Fire & water in magical, sensuous & moving She Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt

d’bi.young anitafrika’s epic exploration of the Black diaspora, activism, divinity and sexuality in The Orisha Trilogy – starting with Esu Crossing the Middle Passage – continues with The Watah Theatre’s production of She Mami Wata and The Pussy WitchHunt: The Orisha Trilogy Part 2. Directed by Blakka Ellis, assisted by Wendy Olunike Adeliyi, with choreographyContinue reading “Fire & water in magical, sensuous & moving She Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt”

Nasty family schemes go to hell in Coal Mine Theatre’s primal, raw & darkly funny Killer Joe

There’s a mini-Lettsapalooza going on in Toronto right now – and last night, I stopped by Coal Mine Theatre to see their production of Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe, directed by Peter Pasyk. Chris Smith (Matthew Gouveia) is in big trouble. In deep with drug debts, he owes a mean son of a bitch named DiggerContinue reading “Nasty family schemes go to hell in Coal Mine Theatre’s primal, raw & darkly funny Killer Joe”

Toronto Fringe NSTF: Erotic, poetic & truthful evolution of a relationship in Mine

Toronto Fringe kicked off its annual Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) at Factory Theatre last night, the heated beer tent in the courtyard filling up with excited actors, audience and volunteers coming in from our first extreme cold snap of the season.Thankfully, the tent’s bar menu includes some warm boozy concoctions like cider and rum,Continue reading “Toronto Fringe NSTF: Erotic, poetic & truthful evolution of a relationship in Mine”