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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

REVIEW: Soulpepper’s rousing De Profundis vibrates with emotion and unpredictability

De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail uses its source as starting block, not finish line. It plunders Wilde’s prose for its riches and sprints with them, never looking back.

By Liam Donovan / Feb 13, 2024
Weyni Mengesha stands in front of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts iPhoto caption: Photo of Weyni Mengesha by Mikka Gia. Photo of Young Centre for the Performing Arts by Tom Arban.

Soulpepper shines a light on women playwrights with Her Words Festival

“There's something for everyone,” said artistic director Weyni Mengesha. “The work on stage is irreverent, it's uplifting, it’s hilarious, it's quite moving — it’s going to have everything on stage, including you.”

By Mira Miller / Oct 5, 2023
Death and the King's Horseman Promotional image iPhoto caption: Getty/Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Death and the King(‘s Horseman)

"There are bridges to be built. There are stories to be told. There are apologies to be made. There is forgiveness to be offered."

By Kemi King / Jun 23, 2021