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Necessary Wolves

This is not a review of The Wolves, though if I were writing such a review, I’d urge you all to snap up the last few remaining tickets for the production of Sarah DeLappe’s play, directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, co-produced by the...
From: dispositio on 25 Oct 2018

Theatre without Critics?

What is the Factory Theatre up to now? It seems that for their season opener, Adam Lazarus and Guillermo Verdecchia’s The Art of Building a Bunker, the Factory will not invite critics until five days after the show opens on October 16. The Globe...
From: dispositio on 25 Sep 2014

Past Text, Present Performance (Apropos After Miss Julie, Red One Theatre Collective, Toronto)

First things first: Red One Theatre’s production of Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie, directed by David Ferry, is pretty great. It’s gritty, intense theatre, unafraid and raw, and uncommonly willing to take risks. I don’t recall...
From: dispositio on 23 Nov 2013

The question of public funding: Why performance art isn’t like the other arts

This afternoon, I sat through an hour-long, occasionally impassioned, mostly entertaining, at points gallingly historically inaccurate debate at SummerWorks on the question of whether funding for the arts should continue. Moderated by PraxisTheatre’s...
From: dispositio on 15 Aug 2013

Six Anti-Canonical Questions

About a month ago, Jordan Tannahill posted what he called an “anti-canon of essential Canadian theatre and performance” in list form as a note on Facebook; a few weeks later, a modified version appeared as blog post on praxistheatre.com; and...
From: dispositio on 30 Jul 2013

Toronto Theatre: More Thoughts

About a year ago, prompted by the mess at the Factory Theatre, I started writing a series of blog posts about what bothered me about our city’s theatre scene. Kelly Nestruck’s article in this Saturday’s Globe and Mail about one of Toronto’s...
From: dispositio on 28 Jul 2013

What’s so special about German theatre: Part 1

A prologue The title’s a misnomer. Berlin is not Germany. Things are true there that aren’t true elsewhere. It’s also a bit of a theatrical pressure cooker, so even phenomena that occur throughout Germany are likely to find a more pronounced expression...
From: dispositio on 26 May 2013

Lear Alive

Oy. It’s been a while. A stupendously busy January, a long February, ten days in bed with the plague (or else a flu I caught in the UK). Sorry, reader. But I am back with happy news: there IS exciting classical theatre in Canada after all. I have...
From: dispositio on 8 Mar 2013

Soulpepper: Requiem for a Dream

This is an obituary. Let me quote Soulpepper’s own company history, a history that traces the progress from a “dream” to “making the dream a reality” to the birth of “a new company”: Soulpepper Theatre Company...
From: dispositio on 8 Nov 2012

Toronto Theatre: Too Much of a Good Thing (Mirvish)

The Princess of Wales is a very nice theatre. The idea of knocking it down barely twenty years after it was built seems utterly bonkers. The Princess of Wales is an absolutely enormous theatre. The idea that it should ever work as a performance space...
From: dispositio on 2 Oct 2012

A Theatrical Treat

I am happy. Tonight, I saw a genuine piece of theatre. A show that did the sorts of things that I go to the theatre for. The things theatre can do and film can’t. That show was Soulpepper’s production of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Royal Comedians,...
From: dispositio on 18 Sep 2012

Crucible; Critics; Despair

I wasn’t going to write anything about this. But now I’ve read Robert Cushman’s review of Soulpepper’s Crucible, and now I’m incensed; so now I have to write about this. Soulpepper’s Crucible is a very well-acted performance...
From: dispositio on 30 Aug 2012

Theatre does not tell Stories

In my recent exchange with Jacob Zimmer, I took particular exception to his argument that old plays don’t have the same impact anymore that they might once have had because “we are in a different time. Story telling modes change.” My...
From: dispositio on 29 Aug 2012

Toronto Theatre: A Response to Jacob Zimmer

Before I respond to Jacob Zimmer’s thoughtful and generous comments on my “5 Points of Contention,” I first have to give him, or rather his company, Small Wooden Shoe, massive kudos for staging a reading of, would you believe it, Kleist’s...
From: dispositio on 22 Aug 2012

Toronto Theatre: Responses, Part 1

I was a little overwhelmed by the response to my “Five Points of Contention” post. Despite its relentlessly local focus, it quickly saw almost as many hits as my less-than-jolly review of Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous and my attack on...
From: dispositio on 18 Aug 2012

Toronto Theatre: Five Points of Contention

Toronto is a great theatre city. All year long, a wonderful variety of performances are on offer here, from commercial, production-values-driven Mirvish musicals to the fantastic range of shows staged essentially for free and driven by little more than...
From: dispositio on 13 Aug 2012

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