Matthew Jocelyn News

Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After a limited engagement in 2015, Canadian Stage will present an extended Toronto run of Who Killed Spalding Gray?, the latest solo piece written and performed by acclaimed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor (The Best Brothers) and produced by reWork Productions. Directed by Daniel Brooks with dramaturgy by Iris Turcott, Who Killed Spalding Gray? will be on stage at the Berkeley St. Theatre from November 30 to December 11. (more...)

Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONSCara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After dazzling audiences in London's West End and on Broadway, Canadian Stage is proud to bring the international hit Constellations by British playwright Nick Payne to Toronto in a new production directed by the award-winning Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival). On stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from November 8-27, Constellations stars Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson as two people finding love in multiple universes. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present DOLLHOUSECanadian Stage to Present DOLLHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Internationally-renowned dancer/choreographer Bill Colemaninhabits the experimental music installation of celebrated avant-garde composer Gordon Monahan in their new collaborative creation DOLLHOUSE, a Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie production presented by Canadian Stage. Dollhouse runs for five performances only from November 16-20 at the Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley St). (more...)

Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONSCara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

After dazzling audiences in London's West End and on Broadway, Canadian Stage is proud to bring the international hit Constellations by British playwright Nick Payne to Toronto in a new production directed by the award-winning Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival). On stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from November 8-27, Constellations stars Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson as two people finding love in multiple universes. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This FallCanadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A new iteration of the suburban teen thriller Concord Floral written by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner, and inspired by the medieval allegory The Decameron, will open Canadian Stage's 16.17 season from September 27 to October 16, 2016. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This FallCanadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

A new iteration of the suburban teen thriller Concord Floral written by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner, and inspired by the medieval allegory The Decameron, will open Canadian Stage's 16.17 season from September 27 to October 16, 2016. (more...)

Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park Returns for 34th Season This SummerCanadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park Returns for 34th Season This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Just in time for William Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park returns to the High Park Amphitheatre for a 34th season with two passionate Shakespearean classics: the great tragedy of Hamlet alongside the bold fairytale romance All's Well That Ends Well. Outdoors and under the stars, the plays run on alternating evenings from June 30 to September 4, Tuesday to Sunday at 8 pm. Each performance is pay-what-you can, with a suggested contribution of $20. The productions are presented by Canadian Stage in collaboration with the Department of Theatre, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University. (more...)

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 Presents TOROBAKA by Akram Khan & Israel Galvan This WeekendCanadian Stage Presents TOROBAKA by Akram Khan & Israel Galvan This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 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 this weekend, March 9-12, at the Bluma Appel Theatre. Inspired by the rhythmic roots of civilization and the sacred relationship between the hunter and animal, this explosive dance hybrid blends Khan's trademark Indian Kathak with Galvan's contemporary flamenco in a thrilling stylistic and cultural dialogue. (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 Kicks Off Stirring February Dance-Theatre LineupCanadian Stage Kicks Off Stirring February Dance-Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Canadian Stage continues its 15.16 season this month 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'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...)

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