Tag: diversity

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

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

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

Editorial: Back to School

by Michelle MacArthur “If we do not prioritize racialized students—and Indigenous students, and LGBTQ students, and women students—then we perpetuate the status quo in our post-secondary institutions and in Canadian theatre more broadly.” -Michelle MacArthur, Issue 13.2 Three… Read More

Shelley Liebembuk reviews Concord Floral, on now at Canadian Stage until October 16th

#CanStageTeenSpirit Concord Floral opened the 2016-2017 Canadian Stage season, yes, the same season whose programming announcement in January 2016 garnered it the hashtag #CanStageSoWhite. Concord Floral does not redress the absence of people of colour in the key… Read More

Community Arts and (De)colonization

by Nikki Shaffeeullah Early in 2015, as I was slowly making a move from Edmonton back to my home city of Toronto, my friend and collaborator Bruce Sinclair phoned me with an encouragement: “you need to get on… 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

Issue 11.3: (Dis)ability, Diversity and Performance

Volume 11, Issue 3: Spring 2014 Articles in this issue include: Kuicai Kong‘s examination of Li Ning’s theatrical work explores how violence, pain and pleasure are inscribed by modern China’s political and economic apparatus on the body, Ashley McAskill explores… Read More

Issue 10.2: (De) Colonization and Collaboration: Toolkits for Change 2013

Volume 10, Issue 2: Winter 2013 Articles in this issue include: Jimena Ortuzar revisits the Panamerican Routes/Rutas Panamericanas conference (Toronto), Rachel Penny talks to Lynda Hill on Diversity and Theatre for Young Audiences, Julien Naggar contemplates the difficulties – and rewards – of… Read More

Issue 5.3: Perspective 2008

Volume 5, Issue 3: February 2008 Articles in this issue include: R.H Thomson‘s The Dance for Diversity, a pictoral essay on Teesri Duniya‘s A Leaf in the Whirlwind and Marcel Fuentes reviews Guillermo Gomez-Pena’s ethno-techno Writings on Performance,… Read More

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