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Staged transformation- the hope for changes in theatre

In many regions, we’re seeing the first semblance of a return to form for theatres in a year. Festivals are gearing up for outdoor performances that abide by safety protocols, regional theatres are operating at reduced capacities, and with vaccines rolling out over the next several months, institutions like performing arts schools may be able […]

The Masked Bride reveals identity with new exhibit on domestic abuse

One positive that many gleam from the otherwise draining reality of the pandemic is having fathoms more time to spend with loved ones. While it may get tiresome at points or heighten some arguments, a lot of people have enjoyed the quality time that this situation has afforded them. But not everyone’s home situation is […]

Theatre during the pandemic- what’s working and what’s not?

Most endeavours worth doing have some trial and error. This is evident in the current attempts at salvaging some form of theatre during the pandemic. Necessity is the mother of invention, and certainly, necessity has never been felt more strongly for the performing arts communities. But not all inventions meet the mark. So what exactly […]

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 […]