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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: Photo by Rita Taylor

Santee Smith’s SKéN:NEN carries her culture beyond apocalypse

SKéN:NEN, the newest work from Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, fuses movement, narrative, music, and ambitious projection design to tell the story of a young Kahnyen’kehàka woman, Niyoh, who flees her home of Six Nations after a climate catastrophe in the year 2050.

By Nathaniel Hanula-James / May 3, 2024
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz.

Million Dollar Quartet feasts on the rich musical history of London, Ont.

“I’ve always wanted to do Million Dollar Quartet, and I’m so glad I get to do it at the Grand,” says Kelly Holiff, who plays Dyanne in the show and, coincidentally, is the niece of Johnny Cash’s longtime manager.

By Aisling Murphy / Apr 29, 2024

Speaking in Draft: We Quit Theatre

This Winnipeg-based dynamic duo creates work that shatters formal expectations, deconstructs the Western canon, and embraces the uncertainty and intimacy that live performance makes possible.

By Nathaniel Hanula-James / Mar 12, 2024