Looking back on an undefinable relationship in the entertaining, touching, resonant A Beautiful View

Alison Brooks & Pip Dwyer. Lighting design by Wes Babcock. Photo by Matthew Eger. Nothing is enough. Shotgun Juliet opened its production of Daniel MacIvor’s A Beautiful View in the Alumnae Theatre studio last night, presented as a Pride Toronto Community Event. Directed by Matthew Eger, it’s an entertaining, quirky, touching and resonant overview ofContinue reading “Looking back on an undefinable relationship in the entertaining, touching, resonant A Beautiful View”

Nostalgia meets the ghosts of memory in the funny, poignant, authentically human New Magic Valley Fun Town

Caroline Gillis, Andrew Moodie, Daniel MacIvor & Stephanie MacDonald. Set design by Brian Perchaluk. Costume design by Brenda McLean. Lighting design by Kimberly Purtell. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. Prairie Theatre Exchange and Tarragon Theatre join forces to present the Toronto premiere of Daniel MacIvor’s New Magic Valley Fun Town, directed by Richard Rose, assisted byContinue reading “Nostalgia meets the ghosts of memory in the funny, poignant, authentically human New Magic Valley Fun Town”

Cinematic, diabolically fun trip to the dark side – Cine Monstro @ PROGRESS fest

A kid who’s fascination with his weird next door neighbours turns to morbid fixation following a horrific event in their home. A boyfriend and girlfriend constantly fight as she longs for marriage and a baby, and he gropes for an unknown something that’s just out of reach. A recovering addict drawn to screenwriting envisions anContinue reading “Cinematic, diabolically fun trip to the dark side – Cine Monstro @ PROGRESS fest”

PROGRESS announcement: Cine Monstro talk back with MacIvor & Diaz following Feb 13 performance

The folks at PROGRESS announced today a not to be missed event following the February 13 performance of Cine Monstro, the Portuguese adaptation of Daniel MacIvor’s much lauded play (translated by Barbara Duvivier and Enrique Diaz), Monster: a talk back featuring playwright Daniel MacIvor and director/performer/co-translator Enrique Diaz. A dynamic, one-man piece of storytelling, CineContinue reading “PROGRESS announcement: Cine Monstro talk back with MacIvor & Diaz following Feb 13 performance”

Toronto Fringe: Karie Richards’ birdy – a moving & brave piece of storytelling

I kicked off this year’s Toronto Fringe with a solo show: Karie Richards’ birdy … or how not to disappear at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Theatre. Directed by Jeff Culbert and created by Richards during a Playfinding Master Class with Daniel MacIvor at The Banff Centre, birdy is a brave and touching piece of storytelling.Continue reading “Toronto Fringe: Karie Richards’ birdy – a moving & brave piece of storytelling”

Life, love & loss in a funny & touching family reunion – Marion Bridge @ Village Playhouse

Dropped by the Village Playhouse on Sunday afternoon to see the Village Players’ production of Daniel MacIvor’s Marion Bridge, directed by Greg Nowlan. Three sisters reunite at their Cape Breton family home to be with their dying divorced mother: Agnes, a struggling actress who’s been living in Toronto; Theresa, a nun whose order runs aContinue reading “Life, love & loss in a funny & touching family reunion – Marion Bridge @ Village Playhouse”

Happy holidays!

Hi all – It’s full-on holiday hustle and bustle, with gatherings and errands galore! Wanted to send out a quick note to say that I’m still here, I just needed to take care of a few things, which left me no time to post over the past little while. Hope you’ve been enjoying the rebloggingContinue reading “Happy holidays!”

Howling at the moon in Daniel MacIvor’s I, Animal

Finally. Got out to see my first SummerWorks show last night: Daniel MacIvor’s I, Animal – directed by Richie Wilcox and produced by KAZAN CO-OP – at the Factory Theatre mainspace, where I bumped into Alumnae Theatre pals Anne Harper and Brenda Somers, who were there volunteering at the box office. I, Animal is aContinue reading “Howling at the moon in Daniel MacIvor’s I, Animal”

Ethereal intensity – Was Spring @ Tarragon Theatre

Daniel MacIvor’s Was Spring (which he also directed), playing now at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, is set outside of time and space – although both time and space are referenced in the script and in Verne Good’s sound design. The soundtrack of popular songs takes us back in time and forward again in the pre-showContinue reading “Ethereal intensity – Was Spring @ Tarragon Theatre”