Freedom of expression & political oppression in a digital age in the chilling, intersectional, provocative Theory

Sascha Cole. Set & lighting design by Joe Pagnan. Projection design by Cameron Davis. Costume design by Michelle Bohn. Photo by Cylla von Teidemann. Under what circumstances should freedom of expression be censored or policed? At what point does politics, however liberal or progressive, become unforgiving and oppressive? Tarragon Theatre’s production of Norman Yeung’s Theory,Continue reading “Freedom of expression & political oppression in a digital age in the chilling, intersectional, provocative Theory”

SummerWorks: A compelling morality tale of modern-day slavery in Better Angels: A Parable

I first had the pleasure of seeing Andrea Scott’s Better Angels: A Parable in an early production at the 2014 New Ideas Festival, so I was excited to see how the piece had evolved for the SummerWorks production, directed by Nigel Shawn Williams and currently running at the Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) Backspace. Akosua MansaContinue reading “SummerWorks: A compelling morality tale of modern-day slavery in Better Angels: A Parable”

SummerWorks: Delightful, magical story time with Unintentionally Depressing Children’s Tales

This year’s SummerWorks has been full of opportunities to see and hear some imaginative, unique pieces of storytelling – and Erin Fleck’s Unintentionally Depressing Children’s Tales, directed by Maya Rabinovitch, is a brilliant example. A young man brings light to his darkened town. A very cranky pony named Heathcliff falls in love with the mistress ofContinue reading “SummerWorks: Delightful, magical story time with Unintentionally Depressing Children’s Tales”