ByBlacks Rating: BBBBB
ByBlacks review BBBB Imagine this. Six black male poets from across North America, inside the St. Lawrence Centre in downtown Toronto, a stage decorated scarcely with a mic, mic stand, two Up From the Roots banners and DJ Manifest stage left, decked out with his Mac, two turntables and a mixer.
Bob Kills Theatre kicks off the Toronto edition of “The Motherf---er with the Hat” on November 9th.
2 days before previews, and I’m speaking with Jamaican born Director Nigel Shawn Williams, about his current Directing career and his latest jaunt, BINGO!, written by award-winning Canadian playwright and
ByBlacks Rating: BBBB
Natasha Powell, alongside Jasmyn Fyffe, is the co-creator behind the spectacular dance production Gimme One Riddim, which is having its third run at the Harbourfront Centre’s national dance series NextSteps,
Before there was reggae there was ska. This little known fact is being resurrected and celebrated in the 2014 version of Gimme One Riddim, the highly successful dance and theatre production being remounted for the third time in less than one year.
It’s summer 2011 and I’m curious about this one-woman show advertised in the Toronto Fringe Festival. Jumping on the subway, arriving just on time, I sat in a pew (yes a church theatre) quite befitting this original play.