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crow's theatre iPhoto caption: Crow's associate artistic director Paolo Santalucia and artistic director Chris Abraham.

For the leadership at Crow’s Theatre, investing in local talent is crucial

“We want a sustainable future, where Toronto is a theatre city, a destination,” says artistic director Chris Abraham. “There is tremendous potential for that. But in order to be a big international theatre city, we have to take big swings.”

By Aisling Murphy / May 14, 2024
iPhoto caption: Original photos by Kendra Epik.

With its Spring Double Bill, Toronto Dance Theatre centres community and new voices

For the Spring Double Bill, artistic director Andrew Tay is considering how programming can be a means of supporting emerging artists.

By Martin Austin / Apr 9, 2024
iPhoto caption: Headshot by Dahlia Katz, background courtesy of Soulpepper Theatre

Soulpepper digs into Nigerian history with Canadian premiere of Inua Ellams’ Three Sisters

“I started to wonder what it is that I'm interested in saying. How do I see the world? What is my voice for? And the first thing that came to mind was African stories,” says actor Amaka Umeh.

By Fiona Raye Clarke / Feb 29, 2024
iPhoto caption: Courtesy of Ottawa Fringe

undercurrents festival brings two world premieres to Ottawa this February

Produced by the Ottawa Fringe to showcase contemporary work from local and national creators, the festival is a label-defying feast of the freshest theatre Canada has to offer.

By Eve Beauchamp / Feb 7, 2024