Sharply funny, moving, candid looks at LGBTQ lives in 7th annual Gay Play Day

Gay Play Day—an annual festival of short, new plays written by LGBTQ playwrights and their allies—returns to the Alumnae Theatre Studio for two days only. This is the 7th year of the fest for founding AD Darren Stewart-Jones and the GPD team, which this year includes technical director Johnny Salib and Henry Keeler on frontContinue reading “Sharply funny, moving, candid looks at LGBTQ lives in 7th annual Gay Play Day”

Toronto Fringe: The trajectory of a life & its impact on others in the socially astute, moving Tears of a Bullet

Hobby Horse Theatre Co. explores the right and wrong sides of a social justice argument in its affecting Toronto Fringe production of Josh Downing’s Tears of a Bullet;* directed by Jeff Kennes and running in the Tarragon Theatre Extraspace. Writer Jim Abernathy (Stephen Flett), who lives with mobility issues and recently lost his partner Martin,Continue reading “Toronto Fringe: The trajectory of a life & its impact on others in the socially astute, moving Tears of a Bullet”

Wistful, whimsical, dreamy & mind-bending theatre in InspiraTO Festival blueShow line-up

Part two of my InspiraTO Festival opening night double header at Alumnae Theatre on Thursday night. Here’s what went down during the blueShow line-up: Intersection by Josh Downing, directed by Yehuda Fisher. Why does a heartsick young man want to cross the dangerously busy road? And why is the crossing guard so reluctant to help him?Continue reading “Wistful, whimsical, dreamy & mind-bending theatre in InspiraTO Festival blueShow line-up”