Former high school pals reunite to solve an old, gruesome mystery in the dark, macabre, thoughtful Swan

Finish what you start. Little Black Afro Theatre joins forces with Filament Incubator for a production of Aaron Jan’s Swan, directed by Jan and dramaturged by Lucy Powis; and opening last night to a packed house in the Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) Backspace. As we enter the theatre and settle into our seats, the playingContinue reading “Former high school pals reunite to solve an old, gruesome mystery in the dark, macabre, thoughtful Swan”

Toronto Fringe preview(ish): Rowing

Toronto Fringe 2016 opens today! There are a couple of shows that I’ve seen previous productions of, and that I won’t be seeing during Fringe, but I wanted to shout them out. I saw Aaron Jan’s raw and darkly funny coming of age tale Rowing in October 2015 at The Fort Studios. The Chrysalis Workshop’sContinue reading “Toronto Fringe preview(ish): Rowing”

Boys to men in raw, darkly funny & thoughtful look at losing, friendship & fundraising in Rowing

Went to a new, alternative rehearsal/performance venue last night to see the opening of Then They Fight’s production of Aaron Jan’s Rowing (directed by Jan) last night at The Fort Studios (1425 Yonge St.). Despondent, enraged, frustrated and humiliated over a loss, the four young men of the Westdale rowing team sit in their sharedContinue reading “Boys to men in raw, darkly funny & thoughtful look at losing, friendship & fundraising in Rowing”