Matthew Jocelyn News

Canadian Stage's Upcoming Season Criticized For Lack Of DiversityCanadian Stage's Upcoming Season Criticized For Lack Of Diversity
by Michael Dale - Jan 27, 2016

Artistic director Matthew Jocelyn defends the company's history of inclusion. (more...)

Toronto Theatre Community Expresses Outrage on Social Media After Canadian Stage Announces 2016-2017 Season Lacking Diversity on Creative TeamsToronto Theatre Community Expresses Outrage on Social Media After Canadian Stage Announces 2016-2017 Season Lacking Diversity on Creative Teams
by Alan Henry - Jan 27, 2016

The Toronto theatre community came together on Tuesday to express outrage on social media over the lack of diversity on the announced creative teams for productions in Canadian Stage's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Stirring February Dance-Theatre LineupCanadian Stage Announces Stirring February Dance-Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Canadian Stage continues its 15.16 season this February with a series of boundary-stretching dance-theatre performances at the Bluma Appel Theatre including a pair of returning audience favourites and a newly commissioned North American premiere. (more...)

Canadian Stage Posts Fourth Consecutive Budget SurplusCanadian Stage Posts Fourth Consecutive Budget Surplus
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

In an annual report released today, Canadian Stage announced the company's fourth consecutive budget surplus following an artistically and financially successful 2014.2015 season. Under the vibrant leadership of Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn, Managing Director Su Hutchinson and Board Chair Adrian Lang, the company continues to set the stage as Toronto's premiere home for innovative contemporary performance from Canada and around the world, supported by a strong audience and donor base. (more...)

Canadian Stage & Soundstreams Present JULIE, Now thru 11/29Canadian Stage & Soundstreams Present JULIE, Now thru 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Canadian Stage and Soundstreams are proud to present the North American premiere of internationally-acclaimed and multiple award-winning composer Philippe Boesmans's chamber opera Julie, a contemporary English-lyric adaptation of August Strindberg's classic 19th century drama Miss Julie. (more...)

Canadian Stage & Soundstreams to Present JULIE, 11/17-29Canadian Stage & Soundstreams to Present JULIE, 11/17-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Canadian Stage and Soundstreams are proud to present the North American premiere of internationally-acclaimed and multiple award-winning composer Philippe Boesmans's chamber opera Julie, a contemporary English-lyric adaptation of August Strindberg's classic 19th century drama Miss Julie. (more...)

NEEDLES AND OPIUM Returns to Canadian Stage, Now thru May 10NEEDLES AND OPIUM Returns to Canadian Stage, Now thru May 10
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Canadian Stage presents an encore run of Needles and Opium by celebrated Canadian writer/director Robert Lepage. The magical mind-bending performance returns after impressing critics and audiences for a series of sold-out shows in Canadian Stage's 13.14 season, which also marked the production's English language premiere. Marc Labreche and Wellesley Robertson III reprise their roles for an exclusive 10 show run at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E) from today, May 1 to 10. (more...)

NEEDLES AND OPIUM to Return to Canadian Stage, May 1-10NEEDLES AND OPIUM to Return to Canadian Stage, May 1-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Canadian Stage presents an encore run of Needles and Opium by celebrated Canadian writer/director Robert Lepage. The magical mind-bending performance returns after impressing critics and audiences for a series of sold-out shows in Canadian Stage's 13.14 season, which also marked the production's English language premiere. Marc Labreche and Wellesley Robertson III reprise their roles for an exclusive 10 show run at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E) from May 1 to 10. (more...)

Canadian Stage Hosts Theatre Ball 2015 TonightCanadian Stage Hosts Theatre Ball 2015 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Canadian Stage celebrates an innovative vision of theatre, dance, music and visual art - taking guests on a seductive journey through their artistic work with Theatre Ball 2015. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Host 'Spotlight South Africa' in AprilCanadian Stage to Host 'Spotlight South Africa' in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Canadian Stage presents Nongogo, The Meal, Hatched, Ubu and the Truth Commission, Dominion and Chandelier in a three-week festival of South African performance as part of Spotlight South Africa. A tribute to the extraordinary vitality and originality of artistic work produced in the country, the festival will feature a variety of dance, drama, performance art and puppetry from Apr. 8 to 25 at Canadian Stage's two homes, the Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley St.) and the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E). (more...)

Canadian Stage to Host Theatre Ball 2015, 3/26Canadian Stage to Host Theatre Ball 2015, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Canadian Stage celebrates an innovative vision of theatre, dance, music and visual art - taking guests on a seductive journey through their artistic work with Theatre Ball 2015. (more...)

Canadian Stage & Theatre francais de Toronto to Offer Special Performance of KISS & CRY in 2016Canadian Stage & Theatre francais de Toronto to Offer Special Performance of KISS & CRY in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Canadian Stage and Theatre francais de Toronto (TfT) announced that a special French performance of audience favourite, Kiss & Cry will be presented on Feb. 5, 2016 at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E). The performance is part of Kiss & Cry's limited 4-show run (Feb. 4 to 7, 2016) in Canadian Stage's 2015.16 season, and will feature English subtitles. All other performances will be presented in English. (more...)

BWW Review: Crow's Theatre THE SEAGULLBWW Review: Crow's Theatre THE SEAGULL
by Dennis Kucherawy - Jan 26, 2015

The production of Chekov's 'The Seagull,' now on at the Berkley Street Theatre, is an uneven disappointment. It fails to engage. Like Theatre 20's production of Stephen Sondheim's 'Company,' presented in the same venue last year, this Crow's Theatre production does not deliver on its exciting promise. (more...)

Molly Parker to Star in Canadian Stage's HARPER REGAN, 3/1-22Molly Parker to Star in Canadian Stage's HARPER REGAN, 3/1-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Canadian Stage today announced that film and television star Molly Parker (Deadwood; House of Cards) will take to the stage for the Canadian premiere of Harper Regan at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E.) from Mar. 1 to 22. (more...)

Joe Cobden, Tamsin Kelsey & More to Star in Canadian Stage's THE OTHER PLACEJoe Cobden, Tamsin Kelsey & More to Star in Canadian Stage's THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Canadian Stage presents the Canadian premiere of The Other Place, a darkly comedic and emotional thriller by Sharr White, nominated for outstanding new off-Broadway play by the 2010-11 Outer Critics Circle Awards. (more...)

Canadian Stage Remounts VENUS IN FUR Next MonthCanadian Stage Remounts VENUS IN FUR Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

This winter, Canadian Stage remounts the phenomenally popular Venus in Fur for a third and final run. Providing an alternative to traditional holiday theatre offerings, 'the other nutcracker' is back for 13 shows only Dec. 18 to 28 at the intimate Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley St.). Rick Miller and Carly Street reprise their roles in this Dora Award-nominated production, with direction by Jennifer Tarver. Venus in Fur returns to Toronto fresh off another successful run at Montreal's Centaur Theatre Company, where it was hailed as 'a rare perfect storm of brilliant script, inspired direction and powerful acting' (Montreal Gazette). (more...)

Soundstreams & Canadian Stage to Partner for North American Premiere of JULIESoundstreams & Canadian Stage to Partner for North American Premiere of JULIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Soundstreams today announced its inaugural collaboration with Canadian Stage, as the acclaimed theatre company revealed Julie, a chamber opera by Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans, as one of the anchor productions of its globetrotting 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Canadian Stage's 2015-16 Season to Feature Guillermo Calderon's THE KISS, HEDDA GABLER & MoreCanadian Stage's 2015-16 Season to Feature Guillermo Calderon's THE KISS, HEDDA GABLER & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Canadian Stage today announced details for its 2015.2016 season outlining the 13 productions and premieres commissioned and curated by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The company continues to explore new forms of contemporary performance through collaborations with the best storytellers, directors, choreographers and performers from Canada and around the world. (more...)

Canadian Stage Presents OPUS, Now thru Nov 16Canadian Stage Presents OPUS, Now thru Nov 16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

World-renowned trailblazers in the world of contemporary circus, the Australian performance troupe Circa arrives in Toronto with their newest work, Opus. The North American premiere is presented by Canadian Stage for five performances only at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E.), tonight, Nov. 12 to the 16th. (more...)

Gil Garratt Named New Artistic Director of Blyth FestivalGil Garratt Named New Artistic Director of Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Board of Directors of Blyth Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Gil Garratt as Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival effective immediately. (more...)

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