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While the play is full of loss, the meta-story behind it is that of empowerment: nearly all the lead creatives and the entire cast are Asian-Canadian women, writes Karen Fricker.
‘How to Fail as a Popstar’ is about how the author, visual artist, filmmaker and trans activist failed at what she wanted more than anything: to make it as a pop musician. But she’ll a…
The play at Young People’s Theatre is for children 12 to 30 months old — or ‘explorers,’ as playwright Maja Ardal likes to call them.
The Indigenous theatre artist says “bug” is an artistic ceremony, which she says “does not align with colonial reviewing practices.”
What’s the method behind the Second City magic? We put these questions to the director of “She The People.”
‘Many women have the exact same set of experiences that I do. No one talks about it,’ Moscovitch tells Karen Fricker. And, yes, it’s been scary, but she plans to keep putting personal …
The R&B and opera divas star in ‘Caroline, or Change’ and reflect on friendship, hardship and the generations of Black women who have come before.
The Toronto production has all the signature elements of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s work, but the other performances are not as full-tilt as Herbert’s, writes Karen Fricker.
An expertly designed play and a deeply intense viewing experience, this take on Shakespeare might baffle those who don’t know the play.
Comedian Deborah Frances-White says her podcast — coming to the Danforth Music Hall on Sunday — suits a ‘time of revolution.’
Venerable theatre company has made big strides erasing its deficit — now it can make ambitious plans
Monologues illustrating the tension between how we live and what we believe form most of ‘Consumption Patterns,’ opening Jan. 8 as part of the Next Stage festival.
Although two and a half hours is long for an entertainment this unsubtle, writes Karen Fricker.
It’s about negotiation between generations, Gurinder Chadha tells Karen Fricker ahead of the opening of Bend It Like Beckham onstage in Toronto.
“The inquiry as it was constructed was not looking far enough back,” said Yvette Nolan. “It doesn’t talk about why or how we got to this moment.”
Written by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohenm, this 90-minute solo piece involves Golabek sitting at a piano playing works by many of the great classical composers, and telling the eventful and ins…
The production by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, the title of which is a nickname for the Mohawk Institute Residential School in Branford, draws on interviews with and writings by residential school…
A play that’s now part of the Canadian theatre canon becomes not only a success, but a first of its kind, at Toronto’s largest not-for-profit theatre.
Play at Tarragon is a brisk, lively look at the numbing grind of working-class living in 2019.
Stories like Almighty Voice’s bring the past of Canada’s Indigenous peoples the attention it’s been deprived of for decades.
‘The Election’ builds a narrative around the experiences of average campaign volunteers and folds in Indigenous perspectives and a conceit that serves to aid the visually impaired.
Hard-luck characters’ stories aren’t fully fleshed out but between the songs, the performers and show creator Conor McPherson, what emerges is powerfully melancholy anyhow, writes Karen …
Locker-room mocking of toxic masculinity is not revolutionary but it’s sometimes quite funny and always physically impressive.
Kat Sandler’s newest has feminism, a meaty story and an excellent cast to bring it all to life.
Multimedia project by Odile Gakire Katese is a way of addressing momentous and challenging questions, writes Karen Fricker.
Justly celebrated play puts millennials, hookup culture, alcohol and a lot more under the microscope.
Voice actors, wooden figurines and projections dramatize a sometimes confusing story at touring play now at Toronto’s Theatre Centre.