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STRATFEST@HOME enchants with menacing production of ‘Macbeth’

In advance of their recently announced and newly revamped 2021 season, the Stratford Festival has decided to give theatre lovers some weekly works to look forward to. Streaming live on Thursday nights, the beloved Ontario Shakespeare and theatre festival is presenting offerings from their STRATFEST@HOME program for free. Using a similar model to the lauded […]

The Theatre Leadership Project aims to restructure the theatre industry

Every passing year, artistic institutions are taking steps to be more inclusive organizations with more representative teams. Theatre companies have slowly begun to answer the call from communities to move beyond the norm of overwhelmingly white and male-dominated leadership roles. And while it is certainly an ongoing process, there are always groups springing up to […]

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 […]

Stratford Festival announces newly formatted outdoor season

It’s understandable that many places around the globe won’t see a return to normal theatre festivals for quite some time. With the presence of the pandemic still strongly felt, the notion of large congregations of people hustling from venue to venue and waiting in cramped lobbies seems like a veritable impossibility. And while plenty of […]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge appointed President of Edinburgh Fringe Society

In a world where there tends to be very little theatre news aside from the cancelling of runs and festivals, a positive announcement has come from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has just appointed to the role of president Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a festival veteran and the creator of hit play-turned-series Fleabag. […]

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 […]