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…

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“Perf(ucked)” written and performed by Somerville Black

Perf(ucked), a new piece conceived and performed by Somerville Black, premiered at the University of Windsor. A true display of vulnerability, both physically and emotionally, Perf(ucked) explores the evening of a model/waitress as she discusses her life with the artists sketching her. I was astounded at the level of openness Black infused into this piece, as…

Post Productions’ “Doubt”

Post Productions is starting off their 2018 season with a bang! With a new theatre and a great line up of shows, Post Productions is no doubt going to be a name you'll be hearing frequently. Their first offering this year is Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Stanley. An engaging play featuring only four…

Groundling Theatre Company’s “Lear”

Groundling Theatre Company has outdone itself with its latest production. Lear, directed by company founder Graham Abbey, is a breathtaking, beautiful exploration of what Shakespeare's King Lear has to offer. At the helm of this exploration is the adoption of a female Lear. Seana McKenna portrays a powerful, maternal, and pitiable Queen Lear.Watching her exchanges with her…

University Player’s Production of “Jane Eyre”

The University Players at the University of Windsor opened their 2017/2018 season with Polly Teale's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. The riveting story of a downtrodden young lady who grows up to fall in love with her employer, the story transferred well to the stage and made for an engaging night of theatre. I…

Shen Development Series: Office Hours

I had the pleasure of being selected to attend the Shen Development Series: Office Hours conference at Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto. The Shen Leadership Fund is meant to "support the development of Asian-Canadian arts leaders, and provide funding for the new creative initiatives by artists of the Asian Diaspora...The Shen Leadership Fund also supports…