Toronto Fringe: Conflict, family & connection in the compelling, moving Checkpoint 300

Back: Brittany Cope. Front: Ori Black & Lizette Mynhardt. Photo by Adrianna Prosser.   Tamaya Productions, this year’s winner of Fringe’s First Play Competition, presents Checkpoint 300, written and directed by Michelle Wise, assisted by Duncan Rowe, and running in the Factory Theatre Mainspace. A tragic incident at the Israel-Palestine border involving the first femaleContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Conflict, family & connection in the compelling, moving Checkpoint 300”

Cinematic, diabolically fun trip to the dark side – Cine Monstro @ PROGRESS fest

A kid who’s fascination with his weird next door neighbours turns to morbid fixation following a horrific event in their home. A boyfriend and girlfriend constantly fight as she longs for marriage and a baby, and he gropes for an unknown something that’s just out of reach. A recovering addict drawn to screenwriting envisions anContinue reading “Cinematic, diabolically fun trip to the dark side – Cine Monstro @ PROGRESS fest”

PROGRESS announcement: Cine Monstro talk back with MacIvor & Diaz following Feb 13 performance

The folks at PROGRESS announced today a not to be missed event following the February 13 performance of Cine Monstro, the Portuguese adaptation of Daniel MacIvor’s much lauded play (translated by Barbara Duvivier and Enrique Diaz), Monster: a talk back featuring playwright Daniel MacIvor and director/performer/co-translator Enrique Diaz. A dynamic, one-man piece of storytelling, CineContinue reading “PROGRESS announcement: Cine Monstro talk back with MacIvor & Diaz following Feb 13 performance”

Progress is coming! Final, revised lineup announced for international fest of performance & ideas Feb 4-15

SummerWorks announced the updated lineup for the inaugural SummerWorks/Theatre Centre production of Progress: an International Festival of Performance and Ideas, running February 4-15 at The Theatre Centre. Progress is curated by SummerWorks, The Theatre Centre, Why Not Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Videofag, FADO Performance Art Centre, Dancemakers, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Canada’s National ArtsContinue reading “Progress is coming! Final, revised lineup announced for international fest of performance & ideas Feb 4-15”

SummerWorks announces Progress line-up

SummerWorks, in partnership with the Theatre Centre announced the line-up for its inaugural Progress international festival of performance and ideas, running Feb 4-15, 2015. The curatorial partners for Progress include: Why Not Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Videofag, FADO Performance Art Centre, Dancemakers, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre. The performanceContinue reading “SummerWorks announces Progress line-up”

SummerWorks: 2014 wrap-up & news

And now for the SummerWorks wrap-up, starting with some news from SummerWorks and the Theatre Centre: Yesterday, the SummerWorks Performance Festival announced its partnership with The Theatre Centre in the creation of Progress, a new international performance and ideas festival to be launched February 5-15, 2015 – full line-up to be announced on November 5, 2014. CuratorsContinue reading “SummerWorks: 2014 wrap-up & news”