The power of love, music & colour in the visually rich, magical, ground-breaking The Black Drum

Corinna Den Dekker, Dawn Jani Birley, Yan Liu & Daniel Durant. Set & props design by Ken Mackenzie. Costume design by Ruth Albertyn. Makeup by Angela McQueen. Video & projection design by Laura Warren. Lighting design by Chris Malkowski. Photo by Dahlia Katz. Commissioned and produced by the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, theContinue reading “The power of love, music & colour in the visually rich, magical, ground-breaking The Black Drum”

Toronto Fringe: Xenophobia gone viral in a brutal worldwide dystopia in the beautifully choreographed, evocative Far Away

PreShow Playlist is running a remarkable production of Caryl Churchill’s Far Away during Toronto Fringe, directed by Megan Watson and choreographed by Patricia Allison – and running in the Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) Mainspace. Xenophobia is a widespread, global disease and has become the default response in this dystopic world, where humans, animals – andContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Xenophobia gone viral in a brutal worldwide dystopia in the beautifully choreographed, evocative Far Away”

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)”

Otherworldly, eerily beautiful & intensely visceral – Shotgun Juliet’s Stealth

You enter the space via the alley off of Sullivan. Dark. Quiet. No signage. And enter through a worn wooden gate into the backyard of 8-11 Gallery. A spooky young woman sitting on a cut bit of tree trunk beckons you to her – she is the gatekeeper hostess and box office, her dead-pan voiceContinue reading “Otherworldly, eerily beautiful & intensely visceral – Shotgun Juliet’s Stealth”