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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 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

EDIT: I’d like to acknowledge the oversight of not mentioning playwright Andrea Scott by name in this article originally and apologize for any insult it may have dealt. Especially in an article discussing the importance of representation, it is necessary to give artists due credit by name and rectify any mistakes in failing to meet […]

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 […]

Alice and The World We Live In tackles the mountain of grief

Currently having its world premiere, Alice and The World We Live In at Centaur Theatre is a complicated affair centred around grief and memory. Written by Alexandria Haber and directed by Centaur Theatre’s artistic director Eda Holmes, Alice finds us encountering the titular Alice (Jane Wheeler) at the halfway point of a treacherous hiking trail […]

Slava’s Snowshow returning to Broadway- the magic of clown

Clowns occupy a strange space in the minds of western audiences. Especially in North America, clowns more oft than not get pigeonholed into the roles of comedically unfunny or disturbingly evil in their roles for modern media (the upcoming feature Joker reminding us a clown is one of the most iconic villains of all time); […]