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Compagnie Thor’s ‘Revolt’: Woman vs World

Compagnie Thor’s Canadian debut is a bold solo railing against a persistent problem: the worldwide oppression of women. Photos: Compagnie Thor.  Her army-inspired camouflage dress exposes her muscular limbs. Her hair is all the way down, loose and unabashedly natural. Her movement is intelligent, direct, and oozing with purpose. Clearly, she is ready, and will not go down without a ... Read More »

Movement, mystery, betrayal and sexuality — Single Line Theatre’s “Mata Hari”

Mata Hari was many things: a mail-order bride, a mother, an estranged spouse, a performer, a Parisian exotic dancer, a mistress, a courtesan, and, with the outbreak of WWI, an international spy — accusation for which she was executed by firing squad at Château de Vincennes in 1917. She played by her own rules, was unapologetic about her sexuality, and constantly ... Read More »

“Searing, unforgettable drama”– Tannahill’s ‘Late Company’

Spinning fraught topics like cyberbullying and teen suicide into a theatre script may be tough enough, but having the work called “excruciatingly good” by Jo Ledingham of The Vancouver Courier and “first-rate theatre” by Jon Kaplan of NOW Toronto, is a real coup for emerging 27-year-old playwright Jordan Tannahill. Tannahill’s Late Company, as part of Touchstone Theatre‘s season at the Evergreen Cultural ... Read More »

Q & A with Marcus Youssef | Neworld Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Season

  Even after creating two decades of exceptionally fascinating work, it remains downright difficult to pin any one “label” on this company, which is, dare we say, refreshing. Any pattern in Neworld’s wide-ranging repertoire of live performance might best be perceived like a quilt—a variety of colours, designs, and textures joined together as one far-reaching and always surprising artistic expression. ... Read More »

Neworld Theatre Celebrates Two Decades of Artist-Driven Theatre

Even after creating two decades of exceptionally fascinating work, it remains downright difficult to pin any one “label” on this company, which is, dare we say, refreshing. Any pattern in Neworld’s wide-ranging repertoire of live performance might best be perceived like a quilt—a variety of colours, designs, and textures joined together as one far-reaching and always surprising artistic expression. In ... Read More »