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BWW Interview: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard of SOUND OF THE BEAST at Black Theatre Work Photo BWW Interview: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard of SOUND OF THE BEAST at Black Theatre Workshop/MAI
by Noelle Hannibal - Oct 4, 2018

Canada's oldest professional black theatre company, Black Theatre Workshop are all set to launch their 48th season this October. The first production of the season is SOUND OF THE BEAST (SOTB), a one-woman show that uses spoken word, story-telling and hip-hop to spit rhymes from the underground and relentlessly challenge poverty, oppression, and bad dancing. SOTB is the latest instalment of writer / star Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's marathon project of writing 54 plays - one for every African nation. This one is inspired by Tunisian emcee Weld-El 15 who was jailed for 2 years in 2013 for his song Boulicia Kleb (The Police Are Dogs). Currently the Artistic Director of New Harlem Productions, Donna-Michelle is a multi-award winning, two-time nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language drama, and, alongside Black Theatre Workshop is bringing Sound of the Beast to Montreal for the very first time.

VIP Presenters Announced for Monday's Dora Awards
by Alan Henry - Jun 22, 2017

Jacoba Knaapen, Toronto Alliance or the Performing Arts (TAPA) Executive Director and Dora Mavor Moore Awards Producer, announced the VIP presenters today for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 26 at the Elgin Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre.

BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens in One Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

After years spent under copyright, Aldous Huxley's enduring classic Brave New World will come to life on a Canadian stage for the first time in decades. Produced by Litmus Theatre and Kabin and with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM), Brave New World previews September 27-28, opens September 29 and runs until October 16, 2016.

Theatre Passe Muraille's Andy McKim Takes 2016 Silver Ticket Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?The recipient of the 2016 Silver Ticket Award is Andy McKim, the Artistic Director of Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille. The Silver Ticket was presented to Mr. McKim at the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, held Monday evening, June 27, at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage in Toronto.

Canadian Opera Company Tops 2016 Dora Awards; All the Winners!
by Alan Henry - Jun 27, 2016

The 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2015-2016 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 27 at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage, hosted by two-time Dora Award winner and leading actor, Bruce Dow. Scroll down for the full list of winners!

CHELSEA HOTEL: THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN Hits Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

?'It's written on the walls of this hotel, you go to heaven, once you've been to hell' - Leonard Cohen. Acclaimed Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen hits Toronto on national tour!

Peggy Baker to Receive 2015 George Luscombe Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The George Luscombe Award was inaugurated in 1999. Revolutionary theatre founder and artistic director George Luscombe founded Toronto Workshop Productions in 1959, marking the beginnings of Toronto's alternative theatre movement. He was Artistic Director for 27 years at TWP.

Theatre Passe Muraille's THE DE CHARDIN PROJECT Opens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Last night, Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) opened their production of The De Chardin Project, by Adam Seybold, a Dora Award winner for Outstanding New Play in the Independent Theatre category. A multi-award-winning team is involved in this production - featuring Maev Beaty and Cyrus Lane, directed by Alan Dilworth, with designers Lorenzo Savoini and Thomas Ryder Payne. The De Chardin Project is in the TPM Mainspace from November 20 to December 14, 2014.

Theatre Passe Muraille Opens Season with LIFE, DEATH AND THE BLUES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) kicks off its 2014.15 season with the premiere of Life, Death And The Blues, working in association with Hope and Hell Theatre Co. After a successful workshop at Passe Muraille in 2013, it is the first of four new shows produced by TPM this season and will be the originating production for a two-year National tour.

Theatre Passe Muraille Opens Season with LIFE, DEATH AND THE BLUES, 9/25-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) kicks off its 2014.15 season with the premiere of Life, Death And The Blues, working in association with Hope and Hell Theatre Co. After a successful workshop at Passe Muraille in 2013, it is the first of four new shows produced by TPM this season and will be the originating production for a two-year National tour.

Theatre Passe Muraille to Present SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT, 2/15-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) will present Same Same But Different by Anita Majumdar. Co-produced by TPM and the Alberta Theatre Projects in association with Nightswimming, the production highlights prejudices that are sometimes hidden under the colourful facade of Bollywood films. Combining the glamour of Bollywood music, dance and glitter, Same Same But Different is directed by Nightswimming Artistic Director Brian Quirt, starring Majumdar, Nicco Lorenzo Garcia and the voice of Reza Jacobs, on stage at the TPM Mainspace (16 Ryerson Ave.) from Feb. 15 to Mar. 8, 2014.

Regine Cadet Joins Theatre Passe Muraille as New General Manager
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) is delighted to announce that Regine Cadet will be joining the company as general manager. Cadet comes to TPM after twelve years with MAI (Montreal, Arts Interculturels), where she held the position of artistic and executive director for seven years. Under Cadet's direction, MAI has become a Quebec leader for the development of intercultural and culturally specific work by performance and visual artists.

BWW Interviews: Louise Pitre gets Naked with ON THE ROCKS
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 21, 2013

Louise PItre is one of the grand dames of Canadian musical theatre, and this fall, she's back in Toronto doing something truly brave, unique and more than a little scary. On Wednesday, her show ON THE ROCKS opens Theatre Passe Muraille's 2013-2014 season. A 90 minute emotional rollercoaster, the show features stories from Pitre's difficult life as well as original music that she wrote specifically for the production. Is she scared? Absolutely. But she's talking about it. And BWW is thrilled to bring readers this in depth interview where she talks about the reasons for doing the show, why she's ready to expose her past, and how she learned the importance of not giving a fuck what other people think of her.

Franco Boni Receives 2013 George Luscombe Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

The George Luscombe Award was inaugurated in 1999. Revolutionary theatre founder and artistic director George Luscombe founded Toronto Workshop Productions in 1959, marking the beginnings of Toronto's alternative theatre movement. He was Artistic Director for 27 years at TWP.

Theatre Passe Muraille Announces 2013/14 Season Includes ON THE ROCKS and VITALS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

On Monday April 8th, Artistic Director Andy McKim announced Theatre Passe Muraille's 2013/14 season at the company's annual fundraising gala event. The season presents a balanced approach of fresh new voices (Rob Kempson, Rosamund Small, Mitchell Cushman) and established theatrical powerhouses (Louise Pitre, George F. Walker, Linda Griffiths). It also features more than a dash of song and dance.

Soulpepper and the Young Centre Announce 2013 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2012

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company and General Director of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts today announced a full year's slate of artistic and community-based activity for Soulpepper and the Young Centre in 2013. Over 700 performances representing the remarkable artistic and cultural diversity of the city will happen under the Young Centre's roof next year, including festivals, cabarets, and community partnerships. Soulpepper Theatre Company's repertory season features fifteen plays including two marathon-style theatrical events to be staged in their entirety: Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America (Part One: Millennium Approaches & Part Two: Perestroika) and Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests (Table Manners, Living Together & Round and Round the Garden). Soulpepper's season includes adaptations of plays from the classical canon (Beaumarchais/Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Schnitzler's La Ronde, and Dickens' Great Expectations) alongside twentieth-century gems by Tom Stoppard, Joe Orton, Sam Shepard and Canada's John Murrell.

Photo Coverage: 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by Kelly Cameron - Jun 29, 2012

The 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards took place this past Monday night, honouring the best of the best of the past year in Toronto theatre. The evening featured a pre-show VIP reception at The Sony Centre, a gala awards ceremony and the ever popular street party that takes place after the show under the stars on Front St. BWW was on hand to bring you pictures from the event and all the winners!

Ruth Howard Receives 2012 George Luscombe Award for Mentorship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

The George Luscombe Award was inaugurated in 1999 and recognizes an individual for mentorship in theatre. Revolutionary theatre founder and artistic director George Luscombe founded Toronto Workshop Productions in 1959, marking the beginnings of Toronto's alternative theatre movement. His 27 years at TWP is the longest tenure of any artistic director in Canada.

Artistic Director Philip Akin Receives PGC Women's Caucus Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2011

Playwrights Guild of Canada's Women's Caucus has selected Artistic Director Philip Akin as the recipient of the 2011 Bra D'Or Award.

Artistic Director Philip Akin Receives PGC Women's Caucus Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2011

Playwrights Guild of Canada's Women's Caucus has selected Artistic Director Philip Akin as the recipient of the 2011 Bra D'Or Award.

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