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“The Horrifically Real Virtuality”: Where B-Movies Come To Life

I am welcomed by looming tentacles and a crashed UFO at the top of the stairs of The Phi Centre in Montréal. Looking around at the walls, I see a number of the works of Ed Wood- the infamous director of Plan 9 From Outer Space, often hailed as the worst movie in history- being […]

Morris Panych’s “The Shoplifters”: Canned Goods, Cake Mix, Capitalism

Morris Panych, one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights, has always shown an aptitude for bringing to light the existential dread that can underpin everyday life. His assertions of the high stakes within daily occurrences push audiences to look closer at events they might brush off. So it is no surprise that The Shoplifters, Panych’s work […]

In memoriam: Ralph Koltai, groundbreaking British stage designer, passes away at 94

One of the twentieth century’s most influential stage designers, Ralph Koltai passed away in December at the age of 94 in the city of Châtellerault, France. In a career that spanned seven decades, Koltai revolutionized British theater, designing more than 250 productions for ballet, opera, and theater that eschewed convention. He created a new vocabulary […]