SummerWorks: Confronting white supremacy in the searing, timely, tension-filled White Heat

Tim Walker. Photo by Graham Isador.   Pressgang Theatre presents a workshop production of Graham Isador’s White Heat. Based on real events, it takes us into the incendiary, tension-filled conflict between an alt-right podcaster and a digital media reporter in a searing, timely look at the dangerous consequences of white supremacist views, inciting harassment and violenceContinue reading “SummerWorks: Confronting white supremacy in the searing, timely, tension-filled White Heat”

Preview: A friend in need in Cue6’s powerful, intimate, intense Dry Land

Mattie Driscoll. Photo by Samantha Hurley. Funny how it’s easier to share a secret with someone you barely know—and ask them to help you execute a critical decision. Dora award-winning Cue6—who brought us pool (no water)—presents an intimate and intense Toronto premiere of Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Dry Land. Directed by Jill Harper, this powerful andContinue reading “Preview: A friend in need in Cue6’s powerful, intimate, intense Dry Land”

Preview: $h!t gets real in sharply funny, brutally honest We Three

Last night, it was out to Tarragon Theatre for a preview performance of Cue6 Theatre’s latest offering: Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman’s We Three, directed by Jill Harper, with script contributions from Harper, and actors Suzette McCanny, Sarah Naomi Campbell and Hallie Burt. Toronto roommates Skye (Burt), an alternative education PhD candidate, and Jamie (Campbell), a feminist blogger,Continue reading “Preview: $h!t gets real in sharply funny, brutally honest We Three”

Toronto Fringe: Complex dynamic of love, hate, friendship, art & success in Pool (No Water)

Cue 6 Productions has been getting some well-deserved buzz for its Toronto Fringe production of Mark Ravenhill’s Pool (No Water), directed by Jill Harper – running at the Tarragon Theatre mainspace. A group of young bohemian artists is torn apart by illness and distance – physical and emotional – and previously unspoken, private feelings ofContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Complex dynamic of love, hate, friendship, art & success in Pool (No Water)”

Cue6 takes us to the edge of funny & disturbing – Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up

Cue6 Theatre Company continues to push the edge of hilarious and disturbing with its current production, the Canadian premiere of Joel Kim Booster’s Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up, directed by Jill Harper and running at Fraser Studios. The Kate (Karen Knox) and Sam (AJ Vaage) of the title are the teen movie starsContinue reading “Cue6 takes us to the edge of funny & disturbing – Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up”

Love, desire & betrayal in Pieces

Cue 6 Productions’ Pieces, by Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman and directed by Jill Harper, opened this past week at Unit 102 Theatre and I had the pleasure of seeing the early evening performance last night. “Jim and Susan are married” appears under the play’s title in the program and it is this relationship that is at theContinue reading “Love, desire & betrayal in Pieces”