BWW Review: NO FOREIGNERS examines culture and identity from within a fantastical Chinese mall BWW Review: NO FOREIGNERS examines culture and identity from within a fantastical Chinese mall
by Isabella Perrone - Sep 21, 2019

A shopping mall is an ambitious setting for a play, and a Chinese mall perhaps even more so given the cultural significance they have for their communities. NO FOREIGNERS attempts (and does well) to weave between lore, existentialism, comedy, and myth, revealing the struggle many people face when trying to find their identities in an ever-changing world. (more...)

The Theatre Centre Presents NO FOREIGNERS The Theatre Centre Presents NO FOREIGNERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

After a hugely successful run in 2018, and a multi-city tour, NO FOREIGNERS returns to THE THEATRE CENTRE this September. A collaboration between ground-breaking Vancouver interdisciplinary super group Hong Kong Exile and Governor General's award-winning playwright David Yee of fu-GEN Theatre, NO FOREIGNERS is a multimedia performance that meditates on North American Chinese shopping malls as spaces of cultural creation and clash. Multiple storylines begin in a mall and quickly divergea?"catapulting the audience across cities, between Cantonese and English, in and out of the afterlife, through the past, present, and future. (more...)

The Theatre Centre Announces 2019/20 Programming The Theatre Centre Announces 2019/20 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Artistic Director Aislinn Rose announced The Theatre Centre's 201920 programming today at one of the company's signature (and delicious) community meals. The focus of the year ahead is on the idea of "reckless generosity". (more...)

FuGEN presents NO FOREIGNERS At Theatre Centre, 2/21-25 FuGEN presents NO FOREIGNERS At Theatre Centre, 2/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Hong Kong Exile (Vancouver) and fu-GEN Theatre (Toronto) are thrilled to present No Foreigners, a new interdisciplinary collaboration between the two companies, produced in association with Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver) and presented in association with The Theatre Centre (Toronto). (more...)

COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations - See All The Nominees!
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017

At a press conference held May 30 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 235 nominations for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

Factory to Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Extended Run of BANANA BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Factory is delighted to celebrate Asian Heritage Month with the extended run of BANANA BOYS, onstage now until May 14. (more...)

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition Present the 25th Annual U of T Drama Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition are proud to present the U of T Drama Festival: A Weekend of Competitive Theatre. The three nights of original one-act plays feature students from multiple colleges on the three U of T campuses and runs February 9-11, 2017. (more...)

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition Present the 25th Annual U of T Drama Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition are proud to present the U of T Drama Festival: A Weekend of Competitive Theatre. The three nights of original one-act plays feature students from multiple colleges on the three U of T campuses and runs February 9-11, 2017. (more...)

ACQUIESCE and THE ENCHANTED LOOM Set for Factory Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The 2016/17 Factory season looks beyond Canadian borders to navigate new identities and redefine the meaning of home, as citizens, residents, and visitors, in six plays charting new Canadian experiences. (more...)

ACQUIESCE and THE ENCHANTED LOOM Set for Factory Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The 2016/17 Factory season looks beyond Canadian borders to navigate new identities and redefine the meaning of home, as citizens, residents, and visitors, in six plays charting new Canadian experiences. (more...)

FACTORY 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...)

BWW REVIEW: Julia Cho's DURANGO is Driven by Complex Characters
by Jason Carlos - May 25, 2015

Theatre Smash and fu-GEN Theatre Company present the world premiere of Julia Cho's DURANGO - a complex and character-driven piece that tells the story of a Korean-American family who's lives change after a family road trip to Durango, Colarado. (more...)

Theatre Smash & fu-GEN Theatre Company to Stage Canadian Premiere of DURANGO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Theatre Smash and fu-GEN Theatre Company, in association with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, present DURANGO - a play by Julia Cho that follows a Korean American family's impromptu road trip as it uncovers growing rifts between father and sons. Directed by Theatre Smash's artistic director Ashlie Corcoran, and featuring Ardon Bess, Hiro Kanagawa, Philip Nozuka, Adrian Shepherd and fu-GEN's artistic director, David Yee, DURANGO is on stage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander St.) from May 16 to 31. (more...)

Tapestry Presents TAPESTRY BRIEFS: BOOSTER SHOTS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

TAPESTRY presents TAPESTRY BRIEFS: BOOSTER SHOTS, ten original, provocative opera shorts brought to life in site-specific installations in-and-around the Distillery Historic District, for four performances only, this weekend, November 13-16, 2014. (more...)

Tapestry to Present TAPESTRY BRIEFS: BOOSTER SHOTS, 11/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

TAPESTRY presents TAPESTRY BRIEFS: BOOSTER SHOTS, ten original, provocative opera shorts brought to life in site-specific installations in-and-around the Distillery Historic District, for four performances only, November 13-16, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hub's Production of CARRIED AWAY ON THE CREST OF A WAVE is Ultimately Powerful
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 18, 2013

Solid acting of an ultimately compelling script, with adequate direction from Hub's Artistic Director Helen Pafumi, and several nice design elements make this production worthy of some notice. (more...)

Hub Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for U.S. Premiere of CARRIED AWAY ON THE CREST OF A WAVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Casting has been announced for The Hub Theatre's Fall production of David Yee's, carried away on the crest of a wave. The ensemble includes Nora Achrati, Ed Christian, Hedy Hosford, Andrew Ferlo, Rafael Sebastian Medina, and Ryan Sellers. All who will be called on to play multiple roles. (more...)

Tapestry New Opera Opens 2013-14 Season with TAPESTRY BRIEFS, Now thru 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

TAPESTRY BRIEFS, the professional, fully staged show resulting from Tapestry New Opera's 17th annual 10-day intensive Composer - Librettist Laboratory (LibLab), will take place today, September 19 - 22 at the Ernest Balmer Studio in the Distillery Historic District, 9 Trinity Street, Studio 316. (more...)

Tapestry New Opera to Open 2013-14 Season with TAPESTRY BRIEFS, 9/19-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

TAPESTRY BRIEFS, the professional, fully staged show resulting from Tapestry New Opera's 17th annual 10-day intensive Composer - Librettist Laboratory (LibLab), will take place September 19 - 22 at the Ernest Balmer Studio in the Distillery Historic District, 9 Trinity Street, Studio 316. (more...)

The Hub Theatre Unveils Sixth Season Lineup: CARRIED AWAY ON THE CREST OF A WAVE, ABOMINABLE & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

The Hub Theatre has announced plans for their 6th Season. Following the success of last season's area and world premiers, the theatre continues its exploration of new work that has had the Washington Post extolling them as 'adventurous' on multiple occasions. (more...)

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