Matthew Jocelyn News

THE (POST) MISTRESS and More Set for Theatre Francais de Toronto's 2016-17 SeasonTHE (POST) MISTRESS and More Set for Theatre Francais de Toronto's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today, Theatre francais de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to announce the seven productions that will make up its 2016/17 season. This is the final season programmed by Guy Mignault (who will step down in June 2016 after 19 years as Artistic Director) and will be overseen by Joel Beddows, incoming Artistic Director. (more...)

Cirkopolis Coming to Toronto in 2017Cirkopolis Coming to Toronto in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Canadian Stage are pleased to announce that tickets are on sale today for their inaugural co-presentation of the English Canadian premiere of Cirkopolis, the critically acclaimed show by Montreal-based troupe Cirque Eloize. Cirkopolis will be on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre March 1-12, 2017. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Close 2015-16 Season with Pair of World PremieresCanadian Stage to Close 2015-16 Season with Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Two world premiere plays by acclaimed Governor General's Award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill (Concord Floral, Late Company) will close Canadian Stage's 15.16 season. A bold and refreshingly current re-telling of two events - one historic, one mythic- Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom feature Salvatore Antonio, Valerie Buhagiar, Nicola Correia-Damude, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Christopher Morris and Alon Nashman, and are directed respectively by Matjash Mrozewski and Estelle Shook, 2015 graduates of York University's MFA Program in Theatre - Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage. (more...)

Theatre Smash & Canadian Stage to Present DAS DING (THE THING)Theatre Smash & Canadian Stage to Present DAS DING (THE THING)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Theatre Smash, in partnership with Canadian Stage and in association with the Thousand Islands Playhouse, are proud to present the North American premiere of Philipp Lohle's globetrotting play Das Ding (The Thing) translated from German by Birgit Schreyer Duarte and directed by Theatre Smash Artistic Producer Ashlie Corcoran. Kicking off the company's two-year residency at Canadian Stage, Das Ding (The Thing) runs April 12 - May 1 at the Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre (Previews: April 12 & 13, Media night: April 14). (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present TOROBAKA by Akram Khan & Israel GalvanCanadian Stage to Present TOROBAKA by Akram Khan & Israel Galvan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Virtuosic British choreographer Akram Khan returns to Canadian Stage alongside Spanish flamenco artist Israel Galvan with their new collaboration Torobaka, presented in a limited four-performance run from March 9-12 at the Bluma Appel Theatre. (more...)

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...)

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