Love, loss & the struggle to avoid getting beached in the poignant, funny Paradise Comics

Filament Incubator closes its #8playsin8months season with Caitie Graham’s Paradise Comics, directed by Darwin Lyons. Graham developed Paradise Comics at the Tarragon Theatre’s Young Playwrights Unit, where she now acts as Assistant Writing Instructor. I caught the opening last night at Kensington Hall (in Kensington Market at 56C Kensington Ave., Toronto). What’s eating 13-year-old BeansContinue reading “Love, loss & the struggle to avoid getting beached in the poignant, funny Paradise Comics”

Former high school pals reunite to solve an old, gruesome mystery in the dark, macabre, thoughtful Swan

Finish what you start. Little Black Afro Theatre joins forces with Filament Incubator for a production of Aaron Jan’s Swan, directed by Jan and dramaturged by Lucy Powis; and opening last night to a packed house in the Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) Backspace. As we enter the theatre and settle into our seats, the playingContinue reading “Former high school pals reunite to solve an old, gruesome mystery in the dark, macabre, thoughtful Swan”

A boy goes missing & a dark presence reaches out from the forest in lyrical, spooky Tire Swing

  Filament Incubator is back again with its 5th play of its #8playsin8months season, this time in association with Epigraph Collective on a production of Curtis te Brinke’s Tire Swing, directed by Sadie Epstein-Fine and running at Kensington Hall (in Kensington Market at 56C Kensington Ave., Toronto). Four pre-teen friends playing on the edge ofContinue reading “A boy goes missing & a dark presence reaches out from the forest in lyrical, spooky Tire Swing”

Preview: June Cleaver goes to hell in hilariously dark, satirical & surreal Hot Kitchen/SECOND SHIFT

Filament Incubator presents Raw Matter’s production of Hot Kitchen/SECOND SHIFT, written, directed, designed and performed by the Raw Matter ensemble, incorporating the writing of Sylvia Plath, Silvia Federici and Jean Genet. Opening tonight, I caught the preview at Kensington Hall (56A Kensington Ave., Toronto) last night. When you arrive in the space, you’re immediately awareContinue reading “Preview: June Cleaver goes to hell in hilariously dark, satirical & surreal Hot Kitchen/SECOND SHIFT”