Brandon Lorimer

This Light Never Goes Out- Jim Carrey’s political passion

When my coworker told me that Jim Carrey was next door to us scoping out Montreal’s Phi Centre as a location for a project, I’d be lying if I said my mind didn’t immediately flare with excitement. I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t casually pace outside the entrances of the building, frowning […]

Pioneering legacy- Remembering Girish Karnad

On June 10th, revered Indian playwright, actor, and director Girish Karnad passed away. Leaving behind a monumental legacy as a pioneering artist of the 60s and onwards, Karnad has been lionized extensively in his death. Theatre and Bollywood fans have been expressing their grief as well as their gratefulness to the late artists, Indian politician […]

HUM(AI)N- Technology’s place in humanity

In the wake of artificial intelligence’s ever increasing presence within life and the arts, there can at times be an element missing from the experiences offered by it. As a very cerebral concept for most people, it remains as such when artists present their A.I. incorporated works in a manner giving very little tangible connection. […]

Montréal’s “Barbie Expo” puts history on the catwalk

If you were able to look at a timeline of American culture throughout the 20th century, you would get a lot of visual information and perspective. The shifting and growing of brands, the changes in design trends, and one of the starkest indicators, the evolution of fashion. But equally as informative as the variables in […]

“Supernatural Stories” at the McCord Museum

The Haida, an Indigenous group native to the west coast of North America do not have a word for “artist” in their language. The closest approximation of the term one might hear translates to “clever hands”. And the clever hands of the Haida and the works they have brought into the world- from traditional weavings, […]

In fair Verona, on unceded territory- Romeo and Juliet and land acknowledgements

I recently attended a performance of Romeo and Juliet at the National Theatre School in Montréal. It was the end of semester performance for the acting students concluding their second of three years in the school’s program. And it was a good and interesting performance, the roles of Romeo and Juliet both being double cast […]

Shades of Hope- The Colour Purple at Neptune Theatre

Right now in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Canadian major theatre premiere of The Colour Purple is taking audiences by storm at Neptune Theatre. I had heard as much from several of my peers in the Halifax theatre community, some attached to this production and others simply in awe of its quality and heart. One dear […]