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Centaur Theatre’s Portico Project spells return of theatre for Montreal

Theatre companies across the world are beginning to find ways to deliver performances to the public once again. Whether it is through reduced seating or alternative venues, we are seeing some return of the performing arts, and it is more than warmly welcomed. Centaur Theatre’s Portico Project is the Montreal theatre’s first endeavour since closing […]

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 […]

The Seeds of Nanette- Hannah Gadsby’s Failed Retirement

When stand-up comedians and their specials make international headlines, more oft than not lately it’s been due to regressive opinions and disturbing actions coming to light. This is one of the biggest reasons why Hannah Gadsby’s comedy special Nanette came as such a surprise to me, as I saw it appear in every corner of […]

World Theatre Day 2019- Carlos Celdrán’s Message

Happy (Belated) World Theatre Day! May the masks of sock and buskin protect all prosceniums and no curtain call be met with thrown produce. While it may seem like a very modern calendar marking- and one certainly not celebrated under every roof- World Theatre Day has a long standing tradition of not only supporting those […]

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 […]