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THE TYRANNY OF PERFECT

Last week, I dropped by to see a rehearsal by Theatre Parallax Toronto. Soon, the company will open with a performance piece called KATA. KATA is primarily a silent narrative illustrated with men in motion, dramatizing the story. Four male … Continue reading

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DO IT NOW

I WENT TO SEE Flesh & Other Fragments of Love at Tarragon Theatre last week. It’s directed by Richard Rose with great performances by Maria del Mar, Nicole Underhay, and one of this country’s best actors, Blair Williams. Blair is … Continue reading

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CRISIS IN THEATRE

CRISIS IN THEATRE Today, in 2014, many theatre artists wonder why audiences in Toronto are shrinking. The answer is obvious. In the early 1970s, ticket prices were much, much cheaper. Further, it was a time when most of us were … Continue reading

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NEW PLAY GO NOW

NEW PLAY GO NOW SUCKER by Kat Sandler At the core of humour is surprise, and even if we see it coming, the ultimate surprise is death. And should death give us NO notice, it’s a really BIG surprise. Kat Sandler’s … Continue reading

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DISCOVERING THE TEXT

  Wonderful day. Actors Michael Atlin, Thomas Gough, and Anthony MacMahon gather with me at John Gundy’s home, for an informal reading of my drama, The Victims’ Opera. A writer scribbles a play, alone in a room. He writes dialogue … Continue reading

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A WOMAN WITH A SECRET

  A volatile household of three women is thrown into a tizzy with the arrival of a young, attractive Vicar. In Sky Gilbert’s new play, A Few Brittle Leaves, the playwright takes both a comic and serious look at our … Continue reading

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