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Nina Lee Aquino Will Complete Tenure as Artistic Director at Factory Theatre at the E Photo Nina Lee Aquino Will Complete Tenure as Artistic Director at Factory Theatre at the End of the 21/22 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021

The Factory Theatre Board of Directors has announced that Nina Lee Aquino will end her tenure as the Factory's Artistic Director. Nina has been a guiding force for the company for a decade during which she has mentored emerging talent, created a platform for diverse voices to be heard and a stage for the best in Canadian theatre.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: September 26-27- with Debbie Allen, Vanessa Williams an Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: September 26-27- with Debbie Allen, Vanessa Williams and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 26, 2020

This weekend (September 26-27) in live streaming: Fame reunites on Stars in the House, Irish Rep presents Belfast Blues, and so much more!

The Grand Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Principal Casting Preview Photo The Grand Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Principal Casting Preview
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2018

Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum has announced principal casting for the 2018/19 season including Seana McKenna as Penelope in MARGARET ATWOOD'S THE PENELOPIAD, Jan Alexandra Smith as Scrooge in this season's gender-flipping A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Nigel Shawn Williams as Troy Maxson and E.B. Smith as Jim Bono in AUGUST WILSON'S FENCES, and Alex Furber as Robert Ross in TIMOTHY FINDLEY'S THE WARS.    

WHAT LINDA SAID Gets World Premiere at Summerworks 2017 Photo WHAT LINDA SAID Gets World Premiere at Summerworks 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Through the lens of her real-life experiences with cancer, poet and playwright Priscila Uppal (6 Essential Questions, Factory Theatre) creates a magical and uplifting theatrical dialogue between two old friends in the new play What Linda Said. Based on Priscila's relationship with the late celebrated Canadian actress Linda Griffiths, What Linda Said takes a bitingly funny, poetic and personal look at coping with cancer. What Linda Said premieres at the Summerworks Festival, August 3 - 13, 2017 at the Factory Theatre Studio. www.whatlindasaid.ca

WHAT LINDA SAID Gets World Premiere at Summerworks 2017
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2017

Through the lens of her real-life experiences with cancer, poet and playwright Priscila Uppal (6 Essential Questions, Factory Theatre) creates a magical and uplifting theatrical dialogue between two old friends in the new play What Linda Said. Based on Priscila's relationship with the late celebrated Canadian actress Linda Griffiths, What Linda Said takes a bitingly funny, poetic and personal look at coping with cancer. What Linda Said premieres at the Summerworks Festival, August 3 - 13, 2017 at the Factory Theatre Studio. www.whatlindasaid.ca

Blanka Zizka's ADAPT! Concludes The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

It's the summer of 1977 and 22-year-old Lenka is fleeing authoritarian Czechoslovakia for the art and beauty of New York City. At the start of her journey, Lenka is confronted by an Old Woman from an extinct Slavic tribe who guides her through a dream-like world where the past and future meet and multiple realities collide.

COME INSIDE - Portland Gets Naughty
by Liz Cearns - Sep 21, 2016

Portland Theater luminary Mary Macdonald-Lewis adds a saucy soupcon of Victorian sexual rebellion to Portland's first-ever festival of sapiosexual storytelling and titillating theatricality. Her staged reading, The Age of Arousal, joins a heady line up of sex-positive performance ranging from genderqueer exploration to dungeon mistress confessions, all part of Come Inside: A Sex & Culture Theatre Festival curated by Dance Naked Productions.

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 Season
by Liz Cearns - Sep 15, 2016

Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling continues the Wilma Theater's 2016-17 season. A fish falls from the sky in the year 2039. A man named Gabriel prepares to meet his adult son after being estranged for twenty years. He wonders why his son is coming and what he wants: to know who he is? Where he comes from? Where he belongs? Gabriel knows nothing; his own past escapes him. As the story of Gabriel's family unfolds onstage, his ancestors come alive around him to fill in the gaps. With its web of intricately overlapping connections, When the Rain Stops Falling follows four generations of a family from 1959 to 2039, and from London to Australia. As this family and their world evolve over time, one question remains: in the face of climate change, can we break our habits and change the way we live?

Finborough Theatre Announces Summer Season
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 13, 2016

Our Summer Season features three world premieres of new writing including the return of our THEGREATWAR100 series, a rediscovery from John Osborne and, continuing our commitment to Canadian writing, two plays about politics - a classic and a new play, both in their European premieres.

The Wilma Theater Continues 2015-16 season with New Stoppard Play THE HARD PROBLEM
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 9, 2015

Tom Stoppard's first new play since Rock 'n' Roll introduces us to Hilary, a 22-year-old psychology student applying for a coveted position with the Krohl Institute for Brain Science. As Hilary prays for strength to move beyond personal regrets, she passionately explores the blurred lines between science and psychology with her colleagues and her sometimes-lover Spike. Ethics are called into question as they delve into the 'hard problem' of consciousness versus gray matter, and debate whether altruism even exists. Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre in London, the Wilma-'America's foremost interpreter of the playwright's work' (Philadelphia Magazine)-is proud to be among the first to bring The Hard Problem to U.S. audiences.

Peter Hinton to Direct Factory's BOMBAY BLACK
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 29, 2015

Poetic, mythic, and brave - Factory presents BOMBAY BLACK by Anosh Irani, directed by Peter Hinton, and presented with an all-male cast starring Kawa Ada, Howard J. Davis, and Azeem Nathoo. Part of Factory's Naked Season, this revival ofBOMBAY BLACK will focus on Irani's evocative text and the transformative power of performance.

BWW Review: Factory Theatre's AGE OF AROUSAL is Anything But Gritty
by Jason Carlos - Oct 23, 2015

Nina Lee Aquino, Artistic Director of the Factory Theatre describes their 2015/2016 Naked Season as 'pure theatrical encounters between the audience, the actor, the text, and the empty space that we all temporarily share'. Unfortunately, what was supposed to be reimagined, stripped down retelling of gritty Canadian plays, turned out to be a lacklustre and dull night at the theatre.

Factory to Present BANANA BOYS
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 5, 2015

What exactly is a banana boy? To a group of Asian-Canadian men in their twenties, it's a peculiar predicament; "growing up yellow on the outside, and white on the inside." Factory presents BANANA BOYS, written by Leon Aureus, adapted from the novel by Terry Woo, and directed by Factory Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino. 

Factory to Present AGE OF AROUSAL - Stripped Naked
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 17, 2015

FACTORY presents The Naked Season 2015/16CANADIAN CLASSICS REIMAGINED

Factory Theatre Announces 2015-16 Season
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2015

Factory Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino has invited five outstanding directors and champions of Canadian theatre to engage Toronto audiences with new, bold interpretations of six classic Canadian plays, stripped down to their most striking elements. Text, actors, audience - these are the fundamental building blocks for each production that will showcase the directors' visions for these Canadian classics, which should and must be experienced again.

The Wilma Theater to Close 2014-15 Season with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 23, 2015

In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which will mark the Wilma's 11th production of a work by Tom Stoppard, minor characters take center stage as they journey on a boat taking Prince Hamlet to England with players from the royal court. As these characters unknowingly sail to a fate Shakespeare has already scripted for them, arguments of free will and determinism abound, all set to the constant travel game of flipping coins. In this battle of wits, Stoppard's characteristic wordplay and case of mistaken identities create a spectacle that's philosophical, clownish, and complete with a pirate-ambush.

February at Coach House Books Includes the AWP Conference, EUNOIA and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Welcome to the shortest month of the year! But you know what they say: good things come in small packages. Like Reese Peanut Butter Cups or Small Wonder. At Coach House, we've packed this short month with Margaret Christakos and Matthew Heiti events in Ontario's 'Near North,' participation at the AWP Conference and our brand-new Kaffeeklatsch seminars.

Theatre Passe Muraille Announces 2013/14 Season Includes ON THE ROCKS and VITALS
by Samantha Vega - 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.

AGE OF AROUSAL Opens at Canadian Shaw Festival Today, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

Linda Griffiths' play 'Age of Arousal', directed by Jackie Maxwell, opens at the Canadian Shaw Festival's Court House Theatre on August 13. Previews for the play started on July 23. The play is booked until October 10.

AGE OF AROUSAL Opens at Canadian Shaw Festival Today, 8/13
by Michelle Wong - Aug 13, 2010

Linda Griffiths' play 'Age of Arousal', directed by Jackie Maxwell, opens at the Canadian Shaw Festival's Court House Theatre on August 13. Previews for the play started on July 23. The play is booked until October 10.

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