Brandon Lorimer

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 […]

The Red Lion Theatre roars again- London’s first theatre rediscovered

Sometimes it’s easy to forget how much history is buried beneath our feet. Fossils and natural gases tell us of the early stages of life on Earth, and indigenous artifacts paint a picture of the first people to care for our lands. But there are much more recent endeavours of human creation closer to the […]

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre faces potential closure

It goes without saying that not all beloved businesses and locales will still be open once we get back into the world at large. Small restaurants are shuttering up, galleries are completely reliant on online exhibits, and theatres are cancelling their summer seasons and beyond. While it might first seem that it’s smaller, independent companies […]

National Theatre’s Frankenstein brandishes heart in times of solitude

Numerous independent theatre performers are using the current context of quarantine and social isolation to create new and resonant pieces of work, then sharing them through streaming platforms in innovative ways that still contain some essence of “theatre”. But there are also many theatre companies that have archival footage of countless shows that have been […]

National Theatre School’s Art Apart program- a platform for early artists in isoaltion

Educational programs have been one of the institutions that most quickly needed to adjust to the current climate of COVID-19 adjustments. Especially with regards to those finishing grade school and moving onto post-secondary as well as those in post-secondary programs nearing their ends, there are many decisive factors of education that hinge on those points. […]

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 […]