It’s so fitting that the theatre industry is able to blossom again this spring; spring is a time to plant seeds, get ready for the year ahead, and be thankful to have made it through another winter. Theatre has endured a VERY long winter; almost two full years since we’ve been able to enjoy indoor, in-person entertainment. While companies got creative with streamed, recorded, and outdoor performances, there’s nothing quite like booking tickets to a live performance in the spaces we know and love.
For those of you who don’t know, I moved to Toronto in November of 2020. Part of my excitement about this move was that I was going to be much closer to a plethora of theatre companies. Exactly 2 days after my last load of belongings was driven up the 401 the city of Toronto, as well as much of the province, went on lockdown. And while I kept myself busy that initial summer watching the Stratford Productions airing on YouTube or various other online performances, there was always something missing: the community you experience from being at a live performance. I began to realize how my relationship with theatre was such an integral part of my being; I felt lost having gone so long without being in a room watching others perform.
Now that we’re able to be in indoor theatre spaces again, I am more than ready to immerse myself in the theatre Toronto, and the surrounding areas, has to offer. I already have ticket to two upcoming performances: The Antipodes with Coal Mine Theatre and Room being put on by Mirvish. I’ve got my eye on a few more as well. I cannot express the absolute elation at getting to purchase these tickets; the prospect of seeing theatre starring beautiful friends and getting to get back to writing lights up my soul. But I especially can’t wait to share all of this with you! This year I am going to focus on this blog: seeing as much theatre as I can, keeping you up to date on what’s coming up next, finishing up a post or two about productions I’ve seen during the pandemic, connecting with you all on new platforms, maybe even starting a podcast! Whatever the future has in store I know that I’m going to be in as many theatre seats as I can be and I’ll be happy to tell you all about it! I thank you all for your continued support and I hope that you’ll join me on this new and exciting adventure.