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This year's festival strived harder than usual for inclusiveness, accessibility and awareness.
We've seen almost two-thirds of the 2017 SummerWorks Performance Festival's offerings, and here's what we've been really impressed by so far.
Here's our picks for 10 sensational must-see shows at the upcoming 2017 festival
Here's what our reviewers thought worked (and didn't) at this year's Fringe, and what could be improved upon.
The festival is in full swing with 160 shows in more than 30 venues around Toronto, on until July 16.
"I doubt there's a person here whose life wasn't changed by Jon Kaplan."
An expanded slate of critics recognized exceptional shows such as Robert Lepage's
887, Annie Baker's John, and Sankoff & Hein's hit musical Come From Away.
A solo opera about 20th century women, a survivor's story, and a serio-comedic saga of young Asian Canadian men all have return engagements.
Tonight's politically minded theatrical cabaret asked contributing playwrights to come up with short pieces on possible "Nuclear Option" fallouts.
Playwright Anusree Roy dug deep for this story of a seemingly thriving Canadian family coping with mental illness.
A local theatre success breaks out in Kensington, while an internationally sourced show breaks conventions to critique theatrical "tourism".
Two celebrated Canadian artists spin tales on stage, with autobiographical details woven in, testing the stability of truth and memory.
Three days of events programmed to encourage moving past token representation to true diversity on Canadian stages kicks off tonight with an opening reception.
Two new Toronto-born and adults-only plays,
S H E E T S and The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely, explore issues of sexuality, intimacy, and identity.
Author and storyteller Ivan Coyote talks about the book adaptation of their play
Tomboy Survival Guide.
Native Earth presents two new dance pieces by Indigenous choreographers and performers.
Second City's new show classes up the stage without losing previous shows' bite;
Stupidhead dreams up laugh out loud singing stand-up.
We round-up shows on stage returning due to popularity and critical acclaim.