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Luke Reece

REVIEW: Just like Luke Reece’s life story, As I Must Live It is open-ended

In his 90-minute spoken-word solo show, Recce reaches who he needs to reach, offering a piece full of complexity and nostalgia.

By Eleanor Yuneun Park / Feb 23, 2024
iPhoto caption: Philip Akin at home. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

Spotlight: Philip Akin

“I don't know why it is being placed on Black people to change minds,” says Akin. “I ain't here to pick your intellectual cotton.”

Written by Fiona Raye Clarke, Photography by Dahlia Katz / Oct 25, 2023

Rehearsals and Raptors Games: In Dialogue with Pipeline’s Akosua Amo-Adem and Tony Ofori

Pipeline, now playing at Soulpepper, draws attention to the school-to-prison pipeline, a system which preys upon racialized, and particularly Black, students.

By Aisling Murphy / Apr 12, 2022

Unearthing the Joy in Black History: In Conversation with Luke Reece on 1851: Spirit and Voice

 “I want audiences to see Black joy through these historical figures, and not just see the trauma," says playwright Luke Reece.

By Aisling Murphy / Feb 16, 2022