Brandon Lorimer

The prolific pace of Tim Mikula’s Endless Portrait Project

While the romantic ideal of using this time- where the majority of the population is on lockdown- as a window for pure, dedicated, artistic endeavours, the truth of the matter is that it is hard to find the energy for those things right now. In no way should any artistic individual be harsh on themselves […]

The Social Distancing Festival- an international platform of connection

We’ve been seeing an uptick in digital content consumption in the wake of the global COVID-19 crisis. And with the nigh-impossible feat of viewing art in person right now, artists of every discipline have been experiencing cancellations, rescheduling, and general losses on their projects. But necessity is the mother of invention, and one Canadian playwright […]

Living room theatre- performing arts during the pandemic

Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic is halting fields of work globally. While there is certainly the benefit of this modern age allowing many workers and businesses to operate entirely from home, there are many who are barred from having their primary work resource at home- people. Every branch of arts are being affected in their […]

National Theatre School’s Nell Gwynn

Every year, the National Theatre School in Montreal fosters exceptional acting talents and sends them out into the world of their craft. Not only does this afford the students their opportunity to show their abilities to the world, but the programming for the final year students often evokes a pertinent young voice on current issues. […]

A play of bills- Hamilton and Controlled Damage’s Canadian premieres

Two plays made premieres within Canada this past month, and some interesting facts are connecting these two performances from across provinces. Hamilton and Controlled Damage’s Canadian premieres (in fact the latter’s world premiere) are happening in Toronto at Mirvish Theatre and in Halifax at Neptune Theatre respectively. Hamilton is, of course, the hit musical by […]

The precious battle of independent theatre funding

This past week in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a major victory for independent theatre funding- and the cultural value of the city- was announced. The Bus Stop Theatre Co-Op has been promised $250 000 by the Halifax Regional Municipality towards the company’s plans of purchasing and renovating the building that houses the theatre. While the campaign […]

hollow mountain by Rock Bottom Movement filled with absurd heart

To start, I will always have a soft spot for weirdness. If something is masterfully beautiful in presentation but mediocre in meaning, I don’t care. But if something is bizarre and dreadful, I will always prefer the latter. Thankfully, hollow mountain by Rock Bottom Movement is both bizarre and brilliant. The company coming from Toronto […]