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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 […]

Siminovitch Prize in Theatre winners for 2019- Maiko Yamamoto and James Long

At the end of last month, the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre- one of the most lucrative awards presented to theatre creators in Canada- announced this year’s recipient. The Siminovitch Prize winner for 2019 strays from a major norm of previous recipients, particularly as this year the prize has been granted to a pair of practitioners. […]

Cadavre exquis at Phi Centre- the exquisite corpse of VR

The Phi Centre in Montreal recently celebrated the opening of its next collection of VR experiences. cadavre exquis at Phi Centre hosts artists of high renown, some well versed in virtual reality endeavours, and some well-known artists- including Marina Abramović- making their first foray into this ever-growing field of expression. The exhibition gathers some inspiration […]

Phil Collins and Eva & Franco Mattes- the intimacy of medias

The Phi Foundation in Montreal has just celebrated the opening of two concurrent exhibits, consisting of the works of Phil Collins and Eva & Franco Mattes. Two vastly different collections housed in adjacent buildings, both present to us visions of our relationship with two of the most prevalent media we interact with daily: music and […]

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 […]

Siminovitch Prize in Theatre 2019 shortlist announced

This past week, the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre announced the shortlist for candidates in the field of directing. The generous award offers $100 000 (CAD) to a theatre practitioner in Canada who has spent a decade or more contributing noteworthy work to the climate of Canadian theatre, in an effort to allow that artist to […]

Fred Herzog- Chasing Vancouver’s fading colours

There’s a tired and tiring cliche when it comes to the arts and the public eye that if you haven’t made your mark by your early to mid-20s, you aren’t going to. It is a silly, regressive, and boring idea, but can often wear on artists coming into their own at whatever pace they are […]