Clouds

When I was a kid, I used to lay in the summertime grass in front of our house and look at the sky, watching clouds go by, and finding shapes and images up there. As an adult, I still appreciate the beauty of the sky, especially during the golden time as the sun prepares toContinue reading “Clouds”

The impact of image on memory, identity & social change in the remarkable, moving, visually epic Reflector

Abraham Asto, Louisa Zhu, Michelle Polak & Michael Spence. Lighting & projection design by Laird MacDonald. Set design by Michael Spence & Laird MacDonald. Costume design by Melanie McNeill. Photo by Michael Cooper Theatre Gargantua celebrates its 25th birthday with the world premiere of Reflector, conceived and directed by Jacquie PA Thomas, and written byContinue reading “The impact of image on memory, identity & social change in the remarkable, moving, visually epic Reflector”

Rich tapestry of image, sound & dance tells a powerful story without words in remarkable Century Song

Neema Bickersteth in Century Song—photos by John Lauener Nightwood Theatre partners with Volcano, Richard Jordan Productions UK and Moveable Beast Collective to present Century Song, opening last night in the Guloien Theatre at Crow’s Theatre’s home at Streetcar Crowsnest. Created by soprano/performer Neema Bickersteth, choreographer Kate Alton and director Ross Manson, the multimedia, multidisciplinary CenturyContinue reading “Rich tapestry of image, sound & dance tells a powerful story without words in remarkable Century Song”

Interview: Leanne Ferguson

Galaxy Photoz is a new photography service that puts clients in touch with professional, vetted photographers. Featuring nine types of photography, Galaxy Photoz wants to make the photographer search safe, easy and on demand. For photographers, it acts like an agency, promoting their work and connecting them with clients. It’s like Uber for your photographyContinue reading “Interview: Leanne Ferguson”

Amazing peeps and artists at RAW’s electric, eclectic VERVE artist showcase

Had an awesome time at the opening night of RAW Natural Born Artists VERVE showcase, which featured artists, music, fashion, makeup, accessories, film and performance art — with music by Tony Smart and hosted by Jack. This show runs two nights only (closing tonight) at Mod Club. I chatted with artists Brenda Clews (who doesContinue reading “Amazing peeps and artists at RAW’s electric, eclectic VERVE artist showcase”

SummerWorks: Capturing the humanity & quirks of Toronto’s west end in Face Value: West

One woman. Six photographs. Limitless possibilities. Still black and white images of west end Toronto life come alive in a wonderful, collaborative work by actor Tracey Hoyt and photographer Kate Ashby, directed by Melody A. Johnson and Rick Roberts, in Dorothy Mae Productions’ Face Value: West – now running at the Theatre Centre Incubator spaceContinue reading “SummerWorks: Capturing the humanity & quirks of Toronto’s west end in Face Value: West”

SummerWorks 25 is coming!

Hey kids! I’ve been away from the blog for a bit, busy with summertime family and social gatherings, and getting some R&R in before the next big wave of events. And can you believe it’s August already? Being August also means it’s time for SummerWorks, a juried, multidisciplinary performance festival which opens tomorrow (Thurs, AugContinue reading “SummerWorks 25 is coming!”

Toronto Fringe: An enjoyable history what-if in charming, entertaining Exposure

I also saw another enjoyable history-inspired piece yesterday at Toronto Fringe: Undershaft & Lazarus Productions’ world premiere of John Lazarus’s Exposure, directed by Kathryn MacKay – running at the Robert Gill Theatre. Inspired by Louis Daguerre’s ground-breaking photograph of a man getting a shoe shine on the Boulevard du Temple, Paris, Exposure fills in theContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: An enjoyable history what-if in charming, entertaining Exposure”

#TBT – My fabulous, fun period drag photo shoot with Lisa MacIntosh

I posted this during my pre-Facebook days, so thought some of you would get a kick out of seeing this – or seeing it again if you caught it the first time around. Here’s my post on my fabulous, big fun period drag photo shoot with Lisa MacIntosh (inspired by an acting gig I didContinue reading “#TBT – My fabulous, fun period drag photo shoot with Lisa MacIntosh”

The power of the quantifiable meets the strength of the immeasurable in HER2

When you see an image of HER2, you’re struck at how remarkably – and surprisingly – beautiful it is, like a Valentine’s heart with a single foot on point. Feminine. Ballerina-like. Maja Ardal’s HER2, directed by Kim Blackwell for Nightwood Theatre, opened its world premiere run at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre this week –Continue reading “The power of the quantifiable meets the strength of the immeasurable in HER2”