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07 Feb 2018

The Little Spaces That Could: How Independent Theatre Companies Are Building Community

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I had just taken the helm of b current performing arts, a 26-year-old company dedicated to theatre from the Black and brown diaspora.

02 Feb 2018

Spotlight On Black Works at The 39th Rhubarb Festival

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It's known as the "wildest theatre fest in town" - The Rhubarb Festival is back for its 39th year from Feb 14-25.

22 Jan 2018

[Review] 'Calpurnia' Flips A Classic To Leave Audiences Talking Long After The Curtain Falls

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You may not be as woke as you think you are — that’s a key underlying message of Audrey Dwyer’s Calpurnia, on stage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

15 Sep 2017

[Review]: "An Octoroon" Is A Thought Provoking Twist On Slave Narratives

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An Octoroon signals the Shaw Festival’s shift to bringing edgier content to the stage.

29 Aug 2017

Allan Louis Nails Dracula At The Shaw Festival

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Dracula on stage at the Shaw Festival Theatre goes old school — garlic and crucifixes included — in the retelling of Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic tale.

14 May 2017

For Colored Girls Hits the Right Tone

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A new adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf debuted last week at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto’s Distillery District.

09 Apr 2017

Here's Why Book Of Mormon Isn’t Funny At All

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Book of Mormon first opened on Broadway in 2011. Since then, it has won 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has toured London and Australia.

02 Apr 2017

Ms. Lovely Knows No Labels or Limitations

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The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely is a hilarious, timely and evocative tale of a young woman’s search for love.

03 Mar 2017

My Art Is The Counter Message - When Sisters Speak Poet Talks About What Keeps Her Going

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When Sisters Speak is now in its 17th year! It's North America’s largest and longest-running showcase of Black spoken word poets curated annually by Scarborough Walk of Fame inductee Dwayne Morgan.

15 Feb 2017

How Black Mothers Say I Love You Returns And Gets A Movie Deal

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Trey Anthony is unstoppable. She has ridden a wave of success ever since her first hit da' kink in my hair - on the big stage and on the small screen as a popular TV series.

16 Nov 2016

Seussical Is Back With A Brand New Director

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Dr. Seuss has been “one true friend in the universe” to millions of young readers for generations and Seussical™ brings back these ethics based stories in the form of a musical.

14 Oct 2016

This Is Theatre For Babies. And There's No Crying

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Back from last year by popular demand, critically acclaimed show for babies One Thing Leads To Another leaves audiences (both parents and children alike) in a wondrous state as they are bewitched by the simple, everyday magic of household items. 

11 Sep 2016

Lead Actor of New Toronto Play: "Find A Way To Create Something Every Day"

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In just a few days my new play SHE SAID/HE SAID - about Black Love in Toronto will make its Toronto Premiere at Native Earth AKI Studio in Regent Park. We took a break from rehearsals to sit down for a chat with lead actor Matthew G Brown who plays the role of “HE”. 

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