Toronto Fringe: Blood, sweat, tears & heart as you root for the underdog in Bout

A struggling actor drawn to the boxing ring. A has-been boxer turned trainer. As we enter the gym, you can smell the hard work, the fight, the sweat. A lone woman jumps rope in the ring as her trainer catches a cat nap off to the side, classical music blaring over the speakers. Inspired byContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Blood, sweat, tears & heart as you root for the underdog in Bout”

Twilight Zone meets Lord of the Flies in playful, disturbing and disorienting Half a League

Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred… – “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Rarely Pure Theatre’s production of Half a League, by Scott Garland and directed by Alexander Offord, had its gala opening at Fraser Studios lastContinue reading “Twilight Zone meets Lord of the Flies in playful, disturbing and disorienting Half a League”

A moving, lyrical & thoughtful remembrance – Until Our Paths Cross Again

The intimate performance space at Dancemakers has a shiny black stage floor – like glass, like dark water. Up centre is a large boulder, to its right an olive tree and down left is a medium-sized boulder, the blue glass stones at its base telling us that there is water there. This is the settingContinue reading “A moving, lyrical & thoughtful remembrance – Until Our Paths Cross Again”

We remember – Rarely Pure Theatre’s upcoming Until Our Paths Cross Again

Hey all – wanted to give a shout out to Rarely Pure Theatre’s upcoming production Until Our Paths Cross Again, a play inspired by the true story of Captain Nichola Goddard, the first female Canadian combat soldier to be killed in combat, running November 8 – 11 at 8 p.m. at Dancemakers (in the DistilleryContinue reading “We remember – Rarely Pure Theatre’s upcoming Until Our Paths Cross Again”