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Canadian Theatre Icon George F. Walker Presents AND SO IT GOES Photo Canadian Theatre Icon George F. Walker Presents AND SO IT GOES
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 23, 2019

Prominent Canadian playwright George F. Walker (Order of Canada, Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award, five-time Dora Award winner) brings his many years of experience to Toronto's indie theatre scene to direct his acclaimed 2010 dark comedy And So It Goes for fledgling Kyanite Theatre.

New Canadian Play C'MON ANGIE! Comes to The Assembly Theatre Photo New Canadian Play C'MON ANGIE! Comes to The Assembly Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Following its critically acclaimed world premiere at Vancouver's Touchstone Theatre, the first Toronto production of the gripping new drama, C'mon Angie! by Amy Lee Lavoie will be presented by Leroy Street Theatre and The Spadina Avenue Gang.

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES By Rajiv Joseph Comes to The Assembly Theatre Photo GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES By Rajiv Joseph Comes to The Assembly Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2018

Leroy Street Theatre will be kicking off the 2019 winter theatre season with a new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Rajiv Joseph. This highly acclaimed, time-jumping modern masterpiece is a rough-edged and heart-wrenching play from one the most exciting contemporary voices in American theatre. Staged by core members of The Assembly Theatre's resident company, this new production of the timely and tender dark comedy is sure to be one of the most exciting events in the indie theatre scene this winter.

HER INSIDE LIFE And KILL THE POOR By George F. Walker Come to The Assembly Theatre Photo HER INSIDE LIFE And KILL THE POOR By George F. Walker Come to The Assembly Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2018

On October 27th, meet the neighbours! Low Rise Productions and Leroy Street Theatre, supported by The Storefront Theatre, are teaming up to bring you not one….but two world premieres by Canadian icon, George F. Walker!

Order Of Canada Winner David Fox to Appear in Upcoming Fringe Play FIRST DATES Photo Order Of Canada Winner David Fox to Appear in Upcoming Fringe Play FIRST DATES
by Julie Musbach - Jul 3, 2018

Beautifully penned by Wes Berger, First Dates shares honest, playful and moving stories about the broken-hearted many, the open-hearted few and our search for connection in these fragile times

Juilliard Drama Announces 2018-19 Season Photo Juilliard Drama Announces 2018-19 Season
by Julie Musbach - Jun 27, 2018

Juilliard Drama begins its inaugural year under the leadership of Obie-winning director Evan Yionoulis, Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division. Current acting director Richard Feldman will resume his role as associate director and faculty member. The 2018-19  season features fully staged productions showcasing Juilliard's Group 48 acting students in their fourth and final year in the program.

Toronto Theatre Celebrated at the 2018 Dora Awards! Winners Announced! Photo Toronto Theatre Celebrated at the 2018 Dora Awards! Winners Announced!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2018

The 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2017-2018 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 25 at the Winter Garden Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, hosted by acclaimed actor Astrid Van Wieren, currently starring on Broadway in the award-winning Canadian musical Come From Away.

Six Composer-Librettist Teams Selected for Fort Worth Opera's Diverse 2018 Showcase Photo Six Composer-Librettist Teams Selected for Fort Worth Opera's Diverse 2018 Showcase
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today the names of the six composer and librettist teams whose unpublished works have been selected for the company's sixth annual, critically-acclaimed new works series, Frontiers - funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Held during the final week of the 2018 FWOpera Festival, these selected pieces will be presented in two separate showcases of three works each on Wednesday, May 2 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, and Thursday, May 3 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, on the stage of Bass Performance Hall. Featuring 20-minute excerpts of each selected piece, these brand-new operas will be sung by artists from the 2018 FWOpera Festival with piano accompaniment.

Juilliard Appoints Evan Yionoulis as Director of Drama Photo Juilliard Appoints Evan Yionoulis as Director of Drama
by Julie Musbach - Mar 8, 2018

Juilliard today announced that Obie-award winning director Evan Yionoulis, currently professor in the practice of acting and directing at Yale School of Drama and a resident director at Yale Repertory Theatre, will become the school's Richard Rodgers Director of Drama at Juilliardstarting with the 2018-19 academic and performance season. The Juilliard Drama Division, celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, offers a program that encompasses one of this country's most respected conservatory educations for actors as well as highly successful pre-professional mentoring for playwrights.

4 Shows Added To George F. Walker's FIERCE! Extended To 3/10! Photo 4 Shows Added To George F. Walker's FIERCE! Extended To 3/10!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2018

Criminal Girlfriends proudly announces that four shows have been added to the current run of its production of the world premiere of Fierce, an intensely funny, razor-sharp work by the award-winning playwright George F. Walker. Originally scheduled to close on March 3, the four additional shows run Wednesday March 7 through to Saturday March 10 at 8pm at Red Sandcastle Theatre in the wake of numerous rave reviews. Tickets for Fierce are on sale online at http://www.criminalgirlfriends.com/.

Triple ByPass Presents THE BREAK OF NOON By Neil LaBute Photo Triple ByPass Presents THE BREAK OF NOON By Neil LaBute
by Julie Musbach - Feb 22, 2018

Triple ByPass Productions is a collective of actors who decided to take back some control of their careers. Founded in 2014, TBP produces modern plays with an edge that are relevant to todays audiences. We also like to toss in a little humour as well. Triple ByPass Productions was voted patrons pick,'best ensemble' and 'a company to watch' receiving NNNN is NOW Magazine for Eric Bogosian's 'SKUNKWEED' Toronto Fringe 2015 at Theatre Passe Muraille. 

George F. Walker's FIERCE Opens This Week Photo George F. Walker's FIERCE Opens This Week
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2018

As announced, Criminal Girlfriends, a new Toronto-based theatre collective, presents a new play by the award-winning George F. Walker, one of Canada's most frequently produced and internationally acclaimed playwrights. Fierce is an intense and intensely funny razor-sharp work centred on two women, both troubled by their pasts: a psychiatrist and her drug-addicted patient (or at least, that's how it starts out). The world premiere of Fierce OPENS THIS WEEK and runs February 15-March 3 (with Media Night on Saturday, February 17) at Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood.

New George F. Walker Play FIERCE Runs February 15-March 3 Photo New George F. Walker Play FIERCE Runs February 15-March 3
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2018

Criminal Girlfriends, a new Toronto-based theatre collective, is thrilled to present a new play by the award-winning George F. Walker, one of Canada's most frequently produced and internationally acclaimed playwrights. Fierce is an intense and intensely funny razor-sharp work centred on two women, both troubled by their pasts: a psychiatrist and her drug-addicted patient (or at least, that's how it starts out). The world premiere of Fierce runs February 15-March 3 (with Media Night on Saturday, February 17) at Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood.

Fiona Reid to Star in World Premiere of George F. Walker's THE CHANCE Photo Fiona Reid to Star in World Premiere of George F. Walker's THE CHANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

Leroy Street Theatre, co-founders of The Assembly Theatre and one of its two resident indie companies, will begin their tenure in Toronto's newest theatre venue with a new play by George F. Walker.

Fiona Reid to Star in World Premiere of George F. Walker's THE CHANCE Photo Fiona Reid to Star in World Premiere of George F. Walker's THE CHANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Leroy Street Theatre, co-founders of The Assembly Theatre and one of its two resident indie companies, will begin their tenure in Toronto's newest theatre venue with a new play by George F. Walker.

Theatre Companies Join Forces to Open New Performing Arts Space
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2017

Two of Toronto's most exciting indie theatre companies, UNIT 102 ACTORS COMPANY (named 2015's Best Small Theatre Company by NOW Magazine) and LEROY STREET THEATRE (The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; Much Ado About Nothing) are joining forces to open a brand new theatre space in the heart of Parkdale.

Photo Flash: Triple ByPass Productions presents ADULT ENTERTAINMENT at Toronto Fringe
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2017

Triple ByPass Productions is excited to play in George F. Walker's world once again. To mount a play by a Canadian playwright at the Toronto Fringe is especially exciting for us! It's a great platform to introduce new people to Walker, and to put up one of his plays that is less often done for his already existing fans. If you crave great acting, storytelling and an exciting night in the theatre, you do not want to miss a Triple ByPass Production.

Triple ByPass Productions Presents ADULT ENTERTAINMENT at Toronto Fringe
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2017

Triple ByPass Productions is excited to play in George F. Walker's world once again. To mount a play by a Canadian playwright at the Toronto Fringe is especially exciting for us! It's a great platform to introduce new people to Walker, and to put up one of his plays that is less often done for his already existing fans. If you crave great acting, storytelling and an exciting night in the theatre, you do not want to miss a Triple ByPass Production.

Stone's Throw Productions Presents PROBLEM CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stone's Throw Productions presents Problem Child by George F. Walker. R.J. and Denise, two dysfunctional parents from the wrong side of the tracks, are trying to get their baby out of the system and back in their arms.

Theatre PANIK to Present Canadian Premiere of STRANGERS, BABIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Can society ever let go of the past? Theatre PANIK presents the Canadian premiere of STRANGERS, BABIES by Award-winning Scottish playwright Linda McLean, May 11 - May 28, 2017 at Artscape Sandbox. The play will be presented in a unique space, with limited seating. Audience members follow the action by peeping into motel rooms, spying on characters, and piecing together clues - making each experience unique. 

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