Brandon Lorimer

Centaur Theatre’s Portico Project spells return of theatre for Montreal

Theatre companies across the world are beginning to find ways to deliver performances to the public once again. Whether it is through reduced seating or alternative venues, we are seeing some return of the performing arts, and it is more than warmly welcomed. Centaur Theatre’s Portico Project is the Montreal theatre’s first endeavour since closing […]

Theatre on the waves- The Amara Zee sets sail again

With the majority of theatre companies still adjusting to the current norm, the biggest question facing them remains more or less the same as before: how do we get theatre to the people? There are certainly more facets to answer now than previously, with large congregations- especially ones indoors- having strict regulations on them nearly […]

Back to school for the arts- a worrisome return to form

School’s out for summer. School’s out forever.   While the legendary Alice Cooper line may be a bit of hyperbole, this is one year where there was reason to pause on whether we were going to see a normal return to our schools and post-secondary education systems any time soon. As the world over begins […]

Bill Reid’s Haida grizzly bear honoured in new minting

Physical currency has long been a means for a region to portray its culture, history, and values. While the most common images on the majority of currencies are politicians and leaders, many nations also have specially minted coins throughout the year for purchase as well as unique designs in circulation. Whether it be in tandem […]

Phi Centre’s Emergence and Convergence blooms with the space’s return

After nearly a third of the year in hibernation, certain physical art spaces are tentatively re-opening their doors. With reduced entrant numbers and some distancing measures put in place, it seems like there can be a return of semi-normalcy for galleries and the like. Phi Centre in Montreal has reopened their doors with its latest […]

National Theatre’s Midsummer Night’s Dream leaves a morning haze

The National Theatre of London brings yet another theatrical classic to screens worldwide through their ongoing National Theatre At Home program. This past week, at-home audiences had the chance to view National Theatre’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, a production of the Shakespeare classic with some modern twists, filmed at the Bridge Theatre. And while always a […]

National Theatre’s Small Island makes a big impact

The National Theatre in London continues to churn out gorgeous recordings from their catalogue of productions past. Through their National Theatre At Home program, every week brings a different play for theatre fans to stream at home as both a way to give audiences some comfort and pleasure during these strange times, as well as […]