Monica Garrido Receives The Buddies Queer Emerging Artist AwardMonica Garrido Receives The Buddies Queer Emerging Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is thrilled to announce Toronto performer, theatre, creator, and filmmaker Monica Garrido as the winner of the fifth annual Buddies Queer Emerging Artist Award. The award was presented on Friday at the company's season launch party. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Brendan Healy As Incoming Artistic DirectorCanadian Stage Announces Brendan Healy As Incoming Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Canadian Stage is thrilled to announce today that following a wide-reaching candidate search, Montreal-born award-winning theatre director and actor Brendan Healy, 43, has been appointed Artistic Director of Canadian Stage. Currently Artistic Director, Performing Arts, for the City of Brampton, Healy plans to join Canadian Stage on August 7th, 2018. (more...)

2018 Harold Awards to Be Presented 6/112018 Harold Awards to Be Presented 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Once a year, indie theatre (barely) gets its shit together and gives out some goddamn awards. This is a once-a-year, one-night-only party where we come together to honour and heckle hustlers in Toronto's independent theatre community. (more...)

BWW Review: Pony World's Collaborative AMERICAN ARCHIPELAGO is Bizarre, and Works as a ComedyBWW Review: Pony World's Collaborative AMERICAN ARCHIPELAGO is Bizarre, and Works as a Comedy
by Amelia Reynolds - Jul 30, 2017

Pony World's world premiere 'American Archipelago' is a collaborative examination of American culture and values. Written by Holly Arsenault, Kelleen C. Blanchard, Tre Calhoun, Vincent Delaney, Brendan Healy, Maggie Lee, Sara Porkalob, and Seayoung Yim, 'American Archipelago' feels more like an incubator than a melting pot. Eight folks from different communities live side-by-side in a semi-symbolic neighborhood called 'The United States of America.' While this campy fever-dream succeeds as a black comedy, what's missing from this conceptual piece is a fresh concept. (more...)

Pony World Theatre Proudly Announces AMERICAN ARCHIPELAGOPony World Theatre Proudly Announces AMERICAN ARCHIPELAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Pony World Theatre returns to 12th Avenue Arts this summer with their latest creation. Titled American Archipelago, this new play examines the joys and heartaches of being an American today. (more...)

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Grapple with Race, Sex, Religion, Environment and MoreBuddies in Bad Times Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Grapple with Race, Sex, Religion, Environment and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Artistic Director Evalyn Parry announced an exciting line-up for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 2017/18 season today. The season presents a series of engaging, timely productions that grapple with questions of race, indigeneity, sex, queerphobia, religion, and climate change. (more...)

Factory Theatre to Stage World Premiere of LITTLE PRETTY AND THE EXCEPTIONALFactory Theatre to Stage World Premiere of LITTLE PRETTY AND THE EXCEPTIONAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Factory welcomes the return of Anusree Roy (Brothel #9) with her newest work, the world premiere of LITTLE PRETTY AND THE EXCEPTIONAL, directed by Brendan Healy. (more...)

Short Play Festival PICK OF THE VINE to Open This Winter at Little Fish TheatreShort Play Festival PICK OF THE VINE to Open This Winter at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Little Fish Theatre is proud to present Pick of the Vine as the first production of its all-new 2017 season.  (more...)

Short Play Festival PICK OF THE VINE to Open This Winter at Little Fish TheatreShort Play Festival PICK OF THE VINE to Open This Winter at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Little Fish Theatre is proud to present Pick of the Vine as the first production of its all-new 2017 season.  (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This WeekendThe 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend. (more...)

FACTORY Announces 2016-2017 SEASONFACTORY Announces 2016-2017 SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Following the strong success of the critically-acclaimed and multi-award winning NAKED season, Factory continues its commitment to producing 100% Canadian content with the announcement of the 2016-2017 season. Six distinctive productions; three world premieres, one Toronto premiere, and two return engagements, explore universal themes of family and identity from a broad range of cultural perspectives. (more...)

PUMP UP THE VOLUME and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2nd Annual NextFestPUMP UP THE VOLUME and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2nd Annual NextFest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre is proud to present the second annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals. The company's rehearsal halls will be brimming with activity this fall as new musicals take shape in readings and intensives, brought to life by local and Broadway talents. (more...)

BWW Review: Pony World's SUFFERING, INC. Surprisingly FunBWW Review: Pony World's SUFFERING, INC. Surprisingly Fun
by Amelia Reynolds - Jul 12, 2016

There are some productions where you hear the description and think to yourself, 'this is either going to be amazing, or a complete dumpster fire.' Those were my feelings going to see Pony World Theater's production of 'Suffering, Inc.,' a modern take on Chekhovian realism where every line of dialogue was cut and paste from seven different Anton Chekhov plays. (more...)

Road Less Traveled Productions Welcomes National Playwright Resident Rajiv JosephRoad Less Traveled Productions Welcomes National Playwright Resident Rajiv Joseph
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its inaugural 2016 National Playwright Resident, playwright Rajiv Joseph. (more...)

Ryan G. Hinds to Make NYC Cabaret Debut in Kander and Ebb Cabaret at Don't Tell Mama, 11/15Ryan G. Hinds to Make NYC Cabaret Debut in Kander and Ebb Cabaret at Don't Tell Mama, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

After playing to full houses in Toronto and Montreal, critically-acclaimed Canadian performer Ryan G. Hinds (Hedwig & the Angry Inch; MacArthur Park Suite, A Disco Ballet; Starry Notions) makes his New York City cabaret debut at Don't Tell Mama's with #KanderAndEbb, a uniquely personal musical exploration of the John Kander/Fred Ebb canon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pony World's OR, THE WHALE Doesn't EngageBWW Reviews: Pony World's OR, THE WHALE Doesn't Engage
by Jay Irwin - Oct 31, 2014

You're having a nightmare where you're taking a literature class examining "Moby Dick", it's discussion day and you haven't read the book. That's what it felt like watching Pony World Theatre Company's new production of "Or, The Whale". If there were correlations between the play and the Melville classic as advertised they were completely lost on me. So without all that foreknowledge (which their press release said was not necessary) all I got what a disjointed and drawn out look at several people's woes that ultimately had no real point. (more...)

Shortlist Announced for 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre; Ceremony Set for Oct 20Shortlist Announced for 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre; Ceremony Set for Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Four remarkable playwrights have been selected as finalists for this year's Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. (more...)

Ryan G Hinds Begins Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret ResidencyRyan G Hinds Begins Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret Residency
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2014

Returning to the Buddies stage this Fall, the critically-acclaimed cabaret artist Ryan G. Hinds begins a season-long Residency at Buddies in Bad Times, under the musical direction of Mark Selby. Fabulously exploring everything from Disney villains to Aznavour chansons, Grace Jones tangos, Roy Orbison ballads and the theatre music of Kander & Ebb, this Residency promises grit, glitter, and laughter along with introspection in an intimate venue. For the first time, Hinds? distinctly diva style will be backed by a trio of musicians: Selby on piano, Ross McIntyre on bass and Julian Clarke on percussion. (more...)

SummerWorks 2014 Award Winners AnnouncedSummerWorks 2014 Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Canada's 23rd annual SummerWorks Performance Festival wrapped up another successful year with an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding artistic achievements at the Closing Night Party, held at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West). This year the festival celebrates strong audience presence and increased support to artists with a total of 572 artists who put on 366 performances of 61 productions. (more...)

Sandbox One-Act Play Festival to Run 6/4-8Sandbox One-Act Play Festival to Run 6/4-8
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Sandbox One-Act Play Festival returns June 4 - 8 to its new location at West of Lenin in Fremont, premiering the latest from award-winning playwrights of The Sandbox Artists Collective. From political upheaval to lost love to artificial intelligence to a quirky tale of romance and relationships, SOAP Fest 2014 promises to have something for every palate. (more...)

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