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Haven’t We Seen Helen Lawrence Before?

If we described a show as a high-tech hybrid of theatre and cinema, containing film noir elements and originating in Vancouver, would you think we were referring to: (a) Helen Lawrence, the much-hyped Stan Douglas project now playing at Canadian Stage, or (b) Tear the Curtain!, the seemingly forgotten production by Electric Company Theatre that […]

Kid Power and Bad News Bears

While most of our knowledge of child actors revolves around their disastrous adulthoods, Canuxploitation‘s Paul Corupe and author Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) are focused on their memorable performances. Their anthology, Kid Power, is full of interviews and essays about—and rare behind-the-scenes glimpses of—our favourite cult films and television shows. Naturally, their launch event […]

A Hip-Hop Cain and Abel and the Journey of a Queer Single Mom

Gangsta rap and Philippines folk dance have taken over Buddies in Bad Times. Toronto’s ever-inclusive LGBT theatre is currently hosting a pair of solo shows from the black-diaspora-serving b current company: a gritty “hip hopera” by Sébastien Heins and a saucy slice of autobiography by self-described “Filipino-Spanish-Chinese-Indian queer single mom” Catherine Hernandez. The two pieces […]

City Council Endorsement: JP Boutros for Ward 16 (Eglinton-Lawrence)

It is fair to say that Torontoist is not, historically, a huge fan of Karen Stintz—the outgoing councillor for Ward 16, former mayoral candidate, and probable future board member at many major corporations/lobbyist/other high-tone well-paying job you get when you are a former centre-right politician who needs to be taken care of. Her multiple bunglings […]

Where Are Our Spaces for Public Play?

In the summer of 2008, Funland Arcade, arguably the last proper arcade in downtown Toronto, closed down. The writing had been on the wall for a while: arcades were past their heyday, usurped by home machines—consoles that looked and played as well as or better than the games arcades offered. Once, arcade machines were readily […]

Script Tease

For one special night, the arts of playwriting and improv will settle their differences and come together for your entertainment. This edition of Script Tease is honouring the finalists of The Siminovitch Prize for Theatre. Each one will write a few lines of a new play, seal it in an envelope, and pass it off […]