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iPhoto caption: Next Stage Festival 2019. Photo by Paula Sanderson.

Colder than COLD-VID: Reflections by 4 Isolating Next Stage Alumni on Their Time with the Festival

Next Stage isn't happening this year. Like most arts festivals, it's been halted by COVID. In this peculiar time of rest, many theatres have been re-evaluating their practises, seeing who they've left out of the programming and how they may better serve their communities.

By Aaron Jan / Oct 1, 2020
iPhoto caption: Haley McGee and Brendan McMurtry-Howlett at Hampstead Heath

Transition and Artistic Burnout: Haley McGee Talks with Brendan McMurtry-Howlett

"I might not be able to handle it. I might go crazy and run naked down the 401 or something. But I think it’s about trying to just be open to not knowing what will happen next."

By Haley McGee, , Brendan McMurtry-Howlett / Aug 10, 2017
iPhoto caption: Adolph Menzel, "Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris"

Why Watch? Notes from a Theatre Critic

The idea that being an audience member is fundamentally inferior to being a playwright, or an actor, is something I very much disagree with.

By Carly Maga / Mar 16, 2017
iPhoto caption: Cast of TomorrowLove. Photo by Neil Silcox

On Gender-Blind Writing

Some people have sought me out to tell me that I will never be a great writer until I understand that men and women are simply different.

By Rosamund Small / Nov 29, 2016