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Theatre of the Oppressed: Jordan Tannahill's Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom

My review of Jordan Tannahill’s double bill in The Theatre Reader

Botticelli in the Fire “ political and religious fundamentalism into conquerable myths.”

Sunday in Sodom… 28 more words


In Conversation with Julia Krauss of "Orpheus and Eurydice"

by Bailey Green

The tale has been told for centuries in many ways but in basic terms the story of Orpheus and Eurydice goes something like this: Eurydice and Orpheus fall in love. 802 more words

Interview with Vanessa Smythe on Outside the March collaboration for 100 Outside Voices

“Maybe a city is not just a place, but a suggestion of what we place in our hearts.” – Vanessa Smythe, 100 Outside Voices

Outside the March (OtM) 994 more words



By Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young
Canadian Stage Presents a Kidd Pivott & Electric Company Theatre Production
at the Bluma Appel Theatre, February 18-21, 2016… 739 more words


Betroffenheit’s ambitions

I am riding the emotional high of Betroffenheit, a co-creation & co-production of Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot and Jonathon Young’s Electric Company Theatre, presented tonight at the Bluma Appel Theatre as part of Canadian Stage’s current season, in a run that ends Feb 21st. 645 more words


Hedda Gabler wants to make some decisions, some art, feel some fire, and have a life!

(An Activist Classroom performance review)

(All promotional images by Dahlia Katz)

I’m an Ibsen fanatic. I’m not sure when this happened! For a long time I hated stage realism and would happily tell anyone why the work of Bertolt Brecht, the man behind the “alienation effect”*, was politically superior to that of every one of the avant-garde realists who worked circa 1890 as Freud was storming Vienna, the first world war was still just a paper monster on the horizon, and every piece of theatre seemed to be set in a drawing-room near you. 1,437 more words

Performance Reviews

10 Questions for Matthew Jocelyn

If you were to read Matthew Jocelyn’s biography on the Canadian Stage website you might be surprised.

Originally from Toronto and later based in France, Jocelyn is an internationally acclaimed producer and director of theatre, dance and opera as well as arts administrator and educator. 1,277 more words

Questions, Questions