Love, loss & the struggle to avoid getting beached in the poignant, funny Paradise Comics

Filament Incubator closes its #8playsin8months season with Caitie Graham’s Paradise Comics, directed by Darwin Lyons. Graham developed Paradise Comics at the Tarragon Theatre’s Young Playwrights Unit, where she now acts as Assistant Writing Instructor. I caught the opening last night at Kensington Hall (in Kensington Market at 56C Kensington Ave., Toronto). What’s eating 13-year-old BeansContinue reading “Love, loss & the struggle to avoid getting beached in the poignant, funny Paradise Comics”

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”

SummerWorks: Powerful, moving & darkly funny apocalyptic musical And Now, The End

A musical about an impending apocalypse by asteroid? Count me in! Ante Up Productions’ And Now, The End at SummerWorks – by writing team Victoria Hauser, Emily Nixon, Drew O’Hara, Zach Parkhurst and Jake Vanderham, with music, lyrics and music direction by Vanderham, and direction by Esther Jun – is just the thing. Roxton, a smallContinue reading “SummerWorks: Powerful, moving & darkly funny apocalyptic musical And Now, The End”