After my Fringe show got panned, I had a brief cry, got over it, learned from my experience and lost some of my ego in the process more



Gerard Allon

The acclaimed actor performs his mother's solo show about lesser-known Yiddish poet Itsik Manger at the Jewish fest more


How an experimental Toronto play, which no one – including movie star Jodie Foster (!) – ever thought would make a movie, became one of the best, buzziest and timeliest TIFF premieres more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

With venues closer together and fewer shows than usual, this year's festival of new performance works is going to be easier than ever to navigate. Just make sure these notable talents are on your must-see list. more

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Shakespeare's comedy is reimagined as a Felliniesque circus romp more


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Dahlia Katz

Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park production sets age-old Montague and Capulet feud in contemporary European soccer culture more



Chris Teel

Former Buddies in Bad Times and Magnetic North Festival head returns to Toronto to head up one of Canada's largest not-for-profit theatre companies more



Samuel Engelking

Despite a bomb threat and heatwave, shows like Josephine, Morro And Jasp: Save The Date and The Merkin Sisters helped make this a record-breaking year for the stage festival more


Adina Katz's intense solo show shines a powerful light on surviving sexual abuse more


Second City alum Ashley Botting's improvised solo musical is, quite simply, art of the highest order more


Alyson Parovel's entertaining solo show about autism is important, moving and never didactic more


Cat Bernardi's Kidsfest musical is clever, inventive and charming, but maybe for older kids more


Adam Schwartz's comedy show about living with autism lacks insight and borders on the offensive more


Here are reviews of all 158 shows at this year's festival more


This show about 20-somethings hooking up in space is so bad it's out of this world more


Show about mental illness can't break free from clichés more


Fascinating piece blending musicology and politics mostly hits its targets more


Fast-paced show about being a 20-something looks at time and what to do with it. more


Homage to song and dance man Gene Kelly doesn't shed light on what made Kelly great, but the cast decently recreates some classic numbers more


Stephen Sachs's tragicomedy is strong, but the direction lacks urgency and the piece feels off-kilter in its site-specific venue more


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    Dean Wilson and Ann Livingston in a scene from: FIX: The Story of an Addicted City a feature documentary directed by Nettie Wild

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    Alejandro Santiago

    Robert Abudo (left), Liz Peterson and Danielle Baskerville improvise gestures in Declarations.

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    Soulpepper, Kim's Convenience