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Drama Club: True or False?

Drama Club is a regular Torontoist column, featuring the news, previews, reviews, and interviews theatre nerds like us need to read. Photo by Ed Gass-Donnelly. While most people cheered the announcement of Brendan Healy as new artistic director of Buddies, NOW pointed out (albeit a tad awkwardly) that this meant seminal queer Canadian writer/director Brad […]

Drama Club: Gender Agenda

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Kitty Neptune is ready to school your ass. Photo by David Hawe. Today’s edition of Drama Club is brought to you by sex and gender politics. A couple of very interesting shows opened in the city last […]

Drama Club: Femmes Fatales

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. This has been a week for big announcements in theatre. First off, Brendan Healy has been appointed as new artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, taking over from the departing […]

Drama Club: Battle of the Sexes

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Nancy Palk and Diego Matamoros trade barbs at the Young Centre. We’re back! Drama Club‘s been taking it easy over the summer, but now that September has rolled around, it’s back to school (ew, as if!) and […]

Drama Club: Cozying Up to SummerWorks

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Why so serious? Rabbit Rabbit tells SummerWorks that tricks aren’t for kids. Photo courtesy of SummerWorks. Hello, Toronto! Drama Club has been taking it easy ever since a certain mid-July theatre festival, but we’re back in action […]

Drama Club: Fringe Check-In

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Buffy musical gives us something to sing about. Photo courtesy of The Silver Stage. It’s official: Fringe has taken over the city. And while we aren’t sure about numbers yet, attendance this year has seemed especially high. […]

Drama Club: Fringe Preview

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. The Williamson Playboys are the oldest musicians in North America. Photo by Christine Latimer. Don’t try to fool us, Canada Day! While this Hump-Day Holiday means a day off work for some, it means the exact opposite […]

Drama Club: Pride Edition

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Genet boys break through the barriers. Photo by Tavishe Coulson. Jaded queers will complain that Pride has become little more than a SKYY Vodka ad come to life, a commercial, de-politicized faux-hedonistic throw-back that gives people an […]

Drama Club: Luminato Edition

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Addicted to Bad Ideas. Photo courtesy of Luminato. Because you’re worth it, Toronto, L’Oréal’s Luminato Festival has descended upon your fair city, bringing things such as Neil Gaiman, Randy Bachman, and religious controversy to Hogtown. But worry […]

Drama Club: All We Are Saying…

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Photo courtesy of draft89 Theatre Collective. May 26 marked the fortieth anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous Montreal Bed-In, the site of the recording of “Give Peace a Chance.” Over in the M-Dot, the Musée […]

Drama Club: Ontario Hydra

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Photo by Colin O’Connor. Crows Theatre has Toronto under siege. First, there was the company’s much-ballyhooed remount of I, Claudia, which has just been extended due to popular demand. Then, last weekend, the company hosted The Directors’ […]

Drama Club: I Shaw the Sign

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Photos taken from the Shaw Festival website. The sun is shining, the blossoms are out, and snow is all but a distant memory. It’s officially day-trip season! And while slot-junkies and wax museum enthusiasts may find themselves […]

Drama Club: I, Kristen

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Don’t tap on the glass! Photo by Colin O’Connor. Claudia may be Canada’s favourite official pre-teen. The star of Kristen Thomson’s one-woman masterpiece, I, Claudia, has been delighting audiences for the better part of a decade. Since […]

Drama Club: Sell Biology

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Something about this get-up makes us want to shout “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!” Photo by Michael Cooper. Rick Miller has made a name for himself through his explorations of two of our society’s most important (and ever-present) icons: […]

Drama Club: Hey, Judas!

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Ted Dykstra plays judge to Christianity’s favourite turncoat. Photo provided by Birdland Theatre. The last time Birdland Theatre’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot came through town, it won five Doras and the reputation of […]

Drama Club: Go to Lunch!

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Soulpepper serves up serious sausage-fest. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. There’s a certain kind of boy—and we’re not saying it’s every boy—who can recite all the words to the Will you go to lunch? scene from Glengarry […]

Drama Club: She Blinded Me with Science

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Is Tyra useful, or is she just wrong? Photo by David Hawe. There’s a moment in Small Wooden Shoe‘s Dedicated to the Revolutions, which opened last night at Buddies in Bad Times Theate, where Erin Shields talks […]

Drama Club: Spring Gets Sprung

Each week, Drama Club looks at Toronto’s theatre scene and tells you which shows are worth checking out. Puberty’s tough, yo! Photo of Blake Bashoff by Joan Marcus. Here at Drama Club, we generally consider Mirvish shows to be outside our purview (although that certainly doesn’t stop them popping up elsewhere on Torontoist). But when […]