Tag: cultural diversity

REVIEW: Godot Has Come Celebrates Public Spirit and Pratfalls

Toronto, Ontario Colin Williams reviews Theatre Office Natori’s absurdist homage to Samuel Beckett Godot Has Come, presented for one night only in Toronto by Why Not Theatre in association with fu-GEN Theatre Company: As I search for a… Read More

REVIEW: An Italian Christmas Carol Haunts Past and Future

Toronto, Ontario Mae Smith reviews DopoLavoroTeatrale (DLT)’s immersive An Italian Christmas Carol, an interactive theatrical experience for an audience of one person at a time: An Italian Christmas Carol is an immersive theatrical piece not to be missed, and one best… Read More

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: 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

Reality Checks and Balances

by Michelle MacArthur “Ask yourself: Are you just a cog in this machine, or are you ready for actual change?” -Catherine Hernandez, Issue 13.1 In late January 2016, Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company announced its 2016-17 season, which the… Read More

alt.ernative Directions

By Nikki Shaffeeullah 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… Read More

Storytelling across Generations

by Nikki Shaffeeullah How do we tell stories across generations? How do we do it unconsciously? And in what ways should we do it intentionally? These are the key questions that seem to be occupying the minds of the… Read More

Starving Artists, Starving Students

By Nikki Shaffeeullah The American painter Robert Henri once said, “I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” This quote captures the essence of the “starving artist”… Read More

Biculturalism and Blackface

By Nikki Shaffeeullah The year 2015 began with the English-speaking media coming together to call for an end to racism in theatre. Well, to be precise, newspapers, critics, artists, and writers across the country turned their attention to… Read More

The Art of Accessibility

By Nikki Shaffeeullah “Many Canadian theatre and performance scholars have not yet fully confronted ableist assumptions at play in their fields, whether they deal with mainstream or marginalized communities,” asserts Kirsty Johnston in her 2009 article, “Building a… Read More

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