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Cliff Cardinal

iPhoto caption: Cliff Cardinal plays a gig at Mahtay Cafe in St. Catharines, ON. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

How Cliff Cardinal found his inner rock star

What I'm finding out through the beauty of music is that there are things we can't talk about, says Cardinal. But through our relationship with a rock star, we can experience those things in a more real way. We can experience them communally.

Written by Aisling Murphy / Mar 13, 2024
iPhoto caption: From top left: The Seagull (Soulpepper), Hypothetical Baby (The Howland Company), As You Like It, a radical retelling (Crow's/Mirvish), Letters from Max (Necessary Angel), Maanomaa, My Brother (Canadian Stage/Blue Bird), Monster (Factory), Maggie (Theatre Aquarius), Casey and Diana (Stratford Festival), The Master Plan (Crow's). All photos except Casey and Diana by Dahlia Katz; Casey and Diana photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Our favourite theatre productions of 2023, in Toronto and beyond

These shows have stood the test of at least a few weeks, if not several months. Their pleasures are not transitory, but mature and long-lasting. We think of them often.

By Aisling Murphy, , Liam Donovan / Dec 22, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by Michael Cooper.

REVIEW: (Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them) is an acidic trip through love and loss

The delight of Cliff Cardinal’s monologue lies in the offbeat, jagged imagery it creates.

By Ilana Lucas / Oct 16, 2023

VideoCabaret and Crow’s Theatre collaborate on fall Cliff Cardinal premiere

(Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them) officially launches VideoCabaret’s ambitious new programming at its Deanne Taylor Theatre.

By Liam Donovan / Oct 11, 2023