Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

The theatre has replaced a planned 40th-anniversary event with a public forum after cofounder Sky Gilbert published a poem criticizing author Vivek Shraya more


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Jeremy Mimnagh

Minimalist stage show about an emotionally charged trip to Poland demonstrates the power of theatre to make you think and feel more


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Cylla von Tiedemann

Jason Sherman’s play about the Canadian intellectual features a bravura lead performance by R.H. Thomson more



Scott Gorman

Stage adaptation of the CanLit heavyweight's novella turns Greek myths on their heads, but it's sunk by a cluttered and uneven production more


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 more


Djanet Sears's richly detailed prequel to Shakespeare's Othello says a lot about race, power and relationships more


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


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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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    photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

    Soulpepper, Kim's Convenience