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Cylla von Tiedemann

From the Soulpepper scandal to the changing of the artistic leadership at many of the city's biggest institutions, here are the some of the highlights of a very dramatic year Read more

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Every Brilliant Thing, Coriolanus, Fun Home and two plays from the Howland Company make our list of the year's most memorable shows Read more

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Cesar Ghisilieri

Silk Bath Collective and Soulpepper's anti-authoritarian tale cribs everything from 1984 to The Hunger Games Read more

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Beautifully acted and directed production of Caryl Churchill's brief play speaks to our current and universal fears Read more

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Play based on the life of world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson should prove a contender come awards time, especially for its actors Read more

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After a tough year, Toronto's largest not-for-profit theatre company looks to the future by hiring Dora Award-winning director of Kim's Convenience and Da Kink In My Hair for top job Read more

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Motion and DJ L'Oqenz's revolutionary theatrical mixtape uses hip-hop and spoken world to explore Black womanhood Read more

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Rosamund Small's adaptation of an Edith Wharton novella highlights the importance of female connections of all kinds Read more

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Daniel Malavasi

The UK's Emma Stenning says the theatre company – still recovering from sexual misconduct and harassment allegations against its former artistic director – has a policy around behaviour that is "best-in-class practice" Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

Mark Crawford's play about a gay Toronto couple who open a B&B in the country is entertaining, accessible and quietly subversive Read more

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Sarah Ruhl's version of the prescient novel about a gender-crossing nobleman is a delightful romp Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

The timing couldn't be better for this revival of David Hirson's 1991 farce about an obnoxious boor who gains power Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

Beverley Cooper's well-researched 2008 drama makes gripping viewing for Netflix sleuths, but also lets us think of the thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

Soulpepper's production of August Wilson's historic play sounds truthful notes that still resonate today Read more

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Judith Thompson and her RARE Theatre Company chew on meaty and moving monologues, but the idea of interweaving their stories feels contrived Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Three new Toronto shows use different ways of bringing literature to the stage Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

The modern twists in this adaptation of George Orwell's allegorical novella never feel forced or heavy-handed Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

Some of director Alan Dilworth’s ideas are unclear, but a tightly bound ensemble lends this production undeniable power Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Hired in 2016 as one of the company's associate artistic directors, Jain reached an impasse with Albert Schultz over the idea of change and diversity. So seven months later, he quietly left. Read more

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Soulpepper production showcases superb talent but also why Edward Albee was one of America’s greatest playwrights Read more

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