Nina Lee Aquino

Anand Rajaram in Rohinton Mistry's The Scream, SummerWorks 2019

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Rohinton Mistry's The Scream wins production award, Encumbrance wins NOW Audience Choice Award at performance festival Read more


David Yee's play about Toronto's legendary experiment in student-run alternative education and co-op living is entertaining, informative and feels deeply relevant Read more


Cliff Cardinal

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From a Dora Award-winning director and a kick-ass dancer to a singer/songwriter adapting her acclaimed album, here, in alphabetical order, are some folks heating up the 11-day Queen West performance fest Read more

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Family-friendly show is a touching and crowd-pleasing trip through Philippine mythology Read more


Rick Miller at Dora Awards 2019

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Despite inspiring acceptance speeches for shows like School Girls and Guarded Girls, the fact that the ceremony was held on a Tuesday – when many theatre artists are working – rather than a Monday was a slap in the face Read more

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School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play, 2019

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The Brothers Size, Old Stock, School Girls and Dear Evan Hansen lead the pack in critics' roundup of the year's finest shows Read more


Jurors vote on the annual list of the best in Toronto theatre, dance and opera this week. Here are some names and titles that should be top of mind. Read more

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The art collective's CEO John Samuels (aka Just John) says the $20,000 prize will help fund more ways to engage youth in arts Read more

Art & Design

Jocelyn Bioh's script about students at an exclusive girls' boarding school in 1980s Ghana tackles serious issues with humour and superb performances Read more



Michael Cooper

Nina Lee Aquino’s culturally inclusive production of Michael Healey’s classic is fascinating but not always successful Read more


From an iconic comic actor and a film/TV legend both tackling Shakespeare to a writer reclaiming the Black maid character in To Kill A Mockingbird, here are the people who will be heating up theatres this season Read more

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Jeff Ho’s ambitious solo show tells a complex story that resonates universally Read more


James And The Giant Peach

Cylla von Tiedemann

Despite some lively musical numbers and performances, this musical doesn’t always hold its young audience Read more


The Death Of Mrs. Gandhi And The Beginning Of New Physics (A Political Fantasy)

Cylla von Tiedemann

>>> Women rule in a sharp-edged look at female world leaders Read more

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Dahlia Katz

A demanding relative, Buddhist philosophy and Paddington Bear help a Chinese-Canadian man understand the truths in his life Read more


Street smarts Read more


It Wanders Read more