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iPhoto caption: Weyni Mengesha, artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre

Soulpepper’s 2024-25 season pairs Canadian classics with thrilling premieres and gorgeous music

“The stories that we’re putting on stage are to [allow] people to feel reflected in their city, and to make them feel like they have agency,” says artistic director Weyni Mengesha. “These are all just steps to continue to empower folks, and make them feel like there are places they can go to enrich their life in so many ways.”

By Nathaniel Hanula-James / May 27, 2024
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz.

REVIEW: Three Sisters weaves together joy, fear, and the Biafran Civil War

In this conversational review of Three Sisters, contributors Kemi King and Aisha Lesley Bentham reflect on a masterful production helmed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu.

Written by Aisha Lesley Bentham, and Kemi King / Mar 16, 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

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