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Paul Robeson must’ve known something, ’cause his life and songs just keep rolling along

Call Mr. Robeson is the life and songs of Paul Robeson brought to the stage. Playwright and performer Tayo Aluko shares his vision with Artslandia. Written by Jasmine Proctor. Paul Robeson was a performer and activist who carried and projected a message of equality, justice, and love. His charm and vision stood as a message against oppression and racism—a message that still ... Read More »

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 »

8 must-see Plays: Christmas in Artslandia

  Here at Artslandia, we’re tingling and jingling with anticipation of watching holiday magic unfurl onstage, and letting holiday carols carry us away. Here’s a short list of holiday plays we’re eager to see. Christmas Queen 3 | Vancouver TheatreSports League The holidays will be a real drag—in the best way possible—with The Christmas Queen, a mouthy grande dame bent ... Read More »

9 must-see Choral Concerts: Christmas in Artslandia

  Here at Artslandia, we’re tingling and jingling with anticipation of watching holiday magic unfurl onstage, and letting holiday carols carry us away. Here’s a short list of choral concerts we’re eager to see. Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra Women’s Choir Before they fly off to Barcelona this spring, Elektra women’s choir will host their winter concert Chez Nous—as the name ... 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 »