All posts in Toronto

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 […]

The Social Distancing Festival- an international platform of connection

We’ve been seeing an uptick in digital content consumption in the wake of the global COVID-19 crisis. And with the nigh-impossible feat of viewing art in person right now, artists of every discipline have been experiencing cancellations, rescheduling, and general losses on their projects. But necessity is the mother of invention, and one Canadian playwright […]

A play of bills- Hamilton and Controlled Damage’s Canadian premieres

EDIT: I’d like to acknowledge the oversight of not mentioning playwright Andrea Scott by name in this article originally and apologize for any insult it may have dealt. Especially in an article discussing the importance of representation, it is necessary to give artists due credit by name and rectify any mistakes in failing to meet […]

hollow mountain by Rock Bottom Movement filled with absurd heart

To start, I will always have a soft spot for weirdness. If something is masterfully beautiful in presentation but mediocre in meaning, I don’t care. But if something is bizarre and dreadful, I will always prefer the latter. Thankfully, hollow mountain by Rock Bottom Movement is both bizarre and brilliant. The company coming from Toronto […]

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 […]

Theatrical trigger warnings and culpability

I recently had an article come to my attention, discussing London theatre company The Donmar Warehouse and their decision to begin listing warnings for potentially triggering content in their performances. While theatrical trigger warnings are by no means new (are advisories of violence, nudity, and staged smoking not the same concept under a different name?), […]

Ontario gallery uses crowdfunding to fund new acquisition

In a December 4th press release the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto cheerfully announced that their crowdfunding effort to acquire Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room – Let’s Survive Forever was an absolute success. ‘Thanks to over 4,700 #InfinityAGO donors’ read the release stating that the AGO successfully raised the necessary funds to purchase […]