Stage – NOW Magazine Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:00:22 +0000 Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:00:22 +0000 en-US Glenn Sumi Soulpepper introduces five new Academy members Five exciting artists with eclectic backgrounds join Soulpepper’s prestigious full-time training academy

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Glenn Sumi In memoriam, Deanne Taylor The multifaceted co-founder of VIdeoCabaret and The Hummer Sisters synthesized art, media, politics and satire

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Glenn Sumi 5 new Toronto comedy albums to get you laughing End 2020 on a high note by listening to new albums by some of Toronto’s funniest comics

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Glenn Sumi The Top 10 Toronto stage artists, shows or stories From the legacy of Philip Akin to the hybrid efforts of Factory and Outside the March, here are some stage standouts in an otherwise bleak year

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Glenn Sumi and Richard Trapunski The best virtual holiday events in Toronto Even though live concerts, plays and musicals are cancelled, there are plenty of festive livestreams this season

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Glenn Sumi Review: Acts Of Faith will make you a believer Playwright David Yee, director Nina Lee Aquino and actor Natasha Mumba conjure up stage magic in solo streamed play

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Glenn Sumi Review: A Thousand Ways tries to forge connections Fascinating experiment involving talking on the phone with a stranger makes you think about your inner and outer worlds

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Glenn Sumi What is it like to premiere a Zoom play? Governor General’s Award-winning playwright David Yee is about to find out as he debuts two shows this month

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Kevin Ritchie Princess of Wales Theatre to reopen in November Mirvish’s first pandemic production will be a “socially distanced sound installation” based on José Saramago’s novel Blindness

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Kevin Ritchie Brooke Lynn Hytes tests positive for COVID-19 The Canada’s Drag Race judge is dropping off a tour that is due to hit Toronto’s CityView Drive-In this weekend

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Kevin Ritchie, Richard Trapunski and Glenn Sumi 23 essential fall festivals, concerts and events From a drive-in symphony to livestreamed dance shows, the season is full of cultural events – online and a few IRL

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Julia Mastroianni The NDP is tabling a bill to ban renovictions in Ontario The bill would force stricter regulations and fines on landlords looking to hike rent by evicting tenants illegally

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Glenn Sumi Outside the March offers a season of hope The acclaimed immersive theatre company is exploring what live performance can mean during the pandemic

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Glenn Sumi Why Evalyn Parry is leaving Buddies in Bad Times Outgoing artistic director of queer theatre company had some artistic triumphs and political controveries

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Norman Wilner André Alexis launches the pandemic-inspired audio drama Metamorphosis With Metamorphosis: A Viral Trilogy, the novelist explores a global plague through the audio diaries of three fictional women

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Glenn Sumi Review: Alphonse reminds us of the magic of theatre Toronto’s first live, in-person play deals with loss, freedom and the power of the imagination

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Glenn Sumi Alphonse is the first live in-person play since lockdown Alon Nashman and Kaleb Alexander say play by Scorched author Wajdi Mouawad is perfect for our current moment

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Kevin Ritchie National Ballet of Canada cancels The Nutcracker For the first time since 1955, the National Ballet of Canada will not perform the classic fairy-tale ballet during the holiday season

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Glenn Sumi Multidisciplinary series explores past, present and future In this multimedia SummerWorks and Canadian Stage collaboration, 10 artists reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re headed

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Norman Wilner NOW What episode 32: How the Fringe festival went virtual NOW’s Glenn Sumi, Fringe executive director Lucy Eveleigh and playwright Nam Nguyen discuss the challenge of translating theatre to streaming video

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Glenn Sumi Ryan G. Hinds salutes this year’s virtual Fringe Collective Directing a queer audio drama at the online festival, the stage artist opens up about making art during a pandemic, racism in theatre and being mentored by musical legends

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Glenn Sumi Six must-see shows at Luminato’s three-day virtual festival From an edible opera performance to a dance party involving Black Lives Matter Toronto, here are our top picks for the multidisciplinary arts festival’s online edition

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Natalia Manzocco Stars: Together is a curious, cathartic look at band life Canadian indie act makes good on their dramatic rep with an unpredictable stage play that blends jubilant performances with humour, emotion and plenty of meta-commentary

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Now Toronto Introducing… the breakthrough Toronto stage artists of 2018 It was easy to feel down this year, but these talented artists – from theatre, comedy and dance – make us optimistic for the future

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Radheyan Simonpillai Monica Esteves joins Canadian Stage as executive director The theatre company firms up its new leadership team by recruiting the Crow’s Theatre managing director

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Michelle da Silva Buddies hosts tense and emotional forum after cancelled play reading A discussion on intergenerational issues in the queer theatre scene replaced a reading of playwright Sky Gilbert’s work after he published a controversial poem

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Kevin Ritchie Buddies in Bad Times cancels reading over “highly problematic” poem The theatre has replaced a planned 40th-anniversary event with a public forum after cofounder Sky Gilbert published a poem criticizing author Vivek Shraya

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Bethany Rubin Factory Theatre is bringing an intercultural experience to Toronto Sponsored feature: Factory Theatre

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Kathleen Smith Toronto arts incubator hub14 to lose its Queen West home After 14 years of providing studio space and artist residencies to the indie performance community, the cultural hub must vacate its Markham Street space in December

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Now Toronto 15 stage artists to watch in fall 2018 From fearless young dancers to a kickass comedy curator and several theatre veterans, here are some big talents heating up this season

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