Tag Archives: Tom McGee

PARTY OF INFLUENCE

One can measure influence by a party. That’s why this year, Brouhaha‘s holiday bash suggests it’s become a major force in Toronto’s scene. Last year’s smaller event was fun, but in 2015, swarms of the finest talent in the city … Continue reading

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DAZZLING OPENING FOR DARK COMEDY

Jeremy Taylor‘s disturbing comedy BIG PLANS has opened at The Storefront Theatre. The original work, inspired by the sensational and real-life case of a German man, whom the media dubbed Der Metzgermeister (The Master Butcher). The bizarre tale, presented matter-of-fact, takes … Continue reading

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PUPPET PANDEMONIUM

I arrived early at the George Ignatieff Theatre for the opening of Hamlet…A Puppet Epic!, written by Tom McGee (presently alive) and William Shakespeare (now deceased). It was a national holiday, late afternoon, and with a million other things going on, … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SMASH HIT

I took the above shot just a few moments before Kat Sandler‘s dark comedy Liver opened at the Storefront Theatre. Kat was anxious about how her new work would be received, but a minute into the performance, the audience was … Continue reading

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FALSE GODS, NO WAITING

Kat Sandler‘s new hit comedy RETREAT begins with a series of contrapuntal monologues. Each character sits in a chair, faces us, and explains why they’re the “right person” for a new position at a huge corporation. After a while, we … Continue reading

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A NIGHT OF RISING STARS

September 4.  Thursday evening. Arrive at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen Street West. The moment I enter the front doors, someone loudly calls my name across the lobby. It’s Kat Sandler, the playwright of the moment, looking splendid as usual. … Continue reading

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