research trip Menka Nagrani reflects on a process of contemporizing traditional Quebecois art forms on the modern stage to revive lost Quebecois… Read More

Issue 12.1: Starving Artists, Global Empathy, Radical performance Pedgagogy, and More…

What’s in this issue? Matt Jones examines how three recent Canadian-produced plays about the War on Terror attempt to reproduce the lived experience of the “other”. Simon Bloom on Canada’s first-ever online community-based theatre encyclopedia. Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer reviews… Read More

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