That’s right dear reader, it’s been one whole year of writing A View from the Box here in Toronto! I wanted to take some time to share some thoughts on this momentous occasion, as well as take a look at some things I have planned to celebrate!

In my Janus Post back in January my tally for productions seen and written about was at 75. I’ve added another 23 to that total this year, bringing me up to 98 productions. I must admit, I am BLOWN AWAY by this number; and realistically it’s only a portion of all of the productions that are actually happening in Toronto, not to mention the GTA. There’s a smorgasbord of theatre on offer, and with more and more companies able to be up on their feet, that number is only going to grow!

One of the ways I wanted to celebrate with you all was to show you the INCREDIBLE headshots I had done with the incomparable Dahlia Katz. I had a delightful afternoon with Dahlia as well as the incredible Meg Fraser who did my hair and makeup for the shoot. It’s wonderful to get to talk with like-minded colleagues and have some fun! Here are some of my favourite shots and keep an eye out for more of these on my social media platforms going forward!

Here are a few things to look forward to this month:

LOTS of reviews! I’ve got a very busy schedule this month and I’m so excited to share all of these amazing works with you. There’s such an abundance of productions happening all over the city, and I’m hoping you’ll be able to take part in a production or two yourself!

I also have some incredible interviews coming up! Stage Door Dialogues is always so much fun for me to put together and I’m hoping to get to do more interviews and extra content as I keep growing!

Keep an eye on my social media platforms! I’m going to be having an Instagram giveaway coming up very soon and you won’t want to miss it!

I want to thank each and every one of you for your support as I go along this journey. I have been so thankful for the feedback I’ve received as well as the continued support of the companies who invite me to their productions. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for you all and as I look forward to how A View from the Box is going to evolve in the future, I hope you’ll continue to not only to read my work but to see some of these productions yourself.

Finally, I want to give a special mention to my partner; at the height of the theatre closures I was feeling very lost and often wondered aloud how I was going to fit into the theatre scene now that I had moved here. It was Kyle who said “Don’t you have a blog? Why not give writing a serious go?” And here we are. Kyle, my love, thank you. All of this is because of you. Your companionship and support means the world to me.

Again, and as always, thank you. We’ll see you at the theatre!


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