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Donetsk Regional Drama Theatre destroyed in Russian bombing

As the war stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marches on, we are seeing the cultural connections and outputs of both nations being deeply affected. From the sanctions applied globally to Russian artists across the board—many willfully stepping out of positions and events in solidarity against this war—to the violence and destruction suffered by Ukrainians […]

Black Theatre Workshop celebrates 50 years with Vision Celebration

While it may have been from a safely distanced livestream, Montréal’s Black Theatre Workshop still found much to celebrate for this year at their annual Vision Celebration. A night celebrating the city’s Black artistic community, BTW’s Vision Celebration is a night of awards and bursaries, as well as a means to reflect on the Canadian […]

David Byrne’s ‘Theater of the Mind’ set for world premiere

Having made his mark in many mediums over the decades, David Byrne—of Talking Heads fame—is an artist of every facet. From his legendary musical creations to sharing his findings of the medium in his non-fiction treatise How Music Works, from his keen theatrical senses and output to his strikingly humble “tree drawings”: David Byrne is […]

The Tragedy of Macbeth is a brooding masterpiece

One half of one of the world’s most iconic cinematic duos, Joel Coen has dipped his toes deep into the depths of theatre with his solo directorial debut, and it is as engrossing as one would get. Tackling none other than Shakespeare’s cursed King of Scotland, The Tragedy of Macbeth is a true-to-source adaptation, but […]

Lost Soul Animal Rescue is a spirited delve into nature’s fragility

With many theatres across the globe once again seeing productions shut down and doors closing for who knows how long, existent streams of digital storytelling are a good fallback for many theatre companies. And in their third audio drama since the Theatre for the Ears project began, Sound the Alarm delivers something that is equal […]

Nina Lee Aquino appointed as NAC’s English artistic director

Canada’s National Arts Centre has remained the head of the country’s performing arts for over half a century. Situated in the capital of Ottawa, it serves as not only a home for renowned Canadian theatre but a massive investor in both English and French theatre throughout the country, bringing national productions to international eyes. This […]

The Eternal Sailor sets love adrift in seas of chaos

Already showcasing the second offering of their new Theatre for the Ears platform, theatre company Sound the Alarm dives into another pool of isolation with the cerebral story of love at a distance The Eternal Sailor. An aptly evocative title for the wayfaring tale, it is another solid offering from the theatre company’s new repertoire […]