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Director’s Notes: Margo Kane & Corey Payette

Seventeen years after writing Moonlodge, Margo Kane is now passing her work into the hands of two of Canada’s brightest upcoming theatre artists. Directed by Corey Payette, Moonlodge will, for the first time, be performed by a different actor, Paula-Jean Prudat. Can you tell us a bit about the story? MK: Moonlodge tells the story of a young girl named Agnes who was removed from ... Read More »

Director’s Notes: Barbara Tomasic turns the light on “42nd Street”

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” —Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabhan by JK Rowling When Kathryn Shaw of Studio 58 asked me to direct 42nd Street, we were still in pre-Trump times: basking in the glow of our new, handsome, charismatic Prime Minister, ... Read More »

Q+A with Artist Melvin Diggs of The 7 Fingers’ Cuisine & Confessions

What has it been like working on and performing in Cuisine & Confessions? Melvin Diggs: I’ve been with the show from the beginning and it’s been an amazing experience! There’s something very special about putting many minds together with one goal to achieve: taking an idea, bringing it to life, and helping others feel the story and emotion you are trying to ... Read More »

A Theatrical Feast: 10 things you should know about Cuisine & Confessions

Cuisine & Confessions showcases their trademark acrobatic and choreographic prowess, but this time, adds sound, smell, touch, and taste to their always-innovative aesthetic mix. Cuisine & Confessions becomes a theatrical feast—literally! A virtuosic mélange of circus, avant-garde dance, personal narrative, theatre, and cooking show comedy,  this work explores stories from our family kitchens—food prepared, memories made – and rituals that underpin our most important relationships. ... Read More »

The Crumpet Holiday Special: The Santaland Diaries

Holiday magic doesn’t make itself, and nobody knows that as keenly as Crumpet the Christmas elf. At Artslandia, we never tire of David Sedaris’ snarky memoir about working as an elf in a department store Christmas Village. This classic holiday show (for mature audiences) will keep you laughing all the way. I love Christmas. There it is, I said it. ... Read More »