Keir Cutler’s “Civilized”

September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and so it was a perfect day to open Civilized at the Red Sandcastle Theatre. Sitting in a packed house with an audience predominantly donning orange shirts, you could tell that the performance was going to be special. Civilized certainly brings forward the Truth aspect…

Canadian Stage’s “Public Enemy”

Canadian Stage is kicking off their mainstage 2022/23 season with Olivier Choinière’s Public Enemy. Adapted by Bobby Theodore and directed by Brendan Healy, Public Enemy uniquely explores humanity via family dinners and the chaos they inevitably create. Starring masters of their craft and brilliant newcomers, Public Enemy is unlike anything I’ve experienced and it is…

Soulpepper Theatre’s “Bad Parent”

Ins Choi brings his insightful new play Bad Parent home to Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre to start its rolling world premiere. Bad Parent, directed by Meg Roe, takes a hard look at the lives of Norah and Charles after the birth of their son, Mountain. Through the use of frequent moments of direct address, Norah and…

Soulpepper’s “Queen Goneril” and “King Lear”

Soulpepper theatre is offering a unique experience for audiences at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the heart of the historic Distillery District. They’re currently producing Erin Shields’ Queen Goneril (directed by Soulpepper’s Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha), a prequel to Shakespeare’s classic King Lear (directed by Kim Collier). While both plays could easily…

Sky Gilbert’s “Who’s Afraid of Titus?”

In the latest workshop of his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, Sky Gilbert gives us a sexy tale of revenge entitled Who’s Afraid of Titus? Performed at the Red Sandcastle Theatre, Who’s Afraid of Titus is certainly for adult audiences only, but you’ll have a killer time!             I have to applaud Gilbert not just…

Laura Ramoso’s “Frances”

Laura Ramoso, a sketch comedian and popular TikToker, has brought the most hilarious, must-see, one-woman show to Toronto’s Alumnae Theatre. Frances is an absolute riot; full of laughs from start to finish and brimming with her wit and charm. Directed by Alastair Forbes with consultation from Ken Hall, Frances takes us on a journey with…

Outside the March and Factory Theatre’s “Trojan Girls and the Outhouse of Atreus”

Trojan Girls and the Outhouse of Atreus by Gillian Clark is a performance unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Expertly directed by Mitchell Cushman and produced in collaboration by Outside the March and Factory Theatre, in association with Neworld Theatre, Trojan Girls brilliantly explores the stories of the key players in Greek tragedy while being…

Toronto Fringe Festival – July 17th

We made it! The last day of Fringe! Everyone has been working so hard and I’ve been having such a great time, it’s a shame it’s all done for this year. My partner and I definitely ended Fringe on a high note, seeing Patron’s Pick Crack of Doom! (Or: How I Learned to Love the…