Power, identity & politics: Women come out from behind the men in the potent, thoughtful Portia’s Julius Caesar

Nikki Duval & Christine Horne. Set & costume design by Rachel Forbes. Lighting design by Jareth Li. Photo by Dahlia Katz.   Shakespeare’s women continue to take centre stage this summer—this time, with Shakespeare in the Ruff’s production of AD Kaitlyn Riordan’s Portia’s Julius Caesar, a potent and thoughtful adaptation of Julius Caesar from theContinue reading “Power, identity & politics: Women come out from behind the men in the potent, thoughtful Portia’s Julius Caesar”

Hamlet as you’ve never seen it in the haunting, beautiful ASL/English adaptation Prince Hamlet

Christine Horne as Hamlet in Prince Hamlet—photo by Bronwen Sharp   Why Not Theatre mounts Ravi Jain’s exciting bilingual (ASL and English) adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with its production of Prince Hamlet, directed by Jain; and currently running at the Theatre Centre. This production has already been garnering some well-deserved buzz. Not only does PrinceContinue reading “Hamlet as you’ve never seen it in the haunting, beautiful ASL/English adaptation Prince Hamlet”

Toronto Fringe: Privacy and identity in the digital age in sharply funny, edgy Cam Baby

Jessica Moss and Theatre Mischief get into the guilty pleasures and discomfiting side of social media consumption and interaction in Moss’s new play Cam Baby, running now on the Factory Theatre Mainspace for Toronto Fringe. Directed by Charlotte Gowdy, assisted by Taylor Trowbridge, Cam Baby is the 2016 Toronto Fringe New Play Contest winner. JosephContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Privacy and identity in the digital age in sharply funny, edgy Cam Baby”

Hilarious, frank & real – grown-ups dealing the best they can in Sex After Kids

A father/adult daughter conversation that ventures into TMI territory – for both of them. A date between two single parents that ends with a note that reads: “I’m really really sorry for drugging you.” A couple with an infant and a non-existent sex life are both tempted to stray. These are just a few ofContinue reading “Hilarious, frank & real – grown-ups dealing the best they can in Sex After Kids”

World premiere of Nightwood production of Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets – riveting & heart-wrenching

I had the pleasure of attending another world premiere of a work by an emerging female playwright last night: Nightwood Theatre’s production of Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets, a two-hander directed by Kelly Thornton, and starring Susan Coyne and Christine Horne, onstage at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space. Don’t let the short running time (approx.Continue reading “World premiere of Nightwood production of Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets – riveting & heart-wrenching”

Between the Sheets, February & Gay Play Days – plus Nuit Blanche!

The good times just keep on rollin’, my friends. Here are just a few fabulous arts and culture events happening right now or coming up soon: Nightwood Theatre’s production of Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets at Tarragon Theatre (extra space) – started its run last night and runs until Sun, Oct 7. Directed by KellyContinue reading “Between the Sheets, February & Gay Play Days – plus Nuit Blanche!”