Family, transition & mental illness in the honest, engaging, moving Little Pretty and The Exceptional

Sugith Varughese & Farah Merani in Little Pretty and The Exceptional—photo by Joseph Michael A South Asian Canadian family navigates a career transition, personal milestones and mental illness in Anusree Roy’s Little Pretty and The Exceptional, directed by Brendan Healy, assisted by Ryan G. Hinds—running in the Factory Theatre Mainspace. Little Pretty and The ExceptionalContinue reading “Family, transition & mental illness in the honest, engaging, moving Little Pretty and The Exceptional”

Interview with Jennifer Neales on #HERstoryCounts theatre project

Actor/Artistic Producer Jennifer Neales has assembled a company of talented creators, producers and mentors to create an exciting new theatre project, set to premiere at Red Sandcastle Theatre April 22-24. #HERstoryCounts is an indie Canadian production, presenting a series of autobiographical monologues that bring to life personal stories of “endurance, strength, loss, survival, and loveContinue reading “Interview with Jennifer Neales on #HERstoryCounts theatre project”

Delight & devastation in deeply moving, insightful & brutally honest Pyaasa

“Life isn’t easy, Chaya … but you have to believe in it.” – Pyassa, by Anusree Roy Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) opened its remount of Anusree Roy’s Dora award-winning one-woman play Pyaasa in the Backspace last night. Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones and originally produced in 2008 to sold-out houses, the Pyaasa remount is partContinue reading “Delight & devastation in deeply moving, insightful & brutally honest Pyaasa”

SummerWorks: Turnabout is fair play as women’s sex & violence fantasies take centre stage in Beautiful Man

A puppet show within a play within a TV show within a movie. All very sexy. All very violent. All featuring powerful, strong women with beautiful men in the background. Yep, you read that right. This is the multidimensional storytelling the audience experiences in Groundwater Production’s Beautiful Man, written by Erin Shields and directed by GroundwaterContinue reading “SummerWorks: Turnabout is fair play as women’s sex & violence fantasies take centre stage in Beautiful Man”