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Philip Akin

Named one of NOW's top 10 theatre artists of 2019, she takes the helm of Canada's premier Black theatre company as artistic director in August Read more

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An electric Streetcar Named Desire, an immersive Flick and a thoughtful School Girls top our list of the year's best plays and musicals Read more

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Pass Over Kaleb Alexander and Mazin Elsadig

Cesar Ghisilieri

Obsidian Theatre's production of of Antoinette Nwandu’s Beckettian play inventively captures the insidious tragedy of status-quo politics Read more

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Art at Soulpepper, 2019

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Philip Akin's handsome staging of the 25-year-old play seems fitting for our polarizing times, but some elements are lost in translation Read more

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Danielle Baskerville in Janus Is A God

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From al fresco dance performances and an innovative arts festival to a production of a play that's intentionally offensive, here are the shows in and around the city that are generating lots of heat Read more

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Louise Pitre and Ma-Anne Dionisio, Next To Normal

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Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about a family coping with mental illness feels on-the-nose and obvious Read more

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Phillip Akin, artistic director of Obsidian Theatre

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In an exclusive interview, the leader of one of Canada's biggest Black theatre companies talks role models, mentorship, funding and being unapologetically Black Read more

Theatre

From a play about the making of an iconic punk album to an award-winning musical that deals with mental illness, here are the shows getting lots of buzz this month Read more

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Anosh Irani's play juxtaposing two distinct worlds – one in Canada, the other in India – feels deeply relevant, but the humour doesn't always land Read more

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Musical based on The Temptations heads up Mirvish lineup, with productions of Oslo, A Doll's House, Part 2 and Next To Normal making up Off-Mirvish season Read more

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Racheal McCaig

Debbie Tucker Green's play feels like a brief writing exercise padded out to 75 minutes Read more

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"Master Harold"...And The Boys

David Cooper

Theatre critics give end-of-season love to "Master Harold," Come From Away and John Read more

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Musical memoir about a young Black songwriter travelling through Europe in the 70s and 80s hits home Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Passing Strange and Freedom Singer show that music can be a catalyst for hope and activism Read more

Musicals

"Master Harold"...And The Boys

David Cooper

Athol Fugard’s apartheid-era look at a young man’s relationship to his two Black servants resonates with humanity Read more

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War-set play is essential viewing Read more

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