Thursday Theatre Thoughts – Transformative Spaces

As we leap into this chilly month of October, I realize that I have been actively reviewing theatre in Toronto for six months. While I was already familiar with several of the theatres in the city, I’ve been invited to several new spaces. It’s such a delight to experience theatre in new places and see…

Waiting in the Wings – October 2022

September was a BUSY month! So many exciting productions were happening all over the city. October is going to be another theatre-filled month. I’m also going to be trying out some new things on social media and new tools like Linktree so that you all have quick access to what’s new and happening on my…

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…

Tarragon Theatre’s “Cockroach”

Tarragon Theatre is starting it’s 2022/23 season off with a total hit! Cockroach, written by Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho) and directed by Artistic Director Mike Payette, chronicles the inner life of a young man as he experiences a very traumatic event. This funny, moving, and poignant work is the kind of powerful theatre we…

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…

Crow’s Theatre’s “Uncle Vanya”

Crow’s Theatre is opening their 2022/23 season with a magnificent production of Chekov’s Uncle Vanya. With a new adaptation by Liisa Repo-Martell and directed by Crow’s Artistic Director Chris Abraham, this dynamic duo has created a theatrical experience unlike anything I’ve seen at Crow’s thus far. Performed in the round by some of the greatest…