Fiction about a real-world tragedy risks sensationalizing the events that remain painful for a lot of people. But they also provide the opportunity to explore human behaviour, to directly address the impacts of violence and trauma.
Giants like Mirvish are able to bring shows across the country, and to attract other companies to Toronto. But other than the Fringe circuit, there are few similar opportunities for small performing arts companies.
The National Theatre School is implementing a four-year growth plan that will add a new artistic direction program, expand its Indigenous artist-in-residence program, and develop programs for young people.