The YENSA Festival

The inaugural YENSA Festival kicked off its two nights of live performances with a stellar program featuring local artists and companies. Produced by the Lua Shayenne Dance Company, it is truly a joyous celebration of Black artists through dance and song. The two nights are completely unique, but if the first program is any indication…

PaulWatson Productions’ and Why Not Theatre’s “Mashup Pon Di Road”

Step right up folks the circus is in town! More specifically, it’s in the Green P lot in Little Jamaica on Eglinton West! Mashup Pon Di Road is the feel-good fun we all need right now. Created, directed, and produced by Bahia Watson and Liza Paul, Mashup Pon Di Road is much more than just…

Toronto Fringe Festival – July 16th

This was my busiest day at Fringe so far! With four shows at three different venues, it was a very full day of Fringing (and exploring the area around the theatre as well!). A day like this couldn’t make me happier, seeing great theatre and spending time around this beautiful city is exactly the thing…

Springworks Festival’s “Tapashta”

The Spring Works Festival, located in Stratford, Ontario, is currently offering a short works project entitled Tapashta. The Michif word for “renew,” all of the works in this eleven episode series are focused on this concept, a perfect way to celebrate the world reopening as well as this beautiful spring season! Tapashta is entirely online,…

Mirvish Productions’ “Room”

After an unfortunately (albeit necessary) hiatus and a successful run at the Grand Theatre in London, Room is ready for its run here in Toronto! Based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue, Room is a beautiful play with songs about how a mother’s love can triumph over even the darkest of circumstances. A collaborative…

Arts Collective Theatre’s “Dreamgirls”

Arts Collective Theatre opened their spring offering, Dreamgirls, to an enthusiastic audience Friday night. Called a “year long dream” by ACT director Chris Rabideau, Dreamgirls is a high energy trip to the past of show biz! Before Friday’s performance Rabideau mentioned that Dreamgirls was the stage debut of ninety percent of the cast; a huge…