Matthew Jocelyn News

Announcing Free Events at Shakespeare in High Park This AugustAnnouncing Free Events at Shakespeare in High Park This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In celebration of Shakespeare in High Park's 35th anniversary season and Canada's 150th, Canadian Stage is proud to announce a series of free events taking place at the High Park Amphitheatre throughout the month of August, including a showcase of new short plays by the participants of Territorial Tales, the company's 2017 Youth Engagement Project; a Community Citizenship Ceremony, and a Global Village Family Festival. (more...)

Shakespeare in High Park Celebrates 35 Years with KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHTShakespeare in High Park Celebrates 35 Years with KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre experience Shakespeare in High Park will mark 35 years of staging accessible open-air theatre in Toronto with contemporary takes on two Shakespeare classics: King Lear and Twelfth Night, running in repertory from June 29 to September 3 at the High Park Amphitheatre. (more...)

Canadian Stage's Matthew Jocelyn Pens Libretto for Major International OperaCanadian Stage's Matthew Jocelyn Pens Libretto for Major International Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Canadian Stage Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn, along with internationally-acclaimed Canadian-born Soprano Barbara Hannigan, will represent Canada at the 2017 edition of the UK's Glyndebourne Festival, one of the world's oldest and most celebrated opera festivals.  (more...)

 Canadian Stage presents HIERONYMOUS BOSCH: THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS Canadian Stage presents HIERONYMOUS BOSCH: THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Canadian Stage proudly presents the Toronto premiere of Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights, the latest creation by world-renowned Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard. A choreography in three acts inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's infamous medieval triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, Compagnie Marie Chouinard's Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights is on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from April 19-23 for five performances only. (more...)

Canadian Stage presents Robert Lepage's Autobiographical Spectacle 887Canadian Stage presents Robert Lepage's Autobiographical Spectacle 887
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After mesmerizing audiences in a sold-out run at the 2015 Panamania Festival, Canadian Stage brings Robert Lepage's critically-lauded 887 back to Toronto for a limited engagement April 7 to 16 at the Bluma Appel Theatre. Written, directed, designed and performed by Quebec theatre visionary Robert Lepage (Needles and Opium, Far Side of the Moon), 887 combines the technical wizardry of his company Ex Machina with a highly-intimate autobiographical foray into the world of memory. Presented in English. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Theatre Smash, ARC and Canadian Stage are proud to join forces to present the Canadian premiere of KISS by internationally-acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderon (screenwriter, Neruda). Directed by Ashlie Corcoran(Artistic Director, Theatre Smash) with Associate Director Christopher Stanton (Artistic Producer, ARC), KISS will be on stage from March 28 to April 16 at the intimate Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre. A Theatre Smash and ARC production in partnership with Canadian Stage. (more...)

Canadian Stage presents SPOTLIGHT AUSTRALIACanadian Stage presents SPOTLIGHT AUSTRALIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Canadian Stage is proud to present Spotlight Australia: a six-week showcase of innovative cross-disciplinary performance from March 29 to May 7 at the company's Berkeley Street and Bluma Appel Theatres. (more...)

Canadian Stage Celebrates 30 Seasons in 2017-18;Canadian Stage Celebrates 30 Seasons in 2017-18;
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Matthew Jocelyn, Artistic & General Director, today announced Canadian Stage's 17.18 season celebrating the 30th anniversary of the company: a dynamic 16-show line-up featuring nine original Canadian creations (including four world premieres) that connect a sweeping range of artistic expressions. Canadian Stage continues its surge forward as Toronto's premiere destination for multidisciplinary performance with a new season that highlights cross-pollination between artists, companies and art forms: (more...)

White Cube Artist Rachel Kneebone Announces Exhibition at Glyndebourne Festival, March 5White Cube Artist Rachel Kneebone Announces Exhibition at Glyndebourne Festival, March 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

New work by the English artist Rachel Kneebone will be exhibited at Glyndebourne Festival 2017, which opens for public booking on 5 March. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

After a limited engagement in 2015, Canadian Stage will present an extended Toronto run of Who Killed Spalding Gray?, the latest solo piece written and performed by acclaimed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor (The Best Brothers) and produced by reWork Productions. Directed by Daniel Brooks with dramaturgy by Iris Turcott, Who Killed Spalding Gray? will be on stage at the Berkeley St. Theatre from November 30 to December 11. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After a limited engagement in 2015, Canadian Stage will present an extended Toronto run of Who Killed Spalding Gray?, the latest solo piece written and performed by acclaimed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor (The Best Brothers) and produced by reWork Productions. Directed by Daniel Brooks with dramaturgy by Iris Turcott, Who Killed Spalding Gray? will be on stage at the Berkeley St. Theatre from November 30 to December 11. (more...)

Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONSCara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After dazzling audiences in London's West End and on Broadway, Canadian Stage is proud to bring the international hit Constellations by British playwright Nick Payne to Toronto in a new production directed by the award-winning Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival). On stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from November 8-27, Constellations stars Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson as two people finding love in multiple universes. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present DOLLHOUSECanadian Stage to Present DOLLHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Internationally-renowned dancer/choreographer Bill Colemaninhabits the experimental music installation of celebrated avant-garde composer Gordon Monahan in their new collaborative creation DOLLHOUSE, a Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie production presented by Canadian Stage. Dollhouse runs for five performances only from November 16-20 at the Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley St). (more...)

Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONSCara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

After dazzling audiences in London's West End and on Broadway, Canadian Stage is proud to bring the international hit Constellations by British playwright Nick Payne to Toronto in a new production directed by the award-winning Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival). On stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from November 8-27, Constellations stars Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson as two people finding love in multiple universes. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This FallCanadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A new iteration of the suburban teen thriller Concord Floral written by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner, and inspired by the medieval allegory The Decameron, will open Canadian Stage's 16.17 season from September 27 to October 16, 2016. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This FallCanadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

A new iteration of the suburban teen thriller Concord Floral written by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner, and inspired by the medieval allegory The Decameron, will open Canadian Stage's 16.17 season from September 27 to October 16, 2016. (more...)

Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park Returns for 34th Season This SummerCanadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park Returns for 34th Season This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Just in time for William Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park returns to the High Park Amphitheatre for a 34th season with two passionate Shakespearean classics: the great tragedy of Hamlet alongside the bold fairytale romance All's Well That Ends Well. Outdoors and under the stars, the plays run on alternating evenings from June 30 to September 4, Tuesday to Sunday at 8 pm. Each performance is pay-what-you can, with a suggested contribution of $20. The productions are presented by Canadian Stage in collaboration with the Department of Theatre, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University. (more...)

THE (POST) MISTRESS and More Set for Theatre Francais de Toronto's 2016-17 SeasonTHE (POST) MISTRESS and More Set for Theatre Francais de Toronto's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today, Theatre francais de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to announce the seven productions that will make up its 2016/17 season. This is the final season programmed by Guy Mignault (who will step down in June 2016 after 19 years as Artistic Director) and will be overseen by Joel Beddows, incoming Artistic Director. (more...)

Cirkopolis Coming to Toronto in 2017Cirkopolis Coming to Toronto in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Canadian Stage are pleased to announce that tickets are on sale today for their inaugural co-presentation of the English Canadian premiere of Cirkopolis, the critically acclaimed show by Montreal-based troupe Cirque Eloize. Cirkopolis will be on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre March 1-12, 2017. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Close 2015-16 Season with Pair of World PremieresCanadian Stage to Close 2015-16 Season with Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Two world premiere plays by acclaimed Governor General's Award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill (Concord Floral, Late Company) will close Canadian Stage's 15.16 season. A bold and refreshingly current re-telling of two events - one historic, one mythic- Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom feature Salvatore Antonio, Valerie Buhagiar, Nicola Correia-Damude, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Christopher Morris and Alon Nashman, and are directed respectively by Matjash Mrozewski and Estelle Shook, 2015 graduates of York University's MFA Program in Theatre - Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage. (more...)

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