Power, identity & politics: Women come out from behind the men in the potent, thoughtful Portia’s Julius Caesar

Nikki Duval & Christine Horne. Set & costume design by Rachel Forbes. Lighting design by Jareth Li. Photo by Dahlia Katz.   Shakespeare’s women continue to take centre stage this summer—this time, with Shakespeare in the Ruff’s production of AD Kaitlyn Riordan’s Portia’s Julius Caesar, a potent and thoughtful adaptation of Julius Caesar from theContinue reading “Power, identity & politics: Women come out from behind the men in the potent, thoughtful Portia’s Julius Caesar”

Happy feet & hopeful hearts in Alumnae Theatre’s delightful, poignant Stepping Out

Alumnae Theatre Company’s got its dancing shoes on as it mounts its retrospective production for the 2015-16 season: Richard Harris’s Stepping Out (originally produced by Alumnae in 1989), which opened on the main stage to a packed house last night. Directed by Executive Producer Brenda Darling, assisted by Liz Best, and choreographed by Alyssa MartinContinue reading “Happy feet & hopeful hearts in Alumnae Theatre’s delightful, poignant Stepping Out”

The power of the quantifiable meets the strength of the immeasurable in HER2

When you see an image of HER2, you’re struck at how remarkably – and surprisingly – beautiful it is, like a Valentine’s heart with a single foot on point. Feminine. Ballerina-like. Maja Ardal’s HER2, directed by Kim Blackwell for Nightwood Theatre, opened its world premiere run at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre this week –Continue reading “The power of the quantifiable meets the strength of the immeasurable in HER2”

50 things I’ve learned

I was inspired by Toronto Star columnist Joe Fiorito’s list of 65 things he’s learned to create one of my own milestone lists. In no particular order:  It’s better to give. – Zoie Palmer reminded me of this in a tweet she posted today  People who talk to you about others will also talk toContinue reading “50 things I’ve learned”